The introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education and their utilization especially in times of crisis management, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, is an insurmountable necessity, as it brings substantial innovations in both the teaching aids and the teaching process while helping to address and reduce the major problem of early school leaving, which is a key priority of both the European Union and our country.
In order to meet this need, by decision of the Regional Governor Georgios Kasapidis joined the Operational Program (OP) Region of Western Macedonia 2014-2020 the new project concerning the supply and installation of Information and Communication Technologies equipment (ICT) in the School Units of Primary and Secondary Education and in the Education Structures of the Region of Western Macedonia.
Specifically, joined the OP of the Region of Western Macedonia 2014-2020 the project entitled ” Upgrading of Educational Equipment in School Units and Infrastructure Equipment in Educational Structures of the Region of Western Macedonia “, total budget 3.100.000 €, with the Beneficiary the NSRF Staff Structure of the Ministry of Education and Research & Religions-Education Sector, through which the supply and installation and demonstration of the equipment for the utilization of ICT and IT applications in school units and structures of Primary and Secondary Education of the Prefectures of Grevena will take place., Of Kastoria, Kozani and Florina of the Region of Western Macedonia, in order to enhance the use of digital technology in teaching practice in Primary and Secondary Education, καθώς και τον εκσυγχρονισμό και την αναβάθμιση του εξοπλισμού των δομών εκπαίδευσης (Laboratory Centers of Natural Sciences (ΕΚΦΕ) – School Laboratories of Natural Sciences (ΣΕΦΕ) of Gymnasiums – Regional Center for Educational Planning (ΠΕΚΕΣ) – Poles of Educational Innovation of Information Technologies & Communications (ΠΕΚΤΠΕ) – Environmental Education Centers (ΚΠΕ) – Counseling Centers (YOU TOO) – "Sensory integration" rooms in the Schools of Special Education and Training (ΣΜΕΑΕ) – Unified Special Vocational High Schools and Unified Special Vocational High Schools (ΕΝΕΕΓΥΛ), Laboratory equipment – Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education).
The supply briefly includes ICT equipment related to the needs of the use of digital technology at all stages of the educational process., in order for schools to be able to meet the technologically evolving demands of education and training imposed by the modern era as well as the necessary equipment for the smooth operation of educational structures.
The implementation of the project will cover all the needs of school units and educational structures in ICT equipment, as recorded by the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Macedonia in collaboration with the Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Macedonia.
The project is part of the Priority Axis 11 "Investing in education, training and vocational training for the acquisition of skills and lifelong learning "of the Operational Program of Western Macedonia 2014-2020 and is funded by National Resources and by European Union (European Regional Development Fund - ΕΤΠΑ).
For more information about the Operational Program of Western Macedonia 2014-2020, as well as the actions and projects funded under it, those interested can visit the website of the Special Management Services of the Operational Program of Western Macedonia 2014-2020 to the address www.pepdym.gr.