Together with Miguel Raimilla (Managing Director of Telecentre.org Foundation – TCF), Gabriel Rissola (Managing Director of Telecentre-Europe AISBL – TE)  will participate at the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers taking place next June 28-29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain). Miguel Raimilla will serve as a speaker in the session on “Orienting ourselves towards social...

On June 13, Telecentre-Europe’s Romanian member organization EOS Foundation organized the first Award Ceremony for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign. Among the three winners of the “Hai pe net” awards, is the Theoretical High School of Teius (Alba County),...

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...

Microsoft, Adecco and Accenture – are launching in partnership the 2012 Youth Employability Awards to celebrate outstanding skills development initiatives, entrepreneurship and ICT training for youth that are making a real impact on the employability of our next generation. This is an opportunity to celebrate outstanding skills development...

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...

Together with partners from Sweden & Denmark, Telecentre-Europe’s member Langas į ateitį is participating in the project “Use IT and enjoy” that will focus on engagement and motivational methodologiesof ICT usage by elderly. A package of best practice examples will be prepared and the collected knowledge will help to...

Telecentre-Europe members Langas i ateiti (Lithuania) & LIKTA(Latvia), together with 3 other international partners have developed  e–GUARDIAN is a professional certification programme for educators localized for use in Lithuania, Latvia and Germany. The programme is proposed as a safe internet learning standard for Lithuanian and Latvian educational institutions and could be...

On July 2nd & 6th , Telecentre-Europe’s Romanian member organization EOS Foundation organized the second and third Award Ceremony for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign. Among the winners of the “Hai pe net” awards, is the Medias Public Library (Sibiu County),...

EPMA, Telecentre-Europe’s Czech member organization, has formed a partnership with 10 other organizations and launched ONE – a network to  transfer good practices on ICT Observatories among 8 European countries. An ICT Observatory is a policy intelligence tool for the management of innovation processes driven by ICT diffusion...

Telecentre-Europe has partnered with Microsoft and Certiport to help young people achieve their dream of a career in IT. Microsoft offered Telecentre-Europe up to 2000 donated vouchers, redeemable for a Microsoft Technology Associate (“MTA”) Certification exam to be distributed across Europe to young peopele who are aspiring to start a...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the successful makeover of its corporate site, complete with new pages and features on partners and experts around the world. Stop by http://www.telecentre.org to see the new look!...

An EU press release on the Digital Agenda annual scoreboard says nearly half of the European labour force (47%) is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in this labour market. The figure comes from the latest Eurostat’s Community Survey on ICT Usage in Households and by Individuals, where...

Telecentre-Europe’s Polish member organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) wins the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”, one of the Awards that could be won at the European Commission’s e-Inclusion Awards Competition 2012. Congratulations to our Polish friends for winning this important Award! FRSI ended up ex aequo...

Today, Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Ian Clifford & Managing Director Gabriel Rissola will participate at the Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) taking place in Brussels. Both representatives will take part in the workshop Social Media: Social Networking for Economic Recovery, Jobs and Growth(#da12social) that can be followed through the live webstream from #DA12. Today...

Today & tomorrow 19-20 June, Telecentre-Europe’s board & staff members are together at our headquarter in Brussels for an intensive 2 day face-to-face meeting with lots of topics on the outline agenda. Welcoming & introducing the new staff members, redefining roles of staff & board members, branding, finances,...

In this issue: Stronger TE team – Telecentre-Europe at #DA12 – Vote TE’s proposals for #DA12 – New member from Poland – Save the date: Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw News from Poland: Polish Library Development Program among finalists of e-Inclusion Awards 2012 News from Lithuania: Langas į ateitį...

The Library Development Program, implemented by the Information Society Development Foundation (one of Telecentre-Europe’s Polish member organizations), is one of the 3 finalists for Category B (larger organizations) of the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”, one of the Awards that can be won at the...

ITU, the leading United Nations Agency for information and communication technology, is looking for the next generation of young visionaries for its Young Innovators Competition. The Young Innovators Competition is organized within the framework of ITU Telecom World 2012, to be held in Dubai, 14 -18 October 2012, and...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is seeking applications for the post of Regional (Russian) Community Coordinator. Applications must be sent to recruitment@telecentre.org no later than June 17, 2012. The Regional Community Coordinator for TCF’s russian community site will be responsible for knowledge sharing efforts in his/her assigned region and language community and for implementing these...

