EU-wide open public consultation on the new Digital Education Action Plan
In June, the Commission launched an EU-wide open public consultation on the new Digital Education Action Plan. The aim of the consultation is to inform the Action Plan about the education and training experience during the COVID-19 crisis. The consultation gathers the views of a broad range of stakeholders: citizens, governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as of representatives from the public sector on their experiences and expectations during the COVID-19 crisis and their visions for the future of digital education. The OPC’s questions are focused on (I) education and training during the crisis/recovery period and (II) vision for digital education in Europe.
As part of the Next Generation EU recovery instrument, the new Digital Education Action Plan will address the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for the education and training sector, as well as offer a long-term strategic vision for European digital education. It builds on the first Digital Education Action Plan, but it will be more ambitious in its reach, notably with a wider scope, beyond formal education, expanding to non-formal and lifelong learning, and with a longer duration, until 2027.
With this message, we would like to invite you to promote the public consultation within your networks during the month of August, to ensure broad representation of the voices of European citizens and organisations. The questionnaire is available in 23 official EU languages and it will be open for contributions until 4 September.