Measures to improve digital inclusion
Everyone must be able to participate in the digital society. That is what we call ‘digital inclusion’. The overview below shows what I, as the Secretary of State of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, am doing to improve digital inclusion.
Programmes to improve digital inclusion
Going digital is an important area of focus for government. By means of different programmes, the government is working towards a society in which everyone remains included. The table below shows the most important programmes. This is an overview of November 2018.
|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy||Dutch
|Overarching strategy for digitalisation in the Netherlands.|
|Ministry of Justice and Security||Dutch Cyber Security Agenda||Goal: The Netherlands can safely seize the economic and social opportunities of digitisation and protect national security in the digital domain.|
|Social Domain Programme||With the Social Domain Programme, the government and municipalities work together with professionals to provide better help for (vulnerable) people.|
|Ministry of Education, Culture and Science||Tel mee met Taal||Tel mee met Taal is a national campaign aimed at preventing and combating functional iliteracy.|
|Mediawijzer.net||The aim of Mediawijzer.net is to encourage as many Dutch people as possible to be or become media literate though a network approach. This is to ensure that they can move more easily and securely in a society in which (online) media plays an increasingly important role.|
|Adult education||Municipalities buy basic skills courses (including digital skills) for their residents.|
|The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science||Leven Lang Ontwikkelen (Lifelong Development)||With Leven Lang Ontwikkelen, the government wants to create a positive and strong learning culture.|
|Technology Pact||The aim of the Technology Pact is to improve the link between education and the labour market in the technology sector, thereby reducing the shortage of technical staff.|
|The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport||Onbeperkt meedoen (Unlimited participation)||This is a programme for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The aim of the program is to enable people with disabilities to participate in society more and according to their own wishes and abilities.|
Costs of the Digital Inclusion Programme
In the Digital Inclusion Programme, we work together with other ministries and public-sector bodies such as municipalities and provinces. The programme consists of activities from the entire public sector, as well as activities from a particular public sector such as healthcare or education.
The activities from a sector are paid for with money from ministries and other government departments. BZK pays the costs of activities from the entire government. The costs of these ‘general activities’ for all Dutch people, together with an estimate of the amount of the costs, are shown below.
|€ 2.100.000||€ 1.300.000||€ 1.200.000||€ 900.000|
Digital skills and self-reliance
|€ 1.500.000||€ 2.500.000||€ 2.500.000||€ 2.500.000|
|€ 500.000||€ 1.000.000||€ 1.000.000||€ 1.000.000|
|€ 1.000.000||€ 500.000||€ 500.000||€ 500.000|
||€ 500.000||€ 500.000||€ 500.000||€ 500.000|
|Total||€ 5.600.000||€ 5.800.000||€ 5.700.000||€ 5.400.000|