Sara Van Damme
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Where do you work?
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What does your organization do (100-word description)
Digipolis is an inter-municipal ICT organization (governmental, but strictly non-commercial) for the two largest cities in Flanders(Belgium), Ghent and Antwerp. Digipolis is charged by the cities and the social welfare departments with the responsibility of digital support, development and promotion of ICT.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
Digipolis is charged with the responsibility of digital support, development and promotion.

Building on the Gent2020 mission of the City of Ghent - “Ghent, a creating city, a pioneer in the development of a sustainable, solidary and open society by uniting all creative forces” - Digipolis is managing a collaboration project with various local stakeholders (including all public libraries) to provide free ICT access points in the whole City of Ghent focusing on disadvantaged neighborhoods and groups. At this time we have built up 94 spaces where people can use a computer and internet for free. In most of our locations we have volunteers who help starting ICT users with their first steps and answer questions when visitors have a problem. All is free for visitors because most of them are part of at-risk groups.
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
projectmanager e-inclusion
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2500 people discovered the digital future at the Ghent Digital Interactive Fair!

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Saturday October 21st the 4th edition of the…


Telecentres in Ghent: A step towards Digital Inclusion

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 21:37 0 Comments

Telecentres were created all over the city for  people who don’t have access to a computer at home or at work. Apart from free internet access, the centres allow citizens to work on their digital skills through guided sessions or interactive and hands-on workshops. You can find telecentres in libraries, community centres, local service centres and many more public city facilities.

These telecentres aim to be approachable and easily accessible for people from all…


The Digital Interactive Fair: Where Dreams Become Reality

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 13:00 0 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of living in a world, in which everyone can embrace cutting-edge digital innovations? Your dreams can become reality at the Ghent Digital Fair!

Once a year, we organize an entire week of digital fun and education in the city of Ghent, also known as the Digital Week (local version of the Get Online Week). To highlight this week’s unique and innovative character, it kicks off with a spectacular opening event: the Digital Interactive…


How we support e-inclusion in Ghent - Get to know Digipolis

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 16:30 0 Comments

Digipolis Ghent is incredibly proud to be this year’s TEAC host, especially since the conference covers a topic that is very close and dear to us. As the ICT partner of Ghent, we do not only provide all local authorities with ICT material, but also dedicate our time and effort to digital inclusion. With our program…


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