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 22-23 november 2011 the European Employment Forum is taking place in Brussels. This annual conference and exhibition focuses on the major social and economic issues surrounding employment and creates an effective discussion and meeting forum. Telecentre-Europe will be present at the booth of Microsoft, promoting our Employment Toolkit “Key...

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...

The 19th edition of the European Employment Forum (EEF) will be held in Brussels on November 27-28 featuring a range of expert speakers both from the EU Commission (giving updates on EU policy) and from a wide range of organisations across the employment spectrum. The Forum’s 2012...

The conference will discuss with policy makers and practitioners how to best shape EU support to social innovation in the context of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion. The objective of the conference is to address challenges affecting social innovation and consider possible policy responses, on the...

Seema Saddy Nasser Alkabi from Oman emerged as the winner of Telecentre.org Foundation’s first ever Twitter-based question-and-answer contest dubbed as TweetIT!. The contest, which was held on October 23, was aimed at promoting the use of Twitter among members of the global telecentre community. Seema, who hails from...

Under the title Jobs for Youth and Ageing Online, network leaders representing more then 25.000 telecentres gathered at Mercure Grand Hotel in Warsaw for the fifth Telecentre-Europe Summit that took place during 17-18 October 2012 and was co-hosted by the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI). The Summit was opened by a video message...

Telecentre-Europe is very pleased to announce the winners of its Awards Competition 2012: • Learn More about ICT Network (Denmark) – FIRST PRIZE of 1200€ (ex aequo with Serbia) • International Aid Network (Serbia) – FIRST PRIZE of 1200€ (ex aequo with Denmark) • Langas į ateitį (Lithuania)– SECOND PRIZE of 1000€ • Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Germany) – THIRD PRIZE of 800€ We want to thank all...

Today at the General Assembly, a new Managing Board of Telecentre-Europe AISBL was elected. All official member organizations (represented by one officially authorized delegate) were requested to attend the meeting. Each Member organization (except for Associated Members) had one vote in the General Assembly. Those who were not...

The Flemish Ministry of Education & Training is organizing the Media & Learning 2012 Conference during 14-15 November in Brussels (Belgium). The conference is aimed at practitioners and policy makers who want to contribute to the development of digital and media skills in education and finding...

The EU Internet Week (EUIW) will run between 12th & 16th November 2012 in Brussels with a series of events on The Internet of Things (#IoTconf), E-commerce, online Child Safety and on increasing access to & literacy of the Internet. It will bring together citizens, businesses...

On November 12-14, 2012 the European Information Society Conference (EISCO) will take place in Guimarães, Portugal. The EISCO conferences have become a major event for politicians and decision makers, public servants and experts working on the local or regional level, offering them an excellent opportunity to discuss...

In 2012, Fundacja TechSoup, in partnership with TechSoup Global, conducted a survey of non-profits, charities, NGOs and social benefit organizations around the world to better understand the current state of their technology infrastructure, plus their future plans for adopting cloud technologies.  With more than 10.500 respondents in...

This fall, the Czech partner EPMA launches the final phase of the Innotrain IT project, which aims at increasing the effectiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in terms of their IT usage. The emphasis of the project lies in improving IT Service Management (ITSM) in these companies, which should lead to...

In 2011, the Danish government agreed on an ambitious eGovernment strategy stating that by 2015, 80 % of the communication between citizens and public authorities should be digital. As a consequence, the focus in the Danish telecentres has been moved from solely general ICT skills...

The UdL Digital Roundtables, organized by Stiftung Digitale Chancen, are an agenda-setting regular series of events, combining an online debate in the virtual world with a real life discussion on the spot. The UdL Digital Roundtable debates bring together relevant stakeholders of the specific fields of...

The German programme Inklusive Internet, carried out by Stiftung Digitale Chancen from 2009 until 2011, is appropriate for the use in different countries and their specific circumstances. The training campaign is very easy to replicate since the curriculum is designed for multipliers. The curriculum consists of optional...

During Get Online Week 2012 Android tablet devices (with internet flatrate and telephone function) were given for one year to individual seniors and senior organizations to facilitate internet usage among the older generation. Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC), the initiator of this project, reports that media...

Now that the holiday months are over, the Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site is becoming ever more popular. In september, 39 members decided to take up activity and blogged, published, shared, commented, congratulated & flagged as never before. Also: 8 new persons...

In the last couple of years, the International Aid Network (IAN) has directed the greatest part of their efforts towards empowering women. In this endeavor, the organization has been supported by different donors including Microsoft, UNESCO and the International Women’s Club. The women beneficiaries often suffer from multiple vulnerabilities,...

With the aim of promoting active aging as well as intergenerational solidarity, the International Aid Network (IAN) organized a competition for grandparents and grandchildren in using computers to search the internet. The competition was organized in Belgrade, Serbia, as a part of a larger project called Silver...

Since November 2011, International Aid Network (IAN) has been conducting computer courses for inmates in the women’s prison of Serbia, in Pozarevac. Programs that prepare inmates for the release from prison and for their post-penal adjustment and rehabilitation are important for their successful reconciliation. Often they...

On September 21-22, 2012, the Community Association of Telecentre Networks and Social Innovation Centres organized a workshop at Citilab Cornellà in Barcelona and agreed to create a Spanish Certification Model for Digital Competences that intends to lead to a European Certification Model of Digital Skills...

In Denmark the education of IT support staff and programmers is conducted at a TEC (a vocational college). The Association of Danish Senior Citizens has entered into a partnership with the Technical Colleges (TECs) whereby students are attached to the telecentres as technical support staff. The arrangement...

EOS Foundation Romania and “Pentru Voi” Foundation developed a partnership to support the inclusion and welfare of people with intellectual disabilities. The partnership started with a pilot project for nine beneficiaries, and was aimed at increasing the quality of their life. During the pilot project, the trainees had the opportunity...

More than 50 telecentre coordinators from Romania, Serbia, Latvia and Moldova participated in a range of 4 workshops that were implemented in the countries of the partners involved in the project. They had the opportunity to exchange experiences and to learn more about how telecentres can be sustainable in time. The exchange...

The electronic resource center of the Kemerovo Regional Academic Library is one of the leaders in the region in terms of the number of visitors that want to improve their IT competency and expand their social & employment opportunities. With a waiting list of 1,000 people that want to take a...

It’s all about feeling comfortable, about creating the right environment. The telecentres of the Association of Danish Senior Citizens generate that feeling. Because for many elderly, the idea of returning to the school bench is an intimidating one, as they retain unpleasant memories from their school days. Take a cup of...

At the Archangelsk Tvoy Kurs Center (Russia), volunteer trainers with good knowledge of sign language, are trained to become facilitators of Digital Literacy courses for people with hearing impairments. The training is part of  “Accessible Environment” project implemented by  the All-Russian Society for Deaf People. Most deaf people that reside in...

Our member EOS Foundation Romania, in partnership with Civitas Foundation, has implemented the ICT & Rural Entrepreneurship Project to give professional orientation for people at rural areas and in small urban communities. The project created a training package dedicated to the development of both entrepreneurial and ICT skills, to enable rural people...

In the framework of a new project called “ICT skills for youth career opportunities”, funded by Microsoft, Langas į ateitį is organizing a series of events for young Lithuanians between 16-24 The purpose is to  encourage young people to gather more information about the needs at the...

In its continuous efforts to offer up-to-date ICT training, „Langas į ateitį“  launched the new website www.epilietis.eu, designed in Lithuania. The website was developed to teach the use of public & private e-services that are free of charge. The website content at www.epilietis.eu consists of descriptions of public & private e-services, learning material,...