The Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) and the EPALE National Support Service project in cooperation with the Latvian Association for Information and Communication Technology (LIKTA) held a seminar for adult educators on “Towards a common understanding of digital competences: theory and practice’.

The aim of the seminar was to update and promote the debate between adult educators and adult learners on digital competences and their common understanding, in line with the DigComp 2.2 Digital Competence Framework. The seminar was attended by industry experts who gave presentations and shared theoretical materials, practical experiences and recommendations.

It is essential that implementers of lifelong learning programmes, including operators of non-formal (non-formal) education programmes, understand Section 2.2 of the Digital Competence Framework (DigComp 2.2) and promote its implementation at national level. It is equally important to identify examples of good practice and challenges observed so far by creating the content of non-formal education programmes according to DigComp 2.2 levels and by assessing the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to determine this level.

After the presentations of the industry experts, it was possible for all participants to talk in person with the expert colleagues. During this time, under the so-called “speed dating”, everyone had the opportunity to discuss current issues and challenges related to the practical implementation of DigComp 2.2. At the end of the seminar, ICT experts (Information and Communications Technology Experts) and adult education practitioners acknowledged the need for both decision-makers and industry representatives to continue discussions and debates to promote the use of the framework in non-formal education.

Seminar in the form of a video.

More information and presentations by experts.

The seminar was organised by the Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia in the framework of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ project “EPALE National Support Service” (European Commission Grant Agreement No 101074777 – EPALE NSS LV).


Source: European Digital Skills & Jobs Platform


Digital technology / specialisation

  • Digital skills

Digital skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Latvia

Type of initiative

National initiative