2012 winners

The 2012 European e-Inclusion Awards aim to discover and celebrate organisations and individuals across Europe who champion new technology and harness the potential of the internet as a means of improving prospects, increasing employability and meeting today’s complex social and economic challenges.

Below is a list of the 2012 winners for each category.

I am Part of IT (Small Organisations)

Elton Kalica, Ristretto Orizzonti

Elton Kalica

Elton Kalica – Ristretti Orizzonti – Italy

Elton Kalica’s entry was an impressive story of personal empowerment and reskilling through ICT. A story of a young migrant who, in a new country found himself in trouble and eventually in prison. Elton was given a chance and through learning ICT skills has improved his capabilities, achieved a University degree, found a good job and a created a new life.

Click here to read more about Elton Kalica…


I am Part of IT (Large Organisations)

Siemon Dekelver WAI-NOT

Siemon Dekelver WAI-NOT

Siemon Dekelver – K-point and WAI-NOT – Belgium

A story about ability, not disability. A lesson that empowering an individual also helps the society to become more inclusive.

The initiative provides mentally challenged young people with secure web-based communication tools so they can learn ICT skills, improve their quality of life and increase their levels of social interactivity.

Click here to read more about WAI-NOT…


Be Part of IT (Small Organisations)

Storybook Dads

Storybook Dads

Storybook Dads – UK

The judges felt this was a simple yet ingenious way to use the internet to improve lives of families where a parent is in prison. Technology enables imprisoned parents to record bedtime stories for their children in order to maintain the important parent/child bond – even if the parents are away for a long period of time.

The initiative has been proven to reduce reoffending.

Click here to read more about Storybook Dads…


Be Part of IT (Large Organisations)

Cibernàrium - Barcelona Activa

Cibernàrium – Barcelona Activa

Cibernàrium – Barcelona Activa – Local Development Agency of the Barcelona City Council – Spain

Barcelona Activa is the local development agency for the Barcelona area and actively promotes ICT skills, training and environments for digital inclusion, employability and competitiveness.

Click here to read more about Cibernàrium…

 

Library Development Program - Information Society Development Foundation

Library Development Program

Library Development Program – Information Society Development Foundation – Poland

Local libraries as agents for digital change. For underserved communities to be able to fully participate in economic, educational, cultural and social relationships and community life.

Click here to read more about the Library Development Program…

 

Finalists Showcase

We have produced a brochure containing information and stories from all the 2012 e-Inclusion Awards finalists. You can download the Finalists Showcase Brochure here.

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