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Is e-Inclusion really worth investing in?

This builds on my earlier post ("Winners and losers"). The question was addressed yesterday to Mr. Craig R. Barrett in the Plenary session. With the painful awareness of current financial and economic difficulties behind, Mr. Barrett said that, based on the three success stories which had just been presented on stage, multimplied by millions world wide, the answer would unashamedly be YES. No matter how good an ideea is, he added, there will always be detractors. But I have a principle: always… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 1, 2008 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Exhition Opening Ceremony

At the begining of the ceremony, many impotant ministers spoke in the conference. That was very exiciting for all of the Turkey’s member because this is the first time that we attended to Formal Ministerial Conference. Gujan who is also invited to be reporter, he is the first time to go abroad.

We fit our headphone and we started to listen what they talked about. We just felt as a minister or come from big private company.

They spoke… Continue

Added by Burcu Kilinc on December 1, 2008 at 13:52 — 1 Comment

The e-Inclusion debate - 30.11.2008

At 16.45 PM we had an opportunity to attend “E-Inclusion debate”. Subject which had interested me the most was access to high technology for disabled. Disabled are a very specific group of e-inclusion, because it’s not only the matter of teaching people how to use the ITC devices. The problem which has to be solved is to make this technology accessibility for everyone, without any exception. Below are main… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 1, 2008 at 12:49 — No Comments

E-accessibility: A Dummies Guide to Web Accessibility - Vienna 2008, 2nd day

I am interested in the subject, despite all what I do at work. I write and build Web sites for companies, organizations, private citizens. So I appeared on this session ...end enjoyed it.

Presentation by Mr Steven Sintini.

Very important was what he said about, namely: „Wy should we make… Continue

Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on December 1, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

Be Part of it with being YOUNGG

In the begining of the conference,after prepare our association's stand we met members and staff of telecenter europe, That was very exiciting for us because they invite us,young people, to ministerial conference. It shows, they overrate of our ideas about this conference. So we feel of ourselves so important because of beingg YOUNGG!

Added by Burcu Kilinc on December 1, 2008 at 12:08 — No Comments

plenary (11:15 1.12.2008r.)

Claus Nielsen has showed a part of video. There is fight old people vs. technology. I think this is the best description of relationship between this part of people and high technology.
My reflection about it is, that we don't listen feadback from old people and we don't know how to help them.

Added by Sebastian on December 1, 2008 at 12:06 — No Comments

Winners and losers...

This is sort of a mathematical challenge (for those used to syllogisms): IF e-Inclusion, THEN some win some lose. The very prospect of being true added dramatism to yesterday's plenary Q&A session. The question was addressed to Mr. Craig R. Barrett (Chairman of Intel Board Corporation) and referred specifically to using ITC in aging well programmes. Who might lose out if e-Inclusion is successful in elderly care? Who might be the opponents? After a short pause, as if needing time to answer,… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 1, 2008 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

Unlikely bloggers...

Yesterday, the moderator openly commended two ministers, Mr. Eric Besson (France's Minister of State to the Prime Minister) and Mr. Erwin Buchinger (Austria's Federal Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection) for blogging. He said this is a great encouragement: if they can do it, anybody can!

Added by Adrian Popa on December 1, 2008 at 11:30 — No Comments

The life...stronger than the movies

A selection of personal tales highlighting the positive impact ICT has had on their lives.

At the E-inclusion Ministerial Conference from Vienna, three people, whom, at first sight, seems to know nothing about computers, were invited to testimony about their digital experiences. They were from Austria, France and UK.

The first lady, Frieda Spielmann, 82, has discovered her pasion for computers at 75, when she bought her first laptop.… Continue

Added by tiberius turcas on December 1, 2008 at 11:30 — No Comments

One day working...

We are the spanish reporters!!! Soory for our delay but we have had really dificulties to find computers to use. But we are already here!!

We are havingo a really good time. We have asisted some workshops and we've made some interviews.

Yesterday at night we assited to the celebration in Belvedare Palace were we met lots of new people.

Now we are going to posts some photos of yestarday's journey.

Added by Jonathan Vazquez on December 1, 2008 at 11:18 — 1 Comment

Ageing Well – User Needs and Expectations. - Vienna 2008, 2nd day.

