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 Group Projects to look...

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 on New Technologies,...

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 today’s digital...

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 news Why coding @...

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 the...

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 Belfort...

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...

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 topic...

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 of...

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 and...

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 check...

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 skills...

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 – a...

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...

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 looking...

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 enterprise...

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 women to...

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, best moments...

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 micro, small...

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...

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...