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 – 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.
I am Part of IT (Large Organisations)
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.
Be Part of IT (Small Organisations)
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.
Be Part of IT (Large Organisations)
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.
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.
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.