Lidia Arroyo has participated as a keynote speaker at the CADEP ACACIA Congress, organized by the CADEP Acacia Network and Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal (Perú) on 26-27th of October.


Lidia Arroyo’s lecture focused on the digital competencies for economic growth with equal opportunities and presented the empirical results of various studies on social inequalities in the context of digitization and in relation to the labour market. On the other hand, the researcher offered an analytical overview of the evolution of ICT and digital inclusion policies in Europe, and highlighted the importance of targeting the most excluded social sectors and attending to the acquisition of digital skills by the population at the lower socio-educational level.


To conclude, Lidia Arroyo pointed at the most relevant hard skills and soft skills to promote an inclusive, social and digital innovation which were identified in an international study on socially responsive enterprises carried out by the +RESILIENT project in eight Mediterranean countries.


Watch Lidia Arroyo’s communication in this video (02:18:20 onwards).


To know more, see the following related publications:

Arroyo, Lidia (2020). Implications of Digital Inclusion: Digitalization in Terms of Time Use from a Gender PerspectiveSocial Inclusion, 8(2). doi:10.17645/si.v8i2.2546

Sáinz, Milagros, Arroyo, Lidia, & Castaño, Cecilia (2020). Mujeres y digitalización. De las brechas a los algoritmos. Madrid: Instituto de la Mujer & doi:10.30923/MujDigBreAlg-2020

Arroyo, Lidia, & Müller, Jörg (Coord.). (2019). “Competencias profesionales y para la innovación social digital en la economía social y solidaria”. Main results for Barcelona of the study on skills and capabilities assessment of social innovation of socially responsive enterprises (+RELISIENT Project).

Arroyo, Lidia (2018). Las competencias digitales para el crecimiento económico en igualdad de oportunidades en España y la Unión Europea. Estudios de Progreso, Madrid: Fundación Alternativas. ISBN 978-84-15860-94-5

Arroyo, Lidia (2018). Digital Inclusion for Better Job Opportunities? The Case of Women E-Included Through Lifelong Learning Programmes. In P. Bilić et al. (Eds.), Technologies of Labour and the Politics of Contradiction. Dynamics of Virtual Work (pp. 141-158). Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76279-1

Arroyo, Lidia, & Valenduc, Gérard (2016). Digital skills and labour opportunities for low-skilled womanDynamics of virtual work. Working paper series 6, University of Hertfordshire.


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