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DIGital competences for engaGING future educators

Program: Erasmus+

Action: Strategic Partnerships - Cooperation partnerships in higher education

Project reference:: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000030297

Start date: 01/01/2022

Duration: 24 months


1Universidad de Málaga. Spain.

2Magyar Rektori Konferencia. Hungary.

3Stichting Kenniscentrum Pro Work. The Netherlands.

4PANEPISTIMIO PATRON (University of Patras). Greece.

5Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology LTD. Cyprus.


7Jaitek Tecnología y Formación SL. Spain.

Web page: http://digging-project.eu/


Citizens with enough digital competences is a clear objective of the EU for the future. OECD Report “Skills for a Digital World” (2016) states that the increase of use of digital technologies creates a clear change in the demand for skills, which present two major challenges to skills development systems, including formal education, training and the recognition of skills acquired through non-formal learning.

First, while there is awareness that the skills profile of citizens and workers will be very different than in the past, the skills of the future are difficult to identify with certainty due fast technological changes.

The second challenge is to ensure that, once changes in skills have been identified, skills development systems adjust sufficiently fast to match new skills demands.

So the project is addressing three structural areas that are pivotal to achieving positive outcomes in digital competence acquisition, namely; the skills of university professors working in education faculties; the digital competences of future teachers in primary education together with measuring the evolution of the acquisition of those competences and finally the use of cocreation of learning materials between teachers and students in Education Faculties as an innovative method for learning by doing.

Target groups are teachers and students of Education faculties, in order to assure good digital skills and competences of future schools teachers, who will get a similar process with their students, in order to have citizens in the EU with good digital competences.

DIGGING overall objective is to improve the digital competences of future teachers, and for that the project will develop, in a set of overlapping actions, the following results:

  • Create a common framework of digital competences for countries in the project, including a set of baseline test questionnaires to measure the evolution of acquisition of those competences.
  • Create the Technical environment to create the Statistical Analysis System of the project.
  • Create a service of guidance and training for Faculty Professors dealing with digital competences of their students, the future primary teachers, and with active methodologies.
  • Create a repository of resources co-created by teachers and students dealing with digital skills and competences, and selected from the results of the baseline tests.

The project partners are from ES, HU, NL, GR, CY, and LV. Four of them represent universities and three are small business enterprises. They have a wealth of technical and pedagogical expertise and share a collective enthusiasm for practical methods of reducing costs and improving efficiency through the use of free software, OERs and free services supported by a contemporary "freemium" business model.


The project "DIGGING" is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The content of publication is the sole responsibility of the project partners and neither the European Commission nor the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE) is responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. logo footer cofunded ue moodle

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