Dear Friends of ELIANT,
At a time when the European Union is facing major challenges, the issue of digitalisation and the way it affects young children, receives very little public attention. In order to remedy this the ELIANT Alliance is holding its second international conference on November 28th in Brussels Towards a Healthy Digital Ecosystem: Values, Competences and Responsibilities.
Parents and education professionals are confronted with political decisions that encourage the integration of IT-Technology in early childhood, Kindergartens and primary schools. Do we know how IT-Technology affects a child's orientation in space, time and within the analogue world? How is the development of empathy and key social skills affected? We might ask ourselves however why Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and others decided to keep their own children away from these gadgets?
All these questions made us eager to learn more about the subject, invite high level experts to our conference and enter in-depth discussions about it.
We hope that our conference will provide opportunities for making effective partnerships, networking and planning future campaigns to benefit upcoming generations in Europe and across the world.
We are looking forward meeting you, discussing our concerns, hearing your suggestions and listening to your advice.
With best regards