Medici Final Conference – January 2021

Digital Inclusion For All

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About The Conference

Digital exclusion is shown to be closely linked to social exclusion generally. Limited access to digital tools, low digital skills and poor quality of engagement in the digital society all contribute to ‘dual exclusion’, where digital exclusion exacerbates, rather than reduces, social inequalities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has in turn amplified ‘dual exclusion’. People with limited access to digital technologies, or without the skills to use them, were hit harder by the effects of the pandemic, leading to what might now be called a situation of ‘triple exclusion’.
The MEDICI Final Conference will address these challenges and discuss emerging good practices in the field of Digital Inclusion in Europe. Current gaps in policy interventions at EU and local level will also be highlighted, with the aim to enhance sustainable and transferable digital inclusion initiatives in a future-oriented perspective.

About MEDICI

The MEDICI project supports the exchange and replication of good practices among stakeholders involved in the digital inclusion ecosystem.

Its key aim is to contribute to bridging the ‘digital divide’ affecting in particular vulnerable groups in society, including older people, people with disabilities, ‘left behind’ youth and adults and migrants.

Partners & Organisers

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The Programme

You are invited to the online ‘Digital Inclusion For All Conference’. Over 3 days, we will connect from around Europe, utilizing online possibilities to share know-how; from meeting practitioners, experts, public authorities to getting inspired by the keynote speeches and learning about practical cases in our workshops.
Check out the programme below, you can register and attend a single session of your choice or get an ‘ALL IN’ free ticket which will automatically register you to ALL of the sessions of this conference.
Keynotes
Webinars
Workshops
Roundtable

Keynotes

Inspirational short talk from leading thinkers, leaders in the topic or policy- makers to attune your mind to the upcoming session.

Roundtable

A Roundtable is a 1 hour open debate as well as a deep-dive dialogue with the purpose of engaging in a discussion on specific topic(s) with 4 to 5 guests.

Webinars

Webinars are 45 minute sessions for a larger audience in which a number of speakers will share their knowledge, give an inspiring presentation or present key lessons from their studies or research.

Workshops

These interactive sessions focus on engagement with participants: sharing perspectives, experiences, knowledge and tools, working on specific challenges or learning about practical solutions.

The Speakers

  • June Lowery-Kingston
    June Lowery-Kingston
    Head of Unit, Accessibility, Multilingualism and “Safer Internet” (CNECT.G.3), European Commission

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  • Johannes Landstorfer
    Johannes Landstorfer
    Coordinator for the digital agenda,
    CARITAS Germany

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  • Pedro Beitia
    Pedro Beitia
    Ede Foundation coordinator EDE Foundation, Bilbao, Spain

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  • Gosia Kwiatkowska
    Gosia Kwiatkowska
    Senior Lecturer Co-Director RIX Research & Media, University of East London

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  • Ineke Schuurman
    Ineke Schuurman
    Researcher, Center for Computational Linguistics, KU Leuven, Belgium

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  • Henrique Gil
    Henrique Gil
    Senior Teacher, Age.Comm – Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal

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  • Bartosz Kosiński
    Bartosz Kosiński
    Project Team Supervisor MERITUM Association for Non
    Formal Education, Poland

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  • Yvonne	Anderson
    Yvonne Anderson
    Co-Founder,
    Mind Of My Own, UK

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  • Jill Thorburn
    Jill Thorburn
    Co-Founder,
    Mind Of My Own, UK

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  • Victoria	Mandefield
    Victoria Mandefield
    Co-Founder/Director,
    Solinum, France

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  • Jean Guo
    Jean Guo
    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer,
    Konnexio, France

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  • Ellen Helsper
    Ellen Helsper
    Professor in Socio-Digital Inequalities at the Media and Communications Department London School of Economics (LSE)

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  • Guillem  Porras
    Guillem Porras
    Fundacion Esplai
    Deputy President of Somos Digital, Spain

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  • Maria Ana Carneiro
    Maria Ana Carneiro
    Researcher at CEPCEP,
    Portuguese Catholic University
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  • Achilles Kameas
    Achilles Kameas
    Chair of the Board at ALL DIGITAL,
    Greece

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  • Carmen Cárdenas
    Carmen Cárdenas
    Coordinator of the Changing Mentalities Programme of the Spanish Red Cross Employment Plan, Spain

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  • Adam Micklewthwaite
    Adam Micklewthwaite
    Director of Digital Social Inclusion, Good Things Foundation, UK

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  • Luísa Ribeiro Lopes
    Luísa Ribeiro Lopes
    Coordinator of the Axis for Inclusion of the National Digital Skills Initiative INCODE.2030, Portugal

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  • Anna Schippa
    Anna Schippa
    Co-founder Forma.azione
    Italy

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  • Sandra Spjuth
    Sandra Spjuth
    Regional digitalization coordinator, Region Örebro County, Sweden

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  • Raúl Pérez González
    Raúl Pérez González

    Fundación Segretariado Gitano,
    Spain
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  • João Baracho
    João Baracho
    Chief Executive Officer at CDI,
    Center for Digital Inclusion,
    Portugal

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  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Burgos
    Vice-rector for International Research,
    Universidad Internacional de La Rioja – UNIR

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  • Tania Maarmary
    Tania Maarmary
    Digital Inclusion Coordinator for the Brussels Capital Region. BRIC, Brussels Regional Informatics Center

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  • Dr. Anna Tsiboukli
    Head of Education Department,
    KETHEA

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  • Alessia Sebillo
    Education and Training Expert,
    Diesis Network

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  • Marta Bruschi
    Community Engagement, Senior Expert,
    Diesis Network

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  • Joaquin Alonzo Andaluz
    Head of International Projects Management Office,
    Universidad Internacional de La Rioja – UNIR

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  • Stefania Aceto
    Project Manager and Senior Researcher,
    Universidad Internacional de La Rioja – UNIR

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  • Gianluca Pastorelli
    Executive President,
    Diesis Network

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  • Dr. Remos Armaos
    Head of Professional Education,
    KETHEA

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  • Joseph Cullen
    Principal Associate,
    The Tavistock Institute,
    Medici Project’s Scientific Director

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  • David Drabble
    Senior Researcher and Consultant,
    The Tavistock Institute

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  • Francesca Di Concetto
    Managing Partner,
    Smart Bananas s.c.r.l.

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Explore the MEDICI Knowledge Community

Our Community will help you to connect with your peers and interactively learn from each other. Our platform will give you tools to share and exchange good practices, get support on challenges you face in your work on digital inclusion and get inspired. Medici invites you to engage and actively contribute to the digital inclusion of society as a whole.

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