Improving Digital Skills In Rural Areas Of Europe
Research has shown that adults in Rural Areas tend not to be fully incorporated into the Digital Revolution compared to their more Urban counterparts. This digital gap compounds their spatial distanceto the, the majority of the population and opportunities which is focused in urban areas, leads to lower average income.
Embracing the vast opportunities provided by the internet superhighway is paramount to engaging in digital upskilling. Using a gamified format to showcase how the promise of a Digital skillset can help them access new markets while maintaining the many benefits of residing in rural areas.
The game is targeted to adults in rural areas either directly or through Vocational educational trainers and employment counselors in order to spark the imagination of people in rural areas to invest in their digital upskilling.
The Digital Game will be supported by two Guiding Handbooks for both general rural population and Vocational Educational Trainers.