In a joint effort to fight European youth unemployment, Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Mara Jakobsone and Microsoft’s Executive Vice-President Brad Smith have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ as part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark, a global initiative launched in September 2012.  The ceremony took place on January 22, 2013, in Brussels, during the high level...

The MIREIA mapping exercise has established minimum targets for each EU27 country, based on the population. For a big country like France, this results in trying to map a minimum of 325 French eInclusion actors. At the end of week 3 and thanks to twitter, announcements on regional...

The EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA has been running for 3 weeks now and 452 organizations have now filled the survey. With another 3 weeks left until February 15th we need a another 2000 organizations to fill the survey urgently! As for now, most of the results...

The Library Development Program in Poland, managed by TE’s member organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) will be extended until March 31st, 2015. A rational management of funds provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a financial contribution made by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation have...

In Macedonia, senior citizens are engaged through the Third Age University, an organization that relies on volunteers, filled with cooperation, friendship, learning & exchange of experiences. The Third Age University of Skopje was established in 1999 and is a civil organization for active participation in the...

For the MIREIA survey, launched on January 2nd, Spain has reached in no time about 50% of the their target, as more then 100 Spanish eInclusion actors have already filled the survey. Their secret? A good organizational network structure of local & regional telecentres and...

On January 11th 2013, the first results of the EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA were calculated. Spain, France, Poland, Hungary and Malta made most progress, and a total of 210 European organizations already filled the survey and were included in the Europan map of eInclusion. Although the...

The Adobe Youth Voices program is selecting organizations to receive training, resources & 1.200 USD to lead a multi-year media production program on social issues that affect youth. Deadline for applications is January 31th, 2013 If selected by TakingITGlobal, 2 youth educators will be provided with...

IdenTIC Consortium’s main goal is to foster ICT and the Information Society among the regional citizens and to promote the development of  municipalities in the Spanish region of Extremadura. Since its Foundation, IdenTIC has always been very committed with public & private entities in training...

The Spark conference, also known as the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, is set to take center stage in Granada, Spain this coming May 28-29 at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos. Organized by Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF), Telecentre-Europe (TE), Consorcio Fernando de los Rios–Red Guadalinfo and the National...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is seeking applications for the post of Regional (French) Community Coordinator. Applications must be sent to recruitment@telecentre.org no later than January 31, 2013. The Regional Community Coordinator for TCF’s french community site will be responsible for knowledge sharing efforts in his/her assigned region and language...

On January 2nd, Telecentre-Europe has launched the MIREIA survey – a mapping exercise of telecentres, libraries and other eInclusion actors that operate in the EU27. The survey is now available to be filled online in no less then 15 languages! For the dissemination of the survey...

After 3 years of implementing the Library Development Program at Polish Libraries, a very informative and well written report has now been issued about the impact of the program on the end users. The program is a joint venture between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): MIREIA survey to map EU27 eInclusion actors – Kick off meetings of TE ‘s Multilateral EU projects “Unite IT” & “Telecentre Multimedia Academy” – Call for interest to join new EU project CARERplus – TE’s new member organization in Spain...

During November-December, 31 community members  participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 6 new persons joined the community. 3 Top Members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as  WINNERS for...

During 2012, the  “IT for Your Tomorrow”  events attracted over 1000 young participants between 16-24 in 5 different places of Lithuania. The project was funded by Microsoft’s “ICT skills for youth career opportunities” program and implemented by TE member Langas į ateitį (LIA). The idea of the...

So far, 20 partner organizations representing 21 countries of the EU27 have signed a partnership with Telecentre-Europe (TE) and will act as national branches that will disseminate the MIREIA survey in their (neighbouring) countries.  Telecentre-Europe’s network of member organizations has shown off to be one of the strongest...

Teb Youth Association (TEB) is located in Barcelona and works in fields related to community networks and technology, and participates both in local as in international projects. They are experts in networking, coworking & social innovation and work with social institutions, training centers, universities &...

Telecentre.org Foundation and the organizers of SPARK 2013 are proud to announce the launch of the first ever Global Telecentre Awards (GTA). The Global Awards seek to recognize and celebrate the best players in the international telecentre arena, and encourage them to continue raising the bar...

On December 18th 2012, Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, was invited to give a “Speed Date” presentation at the 3rd high level meeting of the European Digital Champions, organized by the European Commission. As Chair of Telecentre-Europe (TE), Mara Jakobsone represented our organization together with Laure Lemaire, Director...

The European Employment Forum took place on 27-28 November 2012 in Brussels. As a side event, Accenture, Adecco Group and Microsoft organized an interactive session on Bridging the Skills Gap for Youth in Europe that showcased the 2012 Youth Employability Award Winners. Telecentre-Europe was invited to experience the award...

Telecentre-Europe’s Czech member EPMA has opened a call for abstracts & presentations for the Conference “Digital Governance – From local data to European Policies” that will take place on April 18, 2013 in Prague.  The conference is the second conference of the ONE Project and will serve as a valuable communication platform for...

