We are here to help skills building for TCN women

The DIGITS: Soft DIGITal Skills building for TCN women is a two years project co-funded by the European Union under the ERASMUS+ programme. The project is implemented by partners in Poland, Greece, Romania, Belgium, Austria, and Germany. The project aims to improve the digital inclusion of third-country national (TCN) women through practical tools and tailored educational interventions that will contribute to a better quality of life for them.

About Project

The main objective of the DIGITS project is to improve the digital inclusion of TCN women in the selected EU countries through practical tools and tailored educational interventions to ensure a better life quality for them. More specifically, the DIGITS project aims to improve the national and transnational understanding of the needs of digital inclusion for the women in the EU. It is important to develop practical tools and gather useful resources in terms of digital inclusion and, thus, social justice for women with a migrant-refugee background.

To this end, the DIGITS consortium will prioritize increasing the participation rates among people with fewer opportunities, specifically migrant women with few digital knowledge, in line with the principles of the 2020-25 Gender Equality Strategy as a vehicle for the promoted gender perspective in the proposed action. Our approach will be integrated to improve the capacity of professionals and stakeholders who have direct access to TCN women on how to develop their digital skills and, ultimately, empower them.  Also, a specific objective is to raise awareness among professionals, relevant stakeholders and the public on the digital inclusion needs of TCN women.

Objectives:

The project will focus on developing and applying pioneer capacity building methodologies on digital literacy.  The capacity building methodology of the DIGITS project will also contribute to the development and enhancement of the skills and competences of:

Our approach will be integrated to improve the capacity of professionals and stakeholders who have direct access to TCN women on how to develop their digital skills and, ultimately, empower them.  Also, a specific objective is to raise awareness among professionals, relevant stakeholders and the public on the digital inclusion needs of TCN women. The capacity building web platform developed by the DIGITS  project will be an attractive tool with high accessibility and with flexible user-friendly digital development, which will allow easy adaptability in multiple contexts, enhancing, in this way, the integration in learning and training at all levels and supporting its sustainability and compatibility with upcoming social and learning challenges.

About Partners

Austrian Association of Inclusive Society

Austrian Association of Inclusive Society (AIS) is a non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, dedicated to interdisciplinary research that promotes innovation and collaboration in the fields of human rights, social inclusion, and development. AIS’s activities include research and analysis, evaluations, publications, and advocacy, as well as convene and facilitate the exchange of ideas and open discussions that stimulate new thinking on current issues in Europe, while keeping a global perspective. AIS holds conferences, workshops, trainings and other events that focus on social development, behavioral change and foster inclusion of youth and marginalized groups.

Main focus areas are:

AIS has a strong reputation for producing independent quality studies, as well as engaging in international collaborative support and promoting good practices that generate relevant work. Inclusive Society currently works in delivering a wide variety of projects and advocates strategic influence in a range of sectors that touch on our focus thematic areas. Staff members and volunteers are committed to fight for equal rights for all and to promote the full inclusion of socially disadvantaged, disabled, and marginalized people in all aspects of life.

BK Consult

BK-con is a niche consulting firm that entails broad experience in EU funded projects, at a development and implementation level. Being founded in 1994, we have over 30 years of expertise in transnational projects having participated in the design and implementation of a total project value that exceeds the budget of 4 billion euros. We provide a wide bouquet of services, facilitating capacity building and quality assurance. Our intention is to use our experience to provide added value for organizations and partners at local, regional, national and transnational level, creating added value for our societies, in a sustainable manner.

BK Consult GmbH covers the thematic fields of:

AIS has a strong reputation for producing independent quality studies, as well as engaging in international collaborative support and promoting good practices that generate relevant work. Inclusive Society currently works in delivering a wide variety of projects and advocates strategic influence in a range of sectors that touch on our focus thematic areas. Staff members and volunteers are committed to fight for equal rights for all and to promote the full inclusion of socially disadvantaged, disabled, and marginalized people in all aspects of life.

