Make the bot speak your language

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Anna Bon

A Digital Society, Social Innovation and Global Citizenship project. Marie-Lou David’s master research project in ICT4D, contributes, by placing human-centered design at the forefront, to the broader discourse on technology’s role in rural development. Marie-Lou used two real world projects as case studies: one in Burkina Faso which aims to empower Burkinabé women through entrepreneurship for sustainable forest products and a related initiative in Mali focusing on cultivation and commercialization ... Read more

Connected World Outreach event: Symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D”

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Anna Bon

A mini-symposium was devoted to ICT for Development in the Field. ICT4D is an interdisciplinary research topic, to explore design/deployment of digital technologies for communities in resource-contrained environments. It is based on a research program at VU that runs since 2009. Students following this course design socio-technological solutions based on use cases provided to them by users in rural regions of Africa and Asia.

3rd ACM DigHum Summer School – Call for applications

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Walter Palmetshofer

Digital Humanism is an interdisciplinary field that examines the complex interplay between technology and humankind with the aim of creating a better society and improving our lives. It recognizes that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary, breaking down disciplinary silos and integrating humanities, social, technical, and engineering sciences.

EURIDICE presented at Aurora Biannual in Naples, 28 May 2024

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Anna Bon

Naples, 28 May 2024. The Vice-rector of Education of the University of Innsbruck, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fügenschuh, presented EURIDICE and the novel European joint master curriculum as one of the educational innovations currently being designed by an expert team of the EURIDICE Consortium, in which academics from the University Federico II of Naples (UNINA), University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Palacky University Olomouc (UPOL) participate. A special session was devoted to discuss ... Read more

EURIDICE at 20×30 Europe’s Advanced Digital Skills Summit

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Anna Bon

Madrid, 16 May 2024 – The “20×30: Europe’s ADS Summit”, took place today in La Nave in Madrid. How to train 20 million European citizens in the next five years, to become specialists in Advanced Digital Skills: that is one of Europe’s priorities underpinning the Digital Decade policy initiative, in this era of rapid technological evolution. The EURIDICE project was one of the few projects that were invited for a ... Read more

Successful EURIDICE joint degree workshop at Palacky University

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Marketa Semberova

Olomouc, 24 April 2024 – A new international study programme is being prepared. Text and pictures are by Michal Zych, Olomouc,  24 April 2024 – translated from the original Czech article. EURIDICE’s Joint European Master’s programme on Digital Society, Social Innovation and Global Citizenship, which will start its teaching in September 2025, will equip students with advanced digital skills, legal knowledge and related social knowledge. The curriculum is currently being ... Read more

“Disasters, technologies and societal resilience” EURIDICE expert lecture

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Anna Bon

Amsterdam, 12 April 2024 – Guest lecture by Kees Boersma, professor of socio-technical innovation and societal resilience. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, W&N Building De Boelelaan 1085, D107. Audience: Computer Science, Information Sciences, AI master students in the ICT4D elective module (96 master students), and project partners from Babafla and UDS. Amsterdam, 12 April 2024 – In this lecture, Kees Boersma explains how disasters are actually not natural. Hazards such as earthquakes ... Read more

EURIDICE Curriculum Design workshop 20-22 March 2024

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Anna Bon

Innsbruck, 24 March 2024 – Twelve experts from three EURIDICE partners: University of Naples Federico II: (UNINA), University of Innsbruck (UIBK), and Palacky University Olomouc (UPOL) joined in a three-day curriculum design workshop to formulate requirements, structure and content of the curriculum for EURIDICE’s joint European master Digital Society, Social Innovation and Global Citizenship. This European joint master is an innovation in Higher Education and one of the core objectives ... Read more

EURIDICE meeting at Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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Leeuw van Moerkerken

Berlin, 14 and 15 March 2024 – a delegation of the EURIDICE dissemination team came together at Haus der Kulturen de Welt (HKW) in Berlin. HKW is one of Germany’s lighthouses of culture. It is a great privilege for EURIDICE to have HKW as one of the cultural partners. HKW will contribute to EURIDICE’s communication strategy. How can we convey EURIDICE’s key ideas to a wider public? How can we ... Read more

Digital Society study visit UNIMAS-VU

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Leeuw van Moerkerken

Amsterdam, 3 March 2024 – From 21 February – 3 March, a delegation from EURIDICE’s associate partner UNIMAS, the University Malaysia Sarawak, did a study visit to VU Amsterdam to prepare and co-design educational modules in the framework of EURIDICE’s master Digital Society & Global Citizenship. Dr. Cheah WaiShiang, Computer Science lecturer at UNIMAS, researcher and course coordinator, together with Mr. Sim Wai Keng MSc., in close collaboration with lecturers ... Read more