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  • On 5-7 December 2017,  Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka (CTC Rijeka) hosted in Rijeka, Croatia, the third BRIGHTS project meeting and the training of the BRIGHTS national tutors. The one-day project meeting involved ALL DIGITAL and all the other BRIGHTS partners: Maks vzw, Association Study...

  • Our member Digitaal.Talent@Gent is the winner of the European Digital Skills Award in the category ‘Digital skills for all’. Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, presented the award on the 7th of December at the second Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition conference in...

  • ALL DIGITAL Week is following in the footsteps of the European Get Online Week as one of the major pan-European awareness raising campaigns on digital skills for inclusion and employment. It is run at digital competence centres, libraries, schools, community centres and non-for-profits across Europe,...

  • The I-LINC final conference, titled ‘Educating for the 21 century: boosting digital skills and entrepreneurial thinking‘, was organised on 23 November 2017 within the Lifelong Learning Week. The main aim of the conference was to share ideas and recent developments in the area of digital...

  • On 21 November 2017, the Lifelong Learning Awards (LLLAwards) were given to the most outstanding educational practices under the theme of “Education in the Digital World“. The prize in the Education and Democracy Category was awarded to the Youth e-Perspectives on Migration project. The LLLAwards...

  • The third Smart Women project meeting took place in Tudela, Spain. Project partners were hosted by their Spanish partner,  Fundacion Dedalo. Prior to the meeting, project partners were invited to the city hall of Tudela where they had a meeting with the mayor Eneko Larrarte. The...

  • We are pleased to present a final Toolkit of the CodeMob project, which is aimed at teaching coding and the effective use of mobile devices in telecentres. This Toolkit presents the two training curricula, introduces the online learning platform, and also gives practical tips on...

  • The ASK4JOB Project has just been launched in Rome where the kick-off meeting took place on 6-7 November 2017. It is an ambitious project, which involves 11 partners coming from all around Europe. Its aim is to tackle the lack of digital skills in long-term...

  • While we live in an increasingly digital society, a significant number of European citizens continue to lack basic digital skills. Media practices have changed, and now we are not only receiving information passively. Anyone can be active in content creation and (re-)produce (dis)information. For example,...

  • This October ALL DIGITAL started a new exciting project called “The WELCOME Programme”. As the title hints, we will be working with newcomers – asylum seekers and refugees. How? Through creative IT workshops, which will unlock their potential and foster their inclusion in our countries....

  • Dear Reader, In this issue, we are pleased to share with you the results and materials of our 10th annual event – ALL DIGITAL Summit, to introduce our Awards winners and new members, and to tell you about our 10 years celebration. As always, you...

  • HURISTO: a new project with the main aim to deliver a methodology concerning European human rights charter and educational skill improvement for the less educated got launched on 18 October in Brussels. Maks vzw (Belgium) cooperates with Terremondo cooperativa sociale (Italy), Cepa Montes Norte (Spain)...

  • #pathways4employ partners met in Dublin on 18-19 October for the 3rd transnational meeting of the project at the premises of our Irish partner FIT ltd. FIT helps long-term unemployed people throughout Ireland to land on a career in the ICT field by providing fast track...

  • A comprehensive Informative Kit on Global Citizenship Education has been published by ALL DIGITAL in the framework of the BRIGHTS “Boosting Global Citizenship Education using digital storytelling” project. The current global scenario, marked by social, political, environmental and financial crises, requires Education and training policy...

  • 10 years, 10 summits, 8 Get Online Weeks, quite a few projects, 80+ members altogether… Do you remember how the ALL DIGITAL (originally called Telecentre-Europe) network was formed and how it was launched? Who was the very first staff member? How was the Get Online...

  • On 4-5 October, over 150 participants representing 92 organisations from 26 countries gathered in the beautiful CaixaForum in Barcelona for the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2017. The event under the title ‘Digital Skills for Social Innovation’ was hosted by El Teb, in collaboration with Generalitat de...

  • Commission announces pilot project to boost digital skills through internships. The #DigitalOpportuity #traineeships scheme, which will start next year will involve 6000 students in Europe and be a unique opportunity to boost their #DigitalSkills via traineeships. Some facts: the scheme use rules of Erasmus programme open for students and...

  • Activities from national coalitions are moving forward, and the Secretariat of the digital skills and jobs coalition was fortunate enough to meet and collaborate with national coalitions in reviewing key actions of the past year and plan for a better digital future together. If you...

  • The Smart women project focuses on women entrepreneurship, and getting entrepreneurial women the skills they need to take their business online to allow it to reach more customers and grow. A FEM committee meeting at the European Parliament discussed addressing the Gender employment gap with...

  • If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how powerful the use of videos in today’s society is! If this video tells a good story and it does it in an emotional and engaging way, then the probability to impact...

  • We are pleased to announce the finalists for the ALL DIGITAL Awards 2017 in 4 categories: BEST E-FACILITATOR Katja Plesko – Programme Manager at Simbioza Genesis,  Ljubljana, Slovenia Tom Van Hoey – Trainer at Konekt, Ghent, Belgium Dolores Carmona – Facilitator at Digital Literacy Programme...

  • This issue is mostly devoted to the upcoming ALL DIGITAL Summit on 4-5 October in Barcelona under the theme of Digital Skills for Social Innovation. Check the programme, meet our speakers, get the previews of the sessions, and learn about our host organisations. We are excited...

  • This year the ALL DIGITAL Summit in Barcelona will serve as the final event of the CodeMob project. We are going to present the project results in four ways: The CodeMob project will be presented at the Project Lightning Talks A short film summarizing the...

  • The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is expecting a busy schedule in the upcoming months. This schedule will offer plenty of chances for the general public to get in contact with coalition stakeholders and coordinators and take part in activities to get new skills or...

  • The Smart Women project is off to a great start. The summer saw many partners busy working to finish the curriculum for the modules. This gives potentials users an idea of the structure of the training course. The project will start to be piloted in...

  • The ALL DIGITAL Awards 2017 recognise individuals and organisations in four categories: Best e-facilitator Best digital changemaker Best cooperation project Best digital resource   The finalists and winners in the three categories will be announced at the beginning of September. However, the three best e-facilitators,...

  • By Pedro Aguilera 10 years ago a group of telecentres networks managers met at Fundación Esplai headquarters in Prat de Llobregat to discuss about the role of telecentres to improve e-skills of European citizens.  At that time, nobody doubted the power of telecentres at the...

  • The BRIGHTS team had its second project meeting on 3-4 July 2017 in Rome, Italy, hosted by the project partner Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (USGM). The meeting involved ALL DIGITAL and five of its members: Maks vzw, Association Study Center City of Foligno (CSF),...

  • The X annual event of ALL DIGITAL will take place in Barcelona on 4-5 October. It is hosted by the ALL DIGITAL Spanish member El Teb Association in collaboration with Fundación Esplai and Government of Catalonia. Why is Barcelona the perfect place to host the...

  • Our first ALL DIGITAL newsletter! Our organisation is celebrating ten years of partnerships, campaigns and development in 2017. We became ALL DIGITAL on 22 May and launched our new branding and vision at the Digital Assembly in Malta on 16 June. We would like to...

  • In its tenth year, ALL DIGITAL (formerly Telecentre Europe) will return to its birthplace, Barcelona, to organise the 10th annual summit under the theme of Digital Skills for Social Innovation on 4-5 October 2017. The event will be held at the CaixaForum in Barcelona and...

  • ALL DIGITAL has established the ALL DIGITAL Awards to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations across Europe that enable people to exploit the benefits and opportunities created by digital transformation. Thousands of individuals and hundreds of organisations around Europe work daily with communities to...

  • By Esther Subias, El Teb Born on the initiative of educators and teachers of a district of Barcelona, ​​the Raval, to attend the needs of young people, El Teb is about to celebrate its 25 years of existence. It is a pleasure for us to...

  • ALL DIGITAL promoted its new branding and vision at the Digital Assembly, organized by the European Commission in Malta, on 16th of June. Our organisation is celebrating ten years of partnerships, campaigns and development in 2017, and became ALL DIGITAL on 22 May. All staff...

