About the Project
Digitalization in the field of education is a complex challenge that affects all of society. With the Forum Education and Digitalization, several major German foundations have joined forces to provide a platform for actors from the areas of educational practice, politics, science, economics, and society. The foundations themselves are entering the debate from a civic as well as a pedagogical perspective. The Forum Education and Digitalization is a collaborative initiative launched in 2015 by Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Siemens Stiftung, with funding from Stiftung Mercator. With the establishment of the organization “Forum Bildung Digitalisierung e.V.”, the Dieter Schwarz Stiftung and the Montag Stiftung Jugend und Gesellschaft have joined the initiative. The foundations invite anyone who shares these beliefs to take part in a systematic exchange for the purpose of learning from and with each other. To this end, the initiative has established a platform connecting government, science, economics, and society to start an open discussion about the Digitalization of education and to work collaboratively on a practical strategy for the German education system.