Registrations are now open for the ninth Telecentre Europe’s Annual Conference (TEAC) under the theme of Digital Skills for Future Work on 06-08th of October, 2016. This year the event will be hosted by Belgian member Digipolis Ghent at the NH Gent Belfort Hotel in Ghent. We invite you to check...

Telecentre Europe welcomes the adoption of the New Skills Agenda by the European Commission. Its aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost...

Save the date! On 6-8 October Telecentre Europe will organise its annual conference in Ghent, Belgium, together with its member organisation Digipolis Ghent. Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (aka TEAC) is the annual meeting point for all non-profit organisations and other stakeholders interested in digital empowerment through digital skills...

Following a major strategy review Telecentre Europe is embarking on a path to become the major voice of e-Inclusion Intermediary Actors to promote and provide digital training to all disadvantaged citizens, close the skills gap and build a united smart, sustainable and inclusive society. Therefore, we are currently...

In this issue: Help us make our conference cool! EU Projects and Campaigns: I-LINC Monitor 2015: Policies on digital inclusion and skills FIT4Jobs: Final partners’ meeting in Dublin e-UROPA project featured as a good practice Training resources for e-facilitators available online Skilled and employed – a...

The Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum together with their members launched a civil society coalition on Erasmus+, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sports. The aim of the coalition is to voice the concerns of civil society organisations regarding the...

The fast pace of digital transformation of the business sector has made it more challenging for young people to meet the demanding requirements of employers in Europe. Digital skills now are a necessity, not an advantage. Education providers, socio-economic inclusion providers, policy makers, employers are looking...

In this issue: European Get Online Week 2016: A concept to be adapted in the U.S. 11 citizens tell their e-Participation stories Our policy position on enabling European e-Participation I-LINC Monitor 2015: Studies on employability FIT4Jobs is a successful tool for recruiters in Latvia Youth...

Annual report featuring all Telecentre Europe’s last year’s achievements has now been published. It was presented to members at General Assembly on 3 March and was approved together with financial documents. The report summarises 2015 in numbers and covers topics from strategic roadmap to influencing...

It was almost 4 years ago when Gabriel Rissola started managing Telecentre Europe. With the support of a committed Board and the contribution of a devoted team, he led the organisation to multiply its members base (from 22 to 56 organisations) and to increase resources...

On 15th of March Telecentre Europe took part in a meeting on the EU Skills Agenda organised by the European Commission. The purpose was to consult with civil society organisations on the upcoming strategy for skills development in the EU. The European Commission met with 20 representatives...

The seventh edition of the European Get Online Week (GOW) to digitally empower and employ people was celebrated on 14-20 March this year. With a record number of 29 campaign partners involved in 27 countries, the campaign proved again the necessity to raise awareness about...

This week Telecentre Europe is celebrating the annual Get Online Week across Europe. 29 campaign partners will be running various events in 27 countries to reduce the skills gap and promote ICT jobs. The campaign runs at libraries, community centres, schools and non-for-profits across Europe every...

This paper presents Telecentre Europe’s position on Digital Single Market Strategy. Key messages: Europeans should be considered not only as consumers, but as digitally-active producers, workers and citizens. Development of e-government services should go hand-in-hand with development of skills. Entrepreneurs and micro, small & medium-size enterprise...

By Telecentre Europe on March 8, 2016 Special issue: This month's newsletter issue is an overview of what our Telecentre network has been doing to tackle gender equality in ICT. It's also a call to action to raise awareness and further promote ICT among girls and women to...

With the commitment of at least 27 campaign partners Telecentre Europe will be getting Europeans online and on jobs again. Digital empowerment campaign European GOW will mark its seventh edition this year on 14-20 March. Thousands of non-formal education providers will get busy organising various...

By Telecentre Europe on February 4, 2016 In this issue: Telecentre Europe’s position paper on youth employability, Get Online Week 2016, Skillage infographic, I-LINC interview with Lieve Van Den Brande (European Commission), National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs workshop in Luxembourg, FIT4Jobs progress in Spain, best moments...

Following the meeting of national and local coalitions for digital skills and jobs in Rome in 2014 and the Digital Assembly in Riga (June 2015), the European Commission organised a new workshop to bring together existing coalitions and initiatives that are under formation. The purpose...

