According to the MIREIA guidelines, there should be 180 filled questionnaires by e-inclusion actors from Poland. We attained this target on 5th February, almost two weeks before the deadline :-)
In Poland telecentres function in different kind of institutions: libraries, NGOs, cultural centres, offices of local government units, voluntary fire brigades.
One of the regions established telecentres even at police stations (as you can guess, these telecentres don't attract many voluntary users).
Nobody really knows how many they are and how many really provide e-inclusion activites. There are about 8500 public libraries operating in Poland, but not all of them offer public internet access. Since 2005, about 2000 telecentres have been created within 5 large networks funded with EU funds, but a number stopped functioning after the end of funding.
Probably, there are a dozen hundreds of other telecentres created by regional and local government units. The new Ministry of Administration and Digital Affairs has recognised this challenge and began an inventory of telecenters.
In our disseminaton efforts for the MIREIA survey, we tried to reach all those telecentres:
All this appeared not to be enough and we risked not to have enough filled surveys. Therefore, direct mailing was necessary and in the last week of January we have sent e-mails to:
As a result, in more than one week we observed an enormous increase in the number of filled surveys.
All this wouldn't have been possible without the engagment of our partners and the telecentres itselves.
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