  • The Digitals Skills and Jobs Coalition have been moving forward. At the moment there are 17 coalitions and up to four more forming expected to be launched in autumn. The number of pledges is growing and there is a now a thematic call for pledges...

  • Telecentre Europe, a leading European community in the field of digital skills, celebrates ten years of partnership, motivation, dedication and development, and becomes ALL DIGITAL. Our network targets 170 million Europeans who have an insufficient level of digital skills. We work to empower and support...

  • The Smart women team had their second project meeting on 10-11 May in Larnaca, Cyprus, hosted by project partner Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) . The meeting involved ALL DIGITAL and six of its members: Langas į ateitį from Lithuania, LIKTA from Latvia, EOS from Romania, Dedalo Foundation...

  • The aim of the DigComp and EntreComp stakeholder event, which took place on 12 May in Brussels, was to inspire organisations to use DigComp, the European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, and EntreComp, the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, and to build a community around the...

  • 2 June, 14.00-15.00 CET, online webex meeting The webinar will offer a thematic introduction by two distinguished speakers and will offer 15 minutes of discussion, questions & answers. Speakers:   Dana T. Redford, PhD, Founder & President, Policy Experimentation & Evaluation Platform (PEEP) Prof. Redford...

  • Spring has been super busy for Telecentre Europe and our partners: European Get Online Week, our 7th General Assembly, new national coalitions and an array of other projects and events. Click on the preview to see the full newsletter In this issue: TE news: 90,000...

  • The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is growing, and these developments should be positive for all stakeholders in the digital skills community. In March, during Get Online Week, there were successful launches by the Latvian Coalition E-prasmju partrnerība (E-skills partnership) in Riga and the Lithuanian...

  • Join our free webinar on 27th April at 14.00 CET Get to know an 11-module vocational training curriculum for e-facilitators and its newly developed additional modules on Coding and the Effective use of mobile devices. Discuss the two new modules with project managers of both...

  • Telecentre Europe Annual report for 2016, featuring all last year’s achievements, is published. The report was presented to members at TE General Assembly on 9 March in Brussels and was approved together with financial documents. The report summarises 2016 in numbers and covers topics from...

  • On 27 March – 2 April, 2017, 27 national organisations with their 5,000 partners ran thousands of events and activities to bring Europeans online and to enhance their digital skills during the eighth Get Online Week (#GOW17). Since its first edition in 2010, GOW has...

  • Are you interested in Global Citizenship Education? Doesn’t matter, if you are a primary school teacher or an expert on gender equality, if you volunteer as a youth worker or you operate in the field of social inclusion and cultural diversity – we want to...

  • On 9-10 March, 2017, 58 participants gathered in Brussels for the Telecentre Europe’s seventh General Assembly, followed by a more informal membership meeting. During the formal part, the representatives of 35 member organizations voted on approval of the 2016 Report and budget, as well as...

  • On March 9, 2017, the Telecentre Europe General Assembly (TEGA) was held in Brussels. 35 Telecentre Europe member organisations were represented to review, discuss and vote on the approval of the last year’s activity report and accounts as well as the workplan and budget for...

  • The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was launched on December 1st, and Telecentre Europe, part of the Secretariat running the coalition, is focused on supporting and forming National Coalitions. There are many ongoing developments, so how can you follow them? Follow the Digital Skills and...

  • A new Erasmus+ KA2 project, called “Smart Women” kicked off in Malta at the offices of the Maltese Communications Authority. The project involves Telecentre Europe and six of its members: ‘Langas I Ateiti’ from Lithuania, LIKTA from Latvia, EOS from Romania, Dedalo Foundation for the Development...

  • After the DigComp workshop, we promised to publish a position paper on our vision about the future of the European Digital Competence Framework (DigComp). So, here it comes at a time when the European Commission is developing an Action Plan for the implementation of DigComp 2.0. We know what...

  • Telecentre Europe and Open Evidence, are conducting the Study on the Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Youth Participation and Youth Work assigned by the European Commission Education. We want to examine how Internet and social media influence young people’s political participation and active citizenship, as...

  • We cordially invite you to our international validation workshop on 10th March 2017 from 09:30-14:00h, at De Markten, Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 5 / Oude Graanmarkt 5 Brussels, Belgium. Organised by the CODEMOB project, the event will start with a presentation of a training curriculum...

  • On 6th February 2017, Rodrigo Ballester, member of the Cabinet of Commissioner for Education & Culture Tibor Navracsics, visited Interface3 and MAKS vzw – two Telecentre Europe member organisations in Brussels. The purpose of the visit was to experience first-hand what telecentres do, what kind...

  • Our project Youth e-Pespectives on Migration is soon coming to an end. But we believe that it is just the beginning! And we would like to start by sharing our methodology with you – a methodology to teach media literacy to young people combining Digital Journalism, Digital...

  • On the 19th-20th of January we kicked-off in Brussels a new project called BRIGHTS “Boosting Global Citizenship Education using digital storytelling” aimed at fostering social cohesion and promoting intercultural dialogue and democratic values in Europe. This is in response to the social division, increased migration...

  • Would you like to visit an organization in another country working in the same field as you? Erasmus+ Key Action 1 could be the way to do that! Join us for the webinar Erasmus+ KA1 Explained this Monday 9th January at 12h CET to find...

  • On December 13th, Telecentre Europe took part in an expert workshop on the effective use of technology to support refugees’ integration organised by the European Commission’s Policy Lab team in Brussels . The workshop brought together stakeholders from different backgrounds: EU policy makers & scientists, governments...

  • Get a glimpse of our activities in October-December and events & funding opportunities awaiting in 2017! What’s on at Telecentre Europe #TEAC16 report is out! Watch the videos from #TEAC16   Policy and advocacy news #DSJCoalition launch event e-Skills Manifesto 2016 EC Media Literacy Expert...

  • This summarised report presents the highlights of Telecentre Europe Annual Conference 2016 ‘Digital Skills for Future Work‘, a three-day event which took place in Ghent on 6-8th Oct 2016. The report wraps up the main sessions of the two-day conference sessions and an overview of a bonus side event –...

  • November was the Norwegian month at #UMI_Sci_Ed! Check our blog on how the ExcITEd center works to make IT an increasingly more attractive study choice for youths. Or see an article documenting how a professor of Software Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology approaches mentoring,...

  • On 15th November Telecentre Europe attended the Media Literacy Expert Group coordinated by DG CNECT of the European Commission. The group gathers various stakeholders working in the field of media literacy – from TV and radio broadcasters and viewers organsations, through NGOs working in the...

  • The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (#DSJCoalition) was launched in Brussels on December 1st. Vice President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Guenther Oettinger led the launch. The Member’s Charter serving as a guide to bridging the digital skill gap was unveiled. Winners of the first ever Digital...

  • A major event EDUCON 2016 will be organized in Athens, Greece in late April 2017. And, of course, UMI-Sci-Ed can’t miss it! During our special session “Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things (UMI) for STEM Education (UMI4STEM2017)”. Meanwhile in Cyprus the 8th IFIP International Conference...

  • We are starting a new exciting project called Pathways4employ! It’s about digital skills, entrepreneurship, DigComp and employment, all at once. What are we going to do? We will identify what digital skills people need if they want to become entrepreneurs or to work remotely in...

  • Our newsletter is back after the summer break. Now with even more events, news & funding opportunities!   What’s on at Telecentre Europe #TEAC16 – best annual conference so far! Celebrating digital initiatives in Europe Meet our new CEO and colleagues   Policy and advocacy...

  • By Iva Walterova Successful development of European science and technology system depends mostly on its capacity for talent and ideas. According to the European Commission, skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are becoming an increasingly important part of basic literacy in today’s knowledge...

  • On the occasion of EU code week, this position paper comes at a time when coding is increasingly promoted by EU institutions as a way to catch up with demand for digital skills and ICT professionals’. Telecentre Europe (TE) alongside Public Libraries 2020 (PL2020) recognise...

