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...

By Telecentre Europe on April 2, 2015 In this issue: First results of European GOW 2015; e-Skills for Jobs 2015 campaign launch in Latvia and Riga Declaration; E-UROPa project brochure and logo finalised; last Unite-IT partners meeting and latest updates on the platform; Fit4Jobs selection process; members’...

Contrary to what many people may believe, not every European is digital yet. But we’re getting there. Thousands of non-formal education providers such as telecentres, non-profits and libraries are already busy bridging the gap. They work throughout the year to get people online, improve their...

National and Local Coalitions are multi-stakeholder partnerships which aim to promote and implement the objectives of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in each Member State. Telecentre Europe is one of the organisations forming part of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Secretariat. Many of our members are...

By Telecentre Europe on March 3, 2015 In this issue: General Assembly and new Board elected at members meeting in Brussels; getting ready for GOW 2015; results of  Get certified. Get a job campaign by Microsoft and Telecentre Europe;  e-Skills for Jobs 2015 campaign launch in Latvia and a conference;...

Our new project called “Enabling European e-Participation” officially took off this Wednesday, 25th February! 13 partners (Telecentre Europe and twelve of its member organisations) met in Brussels and chose May 7th, two days before Europe Day, to be designated as the European e-Participation Day. During this day we...

Telecentre Europe held its General Assembly (GA) in Brussels (Belgium) on February 25, 2015 followed by a members meeting the next day. The member turn out was very high with 39 organisations being presented by at least one delegate. The event lasted two days and...

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 for organisations...

In 2014 Telecentre Europe and Microsoft led a certification campaign Get certified. Get a job. launched in Rome by Microsoft’s ex-CEO Steve Ballmer and Telecentre Europe’s Managing Director Gabriel Rissola, to distribute 10,000 free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification vouchers....

By Telecentre Europe on February 2, 2015 In this issue: I-LINC kick-off meeting in Brussels; launch of Europe for citizens project and Online4Edu project; review of TE’s partnerships with European NGOs in 2014; toolkit for National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs; European GOW part of e-Skills...

by Gabriela Ruseva In 2015 Telecentre Europe, together with twelve of its member organisations, starts its first Europe for Citizens project called “Enabling European e-Participation”, which aims at raising awareness about the online possibilities for participation in the EU policy-making regardless of how far from Brussels...

by Gabriela Ruseva A core value of Telecentre Europe is to work in partnership to achieve bigger impact on objectives shared with other stakeholders. Led by this notion, in 2014 TE made important steps towards building partnerships with like-minded pan-European networks working in the field of ICT...

by Ilona Griniute 80% of Belgian citizens have an Internet connection at home. And yet digital divide persists leaving around 15% of the population who has never used the Internet. Digipolis has been a partner for local authorities of the city of Ghent for ten years...

Press release by El Teb 156 people participated in the celebration of the Social Internet Conference in Barcelona on January 21, 2015. Held at the Mobile World Space Centre, located in the city centre, this event attracted some different professionals working in the sector of the...

By Ilona Griniute On January 20,2015 Microsoft Europe decoded fundamental skills that young people will need to have to be able to stay competitive at any workplace. Invited government representatives, researchers and educators all expressed their viewpoint on how to prepare youth for future jobs and...

By Masha Tarle New year, new project Telecentre Europe is opening the year 2015 with a new exciting project titled I-LINC, funded under the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission and going until end of 2017. The project aims to develop and sustain a European stakeholder platform around...

By Telecentre Europe on January 8, 2015 In this issue: Watch a new promo video of Telecentre Europe’s Annual Conference (TEAC) and a M4All project video on special education and Kinect games; download a redesigned logo of European Get Online Week 2015; participate in a video competition...

The Digital Learning Round Table held in Luxembourg was the first of its kind in the context of the Horizon 2020 programme focusing on digital learning in Europe. The event was held on December 16, 2014 by the European Commission’s DG Connect. Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) has...

European Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training (ET2020) Digital technologies have become an integral part of all aspects of our lives. This paper serves to remind policy makers and all those involved in the (ET2020) that the function of education in today’s world is also to provide European citizens,...

For members only Telecentre Europe is getting ready to elect new Board on February 25, 2015. The elections will take place as part of the annual General Assembly where most of TE members will be present. During the elections a new Chair of the Board and Deputy...

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 of...

Telecentres have placed themselves as providers of ICT access and digital competences in local communities. This policy position paper provides the background in terms of the space and context which demand the existence of the e-facilitator profession and its further acceptance and professional up-skilling.  People who are...

By Telecentre Europe on December 2, 2014 In this issue: TE joins Media & Learning Association; GOW15 partners present their preliminary activities; TE introduces its Belgian member Maks vzw; TE Managing Director presents TE strategy at Spanish Association of Telecentre Networks Conference in Oviedo; our reflections on...

Telecentre Europe was officially accepted as a supporting network member of the Media & Learning Association last Friday, 21st November 2014 during the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Members of M&L General assembly voted in favour of our membership. This is part of a...

by Ilona Griniute Telecentre Europe visited one of its Belgian member organisations Maks vzw in November. Maks stands for media action Kuregem city and is a non-for-profit organisation situated in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods of Brussels, called Kuregem. With a team of 40 employees Maks...

by Gabriela Ruseva The 11th Safer Internet Forum took place on 6-7th November in Brussels with more than 260 participants. It is organised and funded by the European Commission with the assistance of European SchoolNet under the Safer Internet Programme, part of the European Strategy for...

By Telecentre Europe on 04 November, 2014 In this issue: Third Sector Impact (TSI) stakeholder meeting and how to measure third sector organisations’ impact; announcing dates for General Assembly; Local and National Coalitions workshop in Rome; press release of eSkills for Jobs closing conference in Rome; Education,...

On 9-10th October Telecentre Europe took part in the 3rd Education, Training and Youth Forum entitled Future Priorities of the ET 2020 Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training and Synergies with Youth Policy. The aim of the Forum is once per year to...

Telecentre Europe responded to the Public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy, launched by the European Commission in May 2014. Through this consultation the Commission aimed at collecting views from stakeholders on the progress and further development of the strategy. The Europe 2020 strategy, with its...

On 29th of October 2014, the European Commission (DG Connect) together with Telecentre Europe and the Grand Coalition Secretariat organized a workshop called Strengthening National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs, linked to the closing event of the eSkills for Jobs campaign taking place the...

By Masha Tarle Telecentre Europe is a non-for profit organisation and European association that belongs to the so-called “third sector”. Our members are working hard on training people to improve their digital skills, helping them find employment and showing them the way to create their own...

The TMA Consortium, consisting of eight European partners and coordinated by Telecentre-Europe, is inviting organisations outside the Consortium to establish new Telecentre Multimedia Academies. It is an open and free possibility for adult education providers or other organisations dealing with media literacy programmes to establish...