COUNT ME IN: Improving Civic Competences of adult learners through digital tools

Europe has always kept up with innovative ideas. If we choose to hold on to the innovator’s path…we have to focus on people, places and processes.” (European Political Strategy Centre Strategic Notes,2017)

Focusing on people, we should have in mind that every person ought to have a better chance in his/her life and receive support if he/she experiences special difficulties. It is a win-win strategy as it promotes personal and professional development of an individual as well as society flourishing. In this context, it is crucial to improve learning opportunities for low-skilled adults, especially from the disadvantaged groups, such as young people and people with special needs, because of their stigmatization and exclusion from the pool of employable people.The skills development will improve their life chances and promote their inclusion.


1) Support development of a quality learning offer in the field of adult education focusing on learning outcomes and learner responsibility and autonomy;

2) Promote the use of technology in educational and civil participation processes;

3) Provide all interested stakeholders – adult learners, educational centres, civil organisations, decision-makers – with an access to open and innovative teaching/learning  tools through the SMART platform;

4) Foster the international cooperation of organisations active in adult education and civil participation focusing on active inclusion of the youth and people with special needs.

Project main outcomes:

– Design a SMART platform, an open education resource;

– Design and deploy a training for trainers and an e-course for adult educators in order to improve their digital and professional competences;

– Design an e-course and organise piloting in partner countries targeting young people and people with special needs in order to improve their digital skills and civic literacy to be able to make “smart” changes;

– Improve attractiveness and access of the disadvantaged groups to new career paths in the field of digital technologies and sustainable community development.

Our role

European Digital Learning Network is a coordinator of dissemination activities and will be responsible for elaboration of a dissemination plan of the partnership; monitoring dissemination activities of the partnership; handling any issues that arise relating to this area; development of the result exploitation plan.

Partners and countries involved:

Open Europe (Spain), Istituto Dei Sordi (Italy), Domspain Consulting Srl (Spain), Collegium Balticum (Poland), Apeirons (Latvia),  Agrra (Croatia), European Digital Learning Network (Italy), Iliria (Kosovo).