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 MOOCs, social innovation...

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 and EU funding...

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...

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 skills,...

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 wants...

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 of online competition...

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 where...

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...

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 di Foligno);...

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...

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 voting...

“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 and...

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 by...

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 RESOURCES...

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 the organization...

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 member...

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; wrap up...

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 was followed...

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 Europe also...

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. A...

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) and Telecentar...

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 and...