Symplexis

Symplexis is a Greek non-for-profit organization that strives to ensure equal opportunities for all through actions and measures that build skills, empower and promote active engagement and participation focusing on the most vulnerable categories of the population and particularly those with fewer opportunities.

Symplexis’ activity builds on user-led approaches and interventions around four main axes of expertise, namely:

Symplexis’ mission is to elevate social cohesion through integrated actions and project-based activities that aim at promoting the inclusion of disadvantaged groups at risk of marginalization and exclusion, while promoting and protecting the rights of various types of population groups that face discrimination focusing on the empowerment and support of victims, awareness raising and information sharing at all levels. 

Diesis Coop

Diesis Network is one of the widest networks specialised in supporting the development of the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation. In view of the high social, economic and ecological stakes, we are deeply convinced that a global commitment from all stakeholders and a collaborative approach is the only response to a global crisis. Therefore, we put great value on our 50+ member organisations in 20+ countries.

Functioning as a unique ecosystem, we create and multiply the impact through a close collaboration with our members, who represent over 90 000 organisations and 1.2 million jobs through major national federations and support networks.

With a variety of profiles, backgrounds and origins, our team is actively engaged in implementing knowledge-based activities such as training, project design, consultancy and advisory services, technical assistance and research.

Polskie Forum Migracyjne

The Polish Migration Forum Foundation (PFM) was established in 2007 to promote the rights of migrants in Poland. At PFM, we want Poland to be a country where people of different races, religions and cultures live in harmony and respectfully, striving for agreement and cooperation. Our mission is to support the integration of people who migrate to Poland - so that it can become their second homeland. PFM offers comprehensive and professional support to refugees and migrants living in Poland.

We develop initiatives and support activities that lead to dialogue between people representing various cultures. The Foundation specialises in informational activities by providing: direct support to foreigners (psychological, about the job market, regarding legalisation of stay), trainings (for teachers, psychologists, government officials), and activities in between formal and informal education (workshops, city games). Additionally PFM supports migrant women by organising childbirth schools and support groups for migrant mothers.

Our work ethics - innovation, involvement, attention to quality. Innovation: We are always looking for new modes of action. We analyse migrants' needs and respond flexibly. We use our team's interdisciplinary knowledge in developing our activities

Involvement: We put a lot of heart and commitment into each one of our meetings with beneficiaries. We are a team of activists - actions supporting foreigners are personally important to us. We actively engage volunteers in our work.

Attention to quality: We operate comprehensively. We make sure that foreigners can receive support from us in various aspects of their lives. It is important for us to always improve our team's competencies. We participate in trainings, seminars and study visits.

Hub for Innovation Policy

Hub for Innovation Policy (HIP) is a start-up company focusing on the mission of utilizing innovation and technology for advancing and empowering the services of business and social actors. The main vehicles that we utilize for this purpose include ICT tools, Capacity Building Programmes and Consulting services.

Our team includes experts coming from multidisciplinary backgrounds, but with solid background and expertise in working with market stakeholders and the Third Sector at international level. Our cumulative experience and track record includes successful collaboration with companies of various industries and economic sectors, institutions and Local Authorities in various EU countries, the European Commission and NGOs & Organizations active in the field of human rights.

Our approach is customer-driven, based on close and regular cooperation and interaction with our customers and partners, for achieving actually tailor-made solutions meeting their particular needs and challenges.

GREEK FORUM OF MIGRANTS - Elliniko Forum Metanaston

The Greek Forum of Migrants (GFM) is a network of migrant organizations and communities in Greece. It was founded in September 2002, it functions as a union - body, and its members today numbers around 40 Communities - Organizations.

Their mission is the promotion of migrant’s integration and inclusion by enhancing their individual and collective responsibility and participation, through collaboration with institutions, NGOs and society -on a national and European level

Defending migrants` rights and their equal labor and social integration is their main goal.
In order to implement their work and actions, they are activated in three different but interdependent areas: with the communities of the migrants themselves, with the Greek society, and with the Greek State, with its organizations and institutions.