On August 16th, Christian Stenta, Communications and Engagement Leader of the The Australian Center for Social Innovation (TACSI) presented a TIS Talks series webinar on Social Innovation.  Stenta defined the popular buzz word and delivered an understanding of the core principles & types of environments...

Representatives of Telecentre.org Foundation, Telecentre-Europe AISBL and the Community of Telecentre Networks Association are meeting today in Granada to prepare the fourth edition of the Global Telecentre Forum that will take place in Spring 2013 at the Granada Congress & Exhibition Centre. The Global Telecentre Forum...

The recently started international project Use IT and Enjoy implemented by Swedish, Danish and Lithuanian partners held a kick-off meeting in Vilnius at the very beginning of September. The project team consisted of representatives from Telecentre-Europe member organizations Aeldremobiliseringen (DK) and Langas į ateitį (LT), and...

For its 3rd anniversary in november 2012, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) wants all members of the regional community sites to take part in a collaborative anniversary video that shares everybody’s thoughts & ideas on Why Telecentres Make A Difference In The World. Until September 30th, community members can...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe: Registrations now open for Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw  – Telecentre-Europe’s Community embraces Featured Member Contest – Telecentre-Europe at International Conference on e-Inclusion & Digital Public Services, News from our members: Best Practice Guide for Telecentre Coordinators – Spanish Innovation Live...

In its continuing efforts for women, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has formed an alliance with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) and joined CBFW’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme. The program is expected to benefit women all over the world by improving their self-confidence and building...

Under the title Temps de Punt TIC (Time for the ICT Contact Point), the Catalan Telecentre Network Xarxa Punt TIC is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a variety of activities. As part of the celebrations, the month of September will be dedicated to Telecentre-Europe and to...

Next week, Telecentre.org Foundation and Intel are organizing two webinars on Telecentres and Social Enterprises. The first webinar takes place on Monday, August 27 at 20h00 CEST*, will be in Spanish and presented by Paula Cardenau from Ashoka. The second webinar takes place on Thursday, August...

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital towards social good. This year, Telecentre.org Foundation has partnered with SOCAP12 taking place in San Francisco, October 1-4, 2012. SOCAP believes that to create the world we want, we have to bring...

EOS Foundation Romania, in partnership with the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA), the Serbian International Aid Network (IAN) and the Moldovan Alliance of Access to Information and Training Community Centers (AITCC), have developed a “Best Practice Guide” that can be useful to all...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting you to apply for its annual Access to Learning Award 2013, which provides grant of up to $1 million to organizations that are working to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the...

The 6th webinar in the TIS Talks series organized by Telecentre.org Foundation and Intel will tackle the topic of Social Innovation. The webinar takes place on Thursday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. (GMT+2) and will feature Christian Stenta, Communications and Engagement Leader for The Australian Center for Social Innovation...

Telecentre.org Foundation‘s third webinar in the series of TIS Talks  will feature a brasilian model for sustainable development. The webinar will take place next monday July 30th at 11h00 (GMT+2) in English and at 18hoo (GMT+2) in Spanish. Currently supporting 1.250 telecentres on its network, the...

Telecentre.org Foundation is inviting everyone to join a real-time, Twitter-based discussion about women and technology on August 1, 2012 at 10h30 GMT+2. The topic of the chat will be on social innovation, challenges faced by girls & women and how technology can contribute to solve these problems. »...

On the occasion of the Connect Americas Summit held from 17-19 July, 2012, in Panama City, Panama, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) have announced the launch of a new partnership to support social inclusion and the successful integration of young people into...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is partnering with Intel Corporation and Ashoka Changemakers® to promote the global competition: She Will Innovate: Technology Solutions Enriching the Lives of Girls. More than $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the best and most innovative solutions that equip...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe: Registrations now open for Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw – Telecentre-Europe’s board & staff meeting in Brussels – Telecentre-Europe at the Digital Agenda Assembly meeting News from our members: Telecentre Managers Congress in Spain – Best Practices from Belgium & Ireland...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF), in partnership with Intel, is launching the Technology, Innovation and Sustainability Talks, or TIS Talks, a series of webinars that will run from July to November 2012. The TIS talks will bring together telecentres, telecentre networks and partner organizations to learn about successful...

The Community of Telecentre Networks Association, Telecentre-Europe’s Spanish member organization, has launched a proposal for creating a European network where social  innovators can receive feedback on funding, social media, mentoring and creativity from a set of experts. On June 1th, 2012, the proposal was presented to the heads...

Together with 600 people around the globe, members of Telecentre-Europe’s online community  attended the free webinar 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media on June 6, 2012.  The session turned out to be an eye opener for nonprofits that are – or are about to –...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organizing a contest open for individual telecentres to train the most women between April 7, 2011 and September 1, 2012. The contest is in support of the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign The training can be directed to women...

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 will...

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 initiative...

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 to...

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 and beyond, 29...

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 by...

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 impact...

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 to...

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 28 February...

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 EC...

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 number...

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 the...

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 film...