Miguel Lourenço
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Where do you work?
High Comission for Migrations
Your position at work
Entrepreneuship Consultant
Organisation's Website
Organisation's Address
Programa Escolhas
Rua dos Anjos, N.º 66, 3º andar
1150-039 Lisboa, Portugal
What does your organization do (100-word description)
The Choices Programme was created in 2001 and is part of the High Commission for Migration. It aims to promote the social and digital inclusion of children and youths in vulnerable communities, particularly the descendants of immigrants and other ethnic minorities. The projects are designed by local consortia composed by public and private institutions in five main categories: 1) School inclusion and non-formal education; 2) Vocational training and employability; 3) Community and civic participation; 4) Digital inclusion; and 5) Entrepreneurship and empowerment. Currently we are implementing a total of 107 Digital Inclusion Centres throughout the country.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
Basic Skills Diploma in Information Technology, from FCT, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Digital Literacy Curriculum from Microsoft. “IT Essentials” and “Get Connected” from Cisco Networking Academy. Among others.
Number of digital competence centres linked to your organization (if any)
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
Entrepreneurship Consultant
How did you learn about this community?
Programa Escolhas
Why would yo like to join the network?
To share and learn from best practices and reach other resources in this field.

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At 10:59 on August 26, 2015, Gordana Stankov said…

Dear Miguel,

Welcome to Unite IT: the e-inclusion network in Europe!

The community includes more than 600 individuals and we are sure that here you would find the like-minded professionals to connect with.

Start exploring our community now!

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