lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012

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La carrera empieza para los campeones locales de la inclusión digital de europa - Abierta la inscripcion para los e-Inclusion awards 2012
Todo el mundo tiene acceso a Internet, ¿verdad? Falso, casi una cuarta parte de los europeos de más de 16 años nunca ha utilizado Internet! Si has ayudado a otras personas a descubrir el mundo online a través de un proyecto, servicio o producto, queremos saber de ti y de las ventajas que ha supuesto.

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Everyone’s online right? Wrong, almost a quarter of Europeans aged 16 and over have never used the internet![i] If you’ve supported other people to get online through a project, service or product, we want to hear about it and the benefits it has provided.
Established by the European Commission, the e-Inclusion Awards is on a mission to discover and celebrate the most innovative ways of plugging the digital gap and helping people to enjoy the benefits of the internet.
Aimed at inspiring individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments the Awards reward those championing the way forward and exploiting the potential of technology in dealing with today’s challenges.

With almost a quarter of Europeans remaining offline, growth of the digital economy will be stunted as will access to the benefits achieved from access to online facilities.
Europe’s Digital Agenda includes a vision of ‘Every European Digital’ in which all people truly benefit from technology innovations, improving their well-being throughout their lifetime and contributing to economic recovery. For individuals, the sense of achievement, empowerment and connection can be priceless!
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, comments: “Investment in ICT capital pays off. In fact, it pays off better than most other forms of capital investment: the “ICT dividend” amounts to an extra return of around 7%, but only when accompanied by investment in intangible capital – that is, investment in people, in skills, in digital literacy. (...)

Neelie Kroes - Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda

About the 2012 awards

The European Commission established the e-Inclusion Awards to raise awareness, encourage participation and recognise excellence and good practice in using ICT and digital technology to tackle social and digital exclusion across Europe. We want to collect all the great practice across Europe in supporting people to go online and the stories of individuals who have benefitted from their internet experience. These awards will collect information about impact through an application form. We are also asking for audio visual materials that express your successes – stories told on blogs, videos, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
This year, the e-Inclusion Awards have two categories, with two types of winner for each categories:

I am Part of IT award

This award is for individuals who have felt significant benefit and empowerment by becoming e-included. How digital literacy and skills has lead to employability, re-skilling or a clear improvement in the socio-economic situation of a person at risk of social exclusion or isolation.

Winner A

Entries can come from individuals who want to tell their own story without the association of a project or organisation, OR…
Small and medium organisations: for those who are associated with a project from smaller organisations (19 or less staff members or paid full time equivalents)

Winner B

Larger organisations: for individuals that are associated with projects from larger organisations (20 or more staff members or paid full time equivalents)

Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions award

This award is for organisations (or individuals outside of organisations) who champion e-inclusion by undertaking and supporting relevant projects. This can include work such as training the trainer, coordinating delivery of e-inclusion enabling improvements in access, content, skills or confidence.

Winner A

Entries can come from individuals who want to tell their own story without the association of a project or organisation, OR…
Small and medium organisations: for those who are associated with a project from smaller organisations (19 or less staff members or paid full time equivalents)

Winner B

Larger organisations: for projects from larger organisations (20 or more staff members or paid full time equivalents).

Previous winners

The 2008 European e-Inclusion Awards recognised excellence and good practice in using information, communication and digital technology to address social and digital exclusion in Europe. Below is a list of the 2008 winners for each category.

Langas | Ateiti
Langas | Ateiti

Digital Literacy – Langas | Ateiti – Lithuania

Window 2 Future was the outcome of public and private sectors joining forces to create a program that would promote the development of an information society for the future success of Lithuania. It started by providing public information access points and stimulating the growth of eservices nationwide, however it was the Computer Literacy Basics for a Lithuanian ECitizen initiative that delivered the greatest results. It has trained over 50,000 people in basic computer, Internet and e-services skills.

Synscenter Refsnæs
Synscenter Refsnæs

e-Accessibility – Synscenter Refsnæs – Denmark

The Danish Centre for Visual Impairment has pioneered RoboBraille – an email-based translation service that provides visually impaired users with access to documents electronically. The aim of the project was to create a simple, easy to use, centralised solution that converts electronic documents into synthetic speech or Braille on demand. The only skill a user needs in order to access the service is to be able to send and receive e-mails. The service is free of charge to all non-commercial users, making electronic documents widely accessible to people with visual or reading impairments.

Kyyjärven Mediamyllarit ry
Kyyjärven Mediamyllarit ry

Geographic Inclusion – Kyyjärven Mediamyllarit ry – Finland

Nopola News is a local online news portal where news items are mainly provided at a grassroots level by citizens of Kyyjärvi town and surrounding areas. Approximately 10% of the town’s population contributes to the online media articles; associations, societies, businesses and individuals in the town also provide the news content thus creating information chains that promote and strengthen communalism. By providing a user friendly content management system and training citizens in computer and Internet skills, local people are able to create and publish online content themselves with basic computer skills.

Sotiria Hospital
Sotiria Hospital

Inclusive Public Services – Sotiria Hospital e-Health Unit – Greece

The e-Health Unit at Sotiria Hospital has incorporated the use of ICT into clinical practice to develop home and community-based, health and social integrated care and chronic care management. Communications used by patients or carers at the e-Health Unit include TV, real time video and stationary or mobile, wearable devices, all which significantly improve the quality of life for elderly and disadvantaged patients.

A-Clinic Foundation
A-Clinic Foundation

Marginalised Young People – A-Clinic Foundation – Finland

A-Clinic Foundation has used its Shadow World project to reach out to 11-15 year old Finnish youths suffering from parental substance misuse. The organisation has created an interactive website to support a Manga-style comic book that provides vulnerable and isolated children knowledge about their options for seeking help. The young people are also invited to join a ‘closed’ virtual network group moderated by counsellors with the chance to use SMS messaging.

London Borough of Newham
London Borough of Newham

Ageing Well – London Borough of Newham – United Kingdom

The Newham Advanced Telecare (NeAT) and Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programmes implement the use of telecare and telehealth technologies in elderly peoples’ homes. Telecare uses sensors which monitor a person’s activities, connecting through to a control centre if an alarm is triggered.Telehealth is delivered through a TV set top box; guiding users through vital sign measurement, enquires about their health, and provides education and training in self-care.

Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes Council

Cultural Diversity – Milton Keynes Council – United Kingdom

Milton Keynes Council is a UK local authority area with great cultural diversity and significant social and digital deprivation issues. The Connect MK / Digital MK projects were set up to help create a digitally and socially inclusive modern city. A wide range of initiatives include: introducing WiMAX wireless broadband to Milton Keynes, loaning PCs at low cost, providing telehealth devices, improving the accessibility of online public services and opening 15 Digital Service Centres in areas of high deprivation.

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