News :: The hunt is on for Local Digital Inclusion Champions: E-Inclusion Awards 2012 now open for entries
(15/02/2012) Everyone’s online right? Wrong, almost a quarter of Europeans aged 16 and over have never used the internet! If you’ve supported other people to get online through a project, service or product, we want to hear about it and the benefits it has provided. Established by the European Commission, the e-Inclusion Awards is on a mission to discover and celebrate the most innovative ways of plugging the digital gap and helping people to enjoy the benefits of the internet. Aimed at inspiring individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments the Awards reward those championing the way forward and exploiting the potential of technology in dealing with today’s challenges. With almost a quarter of Europeans remaining offline, growth of the digital economy will be stunted as will access to the benefits achieved from access to online facilities. Europe’s Digital Agenda includes a vision of 'Every European Digital' in which all people truly benefit from technology innovations, improving their well-being throughout their lifetime and contributing to economic recovery. For individuals, the sense of achievement, empowerment and connection can be priceless! Deadline for submission of entries is 4 May 2012.