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Citizens with a Disability: Digital Divide and Opportunities

Citizens with a Disability: Digital Divide and Opportunities

Register now for the 4th EUDIGIT webinar

The Municipality of Rotterdam, the City of Marseille and “TheMayor.EU – the European Portal for Cities and Citizens” are pleased to invite you to the fourth EUDIGIT webinar: Citizens with a Disability: Digital Divide and Opportunities.

The two-day event will explore the challenges that persons with disabilities face in an increasingly digitalised world and what our cities can do to overcome the divide. We live in a time in which technology is a real gamechanger. So, we should seize every opportunity to let fellow citizens with a disability participate in our society.

The event will take place online on 10 and 11 March 2022. It is free and open for anyone to join, with preliminary registration on this link. All registered participants will receive Zoom login link a few days prior to the event.

Agenda

The first day will feature brief presentations of examples on how stakeholders can bridge the digital gap as experienced by people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. These examples are demonstrated by the cities of Marseille, Cluj-Napoca, Rotterdam, Genoa, Hamburg and Varna.

Consecutive sessions will focus on inclusive communication, where citizens who have a disability or a chronic illness talk about their experiences with local administrations.

The afternoon sessions will focus on inclusive digital education and healthcare tools.

The second day will start with an overview of the European accessibility policies and Legislation. It will then continue with sessions on how to make the workplace, and sport and leisure facilities accessible and inclusive to persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

All sessions will adopt a practical and interactive approach, to ensure efficient exchanges of experience and transferability of best practices.

Discover the full agenda on this link.

About EUDIGIT

Citizens with a Disability, Digital Divide and Opportunities is the fourth of six seminars under the European project “EUDIGIT – European Digital Citizens”. Until March 2023, the cities of Marseille, Varna, Genoa, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Cluj-Napoca, supported by “TheMayor.EU – the European Portal for Cities and Citizens”, will work on achieving the following ambitious objectives:

  • Strengthening EU citizenship and citizens' awareness of its benefits;
  • Contributing to bridging the digital gap in cities;
  • Co-building digital policies with citizens.

Citizens and all interested parties can get involved by registering for the free events, by downloading the ‘best practices’ e-books or by suggesting policy changes during one of the local workshops in a host city.

EUDIGIT is funded under the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.

Additional information

RegistrationRegistration is free but mandatory on this link.

The working language is English.

EUDIGIT website: https://eudigit.marseille.fr/en

Contact details:

Rosanna Moti, Municipality of Rotterdam: rs.moti@rotterdam.nl (all organisational matters)

Aseniya Dimitrova, TheMayor.EU: a.dimitrova@themayor.eu (registration)

Partners:

The webinar is organised with the kind support of:

TNO - Dutch Scientific Institution

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

At TNO, they strengthen the knowledge base for the Netherlands by working together with internationally leading knowledge partners, companies and governments. Given the globalisation of research, TNO is becoming an increasingly international actor.

TNO - innovation for life - Envision it | TNO

Gebruiker Centraal – User Central

User Central is a community for professionals, which works for better online service provision from governments. They share experiences and create ideas through events.

The User Central Principals help to develop a better online service.

Home - Gebruiker Centraal

 

Het Nieuwe Instituut – The New Institution

Het Nieuwe Instituut is the Netherlands’ national institute for architecture, design and digital culture. Located in the City of Architecture, Rotterdam, in the Museum Park with Kunsthal Rotterdam and Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen as neighbours, Het Nieuwe Instituut has various exhibition spaces, a museum shop, a museum café (with the city’s loveliest terrace), an auditorium, educational spaces and a garden.

Het Nieuwe Instituut focuses on important social developments, such as the housing shortage, the energy transition, the rise of artificial intelligence, mobility, and the use of public space. Designers, including architects and digital makers, can make important contributions to these developments. Het Nieuwe Instituut showcases the work of designers, brings people into contact with each other, and collects, develops and shares knowledge.

Het Nieuwe Instituut: Architecture, Design and Digital culture

 

MEE Rotterdam Rijnmond

The organisation MEE Rotterdam Rijnmond is there so that people with disabilities can participate in society, just like everyone else. They help people to organize their own life. They give people a helping hand. If someone encounters barriers, they will remove them or they will teach that person how to overcome them. MEE Rotterdam Rijnmond does not do this alone. They work together with others to find solutions.

Meedoen mogelijk maken - MEE Rotterdam Rijnmond

 

Stichting Ik ben WIJ – Foundation I am WE

‘I am WE’ is the title under which activities take place that lead to a 'WE society', a society in which there is room for everyone.

We live in a society that is highly individualistic and in which people are increasingly drifting apart. People are afraid of the other. Living worlds are separated and people increasingly live alongside each other. Natives and immigrants live alongside each other, and so do the young and the elderly, the rich and the poor.

Theater | IKBENWIJ | Rotterdam

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