  • By Gabriela Ruseva Telecentre Europe held its 9th Annual Conference in Ghent on 6-8th October, co-organised with our Belgian member Digipolis Gent and the I-LINC Platform. The 3-day event was attended by over a 100 invited participants and took place in the beautiful central hotel NH...

  • On 12th September DG EMPL of the European Commission held an informal meeting with stakeholders interested in the development and implementation of EU digital competence (DigComp) and entrepreneurship competence (EntreComp) frameworks. Telecentre Europe Chair Mara Jakobsone and CEO Laurentiu Bunescu took part and expressed our...

  • 91% of all citizens in Flanders are connected to the internet at home, 78% own a laptop and 58% are the proud owner of a tablet.[1] These recent figures show that we all like to buy the latest digital devices and update our homes with...

  • By Iva Walterova The new school and work year has begun. Organizations and networks throughout Europe that work towards furthering digital skills and digital inclusion among their target groups are back to full swing after the summer. The I-LINC platform is therefore focusing on the...

  • by Iva Walterova I-LINC, which is developing a sustainable and all-encompassing platform on the topic of ICT (for) learning and inclusion, offers its growing community of registered users an online environment for networking, participation, and learning that focuses on boosting the employability and entrepreneurship capacities...

  • Telecentre Europe has established the Telecentre Europe Awards to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations across Europe that enable people to get to grips with technology. Thousands of individuals and hundreds of organisations around Europe work daily with communities to empower citizens through technology...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 –...

  • 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...

  • DUBLIN 2016 The FIT4JOBS partners’ team met in Dublin April 26-27 2016 to discuss the final position in the European Commission funded project to propagate the FIT (Ireland) training for employment model across five additional European countries. The team was built through partnerships with major...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On March 3-4 Telecentre Europe invited its members to the annual General Assembly in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). 36 member organisations were represented by at least one delegate. General Assembly was followed by a members’ meeting and both events took place in Grand Cafe Restaurant of Amsterdam Central...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • This Telecentre Europe’s position paper addresses two pressing issues: the high levels of youth unemployment on one hand, and the low digital readiness of young people for the labour market on the other. It suggests that non-formal training providers (such as telecentres) have a key...

  • 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 Gabriel Rissola     The social innovation conference “Pathways to social change“ was held in Vienna on 18 and 19 November. Social innovators and entrepreneurs, policymakers, intermediaries and researchers from all over Europe took part in this exciting event in the Central-European hub of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. The event...

  • The 4th edition of the European Education, Training and Youth Forum took place in Brussels on 19-20 October 2O15 attracting more than 400 participants representing stakeholders and organisations active in the education, training and youth sectors. This year the Forum was dedicated to discussing the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • by Ilona Griniute Telecentre Europe has been focusing efforts to engage with the European Parliament (EP) and its members alongside other activities. We aim to strengthen our position towards the EP and engage with members of the Parliament (MEPs) by advising them on digital literacy...

  • 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...

  • The Unite-IT network established the Digital Inclusion Award in 2014 as the annual recognition to organisations and professionals who work in the field of digital inclusion and who create, often with very small resources, innovative ways to bring digital opportunities and skills to people in...

  • Guests and project partners from at least 10 countries met in Vilnius to attend an international conference on intergenerational learning on 11th of September. The event was organised in the context of European Trans e-Scouts project and was hosted by one of the project partners...

  • The challenges of aging society and youth unemployment are ever more evident. In addition to this, the knowledge society requires constantly changing digital skills from both young and old in their lives and work. How can we address these societal changes and don’t leave anyone behind...

  • By Telecentre Europe on September 2, 2015 In this issue: News on TEAC 2015 agenda and sessions: Unite-IT workshops, Cisco’s Get Connected Course, youth employability session, e-Participation session; e-Skills for Jobs video competition; introducing CODEMOB project; welcoming new member from Italy (Associazione Centro Studi Città...

  • TEAC 2015 is going to offer its participants a range of ways to explore digital empowerment this year. Five simultaneous workshops led by the UNITE-IT project and platform leaders will invite participants to look into a number of topics: education and training of digital skills, digital...

  • By Telecentre Europe on August 4, 2015 In this issue: Microsoft competition for non-profits #UpgradeYourWorld; I-LINC open for young change-makers; registrations for TEAC 2015; e-Participation workshop in Belgrade and the online competition; Social Innovation group on Unite-IT; infographic about Telecentres and TE network; new member...

  • Programa Escolhas (the Choices Programme) is a national programme of the Portuguese government for social inclusion under the Ministry of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and is part of the High Commission for Migration. The Programme was created to promote the social inclusion...

  • by Gabriela Ruseva There are hundreds of thousands of ICT centres, libraries and NGOs where people can learn digital skills. Many get interested in ICT and go on to follow a university course. For others, their new digital skills help them find a job. But...

  • Help us #UpgradeYourWorld and do more to empower Europeans with digital skills by supporting our 50+ members in their work to close the skills gap! Telecentre Europe has the chance to win $500k and technology and support from Microsoft. Public voting will determine the winner. The...

  • “Library! More Than You Think” summarizes 6 years of implementation of the Library Development Program in Poland. The program was the undertaking of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation managed by Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) aimed at transforming more than 3,800 public libraries in rural areas...

  • By Telecentre Europe on July 6, 2015 In this issue: Registration open for TEAC 2015; invitation to extra-ordinary General Assembly; Coalition for Digital Jobs launched in Portugal; I-LINC project partners’ meeting in Madrid; next GOW dates in 2016; My e-Participation story competition; interview with Training...

  • One of the major European events on digital topics Digital Assembly 2015 – One Europe, One Digital Single Market attracted over 500 stakeholders to meet in Riga. It was organised by the European Commission together with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and was...

  • On 15th of June Telecentre Europe officially became member of the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning, EUCIS-LLL. The acceptance was made official during their General Assembly and conference held this June in Luxembourg. Telecentre Europe’s staff had been attending events and workshops organised...

  • The Unite-IT e-inclusion network portal is the focal point of information, news, resources, database of practices and policies in Europe with specific focus on ICT for inclusion and social cohesion. Hereby we invite you, either as an organisation or individual, to contribute to the collection of...

  • This year Telecentre Europe’s Annual Conference (TEAC) under the tagline of Digitally empowered Europeans will take place in Belgrade on the 24-25th September at the Hyatt Regency Belgrade Hotel. Our Serbian member, the International Aid Network, will host this 8th edition of our annual conference. Programme Day...

  • The I-LINC platform will be the meeting point for stakeholders to constructively discuss and design socio-educational e-solutions and policy options to modernise education through ICT, provide inclusive alternatives to formal education developed by the non-formal education sector and Third sector, and create a new “digital”...

  • Following the launch of 4 new national coalitions last week, Telecentre Europe’s member in Portugal Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) has just kicked-off the Portuguese Coalition for Digital Jobs (PC4DJ) consisting of 18 organisations from the public and private sector. Today a National Strategy and...

  • For members only Telecentre Europe will hold an extra-ordinary General Assembly on September 24, 2015, at 16:00, following the first day of the Annual Conference in Belgrade (Hotel Hyatt Regency Belgrade, Milentija Popovica 5, Belgrade, 11070 Serbia). Telecentre Europe’s Board proposed a list of important amendments in...

  • Association Langas į ateitį is a non-profit association and the coordinator of Fit4jobs national activities in Lithuania. The project was featured in Lithuania’s biggest news portal DELFI. To find out how the project is being implemented, we talked with Rita Goberė who is the Training and...

  • Croatian member Telecentar is organising International e-Facilitator Summer School in Rovinj next week, on June 22-28, 2015. The school will welcome both e-Facilitators and project coordinators and will offer two learning tracks for each. Telecentar’s e-Facilitator Summer School is supported by Telecentre Europe. An e-Facilitator is a...

  • By Telecentre Europe on June 2, 2015 In this issue: Publication on e-Facilitators in the Digital Post by Gabriel Rissola; Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy; how non-profits can help bridge the skills gap in Fit4Jobs project; TE will present I-LINC at Lifelong Learning conference in Luxembourg;...

