The Communication on the DEAP was launched on the same day the Commission launched the Communication on the European Education Area. At the same time, the DEAP is presented as one of the actions under the EEA.
The Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) outlines the European Commission’s vision for high-quality, inclusive and accessible digital education in Europe.
It is a call to action for stronger cooperation at European level to:
• learn from the COVID-19 crisis, during which technology is being used at an unprecedented scale in education and training
• make education and training systems fit for the digital age.
The DEAP has two strategic priorities:
• Fostering the development of a high-performing digital education ecosystem
o infrastructure, connectivity and digital equipment;
o effective digital capacity planning and development, including up-to-date organisational capabilities;
o digitally competent and confident teachers and education and training staff;
o high-quality learning content, user-friendly tools and secure platforms which respect privacy and ethical standards.
• Enhancing digital skills and competences for the digital transformation
o basic digital skills and competences from an early age
o digital literacy, including fighting disinformation
o computing education
o good knowledge and understanding of data-intensive technologies, such as artificial intelligence
o advanced digital skills which produce more digital specialists and also ensure that girls and young women are equally represented in digital studies and careers.