Portugal – Past Editions
2018: Explore the power of digital choices
For the fourth time, Programa Escolhas (Choices Programme, PE) will lead the ALL DIGITAL Week in Portugal as a National Partner.
The campaign activities will be promoted and implemented with the help of PE project partners – currently PE involves 89 Digital Centers through Portugal and in the autonomous regions.
Every month, Programa Escolhas launches a “challenge” to their Digital Centers. ALL DIGITAL Week is going to be the theme of the March challenge, and PE will encourage the centres to organise events in their communities. Locally, the centres will also distribute the information through their local community partners.
PE suggested activities and asked centres to come up with other ownones relevant for their communities. Here are some of the activities that will be run during the Week:
- Cybersecurity: Brainstorm about Cyber Security and poster/flyer design; Creation of a board game about Cyber security; Planning and construction of a didactic online game about Cyberbullying (Scratch); Workshop with local authorities (police squad) about Cyberbullying consequences; Debate about selfies and online exposure;
- Canva workshop; “A videoclip about my life” – classes about video tools; “Youtuber for a day” workshop; 3D Printing workshop;
- Programming with Roblox; “Scratch 3 day marathon” – 3 day’s workshop; How to build a robot?” workshop;
- “Digital Literacy and Employability” workshop;
- “Media and social networks for the elderly” workshop;
- “IoT Everywhere” – Workshop and Cisco online course;
Programa Escolhas will engage 1,200 people in the ALL DIGITAL Week campaign in Portugal.
Contact: Margarida Videira, Digital Inclusion Coordinator for Choices Programme
- Overview of GOW17 commitments and activities – see below
2017: All Portugal online for GOW17!
For the third time, Programa Escolhas (Choices Programme, PE) led the Get Online Week in Portugal as a National Partner.
Programa Escolhas (PE) implemented activities during the GOW 2017 related to the two topics mostly important to their target audiences: Cybersecurity and Employment and Entrepreneurship. GOW17 activities were promoted and implemented with the help of their project parners – currently PE involves 90 Digital Inclusion Centers through Portugal and in the autonomous regions.
- PE planned to organize a workshop about Cyberbullying;
- PE reminded their participants and teachers about the use of “The Web We Want” manuals (Insafe).
Employement and Entrepreneurship
- As part of eSkills for Jobs, PE was to release a brochure in Portuguese on Fit4Jobs explaining how Fit4Jobs increases levels of literacy and digital skills of the participants, in view of its (re) qualified entry into the labor market, stating the employment opportunities generated by digital technologies.
- The partners used the eSkills assessment tool, Skillage, as a way to diagnose and encourage participants to take further ICT trainings and certifications (example: the course “Entrepreneurship” provided by CISCO).
- PE would introduce to participants the employability networking tool YouRock helping them to create their online CVs and portfolios.
- Participants would be invited to try the “Digital Atelier” by Google Portugal. In this free course, participants can acquire the digital skills necessary to grow their career or business.
Programa Escolhas was to engage 700 people in the GOW17 campaign in Portugal.
Contact: Margarida Videira, Social Inclusion Coordinator for Choices Programme
GOW16 in Portugal
GOW16 in Portugal was led by two partner organizations – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) and Programa Escolhas (PE) See the overview of their commitments and activities.
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) was back once again to participate and promote the Get Online Week 2016 at the national level!
FCT gathered around this campaign its network partners – from the eSkills, Digital Jobs, Safer Internet and Information Society domains – by inviting them to either disseminate this campaign or elaborate initiatives that they found suitable for this event’s objectives. FCT counted on their creativity!
For this purpose, FTS put up a website that was used to disseminate the campaign and to gather information about independent events, by letting participants register their own activity.
This campaign focused on both proposed themes for 2016 – Digital Jobs & Trust and Confidence.
On the topic of Digital Jobs, FCT established a stand in a big and known fair dedicated to education offers, training and employability – Futurália. There, from 16 to 19 March, they promoted (1) the national eSkills for Jobs campaign, (2) the National Coalition for Digital Jobs and associated projects, (3) an eSkills assessment by inviting bystanders to try the Skillage.eu online tool and, finally, (4) the GOW itself, by encouraging people to elaborate initiatives of their own and letting FCT know by registering it in the aforementioned website.
On the topic of Trust and Confidence, FCT counted on the Centro Internet Segura (Portuguese Safer Internet Centre) expertise and their partners’ network. The main goal was to invite potential participants to run diverse activities on this very important thematic, such as awareness raising on online identities, cyber-security, online resources and available tools like the INES Quiz about Internet Safety.
Finally, the promotion of the campaign was done through social media and with an attempt to capture the social communication interest to the cause. Monitoring the results was also done online, by checking social media and contacting participants who registered on their website.
Contact: Pedro Ruivo
GOW 2016 activities in Portugal were also organised by Programas Escolhas.
Programa Escolhas (PE) implemented activities during GOW 2016 related to the two topics: Trust and Confidence and Digital Jobs. They carried some initiatives using their website and/or Facebook page, and simultaneously promoted the implementation of local activities in vulnerable territories through the action of their local intervention projects (they engaged their network of digital inclusion centres, composed by a total of 88 Digital Inclusion Centres, located throughout Portugal and in the autonomous regions).
PE planned the the following activities:
(i) Dissemination of an infographic brochure (in Portuguese) dedicated to Fit4Jobs, in the scope of eSkills campaigned explaining how Fit4Jobs increases levels of literacy and digital skills of the participants, in view of their (re)qualification and access into the digital labour market, stating the employment opportunities generated by digital technologies (available here: https://goo.gl/uO65Lg);
(ii) Utilisation of the eSkills assessment tool, Skillage, as a way to diagnose and encourage participants in the 88 Digital Inclusion Centres, to take further ICT trainings and certifications;
(iii) Promotion of local workshops and awareness raising sessions regarding the safe use of social media;
(iv) Implementation of certified training activities and events using CISCO, Microsoft and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology training resources;
(v) On their webpage and/Facebook they used promotional materials raising awareness regarding GOW 2016 initiative and objectives.
- Trust and Confidence: PE used the CISCO NetAcad course – Internet of things, to introduce IoT topic to their local projects. This activity was complemented by the dissemination of the e-book – the comic book, available in Portuguese (PT-BR).
Contact: Paulo Jorge Vieira