SOLIDAR Foundation contributes to DigComp 2.2 In December 2020, the European Commission has launched a process to update its European Digital Competence Framework, DigComp. This upcoming version, DigComp 2.2, is foreseen to be released in December 2021, with the aim of providing example of situation involving digital competences and the knowledge, skills and attitudes that people would need to operate in such contexts, effectively providing content for dimension 4 of DigComp (Examples of knowledge, skills and attitudes).
SOLIDAR Foundation contributed to the second stage of this updating process, joining a Community of Practice (CoP) with diverse members, ranging from CSOs to non-formal and informal education providers, to academics, to education professionals and to businesses. The CoP was organized by ALL DIGITAL and has been kindly invited by the European Commission to participate in the drafting of the update of DigComp. The Community of Practice was divided into working groups tasked with developing a list of scenarios, together with the knowledge, skills and attitudes linked to them, related to various strands of the DigComp. SOLIDAR Foundation joined the working groups related to information and data literacy but also to Artificial Intelligence (AI). These Working Groups have met on 23-24 February to present the work up until this point and in preparation for the following stages in which experts from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre will review the collected examples and vet them before integrating them in the foreseen update of DigComp.
Making use of best practice examples from members and partners, SOLIDAR Foundation have proposed scenarios linked to the capacity to understand the distinction between correlation and causation when evaluating online information, to understanding of data shared through cookies tracking, to knowledge of privacy and data regulations applicable to users, to employing a critical spirit when coming across to data online and to awareness of online alternatives to the mainstream tech companies/products among many other. SOLIDAR Foundation fully supports this multi-stakeholder approach to updating the needed competences, relying on practitioners with knowledge on the ground of the recent changes in how people interact with technology in their daily lives. SOLIDAR Foundation is looking forward to see how these inputs are going to be integrated in DigComp and underlines the fact that, once the update is finalized, it is imperative for all people to receive education providers to build up the knowledge, skills and attitudes to adapt to a society where the line between digital and physical gets more blurred.