SPEL is a partner of the European project “Digital Rural Game”, which will be implemented from 2020 to 2022, along with partners from Spain, Cyprus, Ireland and Bulgaria.
DIGITAL RURAL GAME project aims to promote and raise awareness on the digital competences and other soft skills needed to eliminate the digital gap in rural areas in Europe.
This will enable low-skills adults to access the new jobs that digitalization will bring, minimizing the risks of long-term unemployed and helping to fix population in the most disadvantaged rural areas.

Project objectives:
• Develop materials that support professionals in the field of adult education in search of employment or that seek to improve their employment status;
• Reduce the digital gap in rural areas in Europe through gamification and non-formal and informal education;
• Promote lifelong learning in rural areas as a tool for socio-economic development and the fixing of the population of rural Europe.

Final results:
• Identify the gaps and needs among low-skilled adults in rural areas in partner countries.
• Develop an interactive online game based on the concept of “gamification” to improve digital skills in low-skilled adults in rural areas;
• Create a handbook for educators and low-skilled adults in rural areas for a correctly use of the game and improving digital skills in rural areas of Europe.

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Acronym Digital Rural Game
Title Improving Digital Skills in Rural Areas of Europe
Programme Erasmus+
Key Action KA204 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Reference  2020-1-ES01-KA204-081867
Status Ongoing
Start date 01-10-2020
End date 30-09-2022
Partner • Accion Laboral (Spain)
• CARDET - Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology Ltd (Cyprus)
• I and F Education and Development (Ireland)
• Catro Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
• SPEL – Sociedade Promotora de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Lda (Portugal)
Website https://www.digitalruralgame.com/