ENTELIS is a LLL network project coordinated by AIAS Bologna. It has developed strategies and tools to reduce the digital divide that sees people with disabilities and older adults excluded from the benefits of the digital revolution that is rapidly changing our lives. The project has resulted in the establishment of the ENTELIS network, a stable network of organisations committed to reduce the digital divide lead by three European umbrella organisations, namely EASPD, AAATE and EVBB. The network is drive by the voluntary contribution of its members and is modelled taking advantage of the experience of the European Innovation Partnership for Active and healthy Ageing.
The ENTELIS project – funded between 1/1/2014 and 31/12/2016 by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme – has brought together nine partners from across the European Union and one partner from the United States, in the whole providing all competencies and expertise needed to address this complex issue. Other organisations have joint the consortium as Associate Partners.
On the 19th of October 2016 the Consortium has launched the ENTELIS network. Starting from January 1st, 2017 the network is governed by a steering board with representatives of the European umbrella organisations EASPD, AAATE and EVBB.
The aim has remained the same: to reduce the digital divide by strengthening organisations that collaborate in the development of strategies and policies for digital skills development of persons with disabilities of all ages.
The network includes organisations of people with disabilities, academic institutions, service providers as well as national and international umbrella organisations. Any other interested Organisation may apply to join the network, according to the network rules.