Data Literacy Workshop & Webinar

On February 9, 2023, the Theater at the MEET Digital Culture Center hosted a significant workshop on the topic of data literacy, organized as part of the AugE Next project. This event provided an important opportunity for young people from various European cities to engage and deepen their skills in data management and interpretation.

The workshop saw the participation of young people physically present in Milan, at the MEET, as well as young people connected online from the other partner cities of the project: Berlin, Riga, and Athens. This hybrid approach allowed for an international exchange of experiences and knowledge, further enriching the content and discussions of the event.

The Importance of Data Literacy

Data literacy is a crucial set of skills in the digital age. It refers to the ability to read, understand, analyze, and communicate data effectively. In a world where data has become a fundamental resource, being data literate is essential for making informed, evidence-based decisions.

Key Components of Data Literacy

  1. Data Understanding: The ability to interpret various types of data, including structured and unstructured data, and to understand different data sources and their quality.
  2. Data Analysis: The ability to use tools and techniques to analyze data, identify patterns, trends, and correlations. This includes the use of statistical analysis software, spreadsheets, and data visualization tools.
  3. Critical Thinking: The ability to assess the relevance and reliability of data, as well as recognize potential biases and limitations in data analyses.
  4. Data Communication: The ability to present data clearly and understandably through reports, charts, and visualizations. This includes data storytelling, which is the art of telling a story based on data to support decisions and arguments.
  5. Data Ethics: Awareness of the ethical issues related to data collection, analysis, and use, including data privacy, security, and compliance with regulations.

The Workshop: A Collaborative Learning Experience

During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to explore these aspects of data literacy through a series of interactive and collaborative activities. The sessions were structured to offer a balanced mix of theory and practice, allowing young people to immediately apply what they had learned.

The event included presentations on how to correctly interpret data, practical analysis exercises using real datasets, and discussions on how to effectively communicate results. Participants worked in groups to solve complex problems, using data analysis techniques to arrive at evidence-based solutions.

International Collaboration and Cultural Exchange

One of the most significant aspects of the workshop was the involvement of young people from different European cities. The online connection with Berlin, Riga, and Athens allowed participants to experience an authentic exchange of cultures and ideas, promoting a global and inclusive vision of data literacy.

Participants shared their personal experiences and the challenges they face in their respective local contexts, enriching the debate with diverse perspectives. This exchange fostered a greater understanding of the different digital realities in Europe and strengthened the sense of community and collaboration among young people.


The data literacy workshop organized at the MEET Digital Culture Center was a significant step towards building a generation of citizens who are aware and prepared to manage and interpret data. Thanks to the inclusive and international approach of the AugE Next project, participants were able to expand their skills in data management and analysis, develop critical and collaborative thinking, and communicate data effectively and responsibly.

The event demonstrated that data literacy is a fundamental skill for active and informed participation in contemporary society. Continuing to promote and develop these skills among young people is essential to ensure a future where everyone can fully benefit from the opportunities offered by the increasing availability of data and information.

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Data Literacy Workshop & Webinar

With Benedetta Tonnini e Davide Del Monte

9th February 2023
Hosted by
MEET Digital Culture Center

Data Literacy Workshop & Webinar

9th February 2023

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