November 14, 2008
Mid-West e-Inclusion project wins Commission award
Citizens First, an Interreg 3b North West Europe project led by the Mid-West Regional Authority, has won a medal as part of the eInclusion. Awards. This European Commission initiative recognises public, business and civil society sector organisations whose activities have made the best and most imaginative uses of Information and Communications Technology to positively impact on the lives of marginalised people
and communities - thereby reducing digital and social exclusion. Beyond its social necessity, overcoming this barrier is estimated to be worth up to EUR85 billion to European companies and governments over the next five years and the awards aim to inspire progress and greater all-round ICT efforts towards this goal.
Citizens First's recognition is under the category of 'Inclusive Public Services' for its efforts in engaging with isolated and socially disadvantaged communities to plan and deliver internet based public services underpinning an inclusive Information Society. It focused in particular on empowering such groups by providing technical skills training to address the socio-economic and cultural barriers that exclude them from e-government services.
Posted by iroronan at November 14, 2008 10:30 AM
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