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Digital literacy programme ?Connecta?t 2012?

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The programme consists of two different training modes addressed to acquire the basic digital competences to improve the employment searching process: / -Modality A: Introduction to the computer environment, addressed to: / oAcquire basic competences in the computer field / oPrepare a text document / oCreate and use an e-mail account / oSurf the internet / - / Modality B: Employment searching skills, addressed to apply the basic digital competences to the employment searching: / oTo draw up a curriculum vitae and a cover letter / oTo search employment offers in internet employment portals /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • publicly mandated to non-state organisation
Duration of the policy
Throughout the year 2012. The training has 15 hours duration per programme.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: Regional
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective of this policy is to spread the information and communication technologies and provide the basic digital competences to unemployed people with the aim of optimizing their job searching process. /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
To provide the basic digital competences to unemployed people
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To improve the employment searching and the labour opportunities
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • lifelong learning (To provide the basic digital competences to unemployed people)
Intended target group
Unemployed workers registered in the employment offices as jobseekers.
Working age population
  • employment situation (unemployed)
  • main source of income: social protection (Unemployed people, with or without unemployment benefits)
Employers-private institutional actors
There are not employers in this policy
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • private not-for-profit organisations (e.g. Third Sector organisation or NGO) (Caritas Diocesana from Barcelona)
  • regional government (Catalonian Employment Service and Telecommunications General Directorate)
  • supra/extra national organisations (The European Social Fund)
Intended output
  • lifelong learning (More than 900 unemployed workers have received the basic digital competences training)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
There are not available figures about the job quantity outcomes
Intended and unintended outcomes
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This measure is very important to prevent the labour exclusion of some target groups that are not familiar with the information and communication technologies. This policy allows the updating of these groups and improves their labour opportunities. /
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