Bring the Geographic and Social Periphery Closer to the Center
Social gaps in Israel create inequality in opportunities for access to public goods and services such as health, education and social welfare.
Accordingly, one of the most significant strengths of the digital revolution is the opportunity to overcome distance, ability and cultural barriers, contributing to narrowing gaps between the periphery and the center in order to promote social equality and equal opportunities in Israel.
As part of the National Initiative, special effort will be invested in reducing these barriers. As part of this effort, bringing the geographic periphery closer to the center will be advanced by providing access to public services and goods, and developing employment opportunities in defined areas, with the use of modern digital tools. Bringing the social periphery closer will be achieved by developing relevant digitization skills in the aim of narrowing the digital divide.
Bringing both of these peripheries closer to the center will be carried out while addressing three key areas:
- Improving digital literacy among weakened populations
- Providing access to quality public goods and services by digital means
- Creating jobs and developing businesses in the geographic and social periphery
> NetGev – The First Digital District
This historic project is part of a government effort to leverage ICT technologies in order to improve services in the periphery, narrow socio-economic gaps between the periphery and the center and to create new and quality employment opportunities. In the next stage, the project will be expanded to the Galilee area.
> Digital Rehabilitation Communities
The pilot is active in four rehabilitation communities throughout the country.