Social inclusion

Digitalization Leading to Inclusion

Improving digital skills and competences of the lowest social strata and marginalized communities leading to inclusion in 21st century society

Creators

Who is behind this?

Vladimir Nezdaril

Život v 21. století, z. s.

http://zivot21.cz

Czech Republic

Idea

Idea pitch

The project will establish a digital centre, a safe space for all family. The centre will run digital education for adults and kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. The centre will provide Internet connection for those without it (BYOD). The centre will distribute 60 notebooks after successful completion of courses. We count 60 adults and 100 kids as target monitoring indicators. With the services, target group will have better potential for employment and improved self-perception and self-worth.

Where will your project idea take place?

Brno-North, the Czech Republic

What is the local challenge?

Brno-North is home to varied communities with massive social discrepancies creating tension between these various communities. It is home to wealthy professionals living in grand houses, to middle class families living in terraced houses, working class families living in blocks of flats, and lowest social classes living in substandard accommodation, it is also home to unemployed, plus newcomers to the city, and a large marginalized community living in the Cejl area, a socially excluded area next to downtown Brno.

How does your idea strengthen democracy and active citizenship at a local and community level?

Digital skills and competencies will bring the lowest social classes and marginalized communities into 21st century and into the digital world we are living in. It will help with participation in the digital space that increasingly gains in prominence and many citizens take for granted and yet not everyone participates in.

Who are you doing it for?

Brno-North is home to 47 thousand people. It includes all ranges of society strata. The project will focus on the lowest social classes and marginalized communities in the area, especially those not participating in the digital space.

How do you plan to get there?

1. establishment of digital centre
2. providing safe space
3. running courses for adults
4. running courses for kids - with regards to their age
5. providing Internet connection (byod)
6. successful completion of courses will lead to ownership of a notebook (60x)
7. improved digital skills and competences (160x)
8. sense of belonging into today's digital society

What are the expected results?

In a years time, hopefully we have made difference in lives of at least 160 local people who benefited from the initiative and gained the ability to participate in remote working or learning. Hopefully they will find their new home also in the digital world.

Numbers: 60x adults, 20 hours of learning, 60 certificates, 60 notebooks
Numbers: 100x kids, minimum of 20 hours of support, ready for distant learning
Numbers: 160x total
Numbers: 1000 hours of running the Digital centre (50 weeks x 5 days x 4 hours)

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

Bringing people out of last century into this century will help them feel valued part of Europe and also hopefully more optimistic for the future.
Improved participation in digital space, which is gaining on importance as 21st century progresses, will create a more balanced society, especially when joined from those not present currently and resulting in feeling included.

What is your story?

We think this is something that might significantly help a lot of locals and is in line with today's times and challenges.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Personnel costs 26.000
Premises 9.000
60x notebook 11.000
Cloud services 1.000
Indirect costs 3.000

Team

z21

Idea created on May 18, 2020
Last edit on May 26, 2020

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