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EducationalCentre Taurus (Poland) organizes courses and seminars for adults in traditional way- at the course’s place and by the Internet. Thanks to courses that are done by using ICT technology listeners from disadvantaged for socio-economic, geographic or other reasons take part in them. Among our listeners the big group is teachers who live in small towns or villages which are too far to take part in traditional courses and also traditional courses are more expensive because of costs of transport so our courses are favorable alternatives. The form that we use is also possible for taking part in them by disable and elder people. Doing courses on-line enables a wide group of people from the whole country to take part in them. Our courses are for all adult people. Mostly our listeners are teachers and parents.

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Denizli Public Education and Evening Art School (Turkey) is a public educational centre for adults. It holds regular courses and seminars for adults. Some special classes are also opened when a limit of participants are provided. The wide domain includes activities about culture, art, and health, child-mother care, and information technology. It also exhibits the works to people at the end of year. The Centre has already taken part in the project in 2005/2006and has also held planned courses about HIV/AIDS prevention. The centre is in the middle of the city but the learners who attend to courses generally join from suburb areas of Denizli. The great attention in most aspects is paid to the courses by the government. Our institution goes into cooperation with some organisations and schools for some kind of activities.

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Santarém (Portugal) - The amplitude of Misericórdia intervention in the Community gave us an overview of the care work, specially the need for specific training, education and management. It gives support in the following areas: Old people, Famíly and Community, Infancy e Youth. The services of Misericórdia de Santarém support, stops beyond the other areas, the elderly/ seniors currently the following: Elderly Day-care centre – Capacity for 70 users; Home-care service – Capacity for 95 users; Residential Home for the elderly – Capacity for 31 users; Residential Home for elderly in dependent situation – Capacity for 50 users; Emergency Care Shelter for elderly - Capacity for 13 users; Senior University – 217 learners. The Misericórdia of Santarém have a vast experience in programs that prevent the social exclusion – Social Center, Shelters, residential care, special projects for families in Portugal. Misericórdia daily receives in its valences/services aged diverse s proceeding from diverse clienteles of the Municipally. We already do one training for the use new information-communication technologies (ICT) but many elderly they had not had possibility in carries through it. This type of initiatives goes of meeting to the priorities of the Program of the Government of Portugal: “it is essential that so ample layers how much the possible one of the population acquires a set of basic abilities in information technologies that allow them, in last analysis, a full exercise of its rights of citizenship.” Our organization intends to strengthen the knowledge that already experience withholds in the intervention with the community, changing the European level, knowing practical promising, knowing new methods of intervention and strengthening experience in works of transnational scope.

4PEOPLE Civic Association (Czech Republic) was set in order to strengthen the formation of a civil society, especially by supporting of activities pointing the improvement of socially excluded people's situation at the labour market and by educational activities oriented to them.The target group as well as the main idea of the “Open the window on the World” project is interesting for us, because our association is working in this field of interest through our both general activities and also national projects coordinating. Thanks to these national projects (and its partnerships)financed by European structural funds we dispose of wide contact portfolio, which we could use within research activities in the project. Thanks to our project efforts and other activities we do not lack the direct personal contact with members of target group, which is in our opinion very useful and enriching. Of course we are ready to participate the project actively by means of necessary contributing to the project development from the side ofthe Czech environment and best practices. As written above, projects realization gave us some useful experiences in working with the project target group, which we would like to share, and more to multiply them by participation at European partnership level. The variation between education approach in each country differentiate, and experiences and empirical findings from other European countries could be effective for further common strategies development.Moreover, target group of the project is consistent with EU priorities within the educational and social strategies, as well as in conformity with employment and educational and training strategies of the Czech Republic.




Cooperativa Agorà a.r.l (Italy). Since its foundation Cooperativa Agorà has been working actively in its territory and it has been helping in depth people at risk of social exclusion, particularly elderly people and immigrant women. To this extent, over the past few years Agorà has planned and organized computer courses for elderly people, who had a specific need of training and socialization. Nowadays not only young people but also many seniors wish to improve their competences and skills through the use of computers and technological tools. Actually a proper use of the computer is more and more useful not only in the labour market but also in everyday life. In our area plenty of pensioners are used to living alone and have few opportunities of getting in touch with other people. Our activity might prevent social exclusion and isolation, create networks and a sense of community through basic IT e C training.