Aug 08, 2017

Digital Pathways project selected as a “success story” by the European Commission

The Digital Pathways project has been selected as a "success story" by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission.

The project has been marked as a “success story” in the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform, a database where you can find descriptions and results of projects supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, as well as its predecessor programmes.

 

“Success stories” are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach. The selection of the Digital Pathways project as a success story was made based on rigorous criteria regarding its quality, relevance and results.

Speaking about the success of the Digital Pathways project, Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO at The Digital Hub said: “We at The Digital Hub are delighted to see this exciting digital learning project, been recognised as a success story by the European Commission. Digital Pathways provides an excellent opportunity for young people to develop a wide range of digital skills through engaging in creative activities outside of the formal school curriculum and setting. Building on the success of our Future Creators Programme, I believe ‘Digital Pathways’ is well positioned in supporting our goal of empowering young people in navigating their digital lives.”

Dr. Michael Hallissy, Co-Founder of H2 learning said: “ Being recognised as a success story by the European Commission is a tremendous honour for all involved with the Digital Pathways programme. It validates the excellent work all partners put into the project, to take an idea that was hatched in the Liberties and then further developed by partners in Poland and Germany with the support of Erasmus+ funding. There is a shortage of afterschool programmes in the field of creative digital media available for young people in Europe and hopefully Digital Pathways will inspire others to use the project resources and the recommended approach in their communities. By being identified as a success story many organisations in Europe will learn of the Digital Pathways project and the excellent resources that it contains, so they too can create similar programmes for young people.

About Digital Pathways

H2 Learning, the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA), the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Krzyzowa Foundation (Poland) and MFG Baden-Württemberg (Germany), partnered to develop a project called the Digital Skills Pathways for Youth across Europe. The Digital Skills Pathways for Youth across Europe project was directly inspired by The Digital Hub Future Creators Programme developed by H2 Learning and NCAD. The project aimed to provide teenagers across Europe with opportunities to develop a range of digital literacy skills; to provide them with a virtual space to showcase their work and to network with peers; to expose them to the wide range of possible careers in this evolving sector and to identify pathways they can follow into further education and future employment in the field of digital media. The area of digital literacy is a new and evolving concept within society and there is a growing recognition that schools are not preparing our youth with these core sets of skills.

Read more about Digital Pathways at http://digitalpathways.eu/