Who we are
Latest meeting of the partner organisations in Berlin, Germany
Upper row, from left to right: Sven Weber (Trainer), Bastian Pelka and Christoph Kaletka (sfs / TU Dortmund), Zane Pīzele (LIKTA), Andrea Diaz (D-O-T), Elisabete Fei (FCT), Mara Jakobsone (LIKTA), Alba Agullo (Fundacíon Esplai), Anja Genschow (SDC)
Lower row, from left to right: Lena Lohrmann (sfs / TU Dortmund), Milo Mundt (Trainer), AnaFilipa Candeias (FCT), Jutta Croll (SDC), Gabriel Rissola (D-O-T), Nenja Wolbers (SDC)
The project TRANS e-facilitator is carried out by a consortium of six organizations representing higher education, foundations, public authority and vocational training centers from Germany, Spain, Latvia and Portugal.
The curriculum will be implemented in Portugal, Latvia and Germany. The three partners Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association from Latvia, FCT from Portugal and Stiftung Digitale Chancen from Germany have identified their national needs by surveying e-facilitators and are now able to transfer the curriculum focusing on the local necessities.
The other German partner Technische Universität Dortmund will coordinate the transfer process and will make sure that every country will reach their aims. The partners Dynamic Organization Thinking S.L. and FUNDACION ACCION SOCIAL Y TIEMPO LIBRE ESPLAI from Spain are constantly involved in practical training of facilitators by the curriculum and will help the partners to implement the new training with their deep understanding of training issues.
Web page: www.d-o-t.eu/en
D-O-T mission is to contribute to the development of an equitable Society based on Information, Communication, Culture and Knowledge by means of the active and permanent promotion of the Social and Technological Innovation in diverse fields. D-O-T intends to be a factory of qualitative and quantitative knowledge that accumulates, shares and applies its expertise to the last and most sophisticated subjects of contemporary society governed by the dynamics of globalization-localization. Its activities touch on varied subjects such as lifelong learning and inclusion, technological innovation and Internet, intercultural dialogue, digital literacy, distance learning, corporative social responsibility (CSR), SMEs cooperation, etc. Additionally, D-O-T is an active advocator of the socio-economic role played by e-centres (telecenters, public libraries, etc) and ICT-driven social innovation interventions in contemporary society.
Fundación ESPLAICountry: Spain
Web page: www.fundacionesplai.org
Fundación Esplai is a non-profit organization nationally and internationally renowned, particularly in Europe and Latin America, whose main mission is to improve and promote social inclusion and citizenship through ICT in order to reduce social exclusion and the digital divide.
With more than 13 years' experience, Fundación Esplai brings people and organizations together, running projects and collaborating with local organizations. Red Conecta (2002) and Conecta Joven (2005) are the main national projects of Fundación Esplai which are in charge of developing digital literacy training, helping participants to gain e-skills, improve their ability to join the labor market, transform society and improve social inclusion.
In a state-wide project, with common objectives, Fundación Esplai sum forces and join efforts coming from different nationalities and regions, intending to create synergies and creative responses to new social and educational challenges. Fundación Esplai promotes programs of e-Inclusion at European level since 2009 designing, implementing and driving over all this time, more than 9 European projects with partners from all over Europe. These experiences are creating the situations, knowledge and methodology that fosters mutual enrichment of projects, partners, users, and methodologies.
Web page: www.fct.pt
The mission of FCT ("Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia") consists in continuously promoting the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal, exploring opportunities that become available in any scientific or technological domain to attain the highest international standards in the creation of knowledge, and to stimulate their diffusion and contribution to improve education, health, environment, and the quality of life and well being of the general public. FCT is also responsible for the coordination of the public policies for the information and knowledge society and its mobilization.
Web page: www.likta.lv
Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) is a non-governmental professional organisation, encompassing the ICT industry and ICT professionals, established in 1998. The principal objective of LIKTA is to promote and further the development of Information Society in Latvia. LIKTA works toward increasing e-awareness in society and takes an active part in preparing and implementation of professional ICT and digital skills programs for everyone. LIKTA holds charitable status since 2005 and educational institution status since 2008.
sfs - TU DortmundCountry: Germany
Web page: www.sfs.tu-dortmund.de/en
sfs is a central scientific institute of TU Dortmund employing 60 people of which 30 are researchers. The institute combines excellent research with active participation in the shaping of regional and organisational innovation processes. Today’s focus is on social innovation research, digital inclusion and lifelong learning systems in combination with regional / social adoption models.
Stiftung Digitale ChancenCountry: Germany
Web page: www.digitale-chancen.de
The goal of the Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Digital Opportunities Foundation) is to make people interested in the Internet and to support them with their steps into the digital world. We want them to become aware of the opportunities this digital medium offers and to make use of them. Stiftung Digitale Chancen was founded in January 2002 in Berlin by AOL Germany and the University of Bremen. Co-founders are Accenture and the Burda Foundation. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth have taken on the patronage.
Funded by EU - Lifelong Learning Programme
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