Recent news about our pilots

Curious about how our pilot projects are doing ? Below you'll find the latest news. Click on a title to read the full article.

  • Interview Jo Van Hecke (Belgium partner) in Central station Antwerp about Incluso project
    Newsflash
    BE - Tonuso

    A Flemish radio and television personality Anja Daems had a challenge to make a website and donate 15.000€ for an inclusion project in Belgium http://www.klikmee.be/   Therfore she had to interview 12 guests in 12h about Inclusion of marginalized people in Flandern. The guests of Anja Daems where politicians, media people and people who worked with marginalized youth.
  • The Influencers - key people
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    So much of the work we do on our pilot sites depends on the Influencers. In groups of young people, the Influencers are the individuals who others look up to and follow. They may be charismatic, they may be the show offs, the toughest, the prettiest or the cleverest. Whatever it is gives them influence over others, this can be used by social networking teams to draw others into the site.
  • INCLUSO participants in Prague
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    Two girls from Chorzow have been awarded for being the most active online participants of the INCLUSO project. Natalia and Ewa have been given the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful European cities - Prague. Their four-day-trip will last until the 10th of November. We are looking forward to seeing the photo gallery from the trip on the Ning platform.
  • Inappropriate Behaviour Online
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    There has been surprisingly little inappropriate behaviour on the pilot sites SHMU has been running online. We discussed potential issues at length before the launch of each pilot, and came up with a list of likely flashpoints which included the following:
  • New Images and Christmas Cards
    Newsflash
    AT - Verein Wiener Jugendzentren

    The image you give of yourself on a social platform is highly related on the real images, the pictures you upload of yourself. Therefore one of the aims in the Viennese pilot is to strengthen the youngster’s ability in making good pictures and editing them by free software. The November 2009 focus of Vienna’s Incluso pilot is on picture editing by using the free software tool “Gimp”.
  • Incluso Netbooks delivered!
    Newsflash
    AT - Verein Wiener Jugendzentren

    This week the last of the 15 netbooks to be used by participants of INCLUSO were delivered to the respective youth centres. Since early September 2009 all 15 youngsters of the core group and several more have already profiles on different social platforms but mainly on the platform "Netlog".
  • Phase 2 @ shmu
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    All three SHMU pilots have now entered Phase 2, just three or four months since they were first launched. It's hoped this new effort and direction will produce better results and contribute more fruitfully towards the Incluso project's objectives. SHMU's Incluso coordinator Sam Thom said he's unclear whether this is a coincidence, or whether there's a natural hiatus at this point in the research pilots. Here is an overview of recent activity:
  • Incluso & copyright
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    Bring young people and social software together and copyright is always going to be under threat - either by accident or deliberately. This is a real issue for pilot partners of the EU-funded Incluso project who find themselves running social network sites, forums and so on, which are platforms for uploading and sharing music and video content. Staff and young people must ensure all digital content on their sites complies with copyright rules, but this is easier said than done.
  • My world - my business
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    The Polish INCLUSO group has started working on an ecological project called "My world - my business". The young people have been given a set of tasks to be completed (including a short film, a song, a photo-collage, a poster, a leaflet). They will be working on the tasks in small groups and sharing their work-in-progress results on the Ning platform. They also plan to involve in their activities people form their local communities. Participants strive for a creative approach, as they want to go beyond the "school-like" cliche of an ecological project.
  • Polish INCLUSO on Ning
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    Starting from September 2009 the INCLUSO participants will be working on the Ning platform. Before they were using an online forum based on PHP-Nuke. The forum was quite a good tool for cooperation, but it worked alright only for the most active participants. The others needed definitely a more immersive and attractive platform. That is why the project team went for Ning.
  • First Polish offline meeting
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    The first Polish INCLUSO face-to-face meeting took place in Krakow on the 5th and 6th of June 2009. It gathered 35 young people, as well as the staff working for INCLUSO. Most of the participants had not known each other prior to the pilot, so they were waiting for the meeting impatiently, looking forward to seeing their colleagues in real life.
  • Helping Young People Explain their Opinions
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    An important research element in the pilots' work involves asking young people for their opinions on their social software activities. But how do we know when they are telling the truth? Do we simply accept what they say? How can we know when they might not be telling the truth? And what reasons do they have for not telling the truth, making stuff up or simply lying? Staff at Station House Media Unit (SHMU) in Scotland found that many young people appear to be making things up during discussions about Incluso activities.
  • Cop College Trip Develops Communication Skills
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    A trip to the national police training college has given an Incluso team an opportunity to engage members of their Youth Radio Project (YRP) on a much deeper level. Staff from SHMU in Aberdeen, came up with the idea after a visit to Scotland's police training facility at Tulliallan, near Stirling. They have set up an online forum discussion to ask two questions:
  • First safe steps online
    Newsflash
    BE - Tonuso

    In the day care centers the staff is working with youngsters with the age between 6 and 12 years.
  • Follow the news of the centre at home
    Newsflash
    BE - Tonuso

    Young people use the Ning platform at home, during the weekends or holidays to follow up on the news of the center.