digiLEAP EU Project Kick-off meeting

digiLEAP EU Project Kick-off meeting

digiLEAP – Digitally Shifting EU’s Law & Legal Studies’ Content in Higher Education is an approved Erasmus+ EU Project. Kick-off meeting took place online during the second week of April 2021. 

The digital transformation of enterprises has been duly noted over the past years and coordinated efforts to equip the workforce with digital skills to succeed in the new environment have been promoted by the EU. Such need became even more pressuring following the societal and industrial disruptions brought by COVID-19. One of the sectors that is currently lagging with regards to digital transformation across the entire EU consists of the legal sector (attorneys, notaries, judges, etc). 

The lack of digital skills comes primarily from the inability of universities to equip the next generation of workforce in the legal system with the necessary digital competences. Additionally, EU universities delivering law programmes are also facing the general challenges brought by online teaching: frustrated academic staff, ineffective learning, limited engagement of students (lack of focus/attention/interest, limited connectionism and constructivism), lack of inclusiveness and personalised online teaching, and others.

In this context, digiLEAP aims to boost the digital readiness of university law departments and of the legal sector towards the digitally transformed environment (both online education and the professional environment) by making learning and digital skill development more effective.

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