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Supporting Digital Literacy Public Policies and Stakeholders' Initiatives. Country report. Bulgaria

Chobanova, Rossitsa (2007): Supporting Digital Literacy Public Policies and Stakeholders' Initiatives. Country report. Bulgaria. Published in:

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Abstract

This report is a part of the study "Supporting Digital Literacy Public Policies and Stakeholders' Initiatives", which involves data collection and analysis in a large number of countries, with a view to achieving several interlinked objectives, and in order to facilitate the realisation of one overall objective: To contribute to the enhancement of digital literacy in Europe by stimulating new and improved initiatives and tools at all levels. Thus, in the context of the EU's social inclusion agenda and the renewed Lisbon Strategy,improving digital literacy has become a key priority. Therefore, there is now a need for an oversight over relevant and promising initiatives and strategies to promote digital literacy, so that the Union, the Members States and relevant stakeholders can act in the most efficient manner. The aim is to support the development of societies where the opportunities benefits offered by Information and Communication Technologies can be utilized by all citizens. Key data sources, described and analysed on are as follow: . The initial interviews, carried out with relevant key government agency representatives or other stakeholders where relevant at specific initiatives level, and elected regional representatives. . The initial scan of relevant policy documents. o The country report available through the European Commission's website "Supporting Po I i cy Development for e-Inc lus ion" (wwULtpltgy.eD. o The European Commission's e-leaming programmel, which contains information on a number of directly relevant projects, the specific digital literacy overview page under EACEA's website, and many relevant projects, including "DigEuLit",2 Emigra,3 and Digital Competence Screenreader Networka, also the internet in general, using the national translation of "digital literacy", "e-skills" and similar concepts were searched also. The remaining sections cover three overall levels, in the following order: 1. The strategic level / the policy level 2. The level of specific initiatives for promoting digital literacy 3. The level of specific initiatives for measuring or monitoring digital literacy.

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