On December 18th, the European Digital Champions will gather in Brussels for their third high level meeting. Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, is invited as a stakeholder to give a “Speed Dating Presentation”. On February 14th, EC president José Manuel Barroso asked the EU Member States to appoint their...

Together with more than one hundred targeted stakeholders from the public, private and third sector, including the academia,  Telecentre-Europe participated at the 2012 European Congress on E-Inclusion (ECEI12) last 5-6 November in Brussels. This edition was designed to build on the momentum created last year by...

The Intel® Learn digital literacy program is an education initiative that provides technology education to youth around the world, equipping learners with skills in digital literacy, collaboration, creativity, and critical problem solving. A study of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) reveals that the program has created positive impact...

More than 150 telecentre managers & ICT professionals attended the annual network meeting  of the Catalan Telecentre Network Xarxa Punt TIC that was organized at Barcelona’s Cibernarium last November 30th. Among the speakers were representatives of Telecentre-Europe, Telecentre.org Foundation and the Community Association of Spanish Telecentre Networks. The conference was organized by...

Novateca, a 2-year learning grant for librarians from the Global Libraries program (Gates Foundation), will provide wide scale public access to ICT through the public library network in Moldova. In November, an advocacy training session was organized for the six libraries that will become the...

Few issues have as acute a need for social innovation as tackling unemployment. Across European Member States millions of people are either unemployed, under-employed, some are in unsustainable employment, and others are economically inactive. The EU Commission is offering a prize to social innovations that have a...

Telecentre-Europe invites eInclusion organizations to become the national branch for conducting the MIREIA online survey in their EU27 country. Let’s put our organisations on the map… the European map of eInclusion! Especially in Austria & Slovenia, where Telecentre-Europe has not yet a MIREIA partner, Telecentre-Europe is...

Representatives of Telecentre-Europe participated at the Media & Learning Conference that took place on 14-15 November in Brussels. The conference was an excellent opportunity to exchange the best practices of using media in formal and informal education, and to network with target organizations to disseminate...

The WSIS Project Prizes is an annual contest which recognizes excellence in the implementation of projects and initiatives which further the WSIS goals of improving connectivity to information and communication technologies (ICTs). The WSIS Project Prizes 2013 contest is open to all stakeholders including governments, the private sector, international organizations,...

On November 24th 2012, Telecentre.org Foundation celebrated its 3rd anniversary. For this very special occasion, the above anniversary video was edited with messages from its members all over the world. Last September, Telecentre.org foundation asked it members to send their anniversary greetings via a video message. Close...

During a partner meeting on 20-21 November 2012 in Timisoara (Romania) the Telecentre Multimedia Academy (TMA) project has taken its official start. Led by Telecentre-Europe AISBL, TMA is a 24-month multilateral project between 7 TE member organizations, aimed at designing, developing and piloting a learning...

During 19-20 November the kick-off meeting of the Uniting Europe through digital empowerment (Unite-IT) took place in Timisoara. Unite-IT is a 36-month network project aimed at raising awareness and foster sharing and joint actions to overcome the digital divide. For its implementation, Telecentre-Europe AISBL has partnered with 7 of its member organizations and...

Telecentre-Europe has partnered with TechSoup Global to connect telecentre organizations in European countries with technology product donations, and with the free learning resources they need to make informed decisions and operate at their full potential. Once registered and qualified with a local donation program, an organization can access...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): Report from TE’s Summit 17-18 October, Warsaw – TE Awards Winners 2012 – Results of the TE Board elections – TE’s new member organization in Italy – TE community’s Featured Member Contest News from our members Stories from Denmark, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania,...

The European conference on “Better e-Skills in Europe” will take place on January 24th 2013 in Brussels and is organised by the e-Skills QUALITY project. At this important event European experts will discuss the ICT skills shortages and mismatches and how industry-based training and certification in...

The online engagement platform that was created for contribution to the Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) in June 2012 has now been adapted to discuss the key Digital Agenda issues per country. The discussion around the Digital Agenda Assembly did not end in June. Its results are...

The European Commission in partnership with the Cyprus Presidency is hosting the Second Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion on 5-6-7 December in Brussels. The European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion is one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and...

In October, 48 members  participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site and blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content. Also: 9 new persons joined the community site! More then 120 actions were performed during the month and 3 Top Members were...

Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) works for an inclusive knowledge society by blending innovation, education, inclusion and fundamental values. FMD is based in Rome and implements its projects at local, national and international levels. The benefits from knowledge, new technologies and innovation should be for all people...

Online Educa Berlin 2012 (OEB) will take place during november 28-30 and focuses on fostering a bright and inclusive future for lifelong learning in which technology enables learners globally to improve themselves. During conference sessions will explore the effects of the multitude of changes in the...

The 2012 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT is designed to anyone with an interest in Euro-African collaborative projects on ICT. The Forum will be held on November 28-29, 2012 at the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal. It is organized by the EuroAfrica-P8 EU/FP7 funded project...