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Digitalisation has now spread to vitually every area of life and is no longer a temporary phenomenon that can be ignored. Despite this, the majority of the population has little or no ability to critically engage with digital information, associated devices and services. While the public discussion revolves around artificial intelligence and the latest technological innovations, a large part of the population is in danger of being left behind. We are addressing this discrepancy!


We research, promote and impart digital competences so that all population groups can act in the information society independently, in a self-responsible and self-determined way.


Information literacy is one of the key skills of our time and enables people to formulate information needs and to find, classify and evaluate information. It is essential to learn and master strategies to cope with the flood of information that surrounds us.


Digital literacy describes all the skills people need to find their way in an increasingly digitalised world. The term digital competences is also often used in the same context. Due to the increased use of information and communication technology, digital competences are becoming indispensable for the living and working world of tomorrow.


To cope with life in a new country, refugees have to be able to obtain information on working life and housing or on asylum regulations. Apart from the necessary language skills, they also often lack experience in using internet services such as email, job or housing portals to obtain information on their own and make self-determined decisions regarding inclusion. Digital skills enable refugees to participate independently in social and democratic processes and are necessary to cope with everyday life and work tasks in today's information society.


Digitalisation provides many positive impulses which enable women to become more visible and appear in the digital space in a self-determined and self-responsible way. However, this positive image of the internet and technical development for women has to be viewed with caution, as the supposed compatibility of work, family and housework reinforces traditional role models. Moreover, a large number of women are unable to exploit the potential of digitalisation, either because they have limited access to digital services or because family obligations prevent them from using support services. We are therefore particularly committed to promoting digital skills for women to enable and increase their participation.

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