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2019: Media Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Coding Education

Already a regular partner of the campaign since 2011, the Information Society Development Foundation (Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego – FRSI)  was again the Polish partner for ALL DIGITAL Week 2019.

ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 in Poland was focused mainly on critical thinking and media literacy topics, but other important issues like encouraging young people to coding education were also highlighted. For the past years, as a part of the ALL DIGITAL Week campaigns, FRSI with the partners have shown the power of the Internet. In 2019 campaign a lot of attention was put to the need for a more conscious use of the Internet.

Participants of the ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 campaign were able to learn what “fake news” is, why it is so dangerous and how to protect against it. In addition to that, during the campaign FRSI was continuously focused on supporting teachers and other local trainers in order to provide access to high quality coding education and digital skills in general.

Thanks to the ALL DIGITAL Week campaign, FRSI started providing the Minecraft: Education Edition game with the the pack of education scenarios to the Local Coding Clubs around Poland.

FRSI and its partners were truly satisfied about scenarios of workshops developed within the “Click. Check. Understand” project, which is implemented by FRSI together with the Goethe Institut and the Polityka Insight. Also we are very proud about providing Minecraft: Education Edition with special education scenarios. This new for the Local Coding Clubs tool for learning digital skills was very encouraging to join the campaign creatively.

Altogether 195 organizations took part in the campaign; over 420 events were organized, and more than 11,200 participants joined them; over 100,000 people were reached with online and offline media.

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Contact: Mariusz Boguszwski


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Press Release from Poland: GET ONLINE WEEK 2013 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Warsaw, POLAND | 19 FEBRUARY 2013

GOW13_Poland_logoHOn February 18th, the Polish coordinators of Get Online Week 2013 have announced the opening of the registration for Polish campaign participants. The participants – libraries, schools, cultural centres and other public institutions equipped with computers with internet access – are invited to organize events and meetings that enable a better acquaintance with the internet and its potential.  The campaign will also be joined by volunteers – “Lighthouse Keepers of the Digital Poland” – who show to people aged over 50 how to use modern technologies.

In order to encourage as many institutions as possible to participate in the campaign and in order to facilitate their task of organizing meetings for the local population, the Polish campaign coordinators prepared special ready-to-use scenarios with ideas for such meetings:

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Successful ready-to-use Get Online Week scenarios from Poland

GOW12_Poland_logoHTo help Polish organizations, libraries & institutions organize successful events during the Get Online Week campaign, the polish partner organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) have prepared some  ready-to-use scenarios that are now published in English and available to be used for the GOW2013 national partners.

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During the  campaign editions of  GOW2011 and GOW2012 , FRSI created a total 0f 6 scenarios, directed to first online users & seniors (“Virtual listener’s choice”, “Health Clinic”, “Talk Priceless”) but also targeted to people of all ages, families and groups of friends (“Around the world in 80 minutes”, “Plant a tree.. on the internet!”, “Warm-up before EURO2012”).

For GOW2013, 3 more scenarios are being developed, together with the other Polish organizations coordinating the campaign this year: Cities on Internet Association and the Foundation Supporting Physically Disabled Mathematicians and IT Specialists. To be continued!

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Get Online Week 2012 in Poland

The key message of the Polish edition of the Get Online Week was linked to the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The campaign in Poland was focused on solidarity between three generations (children, parents and grandparents) and the role of technology.

The Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI)- national coordinator of the Get Online Week in Poland – invited public libraries, schools, cultural centers, e-centers, local and regional administration to be a part of the campaign. Their task was to organize one or more meetings during the Get Online Week according to the specific scenarios developed by FRSI. The goal of the meetings was to bring together the three generations, and for them to spend some quality time with each other on the Internet.

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GOW2012 partner for Poland: Information Society Development Foundation

Already a partner for GOW2011, the Information Society Development Foundation (Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego – FRSI) is again the Polish national partner for Get Online Week 2012. The key message of the campaign in Poland will be solidarity between generations and the role of technology, in line with the fact that 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.

The foundation will involve about 1000 telecentres in NGO’s, libraries, state or municipal organizations and in schools. Planned activities are hands-on trainings & demonstrations, workshops & introductions to the internet. FRSI will also conduct a competition for the best story/report from the event/meeting organized during Get Online Week 2012.

Telecentres involved in the campaign (libraries and schools) will organize events (workshops) and meetings according to scenarios developed by the Information Society Development Foundation. The goal will be to bring together three generations (children, parents and grandparents) to spend some quality time with themselves and the Internet.

The plan is to prepare simple, ready-to-use scenarios in the following areas:

  • “Plant a tree in the Internet” – children, parents and grandparents will build their family tree using the ICT tools
  • “In 80 minutes around the world” – online tour: children, parents and grandparents will visit six continents
  • “The warm-up before EURO 2012” – children, parents and grandparents will compete in a football quiz using the Internet resources

FRSI expects to have hundreds of events and meetings organized in libraries and schools around Poland during the Get Online Week. Every telecentre involved in the campaign can organize a meeting or event according to the specific scenario – they can choose one, two or more from ready-to-use scenario developed by FRSI. The plan is to involve various partners: public administration, business, and NGOs.

The campaign will be promoted widely through: the website for public libraries (www.biblioteki.org), the Library Development Program’s (implemented by the Foundation), a newsletter (4500 subscribers), the websites and newsletters of all partners involved in the campaign, the websites and other information channels popular in the librarian and school communities, the media (radio, newspapers, TV, general information portals).

FRSI will prepare and distribute press releases, initiate radio and press interviews, as well as TV materials. The telecentres involved in the campaign will received templates of press releases and other promotional materials so they can easily promote their activities during the Get Online Week 2012 on the regional and local level.

On March 26th the Polish Get Online Week campaign will be launched with an event at the University Library in Warsaw for about 80 people (VIP guests, patrons and partners of the Get Online Week and journalists).

Partners of Get Online Week in Poland are Microsoft, UPC Poland, CEO (Center for Citizenship Education) and members of the Coalition for the Digital inclusion of the 50+ Generation “M@turity in the net”, such as: Polish Telecom (TP SA), the Office of Electronic Communications and the Ministry of Industry.

They expect to reach about 10.000 people during the campaign’s week.

Contact: Ms. Jolanta Jezowska, Specialist in Advocacy, Communication and Development

» View the GOW2011 country report from Poland

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Get Online Week 2011 in Poland

“Tydzień z Internetem 2011”, the Polish round of pan European “Get Online Week 2011” campaign focused on encouraging a maximum number of persons to make use of the Internet, and was organised for the first time in Poland in March 2011.

Events throughout Poland, addressed primarily to 50+ generation not using the Internet, were attended by over 6.000 people. By total number of participants, Poland took the fourth place among nearly 30 countries, but the first among the countries attending for the first time.

The meetings took place in public libraries throughout the country, also at e‑centres, located in rural community public buildings such as local councils, schools, cultural centres or village day activity centres. Meetings were attended by 6 786 participants in total, of whom over 60% were over 55 years of age, predominantly pensioners and retirees, as well as public officers and the unemployed. For over 3 thousand participants the meetings were an unique opportunity to use the Internet for the very first time and learn about its benefits.

The coordinator of the Polish round of the Get Online week 2011 was the Information Society Development Foundation (Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego – FRSI), implementing the Library Development Program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. Organisation of meetings in libraries was assisted by scouts from the Polish Scouting Association and local volunteers. At e-centres the initiative was promoted by the Foundation Supporting Physically Disabled Mathematicians and IT Specialists.

» Download the complete report of Get Online Week 2011 in Poland

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