  • The e-Participation Day on May 7, 2017, was celebrated by hundreds of European citizens in 11 countries. It was an initiative by the e-UROPa project that aims to bring EU closer to its citizens through the use of online – e-Participation – tools. The e-Participation Day...

  • Telecentre Europe has been invited to present its current projects at the upcoming annual conference of the European Civil Society Platform on lifelong Learning (EUCIS–LLL) in Luxembourg on June 16th. EUCIS-LLL is a well-known network of organisations active in the area of lifelong learning. As...

  • Roughly 109,000 Europeans were involved in GOW 2015 this year participating in more than 4,000 events at national or local level, like training, seminars and workshops. From all those involved in campaign activities, around 60,000 were young people and 7,500 unemployed. Millions have been reached through media and social media channels across Europ

  • The Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe was presented on 6th May by VP Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger in front of EU officials and journalists at the European Commission. The event was also streamed online. With this strategy, the European Commission aims to ensure that the...

  • May 7 marks the e-Participation day gathering e-UROPa project partners in 11 countries to promote the use of online tools for citizens to get involved in the EU policy making. Alongside the project also fosters the idea of active civic participation and e-democracy on all levels....

  • By Telecentre Europe on May 6, 2015 In this issue: Kick off of the e-Participation day; interview with Belgium’s Digital Champion; Fit4Jobs partners meeting in Lisbon; final Carer+ conference in Paris; Unite-IT call for good practices and resources; Microsoft partnership with TE; members MAKS (Belgium)...

  • Telecentre Europe met with the Digital Champion of Belgium Saskia Van Uffelen earlier in April. A mother of five and CEO of Ericsson BeLux, S. Van Uffelen was invited to European Young Innovators Forum event to share her experience on what skills are crucial for today’s career and how...

  • 24.04.2015 Lisbon The FIT4JOBS partners team met in Lisbon on April 20-22 to discuss the milestones reached so far in this European Commission funded project that replicates the employer-led training model pioneered by the Irish FIT Ltd (Fast Track to IT) across five additional European countries: Greece, Portugal, Spain, Latvia...

  • By Telecentre Europe on April 2, 2015 In this issue: First results of European GOW 2015; e-Skills for Jobs 2015 campaign launch in Latvia and Riga Declaration; E-UROPa project brochure and logo finalised; last Unite-IT partners meeting and latest updates on the platform; Fit4Jobs selection...

  • This week, from March 23rd to 29th Telecentre Europe organises, together with partnering organisations, the 6th edition of the European Get Online Week (GOW). In 2015 the Campaign will see the involvement of 25 countries and directly target more than 50,000 Europeans.  Can we teach digital competence? At Telecentre Europe we...

  • Contrary to what many people may believe, not every European is digital yet. But we’re getting there. Thousands of non-formal education providers such as telecentres, non-profits and libraries are already busy bridging the gap. They work throughout the year to get people online, improve their...

  • National and Local Coalitions are multi-stakeholder partnerships which aim to promote and implement the objectives of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in each Member State. Telecentre Europe is one of the organisations forming part of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Secretariat. Many of our members...

  • By Telecentre Europe on March 3, 2015 In this issue: General Assembly and new Board elected at members meeting in Brussels; getting ready for GOW 2015; results of  Get certified. Get a job campaign by Microsoft and Telecentre Europe;  e-Skills for Jobs 2015 campaign launch in Latvia and...

  • Our new project called “Enabling European e-Participation” officially took off this Wednesday, 25th February! 13 partners (Telecentre Europe and twelve of its member organisations) met in Brussels and chose May 7th, two days before Europe Day, to be designated as the European e-Participation Day. During this day...

  • Telecentre Europe held its General Assembly (GA) in Brussels (Belgium) on February 25, 2015 followed by a members meeting the next day. The member turn out was very high with 39 organisations being presented by at least one delegate. The event lasted two days and...

  • By Masha Tarle The unemployment rate may be high but, unsurprisingly, employment opportunities demanding IT skills abound. The mismatch between the skills on offer and those in demand, also referred to as the ‘ skills-gap’  was tackled by the European Commission in 2013 when it called...

  • In 2014 Telecentre Europe and Microsoft led a certification campaign Get certified. Get a job. launched in Rome by Microsoft’s ex-CEO Steve Ballmer and Telecentre Europe’s Managing Director Gabriel Rissola, to distribute 10,000 free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification vouchers....

  • By Masha Tarle Digital Social Innovation refers to the growing movement of tech entrepreneurs and innovators operating for the benefit of the civil society and who develop digital solutions to social challenges. The European Commission hosted today, 17 Feb 2015, an interesting conference on the topic...

  • By Telecentre Europe on February 2, 2015 In this issue: I-LINC kick-off meeting in Brussels; launch of Europe for citizens project and Online4Edu project; review of TE’s partnerships with European NGOs in 2014; toolkit for National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs; European GOW part...

  • by Gabriela Ruseva In 2015 Telecentre Europe, together with twelve of its member organisations, starts its first Europe for Citizens project called “Enabling European e-Participation”, which aims at raising awareness about the online possibilities for participation in the EU policy-making regardless of how far from...

  • by Gabriela Ruseva A core value of Telecentre Europe is to work in partnership to achieve bigger impact on objectives shared with other stakeholders. Led by this notion, in 2014 TE made important steps towards building partnerships with like-minded pan-European networks working in the field of...

  • by Ilona Griniute 80% of Belgian citizens have an Internet connection at home. And yet digital divide persists leaving around 15% of the population who has never used the Internet. Digipolis has been a partner for local authorities of the city of Ghent for ten...

  • Press release by El Teb 156 people participated in the celebration of the Social Internet Conference in Barcelona on January 21, 2015. Held at the Mobile World Space Centre, located in the city centre, this event attracted some different professionals working in the sector of...

  • By Ilona Griniute On January 20,2015 Microsoft Europe decoded fundamental skills that young people will need to have to be able to stay competitive at any workplace. Invited government representatives, researchers and educators all expressed their viewpoint on how to prepare youth for future jobs...

  • By Masha Tarle New year, new project Telecentre Europe is opening the year 2015 with a new exciting project titled I-LINC, funded under the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission and going until end of 2017. The project aims to develop and sustain a European stakeholder...

  • By Telecentre Europe on January 8, 2015 In this issue: Watch a new promo video of Telecentre Europe’s Annual Conference (TEAC) and a M4All project video on special education and Kinect games; download a redesigned logo of European Get Online Week 2015; participate in a...

  • The Digital Learning Round Table held in Luxembourg was the first of its kind in the context of the Horizon 2020 programme focusing on digital learning in Europe. The event was held on December 16, 2014 by the European Commission’s DG Connect. Technology-enhanced learning (TEL)...

  • European Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training (ET2020) Digital technologies have become an integral part of all aspects of our lives. This paper serves to remind policy makers and all those involved in the (ET2020) that the function of education in today’s world is also to provide European...

  • 16th LIKTA’s annual conference held on December 11th, 2014, gathered around 250 opinion leaders and decision makers from ICT industry, governmental organizations and civil society, including the European Commission’s (EC) Vice President of the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip. The main conference theme was “Latvia’s...

  • For members only Telecentre Europe is getting ready to elect new Board on February 25, 2015. The elections will take place as part of the annual General Assembly where most of TE members will be present. During the elections a new Chair of the Board and...

  • A recognition of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning In this policy position paper Telecentre Europe argues the need for a common European framework (DIGCOMP) that allows a shared understanding of the meaning and implications of digital competence and that presents its components and levels...

  • Telecentres have placed themselves as providers of ICT access and digital competences in local communities. This policy position paper provides the background in terms of the space and context which demand the existence of the e-facilitator profession and its further acceptance and professional up-skilling.  People who...

  • By Telecentre Europe on December 2, 2014 In this issue: TE joins Media & Learning Association; GOW15 partners present their preliminary activities; TE introduces its Belgian member Maks vzw; TE Managing Director presents TE strategy at Spanish Association of Telecentre Networks Conference in Oviedo; our...

  • Telecentre Europe was officially accepted as a supporting network member of the Media & Learning Association last Friday, 21st November 2014 during the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Members of M&L General assembly voted in favour of our membership. This is part of a...

