During the campaign Simbioza carried out various workshops on the topic of basic digital skills focusing on people aged over 55 and seniors, in accordance with its main mission; raising digital skills among elderly generation through intergenerational cooperation. During the different workshops and courses the seniors learned how to use computers, smartphones, tablet computers on three different levels.
Together with its partner Digital School, they conducted several workshops for children and teenagers (Lego WeDo, Coding for Kids etc.).
15 primary schools of the Simbioza School network also joined the campaign, by executing their annual activities: young pupils teaching seniors about computers and internet in their local environments, according to Simbioza’s educational programme – all based on the principle of intergenerational help.
Simbioza also executed workshops on different topics for youth and the general public, to provide them with digital skills and competences, enabling them easier access to the labour market etc.
Altogether, 59 events involved 765 participants.
This year the Simbioza team is mostly proud of the way they have managed to bring the community in Slovenia together: 10 partners deriving from completely different sectors (civil society, private sector, public education field etc.).
This partnerships culminated in a strong and successful media andsocial media outreach campaign. The campaign reached 10,000 people and involved them into ALL DIGITAL Week’s cause. The campaign was also presented at the Summit of Council of Electronic Communication of the Republic of Slovenia.
ALL DIGITAL Week in Slovenia was broadcast on the main national media RTV Slovenia (Radio-Television Slovenia): (1) TV-coverage (4 minutes) on the national news at 17.00 and (2) radio-coverage (4 minutes) on the radio show Euranetplus. Simbioza hopes that this efforts and support by the media will help to establish an even broader recognition of the importance of the All Digital week in Europe, but most importantly, cement the understanding among the stakeholders that digital literacy is a basic requirement for Europe to progress in the wake of digital transformation.
Within the activities, Simbioza will organize several workshops for young people to introduce them with functional digital skills which they will need to enter the labour market. Next to that, main focus is on workshops with people aged over 55 and senior citizens with teaching them how to get online, what to do online and how to use smart devices for everyday life.
Together with FabLab Network and other NGOs, Simbioza will strive to get support from Slovenian Digital Coalition and Ministry of Public Administration – Department of Information Society. During the whole ALL DIGITAL WEEK there will be a strong communication campaign on social media of Simbioza and FabLab.
Simbioza operates nationally, so there will be also several workshops across Slovenia in various locations: innovation hub of technology Simbioza BTC City Lab, intergenerational center Simbioza, FabLabs over Slovenia, as well as primary and secondary schools in Slovenia, which implement computer workshops for seniors in their local environments.
Thanks to their partner network, as well as social and traditional media channels, Simbioza plans to engage 800 participants in activities and reach 10,000.
ALL DIGITAL Week was one of the most successful campaigns in Slovenia so far, as it attracted all sectors from civil society, national stakeholders and formal education, which also brought great results. National partners Simbioza Genesis, social enterprise, and FabLab National Network joined forces to highlight the importance of introducing digital skills to civil society to improve digital participation and strengthen employment possibilities for those who need it.
Within the activities, Simbioza organized several workshops for young people to introduce them to functional digital skills they will need to enter the labour market. Next to that, main focus was on workshops with people aged over 55 and senior citizens with teaching them how to get online, what to do online and how to use smart devices for everyday life.
Together with FabLab Network, Simbioza managed to get support from Slovenian Digital Coalition and Minister of Public Administration Boris Koprivnikar, who also gave a public video statement. During the whole ALL DIGITAL WEEK there was a strong communication campaign on social media of Simbioza and FabLab (Facebook, Twitter).
Moreover, Simbioza had several workshops across Slovenia: innovation hub of technology Simbioza BTC City Lab, intergenerational center Simbioza, FabLabs over Slovenia, as well as 13 primary and secondary schools in Slovenia as Simbioza Schools, which implemented computer workshops for seniors in their local environments.
All together there were over 500 participants just with Simbioza and the rest through FabLab network. The most interesting event for participants was definitely on set filming of workshops by the national Slovenian television station RTV Slovenija, which had a shooting session with senior participants in our Lab to make a short video article in an educational TV show (it will be aired in April).
All in all, the campaign was fun and had a good coverage on social media, especially through the support of Digital Coalition Digitalna.si.
With the help of 16 partners, social and traditional media channels, Simbioza engaged 520 participants in activities and reached 10,000.
Simbioza invites like-minded partners and organisations to join the national campaign for Slovenia and cooperate in promotion and sharing their events. These organizations include Career center of University of Ljubljana, various organisations and associations (NVO-VID Network, Safe.si, Mlad.si, Zavod 404, Rampa Lab, CodeCatz, SmartNinja, Zavod Ypsilon, Varninaspletu.si, University faculties – Computer Science, Mathematics, Electronics, Business and Economy, etc.) and their own network of 142 primary and secondary schools across Slovenia.
This year, Simbioza plans activities in three different ways:
through primary schools with pupils and seniors
with senior citizens in an innovative lab of technology Simbioza BTC City Lab and
in Digital Academy with young people and people who are already employed, but want to improve their digital skills.
The goal is to include all generations into the digital world. Simbioza will organize workshops where young people from primary schools will teach seniors how to get online and this way both groups get empowered, as young people take the role of teachers. They will also show some advanced and useful tools in the digital world for seniors in Ljubljana, where they will be able to test is and learn how to use it – such as VR goggles, interactive floor, smart kitchen, smart tablet computers and useful apps for everyday living. For young people entering the labour market, we will provide with in-depth training combining soft and digital skills.
With the help of partners, social and traditional media channels, they plan to engage at least 700 people and reach 10,000.
In 2017, Simbioza Genesis co-organised the GOW campaign with primary and secondary schools across Slovenia and partnered with Ministry of Public Administration, Career Centres, AmCham, MSS, Triglav, Microsoft.
The focus of the Get Online Week in Slovenia was digital jobs and digital profiles. Simbioza Genesis offered training on gaining most necessary digital skills for young people who are entering the labour market and promote digital jobs among the target audience (young, unemployed, students). E-Workshops involved pupils, students as well as unemployed youth. The activities provided the possibility of gaining skills and competences in the area of e-literacy and with that enable participants with easier access to the labour market. The workshops were be divided in several different topics and covered various computer competences. The training involved at least 70 participants.
On the topic of Cybersecurity, Simbioza Genesis planned to present public services online that are used in Slovenia and the protocols of safety within this system. On the topic of Employment and Entrepreneurship they provided workshops on digital academy that include most wanted e-skills on the market and additional skills: project management, soft skills, social entrepreneurship. In addition, on e-Services, Simbioza promoted the tools of e-Portal for citizens in order to understand digital specialization even better.
With the help of partners, social and traditional media channels, they planned to reach at least 2,000 people.
In 2016, e-workshops involved pupils, students as well as unemployed youth. The project provided the possibility of gaining skills and competences in the area of e-literacy and with that enabled participants with easier access to the labour market. The workshops were divided in several different topics and covered various computer competences.
Simbioza also organized SIMBIOZA SCHOOLS: they carried out a 10-hour course on computer use based on the principle of intergenerational help. They cooperated with National Institute for Employment, Facebook field of security and with Criminal state of Slovenia and also hosted an event about Trust & Confidence.