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Stockholm Challenge Award

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Project Id: 4906

Project name:
Romanian Association for Telework and Teleactivities

Describe the project in one sentence:
The founding and development of an organizational structure for the Romanian specialists, SME and organizations that want to use telework and teleactivities in their daily activity

City:
Drobeta Turnu Severin

Country:
Romania

Other country involved:

Continent:
Europe,  

Summary:
Romanian Association for Telework and Teleactivities Mission Statement: “To assure the open development, evolution and use of the telework and teleactivities for the benefit of all people.” Its specific goals and purposes include: a. development, maintenance, evolution, and dissemination of standards for the telework and teleactivities and its technologies, applications and principles; b. growth and evolution of the telework and teleactivities architecture; c. maintenance and evolution of effective administrative processes necessary for operation of the telework and teleactivities; d. education and research related to the telework and teleactivities; e. harmonization of actions and activities at national and international levels to facilitate the development and availability of the telework and teleactivities; f. collection and dissemination of information related to the telework and teleactivities, including histories and archives; g. assisting rural areas and peoples in implementing and evolving the telework and teleactivities and use; h. liaison with other organizations, institutions and the general public for coordination, collaboration, and education in effecting the above purposes.

Category:
e-Business

Project objectives in relation to problems:
ARTT will act not only as a clearinghouse for telework and teleactivities information and education but also as a facilitator and coordinator of telework and teleactivities-related initiatives. ARTT serves the needs of the growing telework and teleactivities community. From commerce to education to social issues, our goal is to enhance the availability and utility of the telework and teleactivities on the widest possible scale. ARTT will 1. Facilitates open development of standards, protocols, administration and the technical infrastructure related on telework and teleactivities 2. Supports education in rural areas specifically, and wherever the need exists 3. Promotes professional development and opportunities for association to telework and teleactivities leadership 4. Provides reliable information about the telework and teleactivities 5. Provides forums for discussion of issues that affect telework and teleactivities evolution, development and use — technical, commercial, societal, etc. 6. Fosters an environment for national and international cooperation, community, and a culture that enables implementation of telework and teleactivities 7. Serves as a focal point for cooperative efforts to promote the telework and teleactivities as a positive tool to benefit all people 8. Provides management and coordination for on-strategy initiatives and outreach efforts — humanitarian, educational, societal, etc.

Web site’s URL:
https://www.setthings.com/

Name of organisation:
Romanian Association for Telework and Teleactivities (ARTT)

Type of organisation(s):
Educational organisation
Non-profit organisation (NGO/voluntary/special aims group)

Target group:
Age: Youth,   Adults,   Seniors  

Educational level: University and college,  

Inhabitant in: Urban,   Rural,  

Gender: Female,   Male,  

Specific target group:
The project is addressed to all the people that have the knowledge, skills and experience to use remote work in their daily activity

How many users are directly involved in the project?
50-500

In what way is the target group related to the project?
Citizen,   Professional,  Student,  Special aims group , 

IT and innovation:
ARTT promotes telework as an innovative business solution and an important management strategy in increasing the effectiveness of the workforce. Telework and business networking offer valuable business tools which can be used to increase operational flexibility and an organization’s responsiveness to markets. By adopting these new concepts, businesses can rapidly and efficiently react to changes in their environments Efficient communications have become crucial to the success of modern organizations. Information and knowledge is shared instantaneously using teleactivities. This networking of information is absolutely crucial to the profitability and very existence of many organizations. This massive growth is also driving business-to-consumer and business-to-business e-commerce. This has huge implications for the people working in these businesses, not only on the work they do but the time and place they do it in. Traditional sales channels are being scaled back or disappearing altogether. Companies are having to develop e-business strategies to suit their circumstances and customers. ARTT will assist companies, research organizations, trade unions, employer bodies and educational institutions in finding ways to address the changes caused by information technology and the opportunities and challenges created by it.

How do the users interact with the project?
Web site – one way information,  Web site – interactive ,  E-mail,  Mobile Equipment,  Other  

User need:
Benefits for employers • Cost savings • Increased productivity • Improved motivation • Skills retention • Organization flexibility • Flexible staffing • Resilience • Enhanced customer service Benefits for individuals: • Reduced travel time and costs • Improved work opportunities • Less disruption to family life • Better balance of work and family life • Participation in the local community • Flexible hours Social and economic benefits: • Reduced traffic congestion • Reduced total travel and consequent pollution • Wider employment/work opportunities • Access to work for people with specific difficulties • Economic regeneration • Attenuation of the “brain drain” phenomenon in the developing countries

Transferability:
The project will create homogenous methodology of establishing specific programmes an methods to stimulate telework and teleactivities for authorities, SME and organizations, both in urban and rural areas. To achieve this, individual methods will be integrated (of creating overall framework conditions as well as of setting specific mechanisms such as financing and technical solutions, promotion). Participants will be collaborating in analysing ‘state of the art’ at all levels, assessing the transferability of the proposed methodology, customization, developing regional workplans for scheme’s implementation. ARTT will detail description of procedures and materials that would enable others to replicate the successful strategies developed Romanian Telework Society, Romania, http://www.teleactivities.org

Number of:
Employees: < 5
volunteers: 16 – 50

Future:
Its principal purpose is to maintain
and extend the development and availability of the telework and teleactivities and its associated technologies, applications and principles – both as an end in itself, and as a means of enabling organizations, professions, and individuals worldwide to more effectively collaborate, cooperate, and innovate in their respective fields and interests. Its specific goals and purposes include: a. development, maintenance, evolution, and dissemination of standards for the telework and teleactivities and its technologies, applications and principles; b. growth and evolution of the telework and teleactivities architecture; c. maintenance and evolution of effective administrative processes necessary for operation of the telework and teleactivities; d. education and research related to the telework and teleactivities; e. harmonization of actions and activities at national and international levels to facilitate the development and availability of the telework and teleactivities; f. collection and dissemination of information related to the telework and teleactivities, including histories and archives; g. assisting rural areas and peoples in implementing and evolving the telework and teleactivities and use; h. liaison with other organizations, institutions and the general public for coordination, collaboration, and education in effecting the above purposes.

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