Foundation for Digital Opportunities

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Since its founding year in 2002, the Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Foundation for Digital Opportunities) has been committed to researching the social consequences of digitalisation, to advocating for equal opportunity access to the internet for all people and to strengthening their media literacy. Its goal is to promote the digital integration of all social groups and to counteract the threat of a digital divide. The Digital Opportunities Foundation is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

The internet offers opportunities for more information, more participation and social engagement. The foundation wants to create the conditions for all people to participate in the digital society and actively shape it. The foundation’s guiding theme is digital inclusion – to this end, it works in particular in the following thematic areas

  • Promotion of media competence
  • Online security
  • Usability / accessibility

To make it easier for other institutions to create digital training offers for seniors, the foundation has created a guide. With the guide “Digital Competences for Older People”, the Digital Opportunities Foundation wants to contribute to older people acquiring the necessary competences in dealing with digital applications and to strengthen their self-confidence.

The Foundation is registered in the European Transparency Register at:


Access date: 13.05.2022

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