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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...