A ‘Digicafé’ (Digital Cafe) is a low-threshold meeting in the ‘De Krook’ city library cafe about a theme in line with the living world and needs of digital beginners. Using the participants’ off-line experiences as a starting point, the online possibilities for each theme are explored.
Examples include maintaining social contacts through various social media, online banking and financial management, or booking a holiday (online).
The project is mainly aimed at underprivileged citizens. Ghent organizations maintaining close links with the target audience encourage them to participate. Each ‘Digicafé’ is led by two coaches: one with substantive expertise, and one experienced at working with the target audience. Each Cafe’s programme is adapted to the attendees’ specific questions.
Participants to ‘Digicafés’ can move on to ‘Digistaties’ (Digi-tastings) or trainings in ‘De Krook’ city library.