Between speeches of speakers, chair (David Broster) at one point put his own summary, opinion:

The chair said:

“Of course, technology is not standing still, so although I feel fairly comfortable with technology today I dread to think what it might be like in 20 years… Continue

Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on December 1, 2008 at 11:00 — No Comments

Press Conference in Vienna 2008

Press Conference in Vienna

European Commission’s members

Heidrun Silhavy, Federal Minister for woman, Media and Regional Policy, Austria: “ICT development is a very important thing for our society, because of the economy’ turbulences. Our purpose is to offer poor people and disability persons the chance to involve in the development of the society. We want that non-academicly, migrants and young people can acces Intrernet.

Eric Besson, Minister of State to the Prime… Continue

Added by sîrbu viorica on December 1, 2008 at 10:54 — No Comments

Is ICT socially devisive?

I picked this up from Fabio Colansati's address yesterday - but others said it, too. Is technology pulling us apart as a society? More specifically, does ITC's ever more forward looking enlarge the gulf between those who have the skills and can keep up with it, and those who don't? Separating the new haves from the have nots? What degree of digital literacy is necessary for e-Inclusion to mean something?

Added by Adrian Popa on December 1, 2008 at 10:30 — No Comments

Plen Session at "vienna 2008"...1st Day

The European Commission takes atitude

Imagine a digital world where there are no barriers in communication, a world that is, in fact, a market of opportunities and where everybody is in touch and involved in new technology. This is what The European Commission e-inclusion Ministerial Conference from Vienna is trying to persuade the audience. Maybe you will ask yourselves what e-inclusion means. Nothing easier to explain. All it is about social cohesion, which implies different… Continue

Added by tiberius turcas on December 1, 2008 at 10:14 — 1 Comment

Young webreporters left without internet at the Hilton hotel!

Armed with portable pc's, digital cameras and tons of enthousiasm, 20 young reporters from Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey came to Vienna to webreport on the e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference & Expo that is being held at Messezentrum Wien from November 30th to December 2nd.

They were invited by the… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on December 1, 2008 at 9:00 — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Launch

To provide the next 292 000 000 Europeans with the information skills, motivation and access that they need to benefit from, and contribute to, the knowledge economy – it’s the vision of Telecentre-Europe.

Try to make a list of things that you can do by using computer and Internet.


Imagine that 292 000 000 Europeans, and not only people from this continent are digital illiteraced and won’t draw benefits from using computer and… Continue

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

Lilo and Stitch

I think this line comes from the Disney movie (or there about). But it was beautifully said by Fabio Colansanti this afernoon (intentionally or not). The European Community's main purposes, he said, could be summed up in three words: opportunity, access and solidarity – so that nobody is left behind or forgotten.

Added by Adrian Popa on November 30, 2008 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Deconstructing evolution

Survival of the fittest is obviosuly a bio-evolutionary not a social dictum. Mr. Erwin Buchinger, Austria's Federal Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, rhetorically asked, in the plenary session of the Vienna conference, "Why should only the stronger and more able people participate in the information society?" Quite so! I think e-Inclusion is, metaphorically of course, about deconstructing evolution...

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

30.11.2008 Vienna 2008: European Commissions e-Inclusion policies and initiatives: how can I be included?

Many recent policies fight with social/information exclusion of Europe citizens.

Brief presentations at this session gave an outlook for the organizations on what calls for proposals are there to chose from in order to be involved in European Commission e-Inclusion policies, relevant initiatives, actions and projects. Basic focus is on the idea of integrating such speheres of our lives as (e)health care, (e)social care and… Continue

Added by Justyna Bandurska on November 30, 2008 at 16:12 — 1 Comment

“The European Commission’s e-Inclusion policies and projects: how can I be included ?” e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference

During the conference there were shortly presented projects and policies connected with the problem of e-Inclusion – how to solve this problem. Both are long term undertakings, prepared for the future. In brief – it’s an investment - in people, for the next years.

I did not know that problem of e-Inclusion is such a significant problem, not only in Poland, the place where I live, but in all high developed countries UE.

Programs are addressed mainly to elderly people, because… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on November 30, 2008 at 16:11 — 1 Comment

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