The latest eInclusion report published by the European Commission highlights Telecentre-Europe and the UK Online Centres amongst the best practice cases.
The purpose of the study has been two-fold:
The study has used a combination of tools to perform the following tasks:
One key study finding is that NGOs and private companies play a key role in promoting e-Inclusion, both in terms of number of initiatives and achievements, especially from local initiatives that tend to better understand community needs and dynamics. Replicability of local initiatives at the national/regional level often maintains their originality while multiplying their impact.
The study recommends a combination of actions from stakeholders, e.g. authorities at various levels including the EC, NGOs and private companies. In this context, initiatives from civil society often struggle to find adequate public support because of the novel and cross-cutting nature of e-Inclusion actions tends not to match traditional silos of public authorities.
Please click HERE for the full version of the report (pdf).
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