European Digital Learning Network

European Digital Learning Network

European Digital Learning Network pledges to carry out a pan-European survey ( to gather qualitative data about current trends and future developments in education related to digital skills. The pledge will take place between May – when the survey will be presented – and will continue until October, when results will be collected, analysed and published in a final report.

The survey will tackle all educational sectors: School education, Vocational Education, Higher Education and Adult education with a lifelong learning approach. The target audience of the survey and the related awareness communication campaign will be all those organisations established in Europe -represented by their teachers, educators, education managers and staff in general- which would like to contribute with their opinion, expertise and knowledge. The survey and the related campaign will have a bottom-up approach, rather than a pure field research. The survey will allow to gather valuable information from those educational actors at local level which can see day-to-day the impact of digital transformation on people and their educational and professional experiences. It is expected that at least 4 organisations per country (28 EU members state and EFTA countries) will answer to the survey for a total of 124.

Last update: 02/11/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills in education

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/05/2017
End date: 31/12/2017

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO

European Digital Learning Network

The European Digital Learning Network – DLEARN – aims to foster and contribute to the debate on the challenges brought by the digital transformation in terms of digital skills mismatch and digital learning opportunities. DLEARN also wants to bring closer the experiences and the voices of local territories and people to EU polices.

Qualitative Impact

• The communication campaign organised around the survey will raise awareness of the target audience, i.e. professionals of the education sector, their experiences and perceptions of future developments in education brought by the digital transformation phenomenon.
• The survey will gather, with a bottom up approach, information regarding tools, pedagogical approaches, didactical arrangements, educational approaches, methodologies, future developments, managerial arrangements, skills shortages and possible progressions in the sector, at all education level.
• The survey will gather information from a local point of view an bring them to the attention of the European institutions and related organisations, thus to match them with policy target and expectations.
• Through this survey we aim to make local needs and perceptions of the educational sector a voice heard at EU level and showcase local practices.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
Answers to the survey The target is to gather answers from at least one organisation per educational level per country (EU+EFTA). 124 1.059

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

We reach a total of 1.059 questionnaires filled in and divided as follow:
Higher Education: 249
School: 330
VET: 250
Adult Education: 230
The results was presented during the European Digital Learning Network Conference last 19th October 2017, here the Agenda:
and here the Executive Summary which was used to stimulate the discussions between the core panel of speakers and the attendees: ttps://
During the conference the participants was involved in some co-working activities finalized to provide further inputs and feedbacks about the preliminary findings. All of them was discussed before the end of the confernece and they will be incorporated in the very final version of the report. The latter, will be then distributed free of charge at all the levels in Europe.


Milestone name Completion date Status
The survey is conducted online and is accompanied by a communication campaign made of related articles, blog post, social media feeds, info sheets, infographic and best practice sharing 31/08/2017 Completed
Collection and analysis of survey results, shared among all Dlearn members 23/09/2017 Completed
Publication of a report to be presented during the Dlearn Annual Conference to be held in Brussels, in which different stakeholders, DGs officers and other organisations will be invited also to discuss the results of the survey 31/10/2017 Completed