The goal of this working group "Vulnerable groups at risk of exclusion" is to identify and motivate as much as possible broad coalition of different actors and stakeholders with different backgrounds. Potential group members are: representatives of NGOs and public institutions, libraries, schools, universities, industry organisations, ICT students, trainers, employers, researchers and all others willing to support digital inclusion of vulnerable.
For any questions, please contact the group moderator Ivan Stojilovic.
Latest activity: Feb 11
This group will be working around the following 3 topics, through direct discussions, webinars and joint project work.
Topic 1: Situation analysis, exploring reasons and size of digital gap
Topic 2: Identify and proposing best strategies, tools, policies and practices
Topic 3: Decreasing digital gap
The Malta Communications Authority is currently drafting a project proposal with the aim of designing and implementing an ICT Training programme targeting vulnerable groups, including (i) early school leavers, (ii) older workers, (iii) persons with disability, (iv) the inactive, and others.The ultimate aim of this project is to promote the use of ICT to encourage individuals (especially those vulnerable, with a higher risk of poverty and social exclusion) to engage into the labour market, hence…Continue
I would like to thank all the participants of the workshop ICT and Social Exclusion that we had in Belgrade during the Telecentre Europe Annual Conference for the fruitful discussion.We had an opportunity to hear some interesting presentations from Christy McAleese from the Citizens Advice, UK, Jean Deydier from the Connexions…Continue
Dear Vulnerable groups working group members!We are looking forward to meeting you in Belgrade at the Vulnerable groups workshop which will take place on 24th September during the first day of TE Annual Conference.We have prepared for you some interesting topics for discussion and to make the most of the 2 hours workshop, we would like to invite you to take a look at the brief information on the workshop:WORKSHOP TITLE:ICT for Social InclusionWHO IS IT FOR?The workshop is aimed at…Continue
Dear colleagues,The Vulnerable Groups WG would like to invite you to a new webinar scheduled for Friday, 17th July.Theme: Developing digital competences of care workers to improve the quality of life of older people: CARER+ experienceDate: 17 July 2015Time: 10 - 12:00 CETThe webinar will present…Continue
Dear Unite IT network members,The Vulnerable groups of the Unite IT Network will hold its second webinar on Thursday 5th February 2015, at 11h-12h30 CET.Theme: REMOVING BARRIERS TO DIGITAL INCLUSION The webinar will focus on sharing the way to increase digital inclusion and to encourage personal empowerment of the most…Continue
Dear group members,The Thematic Network POSCON (Positive Online Content) has created a pool of resources with useful information about initiatives and tools for including people with disabilities in the online space, which is available here. Resources include guidelines on adapting video games to people with disabilities, stories of people with disabilities using the Internet, training programs on web…Continue
Dear friends,the EU FP7 MASELTOV project (www.maseltov.eu), which developed an integrated application for smartphones for use by newly arrived migrants in Europe, is heading to its end.A final conference will be held in London on March 16-17, 2015 to present the project's results and the App and to discuss exploitation ideas.At this URL …Continue
The CARER+ project organises its main conference in Paris, France on 27 March 2015 where the main topic will be related to digital competence development in the field of care and social care. The Conference will be the meeting place of active policy-makers, researchers of digital competence development and practitioners of social care systems.Members of the Unite IT network are invited to submit short…Continue
Dear members of the working group,We are preparing the second round of webinars related to e-inclusion of vulnerable groups. The first webinar organized in July this year was devoted to ICT and persons with disabilities.Now, we would like to hear which topics/areas of work/specific vulnerable groups you would be interested to hear about in the next webinar within our group.Also, besides proposing…Continue
Dear friends and colleagues,The minutes of the good discussion that we had during the Vulnerable Groups session at the TEAC14 in Zagreb have been finalized and I`m sharing it with you now. If you think that something important has been missed out, please feel free to add it. Also, at the end of the minutes there is a list of all session participants with contact details, and I encourage you all to continue communicating and discussing topics of common interest. I would also like to remind you…Continue