The first National Day of Digital Inclusion took place on 17 May 2022 in Luxembourg in the framework of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. Among the events organised for the occasion by the Ministry of Digitalisation and its partners, a “Digital Inclusion” award ceremony was held by the Minister Delegate for Digitalisation, Marc Hansen.
28 applications were submitted following a call for projects launched in January 2022 by the Ministry of Digitalisation for the financing of pilot projects promoting the digital inclusion of all citizens of the Grand Duchy. The call for projects was aimed at associations, private organisations, public institutions, municipalities, inter-municipal unions, professional chambers, training centres and public research institutes that are committed to digital inclusion. The projects submitted had to fall within the scope of one or more of the three strategic levers defined in the National Action Plan for Digital Inclusion.
The 6 winners of the “Digital Inclusion Award 2022” and their projects are:
- Autisme Luxembourg ASBL for the creation of a social platform for people with autism.
- Club Haus op der Heed for the provision of tablets and individual support to familiarise elderly people in the northern municipalities with new media.
- GoldenMe ASBL to develop and strengthen a network of intergenerational “smartphone-cafés” in various municipalities in the Grand Duchy.
- Stëftung Hëllef Doheem for the promotion of digital literacy among vulnerable elderly people in the 10 psycho-geriatric centres (CPG) of their network.
- City of Dudelange for the creation of an “Internet Stuff” to promote and introduce the digital world to older people through exchanges and training in a safe, familiar and friendly environment.
- Wide ANDCO for the creation of “meeting points” for women with computer and digital related questions
More details here.