Creative and active participation of immigrant women through modern technologies (2006-2008)

The objective of the project was to promote the creative employment, the active participation and the strengthening of the relations of the immigrant women with the local society in the Municipality of Athens.

The immigrant women in Greece face problems of integration into society (in the recipient country), as well as problems of communication with each other (bonds with their own country). They also face the need for entertainment and access to information, facilities that modern technology offers with relatively low cost, contributing to the provision of equal opportunities and the avoidance of social exclusion.

The project was addressed to groups of immigrant women that did not have access to information and the digital culture in general.

The project included cultural interventions via the modern technology that provided the appropriate tools (computers, internet, mobile phones) for the creative expression and the tightening of relations. Through the creation of electronic diaries, the beneficiary women were familiarized with modern means of technology and organized cultural events in order to strengthen their relations with the neighborhood.

The project was implemented by ANCE in cooperation with the Centre for Digital Culture “Fournos” and co-financed by the Hellenic Ministry of Employment & Social Protection (Actions for the enhancement of Employment with the active participation of Non Governmental Organisations).

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