Erasmus+ Priorities: Digital Transformation
Understanding the Key Priority
Digital Transformation is one of four key Erasmus+ priorities. The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the importance of digital education, the need for digital transformation, the significance of harnessing digital technologies for teaching and learning, and the demand for developing digital skills for all.
This priority aligns with the strategic priorities of the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027). Erasmus+ aims to engage learners, educators, youth workers, young people and organisations in the path to digital transformation.
Putting a Priority into Practice
Putting this key priority into practice takes involvement from beneficiary organisations and stakeholders in Erasmus+. Here’s how:
- Erasmus+ will support the development of a high-performing digital education ecosystem
- It will support actions that enhance digital skills and developing digital competence at all levels of society
- A European Digital Education Hub will be established to improve coordination on digital education at EU level.
From Priority to Project!
Feeling inspired, but unsure how you can apply the priority to your own project? Take a look at the work of some previous Erasmus+ projects that focused on Digital Transformation.
In our blog post Empowered by Erasmus+; Living Through Lockdown via European Collaboration we feature Sarah Boland, who is Assistive Technology Facilitator at Saint John of God Community Services. Saint John of God provides mental health and intellectual disability support services in Ireland, and were part of an Erasmus+ Adult Education Partnership project. Sarah found that she and her colleagues were better able to support their service users to learn online during COVID because of the project: “They have developed diverse new competencies and some of the participants now lead many of the sessions. They’re absolutely excelling on it.”