Join us for “Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture” conference

CDDC project consortium invite you to join the online conference “Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture” on 25 March 2021 at 14:00 – 17:15.

Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture (CDDC) is an Eramus+ project that started in January 2019. The project aims to scale up an Italian good practice in the field of the valorization of digital cultural heritage as a means for inclusive education and the promotion of European values among youngsters. In the last two years, we developed a curriculum and MOOC to train the teachers in schools on how to use the methodology with their students. This results of the CDDC methodology are “digital scenes” by students across Europe and put together in a digital monument – Europa Square.

The online conference aims to present the results of the project. But not only that. The event will offer food for thought with two interesting keynotes from experts in the field of digital cultural heritage and innovation and provide a space for discussion with the representatives of different stakeholders (NGOs, European Commission, European Parliament) on why we need stronger collaboration between cultural heritage and education sectors across Europe.

Finally, you will have the opportunity to explore Europa Square, the pinnacle of our project. It hosts 80 digital scenes created by 80 groups of students under the mentorship of their teachers from Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Italy. The platform showcases the successful scaling up and implementation of the Crowddreaming methodology. Project partners will present the lessons learned and recommendations to educators and policymakers on how to use the methodology as a mean for inclusive education and the promotion of European values among young people.

Programme of the conference

14:00 – 14:15Welcome and Introduction to the conference
Achilles Kames, Chair of the Board, ALL DIGITAL aisbl
14:15 – 14:45 Keynotes
Cultural heritage and innovation: What does the future bring?
Matevž Štraus, ID20
Augmented reality, cultural heritage and education
Gunnar Liestøl, Professor, Dept. of Media & Communication, University of Oslo
14:45 – 15:00Presentation of the CDDC policy recommendations
Borut Cink, CDDC project coordinator, ALL DIGITAL aisbl
15:00 – 16:00Panel debate: Cultural heritage, education and digitalisation: What lies ahead?
Romeo Franz, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Education and Culture (tbc)
– Michael Teutsch, Head of unit for schools and Multilingualism, DG EAC, European Commission
– Marianna Marcucci, Co-Founder, Invasioni Digitali
– Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)

Moderator: Altheo Valentini, General Director, EGINA Slrl
16:00 – 16:15Coffee Break
16:15 – 16:45Presentation of the project results and introduction to the Europa Square Platform
Paolo Russo, Secretary General, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione
16:45 – 17:15Europa Square experience
Virtual reality experience of the Europa Square


Achilles Kameas

Chair of the Board, ALL DIGITAL

Dr.Eng. Achilles D. Kameas is Professor of Pervasive and Mobile Systems with Hellenic Open University (HOU), Deputy Dean of the HOU School of Science & Technology, Head of DAISSy Research Group, Scientific Coordinator of Research Unit 3 at Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” and member of the ESCO Group of experts, the CEN PC428 on e-competences and ICT Professionalism, the CEPIS IT Professionalism in Europe, the EADTU Course & Curriculum pool of experts, the ELOT Standardization Committee on Smart Cities and the CEDEFOP Community of VET practitioners (WG on integration of migrants). He has contributed to e-CF 3.0, DigComp 2.1, ESCO on ICT and ISO 37101.

He has participated in more than 45 EU and national R&D projects (coordinated more than 10 of them), published over 150 scientific articles and received more than 2000 citations. For over 25 years, Achilles has been promoting science, STEM education and ICT and digital competences to young people, professionals, policy makers, citizens and vulnerable groups at regional, national and European levels. His current research interests include peer learning platforms and social systems, IoT and mobile computing systems, digital skills, profiling of job roles and flexible learning paths.

Michael Teutsch

Head of Unit “Schools and multilingualism” in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

The unit is a policy and programme unit contributing to the building of a European Education Area. Michael deals with (1) policy cooperation in the areas of schools and multilingualism on topics such as key competences development and equity in education, teachers’ professional development, education for environmental sustainability, language learning, or quality early childhood education and care; (2) with the European flagship programme Erasmus+ in the areas of schools, vocational education and training, and adult learning; and (3) the digital education platforms eTwinning/eTwinning Plus, the European School Education Gateway, and the European adult learning platform EPALE. He joined the Commission in 2001, to work on labour mobility issues in DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Before that, he had worked in the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and in research projects in Germany and Italy on the European structural funds, and on transport and environment policy.