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Nick Batey bites the bullet

It's time for a quick conclusion. I believe e-Inclusion conference had a legitimate focus on e-Government, disability, and ageing well issues. By default, that made the event a pretty conservative one, aimed at taking stock and consolidating rather than attempting to move things forward. But sometimes strange ideas can be more useful than straight ideas. As such, the conference may have missed out on a very important and stimulating… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 2, 2008 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Gendering e-Inclusion

The session I attended this morning (with my wife, who joined me for the day) was thought-provoking. Femke Snelting, Belgium artist, took a fresh look at gender issues relating to ICT skills. Her research shows considerable (political) inequality between men and women in this regard. I will quote her only on women blogging, because I think it offers an interesting window into the heart of the problem. Femke found that 46% of bloggers were women. However, in terms of influence only about 16%… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 2, 2008 at 13:00 — No Comments

Interview of Malena and Cris from Spain with Simay Kardes and Bora Caldu from Turkey

We were very pleased to meet both of them. We knew more about their organisations. They take part in YOUTH ASSOCIATION FOR HABITAT.



They explained three different projects of its entity:



- Bridging Digital Divide: they promote usage of ITC capacities in young people

- MYTECC: it takes part in 8 different countries and its aim is to support young articipants ITC capacities.

- T- GAG: where young people can change information, videos, fotos, projects…



We… Continue

Added by malena ortiz on December 2, 2008 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

lehar 1 ( 15:10 1.12.2008r.)

It was presented the project, which is named Mira Media.



The representative of this project talk about good practice, which can be embedded within local socio-economic context.

For example:

-Media centres

-virtual museum

-radio and television



Furthermore he give example of ICT jobs opportunities in mini culture. It could be:

-digi-help services

-young skilled ICT workers



I think that it's important to do something like this and… Continue

Added by Sebastian on December 2, 2008 at 11:06 — No Comments

e-Accessibility : A dummy's guide to web accesibility

I thought that is good to look into matter from different points of view. I’m not keen on technological items, but I want to be open-mind person.







Standardization of web accessibility is one way to resolve e-Inclusion. This issue is most significant for disabled. Barrier of using electronic devices adjusted only for healthy people is for disabled impossible to cross.



How to change this… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

The economics of e-Inclusion, 01.11.2008

I went to the conference about economics of e-Inclusion because I’m studying economy and I’m interested in it.





What can I say after this event… I’m highly disappointed about it. I thought there would be more issues connected with macroeconomic aspects of e-inclusion. I mean how digital illiteracy influences countries income (GDP - Gross Domestic Product,… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 10:47 — 2 Comments

POLISH team bloggers - selected scenes.

Let's start from the beginning...







Warsaw, we are waiting for a bus to get to the airport.…



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Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on December 2, 2008 at 9:00 — No Comments

Sri Lanka to chair UNESCAP’s ICT Committee

Secretary to the President H.E. the President of Sri Lanka Mr. Lalith Weeratunga has been unanimously elected by ESCAP to chair its Committee on Information and Communication Technology.



The election took place at the ESCAP- the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - meeting in Bangkok which opened onTuesday (18), bringing together ICT experts from governments, academia, UN and other international agencies and the private sector.



“Sri Lanka’s unanimous… Continue

Added by S Gavashkar on December 2, 2008 at 4:30 — No Comments

Expo at E-Inclusion Conference

During E-Inclusion Ministerial Debate bloggers also could watch what participating organizations, foundations, companies, etc. prepared and exposed on their stands.



Well…



To air my views, everyone made a good joboutstanding and creative ideas how achieve e-inclusion.



It would take too long to write about everyone, so in my own private competition which is very subjective of course, for the most amazing ITC device/service… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 1:30 — No Comments

Closing Plenary

“As simple as possible for as many as possible, for an e-government for citizens and business”







said Mr Henrik Hansson , Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden. This sentence shows in what way should go ITC development and how make e-inclusion come true.





In summary, exchanging knowledge, cooperation and partnership, new ideas, meeting people’s demands, ICT development and just making things easier – all together… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 1:00 — No Comments

Telecentre-europe launched!

The big moment finally arrived! At 16:00 our booth in Vienna was literally overwhelmed with people that were curious to find out what telecentre-europe is about.



