(*Adult Literacy for Life Strategy, 2021)
Did you know that almost 1 in 2 adults in Ireland lack basic digital skills?*
Basic Digital Skills are required for:
- online shopping and banking;
- doing online courses;
- connecting online with friends and family;
- finding a job;
- and being safe online.
We’re encouraging people across Ireland to Get Yourself Online in 2022.
Are you a Community Education provider?
Help learners in your local community to Get Yourself Online in 2022.
Join our existing network of Digital Champions
To sign up, contact Maria Flanagan at email@example.com
FREE Digital Skills Training
We are inviting community organisations across Ireland to get in touch with us to learn about our resources and tools to help in their work supporting adults developing their digital skills.
To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01 462 8488, or drop into our reception at Kiltalown Village Centre, Tallaght, D24 R3PN.
We would also encourage anyone living in Tallaght who would like to receive FREE advice and support to boost their digital skills and confidence to get in touch too. We would be happy to make an appointment to meet you (online or in person)!
We are calling for communities across Ireland to join our Get Yourself Online campaign.
Get Yourself Online is aimed at equipping community organisations and community educators to deliver digital skills training to adults to build their confidence and capacity in the use of digital skills.
We believe that having basic digital skills is critical to supporting lifelong learning, active citizenship, employability and inclusion.
We hope that enabling adult learners currently lacking basic digital skills to get online confidently and safely will help Ireland reach the European Union target of 80% of adults with digital skills by 2030.*
Through our network of 226 partners, we hope our Get Yourself Online campaign will reach thousands of adult learners across the country with events taking place to raise awareness and help adults get online confidently and safely.
An Cosán CEO Heydi Foster says, “We’re calling for community organisations and educators across the country to sign up and join our campaign, which will give community organisations around Ireland the opportunity to learn more about digital equity and how to encourage and support adult learners to develop digital skills. We will connect them to best practice in digital inclusion research and train them to utilise An Cosán’s free digital inclusion tools, which will help empower them to take action on digital skills issues locally.”
Follow #GetYourselfOnline on social media and be sure to share your digital inclusion initiatives online with the hashtag #GetYourselfOnline.
* The European Commission’s digital strategy ‘Digital Compass 2030’
If you missed our ‘Digital Equity Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ webinar, which kicked off our Get Yourself Online campaign on 25 April 2022, you can watch a recording of it here >>
We are grateful to Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, for sending us this message of support for our Get Yourself Online campaign >>