Local and regional approaches to digital inclusion

This is a conference highlighting local and regional approaches to digital inclusion, featuring perspectives from academic research and good practices from around Europe.

Practical information


Tuesday 14 May 2024




Free access, but registration is required.


Microsoft Technology Center

Rue Montoyer 51

1000 Brussels

Target audience

This event is open to all who are interested in and work on digital inclusion on a local or regional level.

This event is open to all who are interested in and work on digital inclusion on a local or regional level. 

This conference wants to provide new insights and offer the opportunity to exchange with peers from across Europe.

Mediawijs and ALL DIGITAL, the pan-European network of digital education stakeholders are organizing this conference on May 14th from 9h30 to 13h00 in Brussels.

This event will be held in English.



Welcome and registration


Plenary opening by:

  • ALL DIGITAL (Speaker TBC)
  • Alenka Le Compte,Mediawijs
  • Tanya Hristova, President SEDEC Commission, Committee of Regions (TBC)
  • Microsoft (Speaker TBC)


Presentation by the universities VUB and UGent: “Localising digital inclusion policy: A comparative analysis of local policy responses to digital exclusion in Belgium, France, and Norway” by Sarah Anrijs and Paola Verhaert


How does Mediawijs support local governments on digital inclusion in Flanders? by Alenka Le Compte


Coffee break


Panel discussion with good practices from Belgium and Europe

  • Digital inclusion in the City of Ghent by Josie Vranken
  •  A network of civil society organizations working on digital inclusion in Brussels, the case of CABAN by Veronique De Leener
  • ALL DIGITAL Member (Speaker TBC)
  • Emilia Romagna Region, Italy

moderation by Stefano Kluzer


Discussion in smaller groups on the local and regional approaches to Digital inclusion


Networking lunch

This conference is organized by Mediawijs and ALL DIGITAL with the support of VVSG and District09. And is made possible by the Flemish Home Minister.