ICT for Inclusion

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Antti Reinsalo
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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

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ICT for Inclusion

Description

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Since the economic downturn, unemployment is reaching unprecedented levels. According to Eurostat, in July 2013, the unemployment rate in EU28 was 11%, amounting to almost 27 million men and women unemployed. Furthermore, unemployment is hitting more severely some groups such as young people, migrants and people with lower skills. In July 2013, the youth unemployment rate in EU28 was 23,4%. The Employment Pack, Towards a Job Rich Recovery launched in 04/2012 aims at addressing this challenge.

Furthermore, the economic crisis has had severe consequences increasing the level of poverty and social exclusion across the EU. In response to this challenge, in February 2013, the European Commission launched the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion (SIP). The SIP Communication urges Member States to pursue active policies prioritising social investment and the modernisation of their welfare states in order to address the unemployment, poverty and social exclusion challenges brought about by the economic crisis and the sustainability challenges posed by the ageing demographic trends.
In this context, JRC research work focuses on providing scientific evidence and policy guidance about how ICT enabled interventions and innovations can support addressing the above challenges in the context of the EU policy framework, and measuring their contribution in socio-economic terms in achieving the policy objectives.

The European Commission launched in February 2013 the Social Investment Package (SIP), to support the EU 2020 strategy. The SIP Communication urges Member States to pursue active policies prioritising social investment and the modernisation of their welfare states in order to address the unemployment, poverty and social exclusion challenges brought about by the economic crisis and the sustainability challenges posed by the ageing demographic trends. In the implementation of the SIP, policy actors across Europe face a number of key challenges:

•    understanding and maximising the potential of ICT to support the implementation of the SIP, through enabling social innovation initiatives and approaches;
•    the need for support, in the analysis, from micro to macro level, of the social returns of (social) innovative approaches and initiatives in social investment policies, and
•    the need for support to identify, select and promote promising social innovations by promoting the development, testing and further scaling, transfer and replication.

  In ADAM 605 projects can be found when entering the search term ICT for Inclusion.

Keywords / TAGS
ICT, Inclusion, disadvantaged groups

Coordinator contact details

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antti.reinsalo@eucis-lll.eu

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Theme

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  • Access for disadvantaged
  • Social dialogue

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  • Groups
  • Teachers
  • Trainers
  • Careers officers
  • Head teachers/principals/managers
  • Non teaching administrative staff

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  • Best practice
  • Methods for Training of Teachers/Staff
  • European Qualification Framework
  • Inclusion of all in Lifelong Learning

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  • Education

Educational sector

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  • Primary
  • General secondary
  • Special education for disabled persons
  • Adult Education Provider
  • Second change or remedial education
  • Organizations working migrants/minorities
  • Centres for guidance, counselling or accreditation

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Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

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    VISIR
Hyperlink
    http://www.visir-network.eu
Comments/Description
    The use of ICT for learning in Europe is gaining ground, but to uncap its potential as a driver of change for our economies and societies, we need to move from fragmentation and piloting to articulation and system adoption.

    To address this need, and with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, VISIR will work for three years (2011 to 2014) to address three major gaps: the “understanding gap”, the “networking gap”, and the “mainstreaming gap” of ICT for learning in Europe.

2. LLP project or related resource

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    Uniting Europe through digital empowerment –UniteIT (ESU
Hyperlink
    http://www.esu-online.org/projects/esuasapartner/uniteit/
Comments/Description
    Uniting Europe through digital empowerment –UniteIT- is a 36 months network project, co-financed in 2012 by the EU Life Long Learning Programme (Grundtvig programme – Multilateral Projects) and aimed at raising awareness and foster sharing and joint actions to overcome the digital divide.
    The project aims at sharing knowledge, exchange of practices, set up debates in key topics and develop new strategic partnership involving actors across societal domains to contribute to overcome the digital divide and promote the acquisition of digital competences by groups-at-risk of exclusion.

3. LLP project or related resource

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    ICT and social media for employment (EVTA)
Hyperlink
    http://www.digital-identity-project.eu
Comments/Description
    The project will use Mentoring like a methodology of shared learning and growth that promotes mutual benefit, interaction and support for both parties is becoming an increasingly important function for both entering the workforce and future career success.
    The mentoring relationship is a two way process which potentially benefits both mentee and mentor as they learn from each other. The project partners will be vocational training schools, companies, universities and NGO – associations in order to deal with the issue from all points of view.

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Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

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