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Objective: To improve awareness raising

This objective is to improve upon the existing facilities and processes to raise awareness on issues relating to social integration, cultural developments, ethnic diversity and the development of different cultures across the region. Activities may involve networking arrangements, collaboration and co-operation, sharing of knowledge and intelligence resource including political lobbying to influence policy.

Keywords: Inclusion, Disadvantaged support


 

Report(s) Objective 'To improve awareness raising'

 
Date Report:
June 30 2003Co-operating against the digital divide: Awareness raising and networking initiatives

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Beep Knowledge System found the following cases in Objective: To improve awareness raising

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Objective : To improve awareness raising 

Number of cases matching your selection = 54

Case 859  Babetko.sk - Web portal for child care and young families (Slovak Republic) 
The child care portal offering information about child care, social and legal advisory and exchange of experiences in this field.

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Case 216  PROMISE - Including disabled and older people in the Information Society (EU) 
The PROMISE project promotes an Information Society for all, taking a focus on older and disabled people, through preparing support materials and presenting it to policy-makers.

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Case 82  AOP - I S Access for older people to the information society (EU) 
A study of the benefits, and possible utilisation methods, of ICT for the elderly.

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Case 53  CANS- Citizen's Access to Networks & Services (EU) 
Demonstrates how Multi-media telematics can be used by Local Authorities and service providers to support marginalised citizens within their community.

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Case 195  DATEC Developmentally Appropriate Technology in Early Childhood (EU) 
Detailed study of how children adopt ICT plus the development of a portal for dissemination and support.

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Case 319  DITIC - ICTs for disabled people (Spain) 
A purpose built centre that provides a flexible approach to training. Empowering clients and discovering that e-commerce can actually remove barriers to employment for the disabled.

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Case 217  Electra - Opening a window to Adult Education and learning opportunities (EU) 
A multi-lingual knowledge base for Life-Long-Learning. Includes directory of courses plus many support features.

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Case 87  European School Net (EU) 
Report on pan-European network of educational networks to encourage communication, knowledge sharing and learning resources.

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Case 321  EUSTAT - Empowering Users through Assistive Technology (EU) 
This project was primarily aimed at the development and provision of educational material for End Users of Assistive Technology

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Case 219  Mercadis - Labour market for disabled people (Spain) 
Portal (website) for disabled people seeking employment or other, more general assistance. Also raises awareness amongst employers of the benefits of employing disabled workers.

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Case 189  Naestved CityNet - Public/private regional information portal (Denmark) 
An early municipal portal that illustrates the promotional benefits, but more importantly shows the problems of generating genuine local involvement. Thus it fails to reach it's full potential.

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Case 175  Naestved Info Society 2000 - Information Society development (Denmark) 
Establishing the Information Society in Næstved by extending Internet, rolling out a range of electronic services over the Internet, and encouraging the use of IT and the Internet through promotion and education.

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Case 323  Nordpol.dk - Democracy on the Web (Denmark) 
Creating a lively and well-visited democracy website for the County of North Denmark.

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Case 445  Polish Virtual University (Poland) 
Recently established virtual (on-line) University finds that the prime importance is facilitating the interaction between students/staff and students/students regardless of whether courses are designed "in house" or bought in from the International market.

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Case 215  Red Sorda II - Deaf Community (Spain) 
RED SORDA II tries to make accessible the Information Society for deaf people and to integrate them into the economy. It aims to provide bespoke training and the creation of deaf virtual communities to raise awareness.

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Case 843  SYNERGY Incubator (Slovak republic) 
Virtual business projects incubator

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Case 81  TENCARE Telecommunications -based Home-Care Services (UK) 
Homecare information system through set-top tv boxes that identified some key issues regarding usability, training and costs. Has potential for further development.

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Case 178  WOWIS - Work Opportunities for Women in the Information Society (EU) 
Report which identifies working arrangements that promote women’s careers in the call centre industry, and assists in the design of initiatives that encourage positive developments for women in employment in teleservices.

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Case 444  OSKa - National Women’s Information Center (Poland) 
Excellent example of how the Internet can service the information needs of a specific group (women in this case). Good ideas that add real value to a dissemination website.

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Case 90  CITINET - Learning Centre Network (UK) 
Widening access to learning by providing intranet, and other, resources to local training providers (75 centres within the city).

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Case 273  Web for All - barrier-free Internet (Germany) 
This ongoing project is to improve the accessibility of the internet for everyone including disabled people by identifying barriers and providing strategies to overcome them.

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Case 197  Borris.ie - Community programme (Ireland) 
An 18 month project to raise awareness locally of the benefits of ICT using a variety of locally relevant media.

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Case 192  De@fAdults Lifelong Learning project (UK) 
Good working model of project to aid deaf adults that engenders confidence and pride through quality training and services. Includes way to use deaf teachers as role models.

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Case 256  Digital Opportunities Foundation (Germany) 
Following the US example, this on-line knowledge base provides detailed information and support for people concerned with the "Digtital Divide".

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Case 206  Dschola - regional collaborative network of Piedmont schools (Italy) 
Supports and facilitates the take up of ICT in rural schools, including safe use of Internet and improved co-operation amongst teachers.

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Case 309  EnRed - Telematic resources for women (Spain) 
EN RED promotes the access of women to jobs involving telematics through training, guidance and individual follow-up of job search. It fosters the entrance of women in the Information Society.

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Case 364  Facilitating drug related harm reduction in CEE/NIS (Global) 
Ongoing HIV support project is finding that the Internet, plus common shared languages (Russian & English), allows the project to access specialists in 27 states and thereby develop and provide a quality service.

