The international “Use IT and Enjoy” project implementers from Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania have met for the second time. The meeting was held last month in Copenhagen and hosted by TE’s Danish member Aeldremobiliseringen (the Association of Danish Senior Citizens).
The project partners met to evaluate and discuss the first results of the project analysis on ICT services availability, usage and needs in the partner countries. They also planned the upcoming activities and they topics to be analyzed and compared.
During the meeting, all project members gained deeper understanding of the project partner’s organization Aeldremobiliseringen and the context it operates in. In addition, the project assumed an acceleration and is stepping forward with the next project tasks.
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Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys.
Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the massive effort done by its partners during Get Online Week 2013 and its astonishing outcomes. In just one week, the European ICT learning centres, libraries, schools, etc. have changed the lives of so many people and proved once more why they are at the frontline of digital empowerment and inclusion.
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The Carer+ Digital Competence Framework adopts the modern notion of digital competence understood both as a key competence for employability and a comprehensive life skill. In addition, the Framework identifies the transversal as well as professional competences that help care workers implement digital technology in domiciliary care, and improve the quality of life of older people.
As a result of a 1 year research, the project consortium presents the Competence Framework at the EDEN 2013 Annual Conference on 12-15 June 2013 in Oslo, Norway.
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Over 2000 eInclusion organizations have filled out the MIREIA survey between January 2nd and February 15th. To give a chance to other organizations that would like to be included in the EU27 mapping exercise, the European Commission JRC-IPTS who is conducting the research jointly with DG-CONNECT have announced an extension of the deadline to fill out the survey until February 28th.
Especially organizations active in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and Estonia are kindly invited to fill the survey or disseminate it to organizations of which they think should be present at the European map of eInclusion!
WHO should fill the MIREIA survey?
Those organisations whose activities include reducing gaps in ICT usage and promoting the use of ICT to overcome exclusion, and improve economic performance, employment opportunities, quality of life or social participation and cohesion.
WHY participating in the MIREIA survey?
» You will be part of a public database sponsored by the European Commission
» You will have the opportunity to be invited to European Commission consultations, and contribute / influence EU policies on digital inclusion and empowerment
» You will have access to an ample directory of organizations that share similar challenges and that might become your partners
» You will have the opportunity to demonstrate collectively the extension and diversity of the eInclusion sector, and also the impact that you have in your communities
HOW to participate?
» Click here and complete the short survey, available in 15 European languages, before 28th February!
» Follow updates via the Telecentre-Europe Newsletter
» Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
» For more information, please check the MIREIA survey webpage
On February 5th, 2 weeks before the deadline to fill out the MIREIA survey, Poland has reached its minimum target of mapping 180 Polish eInclusion organizations.
FRSI, a member of TE and the Polish MIREIA partner estimated that over 10.000 telecentres must be operating in Poland, in different kind of institutions.
Their dissemination strategy has been characterized by a thorough research of channels & partners, a good monitoring of the survey responses and the adequate adoption of a new strategy when this was deemed necessary.
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The Carer+ consortium is currently finalising research that will lead to the creation of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework. But what is a competence framework in the first place? And how can it serve care workers and caregivers in their personal and professional development?
The purpose of a competence framework is to give a clear, systematic picture of what knowledge, skills and attitudes will make a person competent in certain area of work or study. Competence frameworks usually organise their elements in at least two dimensions. Firstly, the types of target activities and work tasks are described and the required knowledge, skills and attitudes are linked to them. Secondly, it is important also to define different proficiency levels that will indicate how complex should the knowledge, skills and attitudes get at different levels from, say, beginner to master.
Thus, the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework will provide care workers and caregivers with a reference tool that will help them assess their digital competence and plan their further development in an organised and outcome-oriented way. Using the framework, the care giver will be able to tell what knowledge and skills he/she currently possesses, on what levels of mastery, and where best to aim further learning. Schools, teachers and trainer can make good use of the framework as well by structuring and facilitating their courses’ plans and objectives. It can also help employers to plan their staff’s professional development.
The tool will be finalised in the first quarter of 2013 and published in a wiki environment in the Carer+ Portal for all interested stakeholders to use, review and comment.
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In about 1 week time EOS Foundation managed to reach 1500 Romanian eInclusion actors and over 150 organizations have already filled the MIREIA survey. This was made possible through the use of mailing lists and an already established partners network.
According to the population figure for Romania, the MIREIA mapping exercise had established a minimum target of having 102 eInclusion actors to fill the survey. In no time, and with the help of national partners, the Romanian MIREIA branch EOS Foundation managed to supersede the minimum target with almost 50%!
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