SLERD 2017: Marco Marsella

is Head of Unit ‘Learning, Multilingualism and Accessibility’ in the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission.
The unit supports policy, research, innovation and deployment of learning technologies and key enabling digital language technologies and services to allow all European consumers and businesses to fully benefit from the Digital Single Market.
The unit is responsible for the Web Accessibility Directive, which aims to make public sector websites and mobile applications accessible to people with impairments. The unit also promotes a better Internet for children by protecting and empowering  children online, and improving the quality of content available to them. He has worked on policy development, innovation and research implementation in the areas of digital content, technologies for learning, e-inclusion, assistive technologies and better Internet for kids. Prior to joining the European Commission he worked as researcher and AI specialist in Italy.

Digital transformation and social innovation: the role of learning ecosystems and the contributions from EU research and innovation projects

Marco will discuss the challenges of digital transformation and social innovation in the context of the Digital Single Market. He will elaborate on the role of digital skills and learning and on the contribution the EU has given to R&I on technology enhanced leanrning