S-Com is an international non-profit association (AISBL) founded in Brussels in 2005 to meet the challenges of sustainability. Through research and innovation projects (MEDSPRING, MERID, XF-ACTORS) it has been an intermediary between civil society and the scientific world, promoting values of accessibility and participation. Concerning this, S-com is working to reduce he barriers to social participation, especially for women and vulnerable people.
S-Com launched a campaign called WISE4All (Women for innovative society in Europe), aiming to promote the participation of women in social innovation. Digital participation requires new skills and knowledge, but also awareness-raising activities to develop critical thinking. There are many obstacles limiting participation, such as discrimination, hatred, stereotypes and physical and verbal violence both online and offline (as learned within the UP&UP, VISàVIS, GenreMedias, WISE4Challenges projects). We propose a NEXUS approach is to overcome these barriers. S-Com aims to exploit the potential of digitalization to enhance the accessibility of buildings and structures, within the framework of New European Bauhaus.
To address the opportunities of digitalization offers, S-Com proposes several initiatives that link digital literacy with social inclusion through competences, critical thinking and awareness raising.
As part of this pledge, S-Com will organise at least 2 events with 10-15 participants. We will also be supporting placement in the digital sector for at least 5 young people (who come to us through Erasmus grants) and for whom we provide training and awareness-raising activities. We will also be providing assistance and support to at least 10 partner organisations and in particular NGOs to develop e-skills with a special focus on the needs of women and minorities.
The activities take place mainly in Belgium and Italy but will involve all networks connected to S-Com and therefore also Spain and several other Mediterranean countries.
Digital Skills for All Citizens
|Digitalization for inclusive innovation||Tier 2 - Awareness Raising||Events|
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Sustainable Communication AISBL