Social Economy towards Digital and Social Inclusion

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Type of the event: Discussion/Debate/meeting

Main theme/focus: Basic Digital Skills / Media Literacy

Main theme/focus: Enhancing digital skills / Digital inclusion / Accessibility

Date time start: 15/03/2022 14:00

Date time end: 15/03/2022 15:00

Number of hours: 1

Country: Belgium

Region: Brussels

City/Town: Brussels

Organisation: Diesis Network

Address of the event: Brussels, Belgium

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Tag or keywords: social economy, digital inclusion, digital skills, social inclusion

Responsible (trainer/organizer): Diesis Network

Target Group: General public

Number of participants: 30

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The event is: Completed

Short description of the event:

The social economy has attracted much attention in the last few years, thanks to its capacity to generate both economic and social impact. It is a driving force in the green and digital transition and has played a crucial role in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, social economy enterprises have started to shape the digital sphere.

There is a growing number of social economy applications of digital technology, and emerging ecosystems of businesses and organizations building a digital social economy.

Digitalisation and digital skills can be important assets for the social economy. Similar to the traditional social economy, digital social economy enterprises are either user-centred or use digital technology to pursue a social goal. Digital social economy innovations enable users to manage the impact and leverage the potential of digital innovations for a people-centred transformation and to benefit society at large.

The event tends to give an overview of social economy and digital inclusion from various perspectives; by trying to explain the link between social economy and digital skills in a present and future perspective, the potential of social economy enterprises to use digital tools to scale up their businesses, but also in contributing to bridging the” digital divide” affecting, in particular, the vulnerable groups of society.