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September 24th evening Unite-IT Digital Inclusion Award Ceremony (2nd edition) The first day of TEAC 2015 ended on a high note with an award ceremony with a live music performance which prompted networking and dancing. Ms. Gordana Stankov Stojilovic (IAN, Serbia) hosted the conference, while four Board members of Telecentre Europe were invited to present and hand the awards to the winners. The winners received certificates and symbolic statues for each category. The Unite-IT network established the Digital Inclusion Award in 2014 as the annual recognition to organisations and professionals who work in the field of digital inclusion and who create, often with very small resources, innovative ways to bring digital opportunities and skills to people in their communities. Organisations working in the field of digital inclusion and training were invited to submit their good practices and policies in MayAugust 2015. The Unite-IT network collects each year new European practices into a comprehensive database that can be used by all its registered members. The Unite-IT Project Jury evaluated 42 good practices and 18 resources from all over Europe based on criteria such as innovation of the good practice/resource, its usability and relevance. Four were organisations, selected and mathematical understanding and skills while strengthening their knowledge-base acquired at school. More information: http://goo.gl/IkkeF9 Youth employability YouRock.Jobs platform, established by YouRock Online Ltd (UK) in 2013, was selected as the best entry in the Youth employability category. It is a creative tool developed for young job-seekers under 30 wishing to showcase their first working skills and connect with employers. Available in 17 languages, YouRock aims to help 500,000 young people in Europe to build attractive online portfolios and find a job. More information: http://yourock.jobs Vulnerable groups at risk of exclusion Citizens Advice from the United Kingdom won with their Digital Money Coaching project. This project is a community of volunteers who work with Citizens Advice clients to improve their digital skills in the context of financial capability to use online and mobile banking; price comparison sites and energy saving sites. They also teach people how to access local and national government services online such in four categories, as welfare benefits. awarded in Belgrade: More information: https://goo.gl/GIl4fn 1. Education and training: Tieto Latvia LTD, Latvia 2. Youth employability: YouRock Online Ltd, United Kingdom 3. Vulnerable groups at risk of exclusion: Citizens Advice, United Kingdom 4. Gender equality: City of Venice, Italy Gender equality The winner in the Gender equality category is a project called Spazio M@mm@ (M@ mm@ space) run by the City of Venice in Italy. It is a dedicated space for mothers and children, Education and training next to the room that houses an Tieto Latvia won the Internet centre, opened in January 2015. The idea award in this category with was to address the gender gap and attract more their mobile application women to computer classes by providing a space GUDRINIEKS (Wise One). for children with a babysitter. Children play while The application is a free their mothers are learning ICT skills. educational tool designed More information: http://goo.gl/oRdnzo for pre-school and primary schoolchildren. It helps children develop 15