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Social Inclusion by Proactive Design InclusiveByDesign. Kick-off meeting 12 February 2001 Heraklion, Crete, Greece. afternoon session. Meeting agenda (afternoon). 14:30 – 18:00 Afternoon session Data collection approach of project phase 1

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social inclusion by proactive design inclusivebydesign

Social Inclusion by Proactive DesignInclusiveByDesign

Kick-off meeting

12 February 2001Heraklion, Crete, Greece

afternoon

session

meeting agenda afternoon
Meeting agenda (afternoon)

14:30 – 18:00 Afternoon session

  • Data collection approach of project phase 1
  • Expected contributions of partners to the preliminary report
  • Dissemination policy
  • Management issues
  • Consolidation of meeting outcomes and agreement on next steps
  • Preliminary agenda for the 2nd project meeting

Next steps

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Data collection

Data collection approach

of the first project phase

approach

Data collection

Approach
  • Collecting, analysing and disseminating successful examples with a proven or expected positive impact on some of the indicators of social exclusion
  • Perspectives:
    • Product / service perspective (i.e., technologies and business processes)
    • Policy perspective (i.e., local / regional and national / European focus)
  • Areas of interest:
    • Employment
    • Vocational training
    • Education
two phase approach

Data collection

Two-phase approach

product / service perspective

policy perspective

Technology

FORTH-ICS

Business

ITA

Local/Regional

CNR-IROE

National / EU

VFA

month

1

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Survey

Survey

Survey

Preliminary Report

Case Studies

Case Studies

Final Synthesis and Evaluation Report

sources for the sample i

Data collection

Sources for the sample (I)
  • Product / service perspective
    • IST projects (e.g., The School of Tomorrow)
    • European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education
    • High-tech enterprises with an open commitment to accessibility
    • Literature and web review
    • Conference participants with relevant focus
    • “Known” (to FORTH-ICS) candidates
    • Other
sources for the sample ii

Data collection

Sources for the sample (II)
  • Policy perspective
    • European employment strategy
    • Strategies for jobs in the information society
    • Structural funds (e.g., objectives of EQUAL)
    • Forthcoming initiatives on social protection
    • National initiatives to combat exclusion
    • Key players in the field of
      • employment (e.g., labour offices, huge employers)
      • vocational training (e.g., training centres, ministries)
      • education (e.g., distance education providers)
    • “Known” (to VFA and CNR-IROE) candidates
    • Others
survey

Data collection

Survey
  • questionnaires vs. interviews
  • sample size
  • length, language, level, scope
  • paper-based vs. web-based
  • timing
  • minimum feedback rate & reminders to increase feedback
  • synergies (e.g., combined questionnaires)
data analysis

Data collection

Data analysis
  • quantitative data
  • qualitative data
  • ranking (?)
  • selection process
  • documentation
link between the outcomes

Data collection

Link between the outcomes

If successful policy measures can be identified which facilitate inclusion / prevent exclusion of somesocietal groups, it is likely that – if these policy measures are modified towards the use of universally accessible IST-based technologies – they would unfold an even more powerful inclusion potential towards all citizens.

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Data collection

Dissemination

Dissemination

dissemination

Data collection

Dissemination

Dissemination
  • Project web site (February 2001)
  • Preliminary report on trends and practices (due August 2001)
  • Final project report (due May 2002)
  • Other potential dissemination channels:
    • Conferences
    • Discussion groups
    • Supporting organisations
web site

Data collection

Dissemination

Web site
  • Address: http:// ibd.ics.forth.gr (?)
  • Fulfils accessibility criteria (W3C-WAI)
  • Contents
    • Project description
    • Participants
    • Timetable (?)
    • Results
    • Participants-only area (?)
preliminary report

Data collection

Dissemination

Preliminary report

Key elements:

  • Introduction
  • Explanation of project approach
  • (Preliminary) results of the broad surveys
  • Synthesis
  • Preliminary conclusions
final report

Data collection

Dissemination

Final report

Key elements:

  • Introduction
  • Summary of the outcomes of the preliminary report
  • Explanation of the case-study approach
  • Case study outcomes
  • Synthesis and policy recommendations
  • Evaluation report
supporting organisations

Data collection

Dissemination

Supporting organisations

How to involve the supporting organisations?

  • Institute of training and development "DIMITRA" (Greece)
  • Association of the sheltered workshops for people with disabilities in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)
  • University of Crete (Greece)
  • European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education (Europe)
  • Europliroforissi - Vocational Training Centre (Greece)
  • Publishers Association of Regional Hellenic Daily Press (Greece)
  • National Institute of Labour (Greece)
  • Trade Union, Department of Heraklion / Crete (Greece)
  • Non Profit Association of Parents Guardians & Friends of Persons with Special Needs (Greece)
  • Federal State’s Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Health - Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)
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Dissemination

Management

Management issues

financial statements

Dissemination

Management

Financial statements
  • Two cost statements to be submitted (August 2001 and May 2002)
  • Statements are audited before submission
  • Commission grant is a maximum
  • If the consortium spends less than the maximum amount, the Commission’s and the participants’ contributions will be decreased proportionally
daily subsistence costs

Dissemination

Management

Daily subsistence costs
  • Specific rates for each country (e.g., Greece 113,19 €/day, Germany 127,10 € /day, Italy 129,82 € /day)
    • Minimum of 12 hours: 100%
    • 6 to 12 hours: 50 %
    • less than 6 hours plus meal: 25 %
    • less than 6 hours w/o meal: 0 %
travel expenses

Dissemination

Management

Travel expenses
  • Limitations
    • Most direct and economic route
    • Train journeys: first class
    • Air travel: special fares (Apex type; “full fare economy” only on a case-by-case basis with proper supporting evidence)
    • Air travel: only for distances above 400 km
    • Car journeys: equivalent of corresponding first-class train ticket
payments

Dissemination

Management

Payments

Payment in 3 installments

  • Advance payment (30%)
    • approx. February 2001
  • Interim payment (40 %)
    • interim report + interim financial statement
    • approx. August 2001 (+ max. 60 days)
    • on written request
  • Final payment (covering the balance due, i.e. max 30 %)
    • final report + final cost statement
    • approx. May 2002 (+ max. 60 days)
    • on written request
modifications of budget

Dissemination

Management

Modifications of budget
  • Up to 10% increase / decrease in travel and staff budget possible
  • Sub-contracting budget is a maximum
  • Contingency reserve 5 % maximum
  • Overheads 7 % maximum
  • “In no case will budget modifications lead to any increase in the Commission’s maximum grant amount” (Article 8, Section 3)
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Next steps

Next steps