|Does an explicit strategy document exist?||No||However, a number of operational programs exist in these areas. The first e-skills related programme started 2009 (EDUCA), a long-term project with financial security until 2013. There are also a number of sectoral projects, which seek to promote e-skills. Another activity is aimed to promote the competitiveness of the Czech Republic through the development of e-skills.|
|Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)?||Yes||ICT literacy is supported under the Human Resources and Employment OP (HREOP) supported by European Social Fund. The Human Resources and Employment Operational Programme is focused on minimalization of unemployment by means of active policy on the labour market, professional education, reintegration of socially excluded citizens into society, improvement of public administration quality and international cooperation in the said areas.|
|Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT?||Yes||At the present time, therefore, take place across the whole program HREOP projects, which includes the development of ICT skills. To illustrate, in both large-scale ICT skills are supported, we financial support of these projects. Projects aimed at increasing the adaptability of workers and competitiveness of companies, at increasing the adaptability of workers in restructured enterprises, at strengthening active employment policies, at promoting social integration and social services, at promoting social integration of Roma localities, at the integration of socially excluded groups into the labor market and projects focused on equal opportunities for women and men in the labor market and to reconcile work and family of life.|
|Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)?||Yes||Within the area of intervention 1.2 HREOP global grant was submitted and approved for implementation of a project aimed at employees of employers represented in the IT Industry Employers Association - this is a project aimed to help workers facing unemployment and activities are aimed, inter alia, on soft skills training, business development and office professional advice, specific language training. The activities are not supported training or retraining of IT, but the activities that help redundant employees find a new job, with the use of existing knowledge in the field of iT within the business or with a new employer.|
|Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training?||Yes||National projects within the framework of the European Social Fund can be considered as indirect state support for using ICT in education; e.g. methodological support of raising the quality of pedagogical professions, Methodology II, planned for years 2009 – 2011. The main result of this project has been the national portal for teachers. At present there is a draft of Action Plan “School for the 21st Century” created for the ministry document “The Conception of ICT Development in Education for the period 2009-2013”. The main goal of this project is to support schools to reach a stage that would allow them standard usage of ICT.|
|Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments?||Yes|
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