A pledge to the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs As a follow-up of the Get Online Week campaign, Telecentre-Europe plans to support its national campaign partners to lead and facilitate Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs (LC4DJ) across Europe (i.e. local governments, industry, employment services, educational and...

In this issue: What was dicussed at the 4th Spark Global Forum on Telecentres Upcoming events: Digital Agenda Assembly and Telecentre Europe Annual Summit  Useful resource: Digital Governance New Communication Manager at Telecentre Europe » Read the May 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription...

[caption id="attachment_14762" align="alignleft" width="459"] Clara Centeno (IPTS) speaking at Spark 2013 on ICT skills and employability[/caption] Telecentre Europe was one of the co-organisers of Spark: the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, held on May 28-29 in Granada, Spain. The event was a great success: more than 1,200...

Today is the  World Information Society Day 2013 and to celebrate, Telecentre Europe is proud to publish the official Get Online Week Report. The focus of the Get Online Week (GOW) in 2013 ( March 18-24th) was on youth and, more precisely, on how to direct a...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): GOW2013 post campaign Press Release – Registrations open for #Spark13 – New member from Slovakia  – Results of Featured Member Contest Member News From Lihtuania & Spain » Read the April 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling...

During April, 27 community members participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 4 new persons joined the community. 3 featured members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as WINNERS for...

People, Innovation and Sustainability – these are the 3 major themes of Spark, the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres that will take place from May 28-29 in Granada, Spain. During this 2-day event, you will get the chance to: learn from experts in ICT for development (ICT4D) ...

The international “Use IT and Enjoy” project implementers from Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania have met for the second time. The meeting was held last month in Copenhagen and hosted by TE’s Danish member Aeldremobiliseringen (the Association of Danish Senior Citizens). The project partners met to evaluate...

Co-working is growing in the Catalan Network of ICT Points. This new way of working has attracted the interest of some points of the Catalan network of telecentres, and they are spreading the new model based on collaboration and synergies between workers. One of them...

During the 2012 edition of the Catalan “Connecta’t” program, 900 citizens were trained. The program reached a very wide range of the population in 24 municipalities of Catalonia (Spain) and was aimed to promote the digital literacy of the unemployed in order to facilitate their...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): GOW2013 initial results –  TE recruits Communications Officer – Registrations open for #Spark13 – Call to become a Microsoft Technology Associate partner – CARERplus Digital Competence Framework GOW2013 photos First pictures from Belarus, Belgium, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia,...

The upcoming 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, also known as Spark, that will take place from May 28-29, 2013 in Granada, Spain. Hosted by Telecentre.org Foundation, Telecentre-Europe, Comunidad de Redes de Telecentros, Red Guadalinfo, and the National Information Society Agency of Korea, Spark will bring together...

Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys. Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the...

The Carer+ Digital Competence Framework adopts the modern notion of digital competence understood both as a key competence for employability and a comprehensive life skill. In addition, the Framework identifies the transversal as well as professional competences that help care workers implement digital technology in...

On April 2, World Pulse is launching the fourth annual year of Voices of Our Future, an online training program in citizen journalism and digital empowerment for emerging grassroots women leaders. After an initial screening during a month-long application process, selected applicants will enter a full...

The Communications Officer is responsible for communications towards Telecentre-Europe stakeholders and members, the mass media and general public. S/he will increase the visibility of telecentres mission, activities and contribution to the digital inclusion and empowerment of European citizens and to the achievement of social and...

On March 21 a free webinar took place on MS Office 2013. The webinar was organized by Connecting Up & TechSoup Asia and sponsored by Microsoft Citizenship. The 1 hour recording is now available for anyone wishing to learn about what’s new in MS Office 2013. The latest version...

Aptech Worldwide – one of the leading global providers of IT education – opened its training center in Bratislava where through the Non-profit organization Aptech Europe (Nezisková organizácia Aptech Europe) provides education in the area of information, communication and computer technology. Aptech has more than 25...

On March 17, 2013 Commissioners gathered in Mexico City for the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. They have agreed an ambitious new target designed to spur female access to the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The new target mandates “gender...

On March 18th at 00:00 CET the Get Online Week 2013 (#GOW2013) campaign counter was set to zero. In a joined effort to empower people to use technology to find a job or get more out of life, thousands of Europeans will be reached during...

