It’s the time to discover all the finalist projects of the 2023 edition of the European Digital Skills Awards!
This year’s edition was very popular and we received 330 applications, the highest number since the creation of the Awards in 2016. Also the quality of the applications has been exceptional: so much that it was a tough task to select only 5 per category – and this is the reason why, in some categories, you will find more than 5 projects.
The pre-selection of the finalist applications was carried out by the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform team, while the 5 jury members of this year’s edition picked the winners. Veronica Stefan, Stefano Kluzer, Alice Bougneres, Keith Quille and Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck had the difficult task of evaluating the finalist applications and choose the best projects in digital skills in Europe for 2023 What is certain is that the picture that came out of this year’s edition of the Awards is that the EU is a lively and busy place when it comes to digital skills!
From teaching basic digital competences to those most in need, from the elderly population to refugees, to the crucial topic of digital upskilling in all professional sectors, including advanced technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and much more, the 330 projects that sent their candidature for the EDSA2023 are all together doing their best – and successfully – to help Europeans get in “digital shape”.
Without further ado, we would like to announce the finalists of the EDSA23:
Empowering Youth in Digital
ReDi School of Digital Integration (Germany)
Bit Sentinel Security (Romania)
ubbu – Learn how to Code
Social Warning – Movimento Etico Digitale ASD (Italy)
Empleando Digital +
Fundación Secretariado Gitano (Spain)
Digital Upskilling @ Work
GEIGER – Cybersecurity Solution for Micro- and Small Enterprises
Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg (University of Education Freiburg – Project leader – Education)
Switzerland, Netherlands, Romania, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, Italy, Belgium, UK.
Teach for Future
National Association for public libraries and librarians (Romania)
Master on AI for public services (AI4Gov)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Project Leader (Spain)
Spain, Italy, Estonia, Germany.
Digital Skills for Education
GIP Pix – Assessment, development and certification of students and teachers’ digital skills with Pix
France, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, other non EU countries
Cyber Fairy Tales
Centrum kybernetické bezpečnosti, z.ú.
Open the Box
Digital learning of safety-related knowledge and associated behaviours
Blue Ant Code. Learn to code
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Inclusion in the Digital World
Simbioza Mobil@ – a mobile classroom on wheels
Zavod za medgeneracijsko sodelovanje Simbioza Genesis
Let’s Click on Romania
Ateliere Fara Frontiere
Trinity College Dublin – EIT Digital
Women in ICT Careers
Girls Code it Better
Officina Futuro Fondazione W-Group
Girls Go Circular
EIT Raw Materials
Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Cyprus, Armenia, Ukraine
Women In IT Career Day
Women Engineers For A Day
Associação Portuguesa para a Diversidade e Inclusão (APPDI)
Want to know more about the finalist projects and discover the winners? You can follow @DigitalSkillsEU on Facebook and Twitter: we will be showcasing the finalist projects during all the month of June!
The winners will be announced officially on 28 June!