Nomination: by an individual or an organisation
Description: The “e-facilitator” term embraces the range of people facilitating the digital training/empowering process in digital competence centres, including trainers, tutors, moderators, assistants, etc. - each centre may have a different name for this role. E-facilitators can be employed or be volunteers, but they work directly with users teaching and supporting them. Digital competence centres would have no success without their hardworking e-facilitators, who are in the first line of digital inclusion by eradicating fear of using new technologies, thus bringing technology into people’s lives. They bring people online and teach them the right behaviour, opening new perspectives, enabling better jobs, and enhancing their communities.
Selection: Jury selects three finalists who enter the online public vote. The winner is selected by the majority of public votes.
• Quantitative results: Number of years worked, people trained/supported in relation to the scope of the centre, courses taught/developed if applicable.
• Professionalism and dedication: Demonstrated expertise on delivering digital education and on empowering people to use new technologies; unique approaches to teaching.
• Social impact: Outcomes of work, how the trainees’ lives have changed, results of the training, such as jobs found, stayed in workforce, new businesses established, new processes introduced, etc.