On 7 March 2023, Neth-ER and Nuffic are organising an event on the digital transition in European education. The key message is that the human factor should not be forgotten while developing digital education tools. This is the opportunity to align your education projects or policies with European developments. Register via the link in this article for physical attendance until 28 February.

Event: 'The human approach: succeeding the Digital Transformation in education'

No successful digital transition without the human perspective

On 7 March 2023, Neth-ER and Nuffic are jointly organising an event on the digital transition in education called: The human approach: succeeding the Digital Transformation in education. The event will show why the human factor is an indispensable factor in the development of digital education ecosystems. In line with the Digital Education Action Plan, the event focuses on how those ecosystems emerge and evolve. The spoken language during the event will be English. Registration is possible until 28 February via the following link.

Seize the opportunity to contribute in Europe!

Through this event, Neth-ER and Nuffic want to introduce everyone involved in developing digital learning environments in the higher education and secondary vocational education sector to European policy developments on digitalisation in education. But we also want to allow you to share best practices and engage in dialogue with colleagues to better align your education projects or policies with international developments. Therefore, this event is also of interest to potential KA2 applicants and policy advisers.

Learning Outcomes

You can expect to take home the following lessons.

  • Inspiration for organisations and projects to move towards narrowing the digital divide and promoting equal opportunities
  • Inspiration for digital transformation that incorporates human factors from the start
  • Inspiration for conditions for digital innovation
  • Knowledge about successful examples
  • Knowledge about the European policy strategy on digital transformation and digital competences in education


Each session features a Q&A.


10.30 - 11.00    

Walk-in with coffee and tea


11.00 - 11.10                   

Welcome by Neth-ER


11.10 - 12.55

Session 1: 'how to foster equal opportunities in digitalisation'



Lem van Eupen, Director NA Erasmus+ NL and Management Team Nuffic



Georgi Dimitrov, Head of Unit Digital Education in the European Commission


Marcus Specht, Professor of Digital Education


Herman van der Plas, Policy Officer Ministry of Education, Culture and Science


Willeke van der Werf, researcher NA Erasmus+


12:55 - 13:00

Closing by chairman


13:00 - 13:40    



13.40 - 15.00                   

Session 2: 'Implementation of the social dimension in digitalisation'



Lem van Eupen



Marieke Slootman, VU Amsterdam/ InHolland


Barend Last, Education expert in blended learning, among others               

Marcel Kuiten, Head International office 'Rijn IJsel'/ Ambassador eTwinning MBO       


Snezhina Petrova, European Education and Culture Executive Agency


15:00 - 15:10    

Closing by chairman


15:10 - 15:20    

Observations by Jurgen Rienks, Director Neth-ER


15:20 - 15:25






The digital transformation of education is an indispensable component of Europe's digital strategy. That is why, among other things, the Digital Education Action Plan (DEAP) was created. This plan emphasises the development of inclusive, qualitative and digitally accessible education ecosystems, which also ensure the development of digital skills.