Telecom Italia: the first “Navigare Insieme” workshop opens in Milan, aiming to bring the over 60 closer to the internet

07/16/2012 - 03:30 PM

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The first appointment is for tomorrow at the headquarters of the Cooperativa Abitare

The first “digital” workshop of Navigare Insieme opens in Milan. Navigare Insieme (Surfing Together) is the project launched by Telecom Italia at national level aimed at promoting the use of communication technology amongst the over 60. The appointment is for tomorrow, Tuesday 17th July, at 10.00 at the headquarters of the Cooperativa Abitare at 14 via Hermada, where three stations will be set up allowing senior citizens access the internet for free. The following appointments are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 till 12.30 and from 15.00 till 17.30.

The Navigare Insieme project aims to help elderly users breakthrough the barrier that keeps them from freely using the Internet, help them overcome any possible mistrust of the digital world. Seniors well on their way to surfing and those already experts of the web can find up-to-date news on the www.navigareinsieme.org website, with practical information and video lessons. Furthermore ten short sitcoms have been created by the Holden School of Torino, starring grandparents who, thanks to their grandchildren, discover how the Internet can make everyday life easier.

Navigare Insieme, created in collaboration with Informatici senza Frontiere, Auser, Seniores Alatel and other associations in the category, avails itself of the updating and exchange of contents with the country and in particular the 12 Italian cities involved in the initiative including Milan, the other cities are: Turin, Cagliari, Trento, Venice, Parma, Pisa, Ancona, Rome, Bari, Napoli, and Palermo.

Navigare Insieme has its own Facebook page, allowing fans stay constantly up-to-date and take advantage of all the possible interactions with the other social networks, such as Twitter and YouTube.

Milan, 16th July 2012