IdenTIC Consortium’s main goal is to foster ICT and the Information Society among the regional citizens and to promote the development of municipalities in the Spanish region of Extremadura. Since its Foundation, IdenTIC has always been very committed with public & private entities in training and disseminating the use of ICT and Free Sofware technologies.
Thanks to an agreement signed in 2010 with County Councils of Badajoz and Cáceres, Extremadura currently has a network of 246 telecentres belonging to these County Councils. IdenTIC Consortium is the managing entity responsible of giving support, connectivity, education, training and contents, in order to give citizens the opportunity to acquire and improve skills in the information Society. In the effort to create a strong and committed Network of Telecentres, IdenTIC Consortium has recently started new actions and training activities.
Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) works for an inclusive knowledge society by blending innovation, education, inclusion and fundamental values. FMD is based in Rome and implements its projects at local, national and international levels.
The benefits from knowledge, new technologies and innovation should be for all people without discrimination of any kind. FMD creates and runs many projects, collaborating with a vast spectrum of national and international organizations: schools, universities, companies, foundations, associations and communities, as well as local, regional and national authorities.
FMD counts on a multi-skilled and multilingual staff and, over the years, has led many social innovation and ICT-based educational initiatives at national and international level.
The Foundation Supporting Physically Disabled Mathematicians and IT Specialists has been specialized in empowering physically disabled people using ICT tools for 20 years.
They operate mostly in the cities of Warsaw, Opole and Białystok. They have established a network of 404 e-Centres – Public internet Access Points that serve local communities as well as the disabled in villages in Poland.
They also facilitate services for the disabled including an e-learning platform, miscellaneous counseling and employment services using IT tools. The Foundation trains people with disabilities in IT skills, including computer graphics, database management, web design, implementation of CRM solutions, software support for Office, ECDL etc.
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Aeldremobiliseringen – The Association of Danish Senior Citizens – is an umbrella organisation consisting of the four major senior citizens organisations in Denmark. They again, consist of more than 1250 local organisations, with more than 330,000 members – all over 60.
Aeldremobiliseringen operates CTI Network with over 170 Telecentres, we have approx. 1,000 voluntary instructors and approx. 7,000 students. All tuition is free – minimum requirement; students and instructors must be over 60 years old.
FIT is an industry-led initiative which works in close collaboration with government departments and national education and training agencies, local development organisations and a host of community based organisations.
FIT’s mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating a fast track to marketable technical skills for those at risk of long term unemployment. It is the primary industry skills development initiative enabling greater access to employment for marginalised job seekers.
FIT is a registered charity and not for profit organisation. It develops and promotes technology-based programmes and career development opportunities for marginalised job seekers in an increasingly knowledge-based economy.
The common theme of FIT’s activity is the innovative use of ICT to combat disadvantage. FIT has delivered a number of national projects that address the Digital Divide among disadvantaged groups and areas and is the largest provider of such programmes in collaboration with government.
The network operates through participation in the national digital inclusion projets co-ordinated by FIT and varies in number depending on the programme. In 2012 approximately 100 centres are actively collaborating with FIT in the delivery of eInclusion programmes.
ECP Foundation is a non-for-profit association that was established as a public-private partnership in 1997 by government, business representatives and NGO’s in the Netherlands.
Its mission is to contribute to the development of an information society in which social coherence and economic opportunity can flourish.
ECP has 20 staff members, a board and an Advisory Board. Chairman of the Board is Frank Heemskerk, former State Secretary and Board of Directors Royal Haskoning. Members of the Advisory Board are CEO’s and Chairmen of different organisations and also include Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange, Crown Prince of the Netherlands.
ECP has a very strong position as both think tank and programme-bureau related to information society with a very well established network in both public and private top level circuits. In Europe ECP is a recognized partner in policy-levels and also a programme partner in different EU-projects. ECP (employment organisation Prosec) has functioned as Awareness Node on safer Internet in the Netherlands since 2006.
The activities of the Awareness Node are accommodated within the national public private program Digibewust, which has the objective to make Dutch citizens aware of possible risks of using Internet and other digital means. The program Digibewust (digital awareness) is since January 2009 extended with stimulating digital skills as well.
Digidel 2013 is a campaign to increase the share of the population actively using digital services. Almost 80 per cent of the Swedish population regularly uses the Internet. One and a half million Swedes do not.
The campaign is formed by a network of NGOs, libraries, companies and authorities. The objective of this joint effort is that 500 000 individuals presently not using the Internet will get online by the end of 2013. The campaign would also like to improve the benefit from digital services in the daily life of those already online. The aim is that everybody should not only be able to use digital services, but that they will both want and dare to do it.