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...

Following a thorough evaluation of applications coming from several highly qualified candidates, Telecentre-Europe is pleased to announce that Gabriel Rissola has been selected and appointed as Telecentre-Europe’s Managing Director, by a Selection Committee of nine members of the international telecentre community. Simultaneously, Peter Palvolgyi has been appointed as the new Financial Officer. Gabriel...

On May 11, 2012, the Ministry of Justice of Georgia launched the “Computer Knowledge Society Initiative” (in Georgian, Google translate works nicely) to promote digital literacy and e-skills, with a focus on economic development. The first stage of the project will establish computer centers in 300 villages, to later...

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 –...

“KZgunea”- the Social Innovation Centre (SIC) Network of the Basque Country is organizing the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers in partnership with the Spanish Community Telecentre Networks Association on June 28-29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain) The aim is to create a meeting point where Spanish, European and Latin American...

Telecentre-Europe’s online tool Skillage – which measure ICT skills of young people from the perspective of their employability – has been built by the SME Avaelgo. This Romanian company of 10 employees received the recognition of Cloud SME of the month May 2012 by Microsoft’s Cloud & Interoperability Centre in...

Telecentre-Europe has submitted the GOW12 launch event video at the Digital Agenda for Europe Engagement Platform and is waiting for you to vote! The most “interesting” voted videos will be shown at the Digital Agenda Assembly (Brussels, next 21-22 June) –  an intensive 2 day event with many sessions and speakers. Help...

In this issue: #GOW12 Campaign Report – Save the date: Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw – Infographic: 120 million offliners in EU – Telecentre-Europe at European Institutions Open Day, at Expert workshop in Seville, at Innovate4Good@Microsoft forum And also: News from our stakeholders (European Commission & Telecentre.org Foundation) –...

The Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) is a non-governmental organization established in 2008 by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. FRSI’s objective is to support and promote the development of an information society with a very well developed services sector, high education standards, broad and inexpensive Internet access, public access...

Telecentre.org Foundation‘s video Telecentre Leaders Speak shows Telecentre leaders & stakeholders of around the world gathered on March 5, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. During this meeting, they discussed telecentres, the important services they provide to communities and the necessary efforts to be taken to ensure their growth and...

“Under the spotlight” is the website section of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) that shares inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In the fourth article under this series, TCF interviews the 5 winners of the TELEWISE Tip Contest that has been running in March 2012 on TCF’s Arabic, English,...

During the Get Online Week campaign (26-30 March 2012), telecentres reached 200.000 Europeans. But “Why a Get Online campaign? – Isn’t everybody online yet in Europe?” Well, they aren’t. Eurostat information society statistics show more than 120 million offliners in the EU and 200 million throughout the whole European continent. The ones that are still...

The Digital Agenda for Europe Engagement Platform is the online forum launched by Commissioner Neelie Kroes in contribution to the second Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) that will take place in Brussels next 21-22 June . The forum was launched on April 19th and contains 10 discussion groups on key Digital Agenda...

Telecentre.org Foundation is seeking applications from bi-lingual and English Writers to contribute in the preparation of a book on telecentre women.  It will be the responsibility of these Writers to draft brief and clear profiles of telecentre women managers for publication. Applicants are asked to send in...

Today, May 17th is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD or Internet Day) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is celebrating this day with two separate workshops in Geneva and Bangkok, respectively. The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – better known as “Internet Day” was established to help raise awareness...

During the month of April, Telecentre-Europe launched a contest among the national partners of Get Online Week 2012 for the best report of the organized activities. PH International of Russia came out as the absolute winner and wins the award of 2000€, followed by the partners in Latvia & Lithuania on equal footing...

Telecentre.org Foundation’s Community Learning Program has been declared a winner of one of the 18 project prizes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)  taking place this week in Geneva, Switzerland (14-18 May). More than 170 projects from 50 countries were nominated. The prizes, which are being awarded for the first...

After gathering all national partner campaign reports, Telecentre-Europe has now published the general campaign report for Get Online Week 2012. It is clear that technology and the internet is continuously changing and challenging us to become more engaged in society. The Get Online Week campaign exists because we don’t want...

As a part of the European Institutions Open Day on May 12, the European Commission opened the doors of its headquarters at the Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium. Telecentre-Europe – represented by its Belgian member organization Interface3 – was invited to take part in the booth devoted to ICT & digital...