Date: 29-01-2024

ISSA welcomes new Members: Meet All Digital and Eurochild

 


ISSA welcomes new Members: Meet All Digital and Eurochild

ISSA welcomes two new Brussels-based Members, All Digital and Eurochild. Through mutual membership with these fellow associations, the ISSA network aims to strengthen our existing and potential collaborations. Read on to learn about each organization below.

All Digital 

Established in 2009, All Digital is an association representing member organizations in Europe that work with 25,000 digital competence centers. 

All Digital helps individuals with limited digital skills to thrive in a world where such abilities are crucial for employment, accessing online services, and improving life quality. The association assists its members in educating these individuals on the effective use of digital tools. This effort aims to show how embracing digital technology can contribute to sustainable societal progress and benefit personal and professional advancement.

Through capacity building, policy development, advocacy, research, and knowledge creation, All Digital focuses on five thematic areas including basic digital skills, employability and entrepreneurship, as well as digital media literacy. By providing training and advice, they empower non-formal education providers to support millions of Europeans to succeed in the digital transformation.

With shared values around inclusion and education, ISSA and All Digital will benefit from this mutual membership. For All Digital, joining the ISSA network will strengthen their members’ awareness on digital issues related to young children. They aim to learn more about issues related to children in policy analysis, research on digital education, but also identification of risks and opportunities related to the use of digital technologies by a minor.

Learn more about All Digital’s work through their website.

 

Eurochild 

Eurochild is a network of organizations and individuals working with and for children in Europe. Since 2004, Eurochild has been committed to child participation and to actively involve children in different aspects of their work.

With 200 members in 41 countries, Eurochild strives for a society where all children and young people grow up happy, healthy, confident, and respected as individuals. They aim to bring about positive changes in the lives of children from birth to 10 years, particularly those affected by poverty and disadvantage.

They work to achieve this by building civil society capacity, facilitating mutual learning, as well as exchanging practice and research. Their main activities include advocacy, research and knowledge creation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as publishing. 

ISSA and Eurochild, alongside associate partners European Public Health Alliance and the Roma Education Fund, co-lead the First Years, First Priority Campaign. The Campaign advocates for the prioritization of early childhood development in public policy and funding to ensure every child in Europe aged between birth and six years old receive a fair start in life. Active in ten countries, ISSA and Eurochild bring together several member organizations, which run the Campaign in their own countries. Through membership in the ISSA network, Campaign partners can strengthen their advocacy work.

Visit their website to learn more about their activities and projects.