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Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
10 September 2021

CITY College, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and the Digital Transformation & Digital Skills Center - Cisco launch a project to help citizens embrace digital technologies

  • The project is coordinated by the Computer Science Department of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus

  • Student volunteers from all departments of CITY College will support the project with their knowledge and skills

  • The project aims at enhancing citizens’ digital skills and competences by educating them in new technologies, that have proved to be so needed during COVID-19 pandemic

  • The initiative is in line with CITY College’s public engagement philosophy aiming to give back to society by sharing knowledge and being in service.

CITY College, University of York Europe Campus in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Digital Transformation and Digital Skills Center (DT&S) – Cisco recently launched a project aiming at educating citizens and help them embrace new technologies and digital skills.

More specifically, under the name ‘ALL-LINE’, the project’s scope is to familiarize with new technologies people of all ages (including vulnerable groups), who have insufficient digital competences, and help them develop and embrace digital skills. The project will commence with the training of people in order to be able to access the digital services offered by the Municipality.

Students from all four academic departments of CITY College Europe Campus have volunteered to participate in this initiative. Student-volunteers will act as knowledge ambassadors and will teach citizens who will participate in the project the possibilities of the digital world, beginning with familiarising the first participants with the digital services of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

The basic aims of the project are the improvement of communication and accessibility, the facilitation of everyday life, the avoidance and the elimination of marginalisation and exclusion of individuals due to lack of technology knowledge and access.

In the context of the project, CITY College Europe Campus is represented by its Computer Science Department that acts as project coordinator.

The initiative will be presented at the Thessaloniki International Fair at the Municipality’s booth.

CITY College, University of York Europe Campus is actively involved with our local and wider community and work closely with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, aiming at putting our knowledge, skills and resources at the service of the public. It has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Digital Transformation and Digital Skills Center (DT&S) established by Cisco in Thessaloniki aiming at promoting digitalisation and the corresponding skills to the wider population.

Read the relevant announcement at the website of the Municipality of Thessaloniki (in Greek):
thessaloniki.gr/all-line

ALL-LINE project - CITY College, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and the Digital Transformation & Digital Skills Center (DT&S) - Cisco

ALL-LINE project - CITY College, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and the Digital Transformation & Digital Skills Center (DT&S) - Cisco

Photos from recent Project Meeting (from left to right: Mr. Ioannis Tsesmetzis, Head of the Department of General Protocol and Administrative Support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Mr. Giorgos-Michalis Goniadis, Advisor to the Mayor of Thessaloniki and Dr Dimitris Dranidis, Head of the Computer Science Department of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus

 

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