Updated March 14, 2016 This paper presents Telecentre Europe’s position on Digital Single Market Strategy. Key messages: Europeans should be considered not only as consumers, but as digitally-active producers, workers and citizens. Development of e-government services should go hand-in-hand with development of skills. Entrepreneurs and micro, small...

The number of young people, in particular girls and women, studying and choosing careers in ICT is decreasing and not keeping up with growing demand for highly skilled ICT professionals. This Telecentre Europe’s paper prepared by Interface3 discusses gender equality and reflects on some of the...

In an increasingly digitalized society, e-participation and e-citizenship are becoming key aspects of citizenship. Public finance healthcare and social services are all going online. The Internet is becoming the place to express our opinion, participate in the decisions that concern us, to raise a problem...

By Telecentre Europe on December 4, 2015 In this issue: Interview with MEP Lauristin and MEP Schöpflin; registration extension for GOW 2016; updates on Skillage.eu, Fit4Jobs, I-LINC; Advisory Board meeting; member section on TE website; EUHackathon 2015; events – EIF programme meeting and a dinner debate on MOOCs, social innovation...

Telecentre Europe will hold its Advisory Board meeting on 10th of December in Brussels. The mission of the Advisory Board is to consult TE on its strategic direction and to propose any recommendations. The meeting will take place at the Delegation of Catalonia to the...

On November 13th, the Euroamérica Foundation organised together with the Bertelsmann an international conference on new technologies in education, in Europe and Latin America. The conference looked into opportunities for economic development, employment and social inclusion brought by education and enhanced by new technologies. The...

Earlier in October TE’s Managing Director attended a workshop on digital competences in Spain. In his presentation, G. Rissola covered the issue of digital competencies, it being one of the “8 Basic Skills”, and the need to be able to certify and validate those skills,...

European Get Online Week (or simply GOW) is Telecentre-Europe’s flagship initiative and a digital empowerment campaign run at libraries, community centres, schools and non-for-profits across Europe every March. Next year on 14-20th of March GOW will encourage Europeans to use the Internet and technology in...

By Telecentre Europe on November 4, 2015 In this issue: Updates on the e-Participation conference; Skillage analysis; MIREIA e-toolkit;  EU Code Week launch event and Code Your Future project; Drop’pin; ETY Forum 2015; ECDL Foundation policy paper and launch event; open calls for funding – Erasmus+ call for proposals 2016 and EU funding...

The European Coding Initiative (allyouneediscode.eu) organised a high level launch event in Brussels on 12 October 2015 as a contribution to the Europe-wide initiative EU Code Week on promoting coding. EU Code Week was running from 10 to 18 of October this year. [caption id="attachment_12851" align="alignleft"...

Six members of our Board and our Managing Director attended the largest ICT conference in the EU ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform last 20-22 October in Lisbon. The event, co-organised by the European Commission together with our Portuguese member Fundaçao para a Ciência e...

Translated by Gabriel Rissola Different digital competence models were discussed during the workshop organised by Guadalinfo, the Andalusian network of telecentres, last 29 October 2015 in Seville. The Guadalinfo Network brought together more than thirty experts working in the field of training and certification of digital skills,...

Telecentre Europe joins Drop’pin and calls on our members to do the same! Drop’pin is a new project and online platform led by the European Commission that aims to help young people by connecting them with concrete opportunities to boost their employability and skills across Europe. Drop’pin wants...

By Telecentre Europe on October 8, 2015 In this issue: A summary about TEAC 2015 in Belgrade; Youth employability session at TEAC 2015 in the context of Fit4Jobs; announcing four winners of Unite-IT digital inclusion awards; TE networking session in ICT 2015 event in Lisbon; winners of online competition...

European Commission together with our Portuguese member Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Portugal (FCT) are organising the largest ICT conference in the EU ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform on 20-22 October in Lisbon. Among many workshops and sessions, Telecentre Europe will run a networking session...

By Masha Tarle Telecentre Europe held its 8th annual conference in Belgrade on 24 and 25th September, co-organised by our Serbian member International Aid Network . The 2-day event was attended by almost 150 participants and was held in the beautiful hotel Hyatt Regency Belgrade where...