Telecentre-Europe invites its member organizations to become the national partner for distributing a total of 2.000 donated vouchers for young people to take a free Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam. Let’s help our unemployed youth to fill one of those 800,000 ICT practitioners’ vacancies expected...

The response to Telecentre.org Foundation‘s call for entries to the 1st Global Telecentre Awards was overwhelming. As of the March 8 deadline, TCF received a total of 254 entries distributed in 6 different categories. Of the total number of entries received, 48% are in Spanish, 37% in English,...

TCF is down to the last two days of acceptance of entries to the Global Telecentre Awards. To date, they have received a total of 59 entries distributed among six categories namely: Telecentre, Telecentre Manager, Telecentre Network, Telecentre Initiative,Telecentre Innovation, and Information Access Center. Entries to the awards should be made via...

It’s time to show your support once again for the outstanding players in the telecentre movement. Several telecentre projects have been nominated for the World Summit on Information Society Project Prizes 2013–including Telecentre.org Foundation’s own Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign – and they need your votes to win! »...

The Your Course: Digital Literacy (Tvoy Kurs) project, conducted by our member PH International (Project Harmony, Inc.) and Microsoft, together with partner organizations in more than 100 cities across Russia, was completed in January 2013. During the implementation of the initiative from February 2010 to January 2013 more than 280,000 people...

Novateca is a program implemented in the Republic of Moldova with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Hundreds of libraries are planned to be transformed into telecentres. » watch the video on our community site...

During 14-15 February 2013, Telecentre-Europe AISBL held its fourth General Assembly in Paris, at the Microsoft headquarters. The reunion in Paris dealt with the following agenda points: 1- Approval and adoption of formal documents 2- Adoption of a 3-year strategy (2013-2015) of Telecentre-Europe 3- Agreement on a strategic approach...

A few days ago, the 3-year project Your Course: Improving Computer Literacy was completed in the Volgograd region of Russia. After completing the digital literacy course, Russian village people that first claimed “to be zero in computer technologies” left with a grown self-esteem and a bigger respect among...

To help Polish organizations, libraries & institutions organize successful events during the Get Online Week campaign, the polish partner organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) have prepared some  ready-to-use scenarios that are now published in English and available to be used for the GOW2013 national partners. During the  campaign...

Next April 25th the International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated. The initiative is backed by ITU Member States and wants to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs. Each year, on the 4th Thursday...

On February 5th and together with 100 countries all over Europe & the world, Lithuania has been commemorating the International Safer Internet Day 2013 (SID 2013). This tenth edition of the initiative was loud, well-seen and very successful countrywide. Thanks to the collaboration of social partners,...

With less than 40 days left till Get Online Week 2013 (18-24 March) will start all over Europe, in Latvia the preparation activities have reached their peak.  As in previous years, the GOW 2013 in Latvia is coordinated by the Latvian Information and communication Technology association (LIKTA),...

On February 5th, 2 weeks before the deadline to fill out the MIREIA survey, Poland has reached its minimum target of mapping 180 Polish eInclusion organizations.  FRSI, a member of TE and the Polish MIREIA partner estimated that over 10.000 telecentres must be operating in Poland, in...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): MIREIA survey to map EU27 eInclusion actors – Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft’s Youthspark program – CARERplus Digital Competence Framework – TE’s new member organization in Spain – TE at the eSkills Quality Conference – TE community’s Featured Member Contest News...

During January, 13 community members  participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 6 new persons joined the community. 3 featured members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as WINNERS for January...

The Carer+ consortium is currently finalising research that will lead to the creation of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework. But what is a competence framework in the first place? And how can it serve care workers and caregivers in their personal and professional development? The purpose...

In about 1 week time EOS Foundation managed to reach 1500 Romanian eInclusion actors and over 150 organizations have already filled the MIREIA survey. This was made possible through the use of mailing lists and an already established partners network. According to the population figure for Romania,...

During week 4 of the survey, the number of organizations that have filled the MIREIA survey has doubled: more than 1.00o eInclusion actors have now put their organisation on the EU map. We hope at least another 1.500 organizations will soon fill the survey before February 15th! Results...