August 2009 Blogposts (7)

Accessibility WorkStream at Istanbul Summit

Hi to all

At the Istanbul summit, I would be very interested in finding an attending network member who would like to present a case study of how they have worked with disabled people and what has been achieved

If you would like to take part could you contact me here on Ning or via email at

Many thanks


Added by David Banes on August 21, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Social Innovation Camp - Call for ideas

Do you live in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, or Slovakia? Are you frustrated with how things work and how social issues are treated in your country? We’re looking for ideas for web-based tools that can change healthcare, local communities or anything else that matters. We’ll help turn your back-of-the-envelope idea into a social start-up — complete with working software. And all in under 48 hours.

The Social Innovation Camp Central… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on August 14, 2009 at 13:04 — No Comments

Bridging libraries and telecentres

This first European Congress on E-Inclusion will be held in Brussels on 22nd and 23rd October 2009 at the Flemish Parliament. Hosted by Civic Agenda, the conference is being association with the European Union, the Flanders Government, Bibnet, and NAPLE the National Authorities for public libraries in Europe. The conference is designed to develop a debate and create a networking opportunity that should bring together the 27 nations in the EU and… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on August 13, 2009 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Better broadband for rural Britain

High-speed internet remains a pipe dream for many remote communities, but some are bridging the digital divide on their own, says Jasper Gerard.

It’s hardly a reverential name for some of the most significant social pioneers in Britain today: “yogurt knitters”. But this is how armies of determined campaigners were dismissed when they set about bringing broadband to the countryside.

For just as it is probably rather tricky to knit yogurt, so sceptics said it would be… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi Waweru on August 10, 2009 at 9:31 — No Comments

New Media in Authoritarian Societies

The Open Society Fellowship program hosted a discussion on new media in authoritarian societies. John Kelly, founder of Morningside Analytics, talked about the emerging networked public sphere and presented his maps of online social networks in Iran, Egypt, Russia, and China

More at… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on August 5, 2009 at 10:56 — No Comments

Essl Social Prize

What is the Essl Social Prize?

The Essl Social Prize is an international award for social achievements donated by Martin and Gerda Essl. It was created in 2007 and first awarded on March 14, 2008.

The Essl Social Prize is an expression of a far-reaching sense of social responsibility. By awarding it, the Essl family seeks to offer sustainable assistance and support to those who help people in need.

The Essl Social Prize is awarded to projects by private… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on August 3, 2009 at 16:02 — No Comments

Report on the public consultation on European e-Inclusion Policy, June 2009

A public consultation was launched on 4 March 2009 through the European Commission’s interactive Internet platform “Your voice”. It closed on 6 April 2009 and its main objective was to gather views on the role of e-Inclusion in the future European strategy on the information society that will succeed the "i2010" initiative. The survey was also aimed at gathering opinions on European programmes and activities supporting e-Inclusion and cooperation modalities between European Commission services… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on August 3, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

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