Oct 19

“Digital skills for the citizens” in Greece-Albania cross-border area

Corfu, Greece
19 Oct - 19 Oct
10:00 - 20:00

In the context of the Interreg Cooperation Day, the Interreg IPA-CBC Greece-Albania 2014-2020 Programme will organise several activities with the aim to increase the visibility and promote the cooperation and the impact of its projects in the regions belonging to the eligible area.

As this year is labelled European Year of Skills by the European Commission, our programme would like to highlight on projects that have improved the lives of the people of the eligible area by providing or enhancing their sets of skills in various domains. Given the large amount of projects that contain activities regarding the digitisation of aspects and activities highly relevant to the policies of the Programme, this year’s EC Day aims at highlighting how these platforms can familiarise the local citizens with a digital skillset. Indicatively, the platforms developed in the context of project such as WASTE RREACT (tool that facilitated the understanding of the separate waste collection), GOAL n ZEBs (e-platform about energy efficiency), iTHEA and THEMA (applications on thematic touristic routes), VIRTUALAND (digitisation platform of cultural artefacts), SMARTiMONY and TACTICAL TOURISM (digital storytelling about monuments of cultural heritage).

The aforementioned projects contain digital deliverables that deal with the main policy aspects of the Programme, amongst others increased use of RES, efficient waste management and of preservation, renovation and promotion of natural and cultural heritage. In this way, EC Day highlights the best practices achieved so far, as we are now approaching the closure of the 2014-2020 Programme.

Last but not least, the recent natural disasters has proven the necessity of projects that deal with prevention and disaster management. In that context, the presentation of the prediction and awareness platform developed by the iAlarms project team will be another important segment of the EC Day 2023.

The activities will be held on 19 October 2023 on the island of Corfu and will consist of a visual exhibition that will display the deliverables of the involved projects. It will be assured that material from both participant countries will be shown. Dedicated personnel will be present to guide the visitors in how to use the dedicated platforms and e-tools.