e-STAS

Volunteer interpreters and participants at e-STAS
Volunteer interpreters and participants at e-STAS

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

11 - 15 May 2006, Sevilla, Spain
Isa de la Cartuja

Organizers

Fundación Cibervoluntarios, ICVoluntarios, CEV

Participants

A lo largo de estos cuatro días participarán organizaciones, entidades, profesionales, universitarios y voluntarios de los cinco continentes.

Project details

e-STAS is an international and multisectorial event where all the people involved in the development and implementation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) share experience and knowledge in order to bridge the digital divide.

Its objective is to encourage, promote and adapt the use of ICTs for social action.

The goal of e-STAS is to be the image "in situ" of the actions thousands of non-profit organisations are taking everyday in order to reach the main objectives of the conference.
List of the main activities:

  1. Exhibition space area available to any organization that offers programs or services related to social action.
  2. Training sessions
  3. Speeches
  4. Workshops

Beneficiaries

NGOs/tertiary sector

To strengthen the benefits of the social action thanks to the innovation and the management services offered by volunteers working with ICTs within NGOs.

To promote the essential role these volunteers are playing in building a society of information and knowledge accessible to everyone; to allow the most vulnerable populations to gain access to new technologies and use them (programs, projects and actions of NGOs are generally aimed to these communities).

Themes

Conceptual part:

Goal: conception and exchange of ideas, building up projects in order to realise them and innovate.
List of the main activities:

  1. Lectures
  2. Presentations
  3. Round tables and debates
  4. Research, investigation and analyses
  5. From concept to project

Participants:

NGO, businesses, academic community, administration, media.

Work part:

  1. Infrastructures and affordable tools
  2. Services and contents
  3. ICTs and MDG (health, education, communication, knowledge, etc.)
  4. NGOs, volunteers and ICTs
  5. Programs that promote access to ICTs and encourage the use of these technologies in the most underprivileged communities/areas

The division between ideas and work is based on concepts defined by:

  • The World Summit on the Information Society
  • The Millennium Development Goals
  • The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Digital

Access Index

Projects part:

Goal: to be an international reference for plans, programs and projects related to social action and new technologies; to be sure they work and are efficient.

List of the main activities:

  • Photography exhibitions
  • Video documentaries
  • Information on the "good" practices
  • Stalls and workshops (where the exhibition will be)

Everyone can participate

External links

http://www.cibervoluntarios.es/e-stas2006/



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