  • by Ilona Griniute Telecentre Europe visited one of its Belgian member organisations Maks vzw in November. Maks stands for media action Kuregem city and is a non-for-profit organisation situated in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods of Brussels, called Kuregem. With a team of 40...

  • by Gabriela Ruseva The 11th Safer Internet Forum took place on 6-7th November in Brussels with more than 260 participants. It is organised and funded by the European Commission with the assistance of European SchoolNet under the Safer Internet Programme, part of the European Strategy...

  • By Telecentre Europe on 04 November, 2014 In this issue: Third Sector Impact (TSI) stakeholder meeting and how to measure third sector organisations’ impact; announcing dates for General Assembly; Local and National Coalitions workshop in Rome; press release of eSkills for Jobs closing conference in...

  • On 9-10th October Telecentre Europe took part in the 3rd Education, Training and Youth Forum entitled Future Priorities of the ET 2020 Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training and Synergies with Youth Policy. The aim of the Forum is once per year...

  • Telecentre Europe responded to the Public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy, launched by the European Commission in May 2014. Through this consultation the Commission aimed at collecting views from stakeholders on the progress and further development of the strategy. The Europe 2020 strategy, with...

  • On 29th of October 2014, the European Commission (DG Connect) together with Telecentre Europe and the Grand Coalition Secretariat organized a workshop called Strengthening National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs, linked to the closing event of the eSkills for Jobs campaign taking place the...

  • By Masha Tarle Telecentre Europe is a non-for profit organisation and European association that belongs to the so-called “third sector”. Our members are working hard on training people to improve their digital skills, helping them find employment and showing them the way to create their...

  • The TMA Consortium, consisting of eight European partners and coordinated by Telecentre-Europe, is inviting organisations outside the Consortium to establish new Telecentre Multimedia Academies. It is an open and free possibility for adult education providers or other organisations dealing with media literacy programmes to establish...

  • By Ilona Griniute It is expected that over 70% of the world’s population will move to cities by 2050. Thus it is critical to rethink the existing urban infrastructure and start building smart ICT systems that will integrate transport, health, energy, environment, safety and security...

  • By Telecentre Europe on 06 October, 2014 In this issue: The wrap up of TEAC14 in Zagreb, announcement of the winners of the Unite-IT award and the ceremony, TE’s new partnership with four European networks, eSkills Nordic-Baltic cluster meeting in Copenhagen, a seminar on quality...

  • Since 2008, Telecentre Europe has organized 7 annual gatherings for its member organizations and stakeholders that brought together around 600 participants from all corners of Europe and beyond. European Commission’s ongoing campaign eSkills for Jobs and its sister initiative Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs provided the framework for this...

  • by Ilona Griniute New Commission is planning to put policies at the centre of agenda for growth and jobs to move faster towards digital economy. What are Norwegian and Belgian perspectives on this? How do they see the role of ICT to foster new jobs...

  • Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (TEAC) is an event organised by Telecentre Europe together with three European project partners: Unite-IT, Trans e-Facilitator and Telecentre Multimedia Academy and its local partner Telecentar. The aim of the event is twofold: firstly, to gather professionals working in digital inclusion and...

  • On 10-12th September 2014, Telecentre Europe met with four pan-European networks working in the field of ICT skills, lifelong learning and social inclusion. We explored synergies and talked about how to mainstream efforts in order to achieve our shared objectives. With CEPIS, the network representing...

  • by Ilona Griniute On 11th September Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament organised a seminar on Decent work, quality jobs and poverty: The missing link in Europe 2020. This seminar can be linked to the Annual Convention of the European platform against poverty and social exclusion (EPAPSE)...

  • By Telecentre Europe on 01 September, 2014 In this issue: More about the agenda and speakers at TEAC2014, call for telecentres to join an open pilot M4ALL, Interface3 coding workshop for girls, Trans eScouts project in Croatia, Latvia and Lithuania, new members from Portugal and Switzerland, Upcoming...

  • The final countdown till the 7th annual Telecentre Europe‘s event has begun. Around 100 participants and speakers from European institutions, foundations and associations, partner organisations, NGOs, universities, and ICT industry will meet in Zagreb, Croatia on 24-26th September. What can you expect at TEAC 2014?...

  • Telecentre Europe invites its members and other organisations to participate in a pilot activity in the field of motion-based playful learning experiences for children with motor and intellectual disabilities. The pilot is realised in the framework of the M4ALL project, a joint effort of European...

  • By Telecentre Europe on 31 July, 2014 In this issue: Third Unite IT project partners’ meeting in Riga; First coding activities in August in relation to the EU Code Week 2014; Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology (GEM-Tech) Awards 2014; Confirmed speakers for TE Annual Conference...

  • Telecentre Europe invites professionals from the formal and informal education those interested in the topic of digital skills and media literacy skills to a 3-day event to take place in Zagreb on 24-26th September. Organised together with European project leaders from Unite IT, Trans e-facilitator...

  • By Telecentre Europe on 1 July, 2014 In this issue: TE Annual Conference 2014 announcement, best practice package of engaging seniors in ICT by 3 member organisations, call for a good practice in the area of digital inclusion and call for piloting media literacy, research...

  • The TMA Consortium, coordinated by Telecentre-Europe, consisting of eight European partners is inviting organisations outside the Consortium and potentially from other countries to join an Open Pilot experience. It is an open and free possibility for adult education providers or other organisations dealing with media literacy...

  • Recently the European project for digital competencies of care workers Carer+ released their 4th newsletter. Main news and events covered are: – Open call to take part in a piloting experience for home care providers and other organisations working with the elderly – Updates about pilots that...

  • By Telecentre-Europe on June 3, 2014 In this issue: New grant monitoring service for our members, GOW14 final report, call for submitting good practices, OECD survey results on adults’ ICT skills, new Spanish member Fernando de los Rios Consortium, a recap of latest events: eSkills for...

  • The Survey of Adult Skills conducted by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is the first international attempt to assess adults’ aged 16-65 skills in three domains: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. These skill groups are considered as “key information-processing...

  • What Is Unite-It? Unite-IT is an informal NETWORK of digital inclusion professionals (teachers and trainers, experts, practitioners, business, policy makers, academics) aiming at uniting Europe through digital empowerment. Unite IT creates a collaborative space for its members to engage in an open dialogue, share experience...

  • The Greek Presidency of the EU has placed a high priority on digital job creation and boosting eSkills in order to tackle unemployment at home and across the EU Efforts to equip people – especially young people – with the skills needed to take advantage...

  • By Ilona Griniute The first European coding competition for pupils was officially launched on 29th April at Microsoft’s Innovation Center in Brussels. A collaborative initiative by European Schoolnet and Microsoft aims at challenging kids aged 6-16 to develop their own games using Kodu Game Lab...

  • The 5th annual European Get Online Week (GOW) organized by Telecentre Europe took place in 25 countries on 24-30 March this year. Apart from its main mission to encourage people to gain basic knowledge about the Internet, the focus of this year’s GOW was to...

  • By Telecentre-Europe on April 30, 2014 In this issue: Latvian National Coalition for Skills and Jobs evaluates one year results, World Economic Forum and digital divide, YouRock career site launch, Libraries for a new age project, an interview with Sweden’s GOW project manager L. Sandberg, videos...

  • The annual Get Online Week took place for the fifth time this year. The campaign which has become a nice European tradition, every year unites many ICT learning centres (aka ‘telecentres’) across Europe and brings people together to learn more about the Internet and ICT...

  • By Ilona Griniute It’s a fact that with age people tend to participate in social and community activities far less. In addition, physical disabilities and health problems can lead to forced social isolation. But recent studies confirm that social media is becoming part of the...

  • by Ilona Griniute A surprising number of only 17% of youth under 24 use LinkedIn to showcase their professional achievements and search for jobs online. That is why the idea of creating a new platform for young Europeans aged 15-24 was born. The launch of...

  • This infographic made by Liberty Global together with Telecentre-Europe addresses young Europeans, unemployed and job seekers. It aims at raising their awareness about the required digital skills in order to access ICT careers. See the infographic (mouse-over to enlarge / share) and find out more...

