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Formation of limerick city digital inclusion strategy group

  1. 1. Developing a Limerick City Digital Inclusion Strategy<br />Limerick Community Connect<br /> 2001 -2010<br />Why a Strategic Group?<br /> Suggested Structure for Groups<br />
  2. 2. Limerick Community Connect<br />PAUL Partnership<br />Community Groups<br />City of Limerick VEC (AES)<br />Formed as Limerick Community ICT Steering Group in 2001<br />‘To promote, support and deliver collaborative and innovative approaches to the use of ICT in communities at risk of digital exclusion’<br />Re-named Limerick Community Connect in 2010 and established as a Company Limited by Guarantee<br />
  3. 3. Limerick Community Connect<br />PAUL Partnership<br />Community Groups<br />Limerick City AES (CLVEC)<br /><ul><li>Employment
  4. 4. Community Services
  5. 5. Estate Management
  6. 6. Adult Education
  7. 7. Youth Activities
  8. 8. Childcare
  9. 9. Women’s Groups
  10. 10. Advice and Information
  11. 11. Meals Services
  12. 12. Services to Senior Citizens
  13. 13. Etc, etc, etc.</li></ul>Serving the needs of over 4000 people annually<br />Southill<br />Our Lady of Lourdes<br />Moyross<br />St. Mary’s<br />St. Munchin’s<br />
  14. 14. Limerick Community Connect<br />PAUL Partnership<br />Community Groups<br />Limerick City AES (CLVEC)<br /><ul><li>2000 Community Based Learners Annually
  15. 15. 79 Community Locations
  16. 16. Levels 1 to 5 on NQF
  17. 17. Community Education Programme
  18. 18. Basic Education Solutions (Adult Literacy)
  19. 19. Upskill Solutions (including Back To Education Initiative)
  20. 20. Programmes developed in Partnership with Community Groups
  21. 21. 700 Learners in ICT/Digital Skills/Digital Literacy annually
  22. 22. Increasing emphasis on ‘blended learning’ and use of Social Media for Learning</li></li></ul><li>Limerick Community Connect<br />PAUL Partnership<br />Community Groups<br /><ul><li>Working with communities that have benefited least from economic and social development
  23. 23. Promoting social inclusion and improving the quality of life of people living in these communities.</li></ul>Supporting Enterprise Development<br />Supporting Community Development<br />Equality Projects<br />Supporting Volunteering Initiatives<br />LES/ Jobs Club<br />Supporting Education & Training<br />Research and Evaluation<br />Etc. etc.<br />
  24. 24. Limerick Community Connect<br />Outputs to Date<br />Capacity Building<br />Research<br />Network Management Training<br />Family Learning<br />
  25. 25. Limerick Community Connect<br />Outputs to Date<br />Innovating<br />Raising Awareness<br />
  26. 26. Limerick Community Connect<br />Outputs to Date<br />Improving Access<br />Influencing Policy<br />Planning<br />
  27. 27. Why aDigital Inclusion Strategy ?<br /><ul><li>Minimal real understanding and appreciation of the crucial importance of Digital Inclusion
  28. 28. To ensure a cohesive clearly defined response to digital exclusion
  29. 29. To influence those who make policy and fund policy initiatives
  30. 30. The Regeneration context </li></ul>Why a Strategic Group<br />The nature of Digital inclusion <br />is multi-facited and broad in nature therefore tackling exclusion effectively will involve many stakeholders<br />Collaborative effort (as opposed to independant silos)<br />Bring ‘Digital’ Expertise to bear on issue <br />
  31. 31. Suggested Structure for 2 Groups<br />Others<br />Industry & Business Reps<br />Local Gov. & Regional Dev. Reps<br />Third Level Education Reps<br />Social Inclusion & Regeneration Reps<br />Adult Education & Training Reps<br />Innovating<br />2 Community Reps<br />Research<br />Limerick Community Connect<br />Digital Inclusion Strategic Group<br />Capacity Building<br />Community ICT Coordinator<br />Raising Awareness<br />Planning<br />Influencing Policy<br />Improving Access<br /><ul><li>Employed by Limerick Community Connect
  32. 32. Coordinating the implementation of LCC projects
  33. 33. Facilitating the work of both groups
  34. 34. A key link between both groups </li>