The European Commission has established the e-Inclusion Awards to raise awareness, encourage participation and recognise excellence and good practice in using ICT and digital technology to tackle social and digital exclusion across Europe.
The scheme ran for the first time in 2008.
The 2012 eInclusion awards will underline the work done by intermediaries and encourage the dissemination of good training practices in the special award category "we are the champions". The other award category is "I am digitally driven" and will highlight the impact of digital skills on life prospects, with special focus on employability, re-skilling, visible improvement in socio economic situation of groups at risk of exclusion).
Method of participation to the call will be submission of audiovisual material.
Key criteria for selection will be:
1) demonstrated positive impact of the initiatives presented on individuals' employability and wellbeing;
2) creativity and quality of the material submitted in support of the entry. The story told should inspire and encourage other organisations and individuals to take part in e-inclusion initiatives.
Selection criteria, conditions for participation and details on how to enter will be announced shortly in this newsletter.