  • Our Managing Director Gabriel Rissola participated in the last edition of SparkLab Andalucia earlier this month (May 2014) and was asked a series of questions after his presentation in the forum focused on the telecentre movement in Europe, its links to European policy, and the...

  • The Spanish network of telecentres  Guadalinfo and  our partner organisation Telecentre.org are organising this Friday, March 7th in Andalucia, Spain an event on telecentres and innovation titled “SparkLAB Andalucía”. Sponsored by the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, the event is   a  continuation of the international SparkLAB initiativ

  • The conference about ICT and e-skills in social care took place on 26th February 2014 in Brussels. It was organised by the careNET project aimed at discussing the present challenges for care-workers. Social care professionals and policy makers together addressed the elderly acceptance of ICT, informal...

  • By Masha Tarle The last 50 years in Europe have witnessed the growth of an ageing population. Coupled with the integration of even more women into the work force, the phenomenon has left an employment gap in the home care sector, often filled with informal...

  • A competition for young social entrepreneurs using internet and mobile technology. The WSYA is a global contest and an international knowledge-network that tracks and connects outstanding e-Content developers and social innovators. Call for applications is open! Go to www.youthaward.org Supported by a unique network of NGOs,...

  • Our well known campaign titled Get Online Week (GOW)  will take Europe this March 24-30th. Telecentre Europe is expecting around 5000 ICT learning centres – in 30 countries across Europe – to open their doors and support thousands of people to get ICT training, certification and/or...

  • In this issue: World Economic Forum and Digital Jobs, Get Online Week 2014, Member News from Germany and Lithuania, CareNet Open Call for pilots,etc. » Read the January 2014 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer...

  • 2014, January 21st The Microsoft centre is a modern and spacious building, which opens the doors to a new era of collaboration between Microsoft and its stakeholders for the benefit of Europe’s youth. Telecentre Europe was one of the invitees to the Grand Opening of...

  • January 20, 2014 Telecentre Europe will hold its annual General Assembly 2014  on February 18-19th in Riga, Latvia.All our members have already received a registration link and are urged to register as soon as possible. At the General Assembly we will approve and adopt formal...

  • The careNET Consortium, coordinated by IPERIA, consisting of eight European partners is inviting organisations outside the Consortium and potentially from other countries to join an Open Pilot experience. It is an open and free possibility for home care service providers or other organisations dealing with...

  • In this issue: Looking back at TE achievements in 2013, E-skills events and news, Latvian National ICT prize… » Read the December 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other issues of our...

  • December 4 to 6th, 2013 Telecentre-Europe was present earlier this month at Online Educa in Berlin – the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training. The participation of Telecentre-Europe was twofold: to present Skillage, its online tool that helps users quickly assess their...

  • The e-Government paradox The high-level e-Government conference titled “Where we are, where we are going”  took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 14th November 2013 in the context of the Lithuanian presidency of the EU and saw Telecentre Europe Director, Chair and two members present their organisations...

  • In this issue: Get Online Week preview 2014, E-government and telecentres,events… » Read the November 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other issues of our newsletter

  • Telecentre Multimedia Academy (TMA), a project co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by Telecentre-Europe, aims at providing media literacy to adult learners. The project now presents two major deliverables developed during its first year: 1) Firstly, there is a comparative report summarising the existing media literacy...

  • New study uncovers the crucial role played by thousands of European organisations in promoting digital inclusion in Europe  The lack of basic ICT skills in certain population groups and the need for affordable access in specific geographical areas are responsible in part for the digital...

  • In this special issue, you can read about: Local Coalitions launch in Romania and Lithuania, Microsoft donates vouchers for certification exams to Telecentre Europe, eGov conference in Vilnius. » Read the Local Coalitions special issue online » Access other issues of our newsletter

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visited Italy earlier this month and met with Telecentre Europe Director Gabriel Rissola in the context of the Building a Vision event of Youth Spark in Rome. On the occasion, it was revealed that in partnership with Telecentre-Europe, Microsoft will give 10,000 young...

  • Our first member from Portugal is Animar – a member based network that connects and supports local devlopement in Portugal. It represents 80 collective and 110 individual members. Animar works as a central point for dissemination and exchange of experiences, best practice and policy in...

  • In this issue: TE Summit recap, MIREIA draft report is out, Digital Jobs and employment, Microsoft donation and more » Read the October 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form below » Access other issues of our newsletter

  • TE summit in Malta opens with the participation of Malta government  high level officials and Malta Digital champion Malta , Thursday 24th October 2013 Telecentre Europe’s annual summit opened last Thursday its 6th edition in Malta, attracting telecentre leaders and stakeholders from across Europe and exploring...

  • Tuesday 22 October The day before Telecentre Europe’s ( TE) annual Summit in Malta, a new project titled ‘Networked: ICT competences for better employability and workforce adaptability’ was launched by the Hon. Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth at a seminar addressing...

  • Brussels, October 3rd, 2013 The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (GC4DJ) Pledgers workshop was held on Thursday, October 3rd in the European Commission in Brussels. Our organisation Telecentre Europe had the honour of being the only pledger invited to make a presentation, which opened new...

  • Opatija, Croatia (14-15 September 2013) “Media literacy for the 21st century” was a conference organised by our Croatian member Telecentar. It brought together the project partners, teachers, policy and decision makers from the Croatian ministry and a number of international partners. Telecentre Europe staff and...

  • In this issue: TE Summit, LIKTA meets Neelie Kroes, Liberty Global CSR report, Croatia talks media literacy and more. » Read the September 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other issues of...

  • Migrants’ Help Association (Mighelp) is a non-profit/ public benefit organization legally registered in Hungary in 2009. The ultimate goal of MigHelp is to identify the pressing needs faced by the most vulnerable refugees and other migrants in Hungary and strive to find practical and immediate solutions...

  • The sixth annual Telecentre-Europe Summit will take place  in Malta, on 24-25 October 2013 at Cavalieri Hotel Malta. The Telecentre-Europe Summit 2013 is the annual conference of telecentre leaders and stakeholders across Europe. Its aim is to jointly explore strategies, plans and common actions on the themes...

  • So-called “Super trainers”- the leaders of local staff from the five piloting countries of the Carer + project – met from July 22nd to the 24th in Paris to discuss the upcoming projects’s piloting phase. More specifically, they looked into the training of carers and...

  • At the end of May this year the partners from the Telecentre Multimedia Academy (TMA) held their second meeting in Granada. Hosted by  the Spanish partner organisation Fundacion Esplai, the meeting reviewed project achievements and coordinated further activities. The ultimate goal of the project is setting up...

  • In this issue: Annual Summit in Malta, UNITE-IT first annual conference and more » Read the July 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other issues of our newsletter

  • In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): Local Coalitions Kick-off in Dublin – Digital Agenda Assembly –  Carer+ piloting – MTA campaign –  Get Online Week Practical Guide » Read the June 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 participants from the information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) sector as well as private,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nearly half of the European labour force (47%) [1] is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in today’s labour market, while the demand for employees with ICT skills is growing considerably, by around 3% a year [2]. By 2015, 900.000 ICT job...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 TE’s Board meeting that preceded the General Assembly  on 14-15 February 2013 in Paris it was decided that the Hungarian Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights (DemNet) and the ICT Development Bulgaria Association (ICTD BG) have become regular members of Telecentre-Europe AISBL, leaving behind...

  • 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...

  • 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. Duri

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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!...

  • After months of hard work, Telecentre.org Foundation’s English community site is completely redesigned and is sporting a new look and feel, similar to TCF’s corporate site.  The new community site has a cleaner, easier-to-navigate interface plus more streamlined features and content. With the new design, TCF is hoping not only...

  • A total of 567.411 women have been trained through the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign as of end of December 2012.  The milestone marks the halfway point for the campaign, which is organized by Telecentre.org Foundation and the International Telecommunication Union, and aims to provide 1 million women with digital...

