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Action 66 in Poland flag Poland

Member States to promote long-term e-skills and digital literacy policies

Indicator Status Evidence
Does an explicit strategy document exist? Yes Strategy for the Development of the Information Society in Poland until 2013, Action Plan concerning education of children and the youth and the functioning of schools in information society - . New technologies in education, an annex to the Strategy (adopted by the Ministry of National Education in November 2010). bip.msw.gov.pl/download.php?s=4&id=6188
Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)? Yes Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007-2013, Operational Programme Human Capital 2007-2013, 16 Regional Operational Programmes.
Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT? Yes Programme Digital Poland of Equal Chances - Polska Cyfrowa Równych Szans [PCRS] run by Ministry of Administration and Digitalisation and NGO Cities in the Internet, Digital Lighthouse-keepers (Digital Champions) of 2600 volonteers is currently recruited. They will draft Local Plans for Digital Education http://latarnik.mwi.pl; contest Girls in ICT run by the Office of Electronic Communications.
Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)? Yes ICT training for unemployed run by employment agencies
Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training? Yes Digital School programme (http://www.cyfrowaszkola.men.gov.pl) aimed at developing ICT skills of pupils and teachers (April 2012 - August 2013), The curriculum principles from primary school grades 1-3 up to post-gymnasium schools contain courses in information science, during which students acquire the ICT skills. These skills are also used during classes in other subjects; schools are encouraged to use ICT in separate computer labs as well as in the classroom.
Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments? Yes Local and regional programmes in Public Internet Access Point (PIAP) - in public libraries, e-Centres, according to the report Network of PIAP in 2011 (http://www.frsi.org.pl/pl,publikacje,17.php) 60% of PIAP offers eLearning courses and 35% on site training.

Best Practice Case

Polish Safer Internet programme – comprehensive set of actions: websites, social campaigns, hotlines, eLearning tools for schools

Other initiatives:

e-Skills Week campaign, the Information Society Development Foundation initiatives (e.g. The Library Development Program, CyberNavigators) non-governmental initative M@turity in the Net (Dojrz@alosc w sieci), Coalition for the Digital inclusion of the 50+ Generation (http://dojrzaloscwsieci.pl/english.html), "Partnership for the Future" - few initiatives initiated by Microsoft that contribute to equalising opportunities of disadvantaged communities and the risk of "information exclusion" in the access to the tools, knowledge and skills, e.g. "Innovative Teacher", "Innovative School", "IT academy for Teachers", free e-learning platform tools.

External contribution

External contributions are more than welcome. If you would like to share with us a country, regional or local-level initiative relevant for this DAE action, you can do it via the online form.