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 videos related to carers and ageing, social inclusion of the elderly and their carers through ICT. Three best videos will be selected and for one representative from each of the winning organisations costs of conference attendance in Paris will be covered.

About CARER+

The CARER+ project uses Information and Communication Technologies to support care workers in improving the quality of life for people who require care in their homes. Its purpose is to research potential benefits of technology on the quality of home care.

The Carer+ project intends to:

  • Equip EU care workers with the required set of digital competences to support older people (+65) in their use of ICTs and Ambient Assisted Living technologies that will enhance their professional status and impact positively on the quality of life, autonomy and safety of those in their care;
  • Equip care workers with a set of digital competences that will allow them to be more active in society, enhancing and diversifying their opportunities for EU mobility, employability (access to better jobs) and personal and professional development (access to VET).

 

About Unite IT

Unite IT is an informal NETWORK of digital inclusion professionals (teachers and trainers, experts, practitioners, business, policy makers, academics) aiming at uniting Europe through digital empowerment. Unite IT creates a collaborative space for its members to engage in an open dialogue, share experience and resources, build contacts among each other and create partnerships.

The goal of the 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. This group will be working around the following three topics

  1. Situation analysis, exploring reasons and size of digital gap of different vulnerable groups on the European level.
  2. Identifying and proposing best strategies, tools, policies and practices to overcome digital division among vulnerable groups.
  3. Awareness raising about the importance of digital skills among vulnerable groups. 

If you are not a MEMBER of Unite IT yet, please JOIN the network!

Procedure

Videos should be posted on the Unite IT platform within Working group “Vulnerable Groups at Risk of Exclusion” by the 23rd of January 2015. A video should be between 2 and 10 min long. Please read more about the technical requirements for the videos here. A video that is not originally in English should contain English subtitles.

If you are not a member of this Working group please read a description of the registration process.

If you need any assistance with submitting videos please contact Ivan Stojilovic (istojilovic@ian.org.rs).  

The jury will select and announce three best videos by the 30th of January 2015. Travel costs up to €300 as well as accommodation for one hotel night in Paris for one person from each of the three winner organisations will be covered.

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