  • On 24 January 2013, more than 100 experts & officials from the industrial, academic & public sector  gathered with Pan-European NGO leaders for the conference Towards a European Quality label for ICT industry training & certication. Telecentre-Europe AISBL was represented by Mara Jakobsone (Chair), Gabriel Rissola (Managing Director) an

  • Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of Korea have announced the inclusion of an additional category in the 1st Global Telecentre Awards, a major initiative that seeks to recognize and celebrate the best players in the international telecentre arena. Next to the already established categories...

  • In a joint effort to fight European youth unemployment, Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Mara Jakobsone and Microsoft’s Executive Vice-President Brad Smith have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ as part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark, a global initiative launched in September 2012.  The ceremony took place on January 22, 2013, in Brussels, during the high

  • The MIREIA mapping exercise has established minimum targets for each EU27 country, based on the population. For a big country like France, this results in trying to map a minimum of 325 French eInclusion actors. At the end of week 3 and thanks to twitter, announcements on...

  • The EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA has been running for 3 weeks now and 452 organizations have now filled the survey. With another 3 weeks left until February 15th we need a another 2000 organizations to fill the survey urgently! As for now, most of the...

  • The Library Development Program in Poland, managed by TE’s member organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) will be extended until March 31st, 2015. A rational management of funds provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a financial contribution made by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation have...

  • In Macedonia, senior citizens are engaged through the Third Age University, an organization that relies on volunteers, filled with cooperation, friendship, learning & exchange of experiences. The Third Age University of Skopje was established in 1999 and is a civil organization for active participation in...

  • For the MIREIA survey, launched on January 2nd, Spain has reached in no time about 50% of the their target, as more then 100 Spanish eInclusion actors have already filled the survey. Their secret? A good organizational network structure of local & regional telecentres and...

  • On January 11th 2013, the first results of the EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA were calculated. Spain, France, Poland, Hungary and Malta made most progress, and a total of 210 European organizations already filled the survey and were included in the Europan map of eInclusion. Although...

  • The Adobe Youth Voices program is selecting organizations to receive training, resources & 1.200 USD to lead a multi-year media production program on social issues that affect youth. Deadline for applications is January 31th, 2013 If selected by TakingITGlobal, 2 youth educators will be provided...

  • IdenTIC Consortium’s main goal is to foster ICT and the Information Society among the regional citizens and to promote the development of  municipalities in the Spanish region of Extremadura. Since its Foundation, IdenTIC has always been very committed with public & private entities in training...

  • The Spark conference, also known as the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, is set to take center stage in Granada, Spain this coming May 28-29 at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos. Organized by Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF), Telecentre-Europe (TE), Consorcio Fernando de los Rios–Red Guadalinfo and...

  • Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is seeking applications for the post of Regional (French) Community Coordinator. Applications must be sent to recruitment@telecentre.org no later than January 31, 2013. The Regional Community Coordinator for TCF’s french community site will be responsible for knowledge sharing efforts in his/her assigned region and..

  • On January 2nd, Telecentre-Europe has launched the MIREIA survey – a mapping exercise of telecentres, libraries and other eInclusion actors that operate in the EU27. The survey is now available to be filled online in no less then 15 languages! For the dissemination of the...

  • After 3 years of implementing the Library Development Program at Polish Libraries, a very informative and well written report has now been issued about the impact of the program on the end users. The program is a joint venture between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

  • In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): MIREIA survey to map EU27 eInclusion actors – Kick off meetings of TE ‘s Multilateral EU projects “Unite IT” & “Telecentre Multimedia Academy” – Call for interest to join new EU project CARERplus – TE’s new member organization...

  • During November-December, 31 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 Top Members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as  WINNERS...

  • During 2012, the  “IT for Your Tomorrow”  events attracted over 1000 young participants between 16-24 in 5 different places of Lithuania. The project was funded by Microsoft’s “ICT skills for youth career opportunities” program and implemented by TE member Langas į ateitį (LIA). The idea of...

  • So far, 20 partner organizations representing 21 countries of the EU27 have signed a partnership with Telecentre-Europe (TE) and will act as national branches that will disseminate the MIREIA survey in their (neighbouring) countries.  Telecentre-Europe’s network of member organizations has shown off to be one of the...

  • Teb Youth Association (TEB) is located in Barcelona and works in fields related to community networks and technology, and participates both in local as in international projects. They are experts in networking, coworking & social innovation and work with social institutions, training centers, universities &...

  • Telecentre.org Foundation and the organizers of SPARK 2013 are proud to announce the launch of the first ever Global Telecentre Awards (GTA). The Global Awards seek to recognize and celebrate the best players in the international telecentre arena, and encourage them to continue raising the...

  • On December 18th 2012, Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, was invited to give a “Speed Date” presentation at the 3rd high level meeting of the European Digital Champions, organized by the European Commission. As Chair of Telecentre-Europe (TE), Mara Jakobsone represented our organization together with Laure

  • Telecentre-Europe is one of the 14 institutions that earlier this year launched CARER+, a project that identifies and enhances the ICT competences of care workers who support elderly persons at home, anticipating a new and vital role for care workers. On December 14, the CARER+...

  • The European Employment Forum took place on 27-28 November 2012 in Brussels. As a side event, Accenture, Adecco Group and Microsoft organized an interactive session on Bridging the Skills Gap for Youth in Europe that showcased the 2012 Youth Employability Award Winners. Telecentre-Europe was invited to experience the...

  • Telecentre-Europe’s Czech member EPMA has opened a call for abstracts & presentations for the Conference “Digital Governance – From local data to European Policies” that will take place on April 18, 2013 in Prague.  The conference is the second conference of the ONE Project and will serve as a valuable communication platform...

  • On December 18th, the European Digital Champions will gather in Brussels for their third high level meeting. Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, is invited as a stakeholder to give a “Speed Dating Presentation”. On February 14th, EC president José Manuel Barroso asked the EU Member States to appoint...

  • Together with more than one hundred targeted stakeholders from the public, private and third sector, including the academia,  Telecentre-Europe participated at the 2012 European Congress on E-Inclusion (ECEI12) last 5-6 November in Brussels. This edition was designed to build on the momentum created last year by...

  • The Intel® Learn digital literacy program is an education initiative that provides technology education to youth around the world, equipping learners with skills in digital literacy, collaboration, creativity, and critical problem solving. A study of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) reveals that the program has created...

  • More than 150 telecentre managers & ICT professionals attended the annual network meeting  of the Catalan Telecentre Network Xarxa Punt TIC that was organized at Barcelona’s Cibernarium last November 30th. Among the speakers were representatives of Telecentre-Europe, Telecentre.org Foundation and the Community Association of Spanish Telecentre

  • Novateca, a 2-year learning grant for librarians from the Global Libraries program (Gates Foundation), will provide wide scale public access to ICT through the public library network in Moldova. In November, an advocacy training session was organized for the six libraries that will become the...

  • Few issues have as acute a need for social innovation as tackling unemployment. Across European Member States millions of people are either unemployed, under-employed, some are in unsustainable employment, and others are economically inactive. The EU Commission is offering a prize to social innovations that have a real...

  • Telecentre-Europe invites eInclusion organizations to become the national branch for conducting the MIREIA online survey in their EU27 country. Let’s put our organisations on the map… the European map of eInclusion! Especially in Austria & Slovenia, where Telecentre-Europe has not yet a MIREIA partner, Telecentre-Europe...

  • Representatives of Telecentre-Europe participated at the Media & Learning Conference that took place on 14-15 November in Brussels. The conference was an excellent opportunity to exchange the best practices of using media in formal and informal education, and to network with target organizations to disseminate the...

  • The WSIS Project Prizes is an annual contest which recognizes excellence in the implementation of projects and initiatives which further the WSIS goals of improving connectivity to information and communication technologies (ICTs). The WSIS Project Prizes 2013 contest is open to all stakeholders including governments, the private sector, internatio

  • On November 24th 2012, Telecentre.org Foundation celebrated its 3rd anniversary. For this very special occasion, the above anniversary video was edited with messages from its members all over the world. Last September, Telecentre.org foundation asked it members to send their anniversary greetings via a video message....