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Case 203  Fife Direct - using the Internet for regional economic development and social cohesion (UK) 
More than a municipal website, this project integrates and encourages agencies across the region to provide both an excellent "on-line" resource for local citizens and an engine for regional development. Many "disadvantaged" users have proved more "web-savvy" than the managers !

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Case 125  INFOVILLE Valencia - Information Society development (Spain) 
Large scale project to involve citizens in the Information age. Nearly doubled the number of PC users in the region (1996/99)

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Case 128  Iperbole Bologna Civic Network - Access for all (Italy) 
Municipal Intranet project that provided e-mail and Internet access to all citizens and improved local democracy, service provision, community involvement and ICT skills.

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Case 47  Netd@ys - Awareness raising of new technology for education (EU) 
Awareness raising project from the Commission which has exploited an American concept to good effect in Europe. Some useful lessons, particularly in handling the speed difference between ICT deliverables and paper-based deliverables.

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Case 176  OPUS - Training women in the Information Society (EU) 
How OPUS developed a package for training providers to train women in IT. Illustrates the changes it brought about, the skills and competencies required and their impact on training provision. A useful model for reference.

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Case 313  Periphera - Telematics Applications and Strategies Combating Social and Economic Exclusion (EU) 
Telematics applications were used to implement seven sites where "self-help" centres allowed citizens who were previously marginalised to develop work opportunities

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Case 51  TARDIS (Targeted Delivery of Information and Services) (UK) 
A practical research project for providing access to information for disabled people. Well documented lessons to learn from plus a working model suitable for exploitation.

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Case 446  Telework - Poland 
Polish portal supporting and promoting teleworking finds that it needs to help both the potential teleworkers and their potential employers.

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Case 331  TEMSIS - Transnational Environmental Management Support and Information System (France, Germany) 
A transnational environmental information project discovered it needed to develop three types of kiosk (interface) to meet the differing needs of users in order to maximise the potential of it's knowledge base.

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Case 205  The Digital North Denmark - exploring the potentials of the network society (Denmark) 
A large scale National project that encouraged a "bottom-up" approach to project design and implimentation and thereby produced some interesting outcomes, including employment opportunities and effective networking actions.

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Case 312  Utenet - ICT training for disabled people and welfare workers (Spain) 
Intensive training for welfare workers, and telematic networks to connect welfare offices are applied to ensure more efficeient methods of training, employment and counselling guidance.

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Case 255  Web.punkte - 'internet-cafes' in schools as access points for students and citizens (Germany) 
This project was an initiative to reduce the digital divide in the region of Bremen and Bremenhaven by exploiting the existing infrastructure.

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Case 257  ISIS - Information, service, integration and schooling for blind and vision-impaired people (Austria) 
Project to support blind people and help them into employment. Providing training, access to internet, ICT skills etc. plus a special website the clients.

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Case 207  Improved municipal services for the citizens of North Denmark 
Six municipalities combine to produce an interactive website, extended call service and common information database to provide better services to their citizens.

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Case 470  World Wide Web without barriers (Poland) 
Polish organisation for disabled people finds success for its' clients with IT training, teleworking etc through the creation of a community spirit, quality qualifications and staff dedication. Shows the real benefits from adding value to raise confidence and feeling of "self worth" in clients.

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Case 419  ABEKT (Greece) 
ABEKT is a library automation software system developed by National Documentation Centre (EKT) of Greece. National Documentation Centre (EKT) has been operating since 1980 at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and is supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry for Development.

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Case 333  Ayuda Urbana (Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean region) 
Focused on urban issues and challenges in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean region. Aimed to help cities improve their technical expertise and municipal effectiveness by connecting mayors and their staff to focus on pressing issues and challenges. Assumes that the reader is familiar with the concept of community of practice.

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Case 387  Cisco Network Academy Romania (Romania) 
Description of how Romania used the Cisco training programme to upskill its base of network administrators in a cost-effective manner providing an International qualification to its' citizens. Includes Cisco case studies.

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Case 198  Disabled People of Clare - Innovations and Inclusion (Ireland) 
This project was an initiative to encourage disabled people in using computers and the internet as their key communication and networking tools

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Case 421  DITIS (Cyprus) 
Using a combination of Internet and SMS messaging this project allows patient to be looked after at home for longer with the most up-to-date information and support available to carers in the field. Improved, and cheaper, health care!

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Case 46  IS4ALL- Information Society for All (EU) 
Ongoing (2000/2003) project to recommend "best practice" for tele-health providers, particularly how to improve service to disabled and elderly clients.

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Case 379  Let your job find you - Internet work bourse Profesia (Slovak republic) 
An Internet service demonstrates new approaches to online recruitment helping the unemployed to find a job. Both, the unemployed and the potential employers benefit from improved communication.

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Case 466  Prím Online: making the leading Hungarian IT portal accessible for the visually impaired (Hungary) 
Private company discovers that, in just four weeks, their web sites can be easily made accessible for the visually impaired without reducing the web content and web functions. As a result it increases it's customer base!

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Case 423  TAXISnet (Greece) 
Introducing electronic completion of tax forms in Greece.

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Case 478  Virtual Piotrkowska Street (Poland) 
Privately funded local business portal (community website) benefits traders and the region. Excellent model which highlights problem of funding.



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Case 265  HERO - Health Promotion and Educational Support for the Rehabilitation of Offenders (EU) 
This is an ongoing project to develop, demonstrate and evaluate IST applications and services to promote the rehabilitation of offenders

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Case 873  The “Chitalishte” project (Bulgaria) 
An attempt for strengthening the positions of a traditional cultural institution in Bulgaria

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