On 24 November 2017, the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy (MANYSI) organised the conference on digital teaching material and digital literacy in the conference hall of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The topic discussed at the conference was the connection among the basic principles of teaching material development trends in public education, digital literacy and government strategies on digital literacy. 

In his opening speech, Attila Tóth, director of MANYSI emphasised that new digital skills are needed to be able to meet the new technological requirements. This is the reason why public educational institutions should teach digital text creation and comprehension competencies in line with the requirements of the modern age.  One of the most important tasks of the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy is to examine the impact of these fields on our linguistic culture with the involvement of the relevant actors and to elaborate proposals in order to be able to preserve the high quality of our native culture.

At the conference, Erika Pálfi, Head of Division of Public Education and Content Development of the Ministry of Human Capacities presented the relevant concept of the ministry. Gergely Pintér, project manager at the Institute for Educational Research and Development of the Eszterhazy Karoly University held a presentation on their digital teaching content development project. Sándor Brassói, Vice President of the Educational Authority informed the audience about the plans of the authority for the accreditation of digital teaching materials. Virág Hajnal, Head of Division of the State Secretariat for National Policy of the Prime Minister's Office spoke about the national policy programmes on educational areas of the Hungarian Diaspora.  In his closing remarks, dr Zoltán Bódi, head of department of MANYSI summarised the presentations in a language strategy context.The event was also covered by Index news portal. The article can be read here.