Conference // Photo credit: the-climate-reality-project unsplash

London roundtable

Readie’s recent research has shown that only a minority of European adults are confident in their digital skills, like being able to code or build a website. However, digital skills are no longer just required by those in technical jobs – in an increasingly digital world, digital literacy more broadly is becoming a key building block of employment and of being an active citizen.

We recognise that there is a lot of discussion, and ambiguity, around the topic of digital skills. Therefore, on 20 July 2017, Readie brought together a group of experts to explore two key questions:

  • What do mean by ‘digital skills’?
    How do we prioritise the ‘most important’ digital skills for those in work, and make sure people have them?

Participants included:

  • Jan Krewer, Conseil National du Numérique, France
    Kathryn Brown, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)​
    Simon Leeming, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)​
    Renata Włoch, Digital Economy Lab, Warsaw University, Poland
    Jonathan Pinet, General Assembly
    Julien Deslangles-Blanch, General Assembly
    Tom French, Good Things Foundation
    Jon Steinberg, Google
    Ellen Helsper, London School of Economics and Political Science
    George Windsor, Nesta
    Sahra Bashir-Mohamed, Nesta
    Grant Blank, Oxford Internet Institute
    Oliver Quinlan, Raspberry Pi Foundation
    Ronald Dekker, ReflecT, Tilburg University, Netherlands
    David Brown


Jul 20th 2017, 09:00


Jul 20th 2017, 14:00

Twitter and hashtag

@ReadieEU #digitalskills


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