  • During a partner meeting on 20-21 November 2012 in Timisoara (Romania) the Telecentre Multimedia Academy (TMA) project has taken its official start. Led by Telecentre-Europe AISBL, TMA is a 24-month multilateral project between 7 TE member organizations, aimed at designing, developing and piloting a learning programme...

  • During 19-20 November the kick-off meeting of the Uniting Europe through digital empowerment (Unite-IT) took place in Timisoara. Unite-IT is a 36-month network project aimed at raising awareness and foster sharing and joint actions to overcome the digital divide. For its implementation, Telecentre-Europe AISBL has partnered with 7 of its member org

  • Telecentre-Europe has partnered with TechSoup Global to connect telecentre organizations in European countries with technology product donations, and with the free learning resources they need to make informed decisions and operate at their full potential. Once registered and qualified with a local donation program, an organization can...

  • In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): Report from TE’s Summit 17-18 October, Warsaw – TE Awards Winners 2012 – Results of the TE Board elections – TE’s new member organization in Italy – TE community’s Featured Member Contest News from our members Stories from...

  • The European conference on “Better e-Skills in Europe” will take place on January 24th 2013 in Brussels and is organised by the e-Skills QUALITY project. At this important event European experts will discuss the ICT skills shortages and mismatches and how industry-based training and certification in...

  • The online engagement platform that was created for contribution to the Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) in June 2012 has now been adapted to discuss the key Digital Agenda issues per country. The discussion around the Digital Agenda Assembly did not end in June. Its results are...

  • The European Commission in partnership with the Cyprus Presidency is hosting the Second Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion on 5-6-7 December in Brussels. The European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion is one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable...

  • In October, 48 members  participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site and blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content. Also: 9 new persons joined the community site! More then 120 actions were performed during the month and 3 Top Members were...

  • Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) works for an inclusive knowledge society by blending innovation, education, inclusion and fundamental values. FMD is based in Rome and implements its projects at local, national and international levels. The benefits from knowledge, new technologies and innovation should be for all...

  • Online Educa Berlin 2012 (OEB) will take place during november 28-30 and focuses on fostering a bright and inclusive future for lifelong learning in which technology enables learners globally to improve themselves. During conference sessions will explore the effects of the multitude of changes in...

  • The 2012 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT is designed to anyone with an interest in Euro-African collaborative projects on ICT. The Forum will be held on November 28-29, 2012 at the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal. It is organized by the EuroAfrica-P8 EU/FP7 funded...

  • The 19th edition of the European Employment Forum (EEF) will be held in Brussels on November 27-28 featuring a range of expert speakers both from the EU Commission (giving updates on EU policy) and from a wide range of organisations across the employment spectrum. The Forum’s...

  • The conference will discuss with policy makers and practitioners how to best shape EU support to social innovation in the context of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion. The objective of the conference is to address challenges affecting social innovation and consider possible policy responses, on...

  • Seema Saddy Nasser Alkabi from Oman emerged as the winner of Telecentre.org Foundation’s first ever Twitter-based question-and-answer contest dubbed as TweetIT!. The contest, which was held on October 23, was aimed at promoting the use of Twitter among members of the global telecentre community. Seema, who hails...

  • At the closing of Telecentre-Europe’s Summit in Warsaw, Miguel Raimilla from Telecentre.org Foundation announced that the next Global Forum on Telecentres will happen in Granada (Spain), on 28-29 May. The announcement was made through a video teaser that shows images from previous events and unveils the...

  • Under the title Jobs for Youth and Ageing Online, network leaders representing more then 25.000 telecentres gathered at Mercure Grand Hotel in Warsaw for the fifth Telecentre-Europe Summit that took place during 17-18 October 2012 and was co-hosted by the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI). The Summit was opened by a video...

  • Today at the General Assembly, a new Managing Board of Telecentre-Europe AISBL was elected. All official member organizations (represented by one officially authorized delegate) were requested to attend the meeting. Each Member organization (except for Associated Members) had one vote in the General Assembly. Those who were not...

  • On February 14th, EC president José Manuel Barroso wrote to the leaders of all the EU Member States asking them to appoint their national Digital Champion: a high-profile, dynamic and energetic individual responsible for improving digital skills and getting everyone in their country online. Members...

  • This year and for the first time, Telecentre-Europe and its partner Microsoft are launching the Telecentre-Europe Awards 2011, an ideal opportunity to recognize European telecentre people behind the scenes and to celebrate outstanding digital inclusion efforts and achievements of our telecentre community during our Telecentre-Europe...

  • Telecentre-Europe starts off with a new designed newsletter that looks nicer and reads easier! » Read the September 2011 issue online » Access other issues of our newsletter

  • Telecentre-Europe is taking part in the Global Search for 100 Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers and is looking to nominate 20 female telecentre operators or managers that have been contributing to digital literacy and the development of their community for at least 1 year already. The...

  • On July 27, 2011, Microsoft announced updates to their nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it. If you are a nonprofit organization, find out if you are eligible...

  • Through epractice.eu, the European Commission has announced following ePractice events & workshops that may be of your interest to attend or speak to: » Effective & Efficient eGovernment Services, 15 September 2011 » Reaping the benefits of eID in different business sectors within the EU...

  • This year again, the European Alliance on Skills for Employability and its members – Microsoft, Adecco and State Street – are launching the 2011 Skills for Employability Awards. This is the opportunity to celebrate outstanding and effective uses of ICT training and skills development adapted...

  • In its third year, the European Congress on E-Inclusion ‘Transforming Access to Digital Europe in Public Libraries’  (ECEI11) will take place on the 6th and 7th of September at the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. This year’s agenda will examine the transformative...

  • Telecentres have a serious role to play in assisting young people in their transition from school to the job market. That’s why Telecentre-Europe is linking up with the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, an international affiliation of organizations that provide opportunities for young people from underserved...

  • A team of Telecentre-Europe representatives (Ian Clifford, Mara Jakobsone, Juan Francisco Delgado and Pedro Aguilera) attended the European Commission Digital Agenda Assembly that took place on 16-17 June 2011. Ian spoke in the workshop on Digital Literacy on the role of telecentres in supporting people...

  • The Corsican territorial collectivity (CTC), joined by a large spectrum of stakeholders, including telecentre networks, is organizing a Conference on Digital Mediation in Ajaccio (Corsica, France) on the 19th, 20th and 21st of September 2011, as a specific time for thinking, sharing and creating on...

  • More than one hundred thousand Europeans were reached by telecentres in 30 European countries in the 2011 Get Online Week campaign.   Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission thanked telecentre staff, and hailed them ‘European heroes’. Get Online Week 2011 ran from...

  • Under the title “Joining up for European e-Inclusion” the third Telecentre-Europe Summit took place in Budapest, Hungary during 13-14 October 2010, and brought together telecentre network leaders and eInclusion actors from across Europe. The event was held under the patronage of Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of...

  • Key Competences for All brings new benefits to the European telecentres and their customers, by providing an employability toolkit that is especially designed for telecentre use. In the spring of 2009 an informal partnership formed under the auspices of Telecentre‐Europe, submitted an application to the...

  • On the 4th of March 2010 Telecentre-Europe held the first ever European Get Online Day. What a day it turned out to be! More than 50.000 people were reached by the campaign on the day itself, in 42 European countries, and the online counter recorded a total...

  • The Telecentre-Europe Summit 2009 took place on 14-15 October in Istanbul, Turkey. It brought together 90 telecentre network leaders from across the world. The event was managed by the Telecentre-Europe’s Steering Committee and Youth for Habitat, and was sponsored by Microsoft. The summit took forward...

  • A short film was produced during one of the staff exchanges by Association Rural Internet Access Points, Lithuania and Responsible Business Institute, Poland. Telecentre-Europe Network staff exchange programme provided an excellent opportunity to meet colleges from different countries and share experience, discuss and prepare video...

  • On April 8-9, 2008, more than 60 telecentre practitioners from 43 organisations, representing 23 countries across Europe, met for the European Telecentre Leaders Forum (TLF-E) in Riga, Latvia. The most urgent need was to create and build a community of people, who believe in the...