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Digital inclusion project call

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In February 2018, Brussels Secretary of State for Informatics and Digital Transition, Bianca Debaets, and the Brussels regional public service launched a digital inclusion project call intended to support projects or events providing answers to challenges regarding digital inclusion.

“If we want to make the Brussels-Capital Region a Smart City, digital inclusion is key. It is vital that everyone has the digital skills needed to be able to reap the benefits of increasing digitalisation. Furthermore, digitalisation is racing on, widening the digital gap and, at the same time, increasing the risk of digital exclusion.”

The submission deadline was 30 March 2018 and over 25 dossiers were received.

The jury, which included Céline Vanderborght (Smart City Manager - Brussels-Capital Region), Katja Jacxsens (Director of IT coordination at the Brussels Regional Public Service), Perrine Brotcorne (Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Work, State and Society at the UCL) and Isle Marien (Researcher at Imec-SMIT-VUB), selected 7 projects for a total grant of € 250,000.

The subsidies were granted to non-profit associations DoucheFlux, Gluon, Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde, Solival, Fobagra, Open Knowledge and Wijkpartenariaat Brabantwijk – De Schakel.

All of the above organisations will be joining us at Brussels Smart City: We’re all going digital! The event, a forum for digital inclusion, will be held in the Halles Saint-Géry from 12 to 5 pm on 1 December. Come and meet them and discover their projects and daily activities, which allow each and every one of us to benefit from digitalisation.

We would like to congratulate them and hope that the granted subsidies will enable them to successfully complete their projects.

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