On the occasion of the 3rd National Conference on Digital Mediation in Caen, Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital, officially launched the National Network of Digital Mediation. All of the 10,000 or so locations throughout France that contribute to the dissemination of digital uses and the development of a digital culture among the population will now be grouped together within the same national network.
Accompagner le public vers le numérique compagner le public vers le numérique ce n'est pas uniquement former à des compétences techniques autour de un logiciel de traitement de mot ou de l'art d'effectuer une recherche sur internet. Accompanying the user in forging a digital culture also means giving him/her the elements that will enable him/her to apprehend this universe in an autonomous way. It also means teaching them how to manage their digital identity, giving them notions of the right to forget, and initiating them to master their online reputation. It means going beyond pure technical skills and giving them the cultural codes of the digital world so that they can appropriate them. (Digital mediator).
These places of digital mediation - digital public spaces, fab-labs open to the population, third places or media libraries - could provide concrete answers to citizens' requests, whether it be to carry out online formalities, make the best use of social networks, look for a job or, for more advanced users, train in digital design and production. The great diversity of the local areas participating in this network makes it possible to offer everyone, according to their needs, the means to train in their own use of digital technology.
- These different spaces will now have a common visual identity.
- A national portal goes online today, www.mediation-numerique.fr. It allows you to find in a few clicks the places of digital mediations located near them and spread all over France. In addition, it also provides trainers and mediators with common means of action.
The State is thus seeking to better structure and identify the many and varied initiatives in favour of the development of digital uses for all, throughout the national territory.
In order to organize the animation of this network, the State has concluded an agreement with the network heads that constitute the inter-regional resource centres. The Digital Agency will be in charge of monitoring and running it.
Finally, an agreement was concluded with the National Centre for Territorial Public Service (CNFPT) to contribute to the digital training of territorial public service agents, and thus best respond to the daily demands of users.
Axelle LEMAIRE said: "With the national network of digital mediation, we offer a high-performance tool to all professionals, trainers and mediators, who work daily to develop access to digital technology for everyone, everywhere in France. The State is thus betting on collective intelligence, by giving the mediation centres the means to exchange ideas for better innovation, in order to propose a training and support offer that is ever more coherent, as close as possible to the needs of the inhabitants. ».