If we look at the agendas of our political parties, we realise that practically no one has mentioned social entrepreneurship
and social innovation
. The European Union along with various international institutions has stressed time and time again the importance of promoting apparatus such as these, yet in Spain it is hardly even addressed; its reach is basically limited to the regional level, as in the paradigmatic case of the Basque Country. As social problems mount ever higher and the youth unemployment rate
remains one of the highest in Europe, political stimulation of social innovation and social entrepreneurship have become pressing issues.
In light of this situation, in 2014, Red CreActiva
organised four Political and Social Advocacy Summits
, and Valencia
, and we now bring you the conclusions.
From iWith.org believe it is important that organizations are abreast of the latest developments and updates that occur around the Internet and ICT in order to improve their communication strategies and be more effective in its management and daily operation.
iWith.org is a partner of the Teaming foundation along with Grupo Intercom, Everis, and Banca Cívica. In this article Ramon Bartomeus, Resources Manager of iWith.org explains the current situation with the Teaming project.
An article by Adriana Pérez Pesce published March 20th, 2012 en Noticias Positivas.
Read the full article here.
Esta noticia en español aquí.
This is about an extraordinary project aspiring to create an open shareable archive and documentary film of the world on 11/11/11. Global collaboration through media creation is the ultimate goal, on a scale never seen before.
Summer has arrived and with it our plans to travel, to look for places that surprise us, relax us, or entertain us. We want to give you a project to work on if you consider yourself an observant and sensitive person, and have a camera. iWith.org’s 2010 Summer Photo Contest is open and from now until September 20th you can send us your photographs.
For our conference at the United Nations, we made a video interviewing our beneficiaries on their relationship with the Internet and their approach to communicate effectively on the web with simple tools.
In order to make an announcement, the organizing committee has called a press conference next Monday 11th May full or surprises
Web 2.0 Summit
is an annual event that connects business leaders, big thinkers, and innovative technologists who are shaping the future of the Web. It is a gathering place for international leaders of the new Web, who gather to discuss and debate the most important issues, strategies, and disruptions driving the Internet economy.
The participation forms part of the Leadership and Management of Non-Governmental Organisations offered by the Catalan Business School in Madrid.
The NGO Memoria Sin Fronteras has set out to collect flash-memories in different models: SD, CF, MC, MS…that are left in our night table. The aim is to classify them, to format them, to full them with contents and to send them to places where the container and its contents can be used instead of throw them away or let them aging in a drawer.
The II International Encounter of the TIC for Development Cooperation, Cooperation 2.0
, ended this afternoon in Gijon with the shared challenge of pushing a "Development 2.0" where all of the agents (Administration, business and third sector) will actively participate in a coordinated manner, starting with the people destined for help. This was one of the main conclusions that ended the event organized by the CTIC Foundation which united more than a hundred technology agents as well as ones from the Cooperation in Asturias during a span of three days.
This year the focus is on short stories up to 5 pages long. As always, the idea is to close the digital divide by showing that the Internet is a way of spreading culture, and that it is accessible to everyone.
They are two organizations that work with new technology and in the virtual domain. Both believe in the "developing" power of TICs and as such, they have collaborated to give life to interesting projects and future opportunities.
, those small capsules of simple and practical knowledge available via the Internet serve as our introduction at the next celebration of Internet Day.
We invite all of our Iwith.org friends to vote
for this tool before May 17th!
From the 30th to the 31st of January 2008, the Palacio de Congresos in Gijón, Asturias (Spain), will host “Cooperation towards Development 2.0: The First International Communication and Information Technology Conference for Cooperation towards Development”. An event uniting government, social and business sectors seeking to exchange knowledge and experiences with the aim of spanning digital gaps and promoting the use of ICTs in order to improve the methods and practices of cooperation towards development.
The second edition of Responsible ICT´s dossier has been published, edited by MediaResponsable. The dossier analyzes the situation of Social Corporate Responsibility in companies of the TIC sector and includes a survey of the ONL´s that work with ICT´s, in which Iwith.org was included.
During the last few months we have received a list of candidates from Catalonian organizations for the 2007 Web Projects Grants carried out conjointly with the International Ashekor Foundation. We should inform you all of the closing as of today of this competition because the number of proposals presented over the last few weeks exceeds that of available scholarships, and therefore, we can not accept new projects.
What does RSS mean?
At this stage you should be able to recognise this universal icon which is or appears on your favourite websites, blogs and podcasts. It means that that site has content (text, audio or video) that you can subscribe to and read, listen to, or view using only FeedReader.
The development of online publishing technology has made it a simple matter for content providers to broadcast regularly-updated information across the web, and has made it possible for subscribers to receive up-to-the-minute news lists from their favourite websites or blog sites without having to check manually or get an inbox full of unread emails.
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Talks about two very painful diseases which cause fatigue and other debilitating symptoms, have been going on for a long while. However, due to their silent nature, they can´t be properly identified by the Administration and the Health Services.
The European Commission launches an on-line public consultation to gather more views on e-Inclusion (digital inclusion) following the statistics that revealed the deficiencies in gaining access to ICT that exist in Europe.