WEBINAR

Digitalisation and Homelessness: How to Ensure no one is Left Behind?

29 June 11:00-12:30 CET

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The digital transition is accelerating across Europe, while the European Commission is developing initiatives to make the next decade “Europe’s digital decade”. Despite all the positive possibilities this presents, such a transformation can potentially exclude those who are already socially and/or digitally excluded. This is the case for people experiencing homelessness.

What risks will homeless people face if they remain digitally excluded while the world around them becomes increasingly digital? What are the challenges for the digital inclusion of homeless people? Which good practices exist to overcome these challenges? Are there any benefits of digitalisation for people experiencing homelessness? If so, what are they?

We will try to answer to these and other questions throughout the webinar. Join us to find out more about digitalisation and homelessness on the 29th of June from 11:00 to 12:30 CET.

Programme

  • Presentation of the main findings and recommendations of the policy paper “Digital inclusion for homeless people and homeless service providers: an analysis of benefits, challenges, and solutions” (FEANTSA team)
  • Interventions from organisations who developed successful projects across Europe regarding digitalisation and homelessness

 - Zdeněk Trinkewitz & Andrej Doubek, Mapa bez domova (Czechia)

- Ferran Busquets, Arrels Fundació (Spain)

- Rebecca White, Your Own Place CIC (UK)

- Sarra Cheklab, Fédération des Acteurs de la Solidarité (France)

- Ian Tilling, Casa Ioana (Romania)

  • Keynote speech by June Lowery-Kingston, Head of Unit DG CONNECT/G3: Accessibility, Multilingualism and Safer Internet (European Commission)
  • Open discussion