Invitation - 19 February 2020 at 11am CET
The official launch of the second round of
funding for promotion of the development of digital society in Croatia

it's my great pleasure on behalf of Google to invite you to an official launch of the second round of digital non-profit philanthropic fundraising grant for developing digital competence in local communities.

Preporodna dvorana HAZU
Opatička 18
10000 Zagreb

19th February 2020

11am CET

Digital skills development gap is one of the biggest challenges in the European Union, and Central Europe in particular. Therefore, in 2015, as part of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition of the European Union, Google launched the Digital Skills Training Program for Europeans. As a result of the unexpectedly high demand, millions of Europeans have participated in our digital skills training program so far and Croatia is part of this effort. By launching Grow with Google and Digitalna garaža in partnership with the Chamber of Economy, the Croatian Employers Association and Algebra we empowered Croatian entrepreneurs with necessary digital skills and helped them accelerate their growth.

With the aim of digitally empowering children and adults in local communities, back in 2018 Google decided to expand its activities in Croatia. Through, the non-profit philanthropic organization, Google for the first time awarded $250,000 to then new partner, the Institute for Youth Development and Innovation (IRIM).

This year's event will showcase the results of the Digital Citizen project launched by the Institute for Youth Development and Innovation (IRIM) with the financial support from Google in order to transform public libraries into digital centers for innovation and the development of digital skills and knowledge for children and adults in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Google will also present its future plans in the field of digital skills development as well as continuous development of digital technologies in Croatia.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Sincerely yours,
Igor Zgrabljić
Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager
Central and Eastern Europe