Ian Clifford, our hard working co-chair, opened the 'ceremony' introducing the video he had assembled himself and hopefully - Ian said - "it will help you to understand why we are so passionate about what we do".…



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Added by Lize De Clercq on December 1, 2008 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

To all the telecentre-europe bloggers at the e-inclusion meeting: Thank you!!!!

I just wanted to thank all the Vienna bloggers for keeping us up to date with the discussions happening at the event. I wasn't able to travel to Vienna and you've provided a bridge for me to be there, not in person but in the discussions. There is no other life feed about the discussions happening in the meeting I could find so your contribution is really appreciated and incredibly important.

Big thanks!! from Seattle and keep up the good work

Added by Maria Garrido on December 1, 2008 at 19:06 — 2 Comments

"The ethics of e-inclusion" 01.12.2008

By now I know something about economical aspects, and technical as well, so now is time to see e-Inclusion ethic point of view. At first it looks like there is nothing to discuss – every inclusion is negative. Really? Did anyone thought about difference between privacy and inclusion?



Mr Emilio Mordini introduced this problem in highly interesting way.… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 1, 2008 at 17:39 — No Comments

Investing: The Economics of e-Inclusion -was it really about economics???

'e-Inclusion: a social necessity and an economic opportunity' A nice phrase, but what does this mean in reality. Can e-Inclusion really pay its own way? Can it be the lever for sustainable investments? Let the economists and practitioners demonstrate the value of investing in e-Inclusion. That is what I read in programme of conference before the session. But did it really showed what the speakers meant?



Let’s look into two parts of sessions.…

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Added by Andrzej Surowiński on December 1, 2008 at 17:30 — No Comments

01.12.2008: e-Accessibility: A Dummies Guide to Web Accessibility



Mr Steven Sintini (CNIPA - National Centre for IT in Public Administration, Project eAccessibility and Public Administration, Italy) presented a very interesting tool that can be used by so called “dummies”;)



Web Accessibility Toolbar
is available to download… Continue

Added by Justyna Bandurska on December 1, 2008 at 17:30 — No Comments

Inclusion 2020: The Ethics e-Inclusion, Vienna 2008, 2nd day



The first speaker laughed with what he said? Strange? Somehow no one in the hale not amused. The first time I met a session where the speaker, laugh with the things that he said. Nothing in them were not amused. I probably do not understand the message, the communication.

The session was very difficult… Continue

Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on December 1, 2008 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Availability outruns accessibility

Mr. Rob Sinclair (Director of Accessibility, Microsoft) asked the audience this afternoon whether it had any problems with ICT skills. You would not perhaps expect people to admit that at an e-Inclusion conference. But some did. Rob himself recognised that, no matter how much accessibility we achieve, in the end we cannot keep up with available technology. He asked though whether anybody in the audience believed technological development was likely to slow down. Some hands went up… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 1, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

The youngest volunteer from Spain!

Today Bora and me, we met the youngest volunteer trainers from Spain. They are the member of Telecentre Europe and also the youngest participants of E-inclusion Expo! We talked about their project and about their volunteer life.



Cristina and Malena, they are just nineteen years old and they started to work as a trainer when they were sixteen. What a great teenagers! "The Youth Centre La Rueca"… Continue

Added by Simay Kardeş on December 1, 2008 at 15:52 — 2 Comments

Knowledge versus information

Abdul Waheed Khan (Assistant director-general for communication and information, UNESCO) intrigued his audience in the Plenary session this morning with a semantic shift from information to knowledge. We must remember, he said, that knowledge makes a difference in people’s lives, not technology. Instead of talking about information society then, perhaps we should be talking about a knowledge society.

Added by Adrian Popa on December 1, 2008 at 14:30 — No Comments

A small deed done is better than a big deed planned!

This certainly qualifies for the quote of the day. It nearly raised the sober, grey-suited ministerial audience to its feet. Mr. Craig R. Barrett had repeatedly told governments to start investing seriously in education (of which ICT is a part). He said: a small deed done is better than a big deed planned. Thinking about major strategies, we ignore the small steps. Technology is here! Doing small steps at a time will take us where we want to go.

Added by Adrian Popa on December 1, 2008 at 14:30 — No Comments

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