FuturoDigitale is a nonprofit organization that was founded on 20 February 2013 on the ideals of Policoro project of the Italian Bishops ‘ Conference. We work to strengthen the skills of young people through ICT and youth participation projects in small towns where we have our Office. Our mission is supported by enthusiastic volunteers and local youth community groups, because we believe that through a constant and professional you can really create development opportunities for young people. Cooperate with the institutions, schools and other social actors is the key to our success. We are accredited as employment agency and as a computer center and teaching of the Italian language. We have a varied expertise that is expressed in entrepreneurial projects, Erasmus mobility projects and social research. 

The importance of digital skills for both social inclusion and employability has been made an high priority by the European Commission, hence several initiative such as Digital Agenda, Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, Eskills for jobs campaign, EU Code Week and reinforced in the recently published “Eskills Manifesto” introduced by Vice President Ansip. Ansip also note that Commissioner Andrus ANSIP “the ICT skill gap is growing to unacceptable level”.Equipping citizen from all background with relevant digital skills is a responsibility shared between governments, industry, academia, and individuals. Youngsters, often called digital natives are most concerned. They are regular users of technology but research shows that they often not have the relevant skills to be savvy or competent users. Furthermore as youth unemployment is a major issue all other Europe, mastering these skills is becoming critical to fill the huge gap created by the digital revolution. Education is the tool used by eSkills for Volunteers (EFV) project, not only to contribute to training and to foster digital skills, but also to promote social inclusion, tolerance, respect for diversity and non-discrimination. Our main objective is to reinforce ICT digital knowledge/literacy in order to reinforce social inclusion give and uniform the basis of work of ICT-active organisations, sharing best practices, understanding better the relation with volunteers, and better preparing youth workers and volunteers engaged in this field to improve the expected impacts, according to the European objectives. Therefore, this transnational project is aim to develop a common European framework inside the project in order to boost digital skills for volunteering and  promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices among countries, the interculturalism, the encouragement of a European sense of belonging and the respect for the principles of the EU Treaties

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The Bringing Europe Home at School (BEHAS) project, a Strategic Partnership comprising eight

partners involved in education and mainly in primary education aims at developing the skills of the

staff of Primary Education on the basis of an event of common European value and importance, so

that all employees and executives, consultants, teachers and teacher trainers will be in the position to

design, organize and efficiently implement an event with long-term, beneficial impact on primary

education.

The proposed events, based on which, the project evolves are the following, as they are of

importance for primary education:

1. European Day of Languages (26/09)

2. World Teacher’s Day (05/10)

3. European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

(18/11)

4. Europe Day (09/05)

5. European Day of Chocolate (07/07)

On the basis of these European and the Global Days and the respective thematic fields, the partners

and their stakeholders design, coordinate, pilot and implement specific and creative action plans,

which comprise multiple educational activities.

The BEHAS project, prepared and delivered on the

project’s website, combines an educational platform and a website, where all thirty (30) action plans

organized in five (5) modules, one for every thematic day, will be available and accessible for free

upon the completion of the project.

During the project, the partners’ staff and beneficiaries will share, comment, organize and assess the

activities, which will be delivered in their final form in English and the national languages of the

project. The BEHAS most significant objective, motivation and longer-term benefit is to truly bring

Europe home at primary school and establish best practices in the celebrated thematic fields of the

European and the Global Days.