Despoina Chalvatzi

Friday, 30 November 2018

We continue to share our impact with you!

We are surpassed a total of 70,000 Beneficiaries!

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Thursday, 01 November 2018

Participation at ActionAid's Program: EPIKENTRO

We support ActionAid and the EPIKENTRO program in their effort to strengthen vulnerable social groups and fellow citizens who have been affected by the financial crisis.

Our contribution is to educate students in topics such as IT and Internet.
More specifically, the children of primary education attend the lesson: "Internet: a labyrinth to be discovered!" where they are getting familiarized with the Internet and learn more about their safe use.

While older children, in high school are following the introductory lesson in computer science: "Create your own game!" where teens are getting familiarized with programming, audio and video editing tools and above all think creatively and designing an electronic game.

During the two courses, we are training 50 children in 50 training hours!

Training at the Herakleidon Museum: Artificial Intelligence ... For Teenagers

We started another educational action with the Herakleidon Museum, where we introduce students to Artificial Intelligence. The program aims to create a new, more open and conscious attitude towards Artificial Intelligence, through the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

Thursday, 01 November 2018

Q4ADHD: Assure Quality of VET of students
with ADHD

Develop a European Quality Assurance Framework for VET and a concrete Toolkit
for supporting VET providers in improving their VET offers; assure that
ADHD learners will enjoy quality training to become more employable.

Learn more for this project here

ICStudy: A Solution for Students with
Vision Impairments (Pilot Version)

We developed a Software & Hardware Solution and
we offered it for free as Open Source.

Learn more for this project here

EnSoEd (Social Entrepreneurship Εducation): We help youth to change 
the world (in progress)

We create educational structures for teachers and students to develop 
the necessary skills to actively participate in Social Entrepreneurship activities.

Learn more for this project here

Friday, 26 October 2018

Smart eDemocracy Against Fake News

What is it

SMART eD aims to foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level by raising citizens’ awareness of national and EU level initiatives to counter fake news and online disinformation.

The project will create an online repository with all the project outcomes, and will provide recommendations for EU policy-makers on strategies and methodologies for the smart use of eDemocracy tools to counter the negative impact of fake news.

Activities

In order to maximize our results and impact we are joining forces with 6 other organizations from all around Europe. Each partner will carry out the following activities across the EU:

  • Survey in a national level in order to analyse citizens’ attitudes, habits, needs and ideas on the issue.
  • International experts’ meeting to discuss the survey outcomes, share views and develop a methodology for the local events that will follow.
  • Local events in each country, that will bring together citizens from rural and semi-rural areas to discuss existing EU initiatives.
  • Final conference in Brussels to present the project outcomes and conduct an EU level dialogue involving citizens, NGOs, activists, experts, media and policy-makers.

Results

Here are the results from the events we organizes in Athens and Larissa about Fake News. 

Also check here the official site of project SMARTeD and a short report of all the events here.

Stay tuned for more.

Project ID

Partners: ManaBalss.lv (Latvia), EUROPEUM (Czech Republic), KohoVolit.eu (Belgium), Estonian Cooperation Assembly (Estonia), Institute for Electronic Participation - INePA (Slovenia), Democratie Ouverte (France), SciFY (Greece)

Duration: 09/2018-12/2019

Funding: Project “Smart eDemocracy Against Fake News - SMARTeD” has been funded with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union. (ID: 601576)

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Privacy Policy for The Moondiver Xperience application (all versions)

What kind of personal data is collected

Like millions of other mobile applications, we use Google Analytics to understand how visitors interact with our system. Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about our users (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.

Google Analytics records things like:

What do we do with your data?

The collected information allows us to better understand:

  • the kind of people who use our application;

  • the devices and operating systems they mostly appear to use.

The above allow us to better design future versions, enable or disable features and understand our impact.

Occasionally, we may compile aggregate statistics about the number of user we have, as well as a breakdown by country, device, or similar grouping. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of our activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Effective date and updates

The effective date of this policy is Jan 1st, 2017. We will communicate any changes through our website (scify.org) or through the application itself.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Guilty or Innocent | Are journalists part of the political story rather than its narrators?
To whom are they accountable?

Free entrance - Registration

On Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:00 pmOikomedia and The Caravan's Journal, invite you to Impact Hub Athens (Karaiskaki 28, 10554 Athens) for an event to answer: Are journalists part of the political story rather than its narrators?

The central idea evolves around what we consider "public interest" and with this Mock Trial, show that we promote the idea of a stronger engagement of the media with the public to whom journalists "should" be accountable. In the current political climate, with lots of media distrust in many western democracies, journalists are seen as part of the political story rather than simply its narrators.

Speakers

Serge Schmemann
Member of the editorial board
The New York Times

Raphael Minder
The New York Times correspondent
in Spain and Portugal

Ann-Katrin Müller
Editor of the German magazine
Der Spiegel

Moderators

Elina Makri, journalist and Oikomedia co-founder 
Coen van de Ven, journalist of the The Caravan's Journal

The discussion will be held in English

Free entrance

Registration: 11.30 a.m.
Light lunch will follow the discussion.

Contact: 
Elina Makri, Μ: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Despoina Chalvatzi, Μ: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the event on Facebook herehttp://go.scify.gr/adf2018fb

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

We continue to share our impact with you!

Only in July were added 4,000+ beneficiaries, surpassing a total of 68,000!

Your support is our strength to go on. Let's do even more, together! Support us here

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Monday, 02 July 2018

SciFY is included in the inspiring practices in the EU Commission's Entrepreneurship Competence Framework guide to the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework.

Why is this important? Because, as the guide says in the introduction, that is how we are changing the world around us: "The entrepreneurship competence is increasingly recognised as a competence for life, relevant to personal development and fulfilment, finding and progressing in employment, as well as initiating new ventures ranging from community campaigns, social enterprises to new start-up businesses."

See great initiatives from all across Europe here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/entrecomp-action-get-inspired-make-it-happen-user-guide-european-entrepreneurship-competence

Monday, 02 July 2018

One of the results of the EU project Q4ADHD that we are working on is to offer clear guidelines for teachers and schools. Take the self-assessment test and read how your school can be improved step by step. Plus, it's fpr free, check it out here: http://tools4adhd.eu/guidelines/

Funding:

EU flag-Erasmus

The project is funded by the ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME - KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training, AGREEMENT NUMBER – 2016-1-BG01-KA202-023714

Monday, 02 July 2018

Yes! We did it! We have surpassed the barrier of the 60,000 Beneficiaries!

Your support is our strength to go on. Let's do even more, together! Support us here

#MakeGoodThingsHappen

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