University of Aveiro pilots DigEqual project in Portugal with IEFP trainers

On January 12, 2024, the University of Aveiro, in close collaboration with the National Center for the Qualification of Trainers (CNQF), promoted the DigEqual Project Pilot, an initiative in which 15 trainers linked to the Employment and Professional Training Institute (IEFP) network took part.

The Dig-Equal Project was conceived with the central aims of contributing to an understanding of the determining factors in the use of online public services by the adult population and developing training tools to promote the use of the online platform. In this context, the aim is to make a significant contribution to the objectives of inclusion by increasing digital literacy, thus aligning itself with the European goals of developing skills for the future, as outlined in the Action Plan for Digital Education 2021-2027, launched by the European Union. In addition, the project is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those aimed at reducing inequalities and promoting sustainable cities and communities.

Over the course of approximately two hours, the trainers tested the training tools developed by the project’s partners, which include teaching materials and a mobile application. Participants highlighted the relevance of the topic covered, as well as the quality and usability of the materials in question. The contributions received will play a crucial role in the continuous improvement of the training tools, which will be made available in their final version on the project website for the benefit of the entire community. It is important to note that on January 29, 2024, the final event to disseminate the results achieved throughout the development of the project is scheduled to be held at the IEFP in Aveiro