colloquium 05/09/2019

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One-Day Colloquium on digital inclusion

organised by the research team of IDEALiC


 BELSPO - WTC III Avenue Simon Bolivar 30, 1000 Brussels

Thursday 5th of September 2019, 8h45 – 17h30


The research team of the IDEALiC project invites you on Thursday 5 September 2019 for a colloquium on the theme of digital inclusion. The day will be devoted to the presentation of the results of this project, which has been carried out over the past 4 years by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and the Fondation Travail-Université (FTU) and has been financed by BELSPO. The discussion on this theme is enriched by the experiences of field actors from the three regions and by the contributions of work carried out in other European countries. Simultaneous interpretation NL/FR

​08h45-09h00            Arrival

09h00-09h10            Introduction

Dr. Ilse Mariën - imec-SMIT VUB

Prof. Dr. Patricia Vendramin - CIRTES UCL

Coordinators of the IDEALiC project


09h10-09h40            Digital Inclusion and Well-Being of

Vulnerable People in the UK: Research Lessons and Agendas

Dr. Panyiota Tsatsou - University of Leicester

09h40-09h50           Questions from the audience

09h50-10h20            The Digital Capital Index: monitoring

citizens’ digital inclusion

​Dr. Massimo Ragnedda - University of Northumbria

10h20-10h30            Questions from the audience

10h30-10h50            Coffee break

10h50-11h30             The development of digital autonomy

beyond and accross the life course

Axelle Asmar - imec-SMIT VUB

Laura Faure - FTU & Dana Schurmans - UCL

11h30-11h40             Questions from the audience


11h40-12h20              Towards a digitalization of public

services? Experiences within mobility, health and civic sectors

Carole Bonnetier & Périne Brotcorne - CIRTES-UCL

12h20-12h30              Questions from the audience

12h30-13h30              Lunch


13h30-14h00             Digital public services: A threat to citizens'

rights? An insight into Belgian digital inclusion policies

Chantal Wauters - imec-SMIT VUB

14h00-14h10             Questions from the audience

14h10-14h40             ​Digital Exclusion illustrated in the movie 'I

come form another planet'

Yves Dormes - KBS/FRB

14h40-15h00             Coffee break

15h00-16h00             Round table discussions (3x20 min.) with

digital inclusion actors and civil society organisations

Adrien Godefroid - ARC asbl

Anaïs Col & Marieken Dewitte - WeTechCare

Cédric Tcheng - Delta 7 asbl (France)

16h00-16h10             Closing remarks


16h10-17h30             Networking reception

You can register for the colloquium via this link.