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The European Parliament isn’t alone in working on issues that you care about. Organisations all over Europe play an important role in making sure citizens' voices are heard and their views defended. Do you want to know more about what they do? Would you like to get involved with an organisation, attend one of their events, or join forces for a campaign? Discover all of them here”.
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Close the Gap
Close the Gap is an international social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned IT devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, servers, …) donated by large and medium-sized corporations or public organisations to educational, medical, entrepreneurial and social projects in developing and emerging countries. All these projects are demand-driven and impact-driven oriented initiatives. Since 2004, Close the Gap has gathered over 1.135.000 ICT devices, has contributed to over 7.600 projects in more than 50 countries around the world (mostly in Africa) and reached more than 3.970.000 beneficiaries.
Close the Gap, together with its Kenyan partner since 2019 – Close the Gap Kenya - also powers various other initiatives to bridge the digital divide. Through the Worldloop programme, Close the Gap makes sure that the donated IT devices are disposed of in an environmentally responsible way when they reach the end of their second life. Through the BOOST programme, formerly known as Leap 2, Close the Gap (Kenya) supports local entrepreneurship and innovation by organising innovation challenges in emerging and developing countries, where young entrepreneurs can develop their innovative ideas to provide digital solutions for societal issues. Close the Gap also powers the Digitruck Programme, a mobile IT classroom that enables all communities to have access to IT. Since the start of the programme in 2015, 9 Digitrucks have been launched across Africa and Europe. All these initiatives contribute to creating impact in emerging and developing countries around the world.© Close the Gap International vzw
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Culture Action Europe
CAE is the major European network of cultural networks, organisations, artists, activists, academics and policymakers. CAE is the first port of call for informed opinion and debate about arts and cultural policy in the EU. As the only intersectoral network, it brings together all practices in culture, from the performing arts to literature, the visual arts, design and cross-arts initiatives, to community centres and activist groups.
CAE believes in the value and values of culture and its contribution to the development of sustainable and inclusive societies.© Culture Action Europe
Amplify: Make the Future of Europe Yours
Amplify is a project working across 12 European countries that brings underrepresented voices in the cultural sector to the Conference on the Future of Europe. During the project, project members work together to write a set of recommendations to EU decision-makers, focusing on ideas, hopes, and demands for the vision of the Future of Europe. Then, after the Conference ends, there will be an opportunity to respond to and publicly advocate for these ideas.© Culture Action Europe
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