Second BIC Digital Inclusion Ministerial hosted by the Isle of Man Government

05 March 2021

The British-Irish Council Digital Inclusion work sector held its second Ministerial meeting today, chaired by Minister for Policy and Reform, Hon Ray Harmer MHK, of the Isle of Man Government. The meeting was held virtually, due to the current Covid-19 public health requirements across Member Administrations.

This Ministerial meeting brought together Ministers with responsibility for Digital Inclusion to consider how the eight Member Administrations can continue to work together to address digital inclusion, to collaborate on the promotion of online safety, and on building digital skills and confidence. Ministers discussed how the Covid-19 pandemic had brought these issues to the fore as administrations responded to the public health challenge.

Ministers also welcomed the work sector’s activity recent awareness raising initiative, focused on promoting online safety to the public, through a series of infographics.

The Communiqué is available here.