At the heart of digitalswitzerland’s activities are the question marks, fears and curiosity hopes of the Swiss public. What does digitalization mean in concrete terms for all of us?
For this reason, digitalswitzerland has launched Switzerland’s first Digital Day in 2017. Together with more than 40 partner companies and institutions under the patronage of Swiss President Doris Leuthard and Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann, digitalswitzerland started the dialogue with the Swiss public and made digitalisation a unique experience.
A second successful edition in 2018, patronaged by federal president Alain Berset and Federal Councilor Johann Schneider Ammann and supported by Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, offered countless activities in over 12 cities across the country and in Vaduz (Liechtenstein) to enable the public to learn, experience and discuss digitalisation in all its facets.
The third Digital Day is already in the making: On 3 September 2019, we aim to include even more people, partners and regions into this big day dedicated to all things digital! With even more possibilities for the public to actively engage in discussions and make them heard.
Computational Thinking Initiative CTI
The Computational Thinking Initiative CTI, launched on the second Swiss Digital Day, aims to strengthen digital education and develop basic know-how in primary schools in all parts of the country. The basis for this is a learning robot developed in Switzerland with which children can learn computational thinking in a playful way.
As a public-private partnership, the initiative is jointly supported by various public educational institutions and industry.