Seminar: Enabling Access to Education and Employment – Digital strategies for sustainable community buildingAug 18
Friday 18 September
13:30 – 16:30
Central Dublin (venue to be announced)
Guest speaker – Marian Harkin MEP
NCBI and the European DICE project (Digital Inclusion Champions in Europe) would like to invite you to contribute to this event.
Registration essential. Click here to register.
If you are not free to participate, please share this invite with a colleague or representative.
About the Seminar
The seminar will showcase DigiPlace4all (www.digiplace4all.eu), an online peer support community for people with disabilities developing digital skills for accessing education and employment, developed by the DICE project in Ireland, Belgium, Poland and Bulgaria. We will demonstrate how EU funding can help NGOs collaborate within Ireland and across Europe on dynamic initiatives like this.
Through presentations and group dialogue, attendees will explore and discuss issues around access to further education and employment, the role of peer support, the use of online communities, sustainability, stakeholder collaboration, public policy and funding.
Who will attend?
The event will be attended by disability advocates, educators, employers, public policy advisers and DigiPlace4all community members.
DigiPlace4all peer support communities are now active in four countries – Ireland, Belgium, Bulgaria and Poland – and extension to other European member states is planned. They provide a way for people with disabilities to request and offer support from their peers in developing the digital skills needed to transition from VET training to mainstream education and employment. They also provide functionality for sharing information on technology and accessibility and are open to educators and employers who wish to make their learning environments and workplaces inclusive.
The development of this new online community is a real success story that shows the power of collaboration, not only across Europe but also within our own country. NCBI has been able to pull together a network of supporters and “DigiPlace4all Champions” among key Irish disability organisations such as Enable Ireland, AHEAD, the Disability Federation of Ireland, Dyslexia Association, DeafHear and many more. The collaboration with these Champions is helping us to grow the community into the future.
Please register for the event. Click here to register.