The European Commission will award prizes to the winners of the eInclusion awards at the Digital Agenda Assembly being held in Brussels on 21st and 22nd June 2011. A part of the Digital Agenda on Enhancing digital skills proposes a series of measures to promote take-up of digital technologies by potentially disadvantaged groups, such as elderly, lower-skilled, unemployed or people with disability. The latest Digital Agenda scoreboard shows that 25% of the EU population still lacks IT skills and only 53% are confident that their computer and Internet skills are sufficient if they need to change or find a new job within a year. The eInclusion awards were established by the European Commission in order to discover 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.

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