Today, the winners of the eInclusion Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) in Brussels. The ceremony will start at 16h15 and can be followed LIVE through webstream.
Among the finalists are two member organizations of Telecentre-Europe AISBL, both finalists of Category B (larger organizations) and competing for the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”:
- The Information Society Development Foundation from Poland for their implementation of the Library Development Program where local libraries serve as agents for digital change & underserved communities become able to fully participate in economic, educational, cultural and social relationships and community life.
- UK online centres from the United Kingdom as a large scale, comprehensive digital initiative which helps communities tackle social and digital exclusion through a network of 3,800 community based centres across the United Kingdom, all working to help more people make the most of online life.
Peabody is a London based Housing Provider providing social housing across the city. We manage over 17,000 properties in London providing housing to over 50,000 people.
Our New Business Directorate manages and delivers employment and training services to vulnerable people from centres across London. These local community based centres provide access to training through the use of high quality ICT provision.
Training provided includes ICT skills, pre employment skills, skills for life and ESOL.
Our work focuses on increasing social and financial inclusion for our residents and local communities and we see ICT and digital inclusion as key to addressing these areas of inequality.
The UK online centres network was set up by government in 2000 to provide public access to computers
UK online centres provide millions of people with access to technology and support in using it, at 3.800 local centres across England. All UK online centres offer free or low cost access to the internet, deliver online courses through the learning website
and encourage people to progress onto further learning.
UK online centres work in partnership with organisations across the public, private and third sectors in order to reach more people, deliver more projects, and raise awareness of digital take-up. Partners include Race Online 2012
, the BBC
, Post Office
UK online centres are committed to helping the 8.4 million offline people in the UK to gain the skills they need to get online, using government services therefore saving money and stimulating economic growth. At UK online centres, we believe technology is key in both social inclusion and community development. Our mission is to get one million more people online by 2013, improving individual lives and strengthening local communities.