Stepping Stones into the Digital World

Stepping Stones was an international learning partnership within the EU program Socrates/Grundvigt. Goal of the project was to provide stepping stones for an easier access to the digital world and thus break down national boundaries and learn from our neighbours’ experiences. Institutions in seven partner countries (Latvia, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany) compared notes on the mediation of media literacy in adult education.

The participants are directly or thematically involved with digital media trainings in institutes of further education, libraries and unions. The collective recommendations for European mediation of media literacy in adult education was the focus of the final partner meeting in Portugal in the summer of 2008. The generated material for trainings that was developed by the partners is available via the homepage.

Role of the Digital Opportunities Foundation

In the summer of 2007 the Digital Opportunities Foundation welcomed 17 European guests from the partner countries for a four-day study visit to Berlin. Apart from visits to public and private institutions that meditate media literacy for various target groups, discussions which training content and methods from the partner countries are suitable to adapt in order to introduce nonliners from other European countries to the use of computers and the internet were held.

Project partners

  • Alingsås Library, Sweden
  • Tampere City Library, Finland
  • Aizkraukle Adult Education Centre, Latvia
  • Vejle Libraries, Denmark
  • Oppland County Library, Norway
  • SPZN Sindicato dos Professores da Zona Norte (Teachers Trade Union), Portugal
  • Centro Territoriale Permanente di Fornovo di Taro, Italy

Project website


Grant Authorities: European Commission


01.09.2006 - 30.09.2008

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