Next April 25th the International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated. The initiative is backed by ITU Member States and wants to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs. Each year, on the 4th Thursday...

On February 5th and together with 100 countries all over Europe & the world, Lithuania has been commemorating the International Safer Internet Day 2013 (SID 2013). This tenth edition of the initiative was loud, well-seen and very successful countrywide. Thanks to the collaboration of social partners,...

With less than 40 days left till Get Online Week 2013 (18-24 March) will start all over Europe, in Latvia the preparation activities have reached their peak.  As in previous years, the GOW 2013 in Latvia is coordinated by the Latvian Information and communication Technology association (LIKTA),...

On February 5th, 2 weeks before the deadline to fill out the MIREIA survey, Poland has reached its minimum target of mapping 180 Polish eInclusion organizations.  FRSI, a member of TE and the Polish MIREIA partner estimated that over 10.000 telecentres must be operating in Poland, in...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): MIREIA survey to map EU27 eInclusion actors – Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft’s Youthspark program – CARERplus Digital Competence Framework – TE’s new member organization in Spain – TE at the eSkills Quality Conference – TE community’s Featured Member Contest News...

During January, 13 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 featured members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as WINNERS for January...

The Carer+ consortium is currently finalising research that will lead to the creation of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework. But what is a competence framework in the first place? And how can it serve care workers and caregivers in their personal and professional development? The purpose...

In about 1 week time EOS Foundation managed to reach 1500 Romanian eInclusion actors and over 150 organizations have already filled the MIREIA survey. This was made possible through the use of mailing lists and an already established partners network. According to the population figure for Romania,...

During week 4 of the survey, the number of organizations that have filled the MIREIA survey has doubled: more than 1.00o eInclusion actors have now put their organisation on the EU map. We hope at least another 1.500 organizations will soon fill the survey before February 15th! Results...

After months of hard work, Telecentre.org Foundation’s English community site is completely redesigned and is sporting a new look and feel, similar to TCF’s corporate site.  The new community site has a cleaner, easier-to-navigate interface plus more streamlined features and content. With the new design, TCF is hoping not only to...

A total of 567.411 women have been trained through the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign as of end of December 2012.  The milestone marks the halfway point for the campaign, which is organized by Telecentre.org Foundation and the International Telecommunication Union, and aims to provide 1 million women with digital literacy...

On 24 January 2013, more than 100 experts & officials from the industrial, academic & public sector  gathered with Pan-European NGO leaders for the conference Towards a European Quality label for ICT industry training & certication. Telecentre-Europe AISBL was represented by Mara Jakobsone (Chair), Gabriel Rissola (Managing Director) and Juan...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of Korea have announced the inclusion of an additional category in the 1st Global Telecentre Awards, a major initiative that seeks to recognize and celebrate the best players in the international telecentre arena. Next to the already established categories of Best...

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...