GOW16 in Poland - 500+ institutions involved!

The Get Online Week 2016 campaign in Poland (Tydzień z Internetem) attracted this year a record number of institutions - more than 500 libraries, schools, culture centres, local NGOs and other institutions registered in Get Online Week 2016 in Poland.

Thanks to their involvment Poland took the second position among 27 countries participating in the campaign regarding the number of participants registered in the Get Online Week counter. The total estimated number of participants of the meetings organized during Get Online Week 2016 in Poland is over 15 thousand people.

The new topics promoted this year were safe e-consumer and online security and it was inspired by the European Digital Single Market strategy. Participants of the meetings participated in a special quiz, thanks to which they could find out how to create a secure Internet password, how to use safely e-banking and what are the rights protecting consumers buing online. Online version of this quiz was also created and results were shared by users using hashtags #TZI2016 and #GOW16. The other topics covered in past years were also promoted. including digital jobs for young people, mobile technologies for seniors and many others.

Get Online Week 2016 was widely reported in Polish media, including TV stations (TVP3 Warszawa, TVP3 Rzeszów, WTK Poznań), radio (Polish Radio PR1, PR2, PR3, Czwórka, PR Łódź, PR Wrocław, PR Merkury Poznań, RDC) and online portals (wiadomosci.onet.pl, polskieradio.pl, samorzad.pap.pl, odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl).

The Get Online Week 2016 in Poland was coordinated by Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) and run in partnership with new partners: mBank (the biggest private bank in Poland), Nobody’s Children Foundation (coordinator of Safer Internet in Poland) and SafeKiddo Foundation as well as the partners who supported the campaign also in previous editions: Microsoft Poland, Orange Foundation, UPC Poland, Center for Citizenship Education, School with Class Foundation, Activation Foundation, WIOSNA Foundation (literally SPRING Foundation). The campaign obtained the patronage of the Ministry of Digital Affairs and the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.

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