A new Erasmus+ KA2 project, called “Smart Women” kicked off in Malta at the offices of the Maltese Communications Authority. The project involves Telecentre Europe and six of its members: ‘Langas I Ateiti’ from Lithuania, LIKTA from Latvia, EOS from Romania, Dedalo Foundation for the Development...

After the DigComp workshop, we promised to publish a position paper on our vision about the future of the European Digital Competence Framework (DigComp). So, here it comes at a time when the European Commission is developing an Action Plan for the implementation of DigComp 2.0. We know what such...

Facebook and Twitter: @SmartWomenEU SMART Women is a project that aims to design and deliver a training programme specialising in Entrepreneurship and eCommerce. The programme aims at increasing the knowledge and competences of female individuals in the area of electronic commerce and business to enable them...

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (#DSJCoalition) was launched in Brussels on December 1st. Vice President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Guenther Oettinger led the launch. The Member’s Charter serving as a guide to bridging the digital skill gap was unveiled. Winners of the first ever Digital...

We are starting a new exciting project called Pathways4employ! It’s about digital skills, entrepreneurship, DigComp and employment, all at once. What are we going to do? We will identify what digital skills people need if they want to become entrepreneurs or to work remotely in today’s digital...

By Gabriela Ruseva Telecentre Europe held its 9th Annual Conference in Ghent on 6-8th October, co-organised with our Belgian member Digipolis Gent and the I-LINC Platform. The 3-day event was attended by over a 100 invited participants and took place in the beautiful central hotel NH Belfort...

On 12th September DG EMPL of the European Commission held an informal meeting with stakeholders interested in the development and implementation of EU digital competence (DigComp) and entrepreneurship competence (EntreComp) frameworks. Telecentre Europe Chair Mara Jakobsone and CEO Laurentiu Bunescu took part and expressed our...

by Iva Walterova I-LINC, which is developing a sustainable and all-encompassing platform on the topic of ICT (for) learning and inclusion, offers its growing community of registered users an online environment for networking, participation, and learning that focuses on boosting the employability and entrepreneurship capacities of...

We have identified two interesting profiles for employment and digital competences offering opportunities in the coming years: entrepreneur and ‘virtual office worker’. The aim of the project is to define their competences profiles based on DigComp. We are focusing on non-formal and informal education as we want to address...

#DSJCoalition DSJC in a nutshell The Digital Skills and Job Coalition builds on the success of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. A consortium of DIGITALEUROPE, European Schoolnet, and ALL DIGITAL (formerly Telecentre Europe) lead efforts to scale-up national coalitions across Europe, make pledges for digital...

FIT4Jobs is a European-funded piloting programme based on the successful FIT model of upskilling job seekers and connecting them to employers. It has been piloted in 6 countries in 2015. The second project brochure reveals the outcomes of ICT training through telling real stories about trainees: how it helped...

Registrations are now open for the ninth Telecentre Europe’s Annual Conference (TEAC) under the theme of Digital Skills for Future Work on 06-08th of October, 2016. This year the event will be hosted by Belgian member Digipolis Ghent at the NH Gent Belfort Hotel in Ghent. We invite you to check...

Telecentre-Europe welcomes the adoption of the New Skills Agenda by the European Commission. Its aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability,...

Save the date! On 6-8 October Telecentre Europe will organise its annual conference in Ghent, Belgium, together with its member organisation Digipolis Ghent. Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (aka TEAC) is the annual meeting point for all non-profit organisations and other stakeholders interested in digital empowerment through digital skills...

The fast pace of digital transformation of the business sector has made it more challenging for young people to meet the demanding requirements of employers in Europe. Digital skills now are a necessity, not an advantage. Education providers, socio-economic inclusion providers, policy makers, employers are looking...

This paper presents Telecentre Europe’s position on Digital Single Market Strategy. Key messages: Europeans should be considered not only as consumers, but as digitally-active producers, workers and citizens. Development of e-government services should go hand-in-hand with development of skills. Entrepreneurs and micro, small & medium-size enterprise...

Following the meeting of national and local coalitions for digital skills and jobs in Rome in 2014 and the Digital Assembly in Riga (June 2015), the European Commission organised a new workshop to bring together existing coalitions and initiatives that are under formation. The purpose...

Skillage.eu is an online assessment tool that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills they need for the job market. Based on the data of Skillage.eu test takers in 2012-2015, we share four conclusions on Europeans' digital skills and propose some recommendations...

Skillage.eu is an online assessment tool that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills they need for the job market. Telecentre Europe regularly carries out an analysis of the data provided in Skillage, with the aim of providing an evidence base on young...

FIT4Jobs is a European-funded piloting programme based on the successful FIT Ltd. (Ireland) model of upskilling job seekers and connecting them to employers. The objective of the project is to recreate the successful FIT Training for Employment model in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Latvia and Lithuania. A brochure has been developed on FIT4Jobs training model emphasizing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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....

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 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...

I-LINC aims to develop a sustainable and all encompassing platform on the topic of ICT (for) learning and inclusion. The I-LINC platform will be an online environment for networking; participation and learning that will focus on boosting the employability and entrepreneurship capacities of young people. The...

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...

Download the project brochure   Fit4jobs project is a training-for-employment initiative centred on ICT skills. The project idea was started by Fast-track to IT (FIT Ltd), an Irish nonprofit organisation that has so far trained thousands of job seekers with IT skills demanded by employers locally. Due to their unique training model, a...

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...

Author: KC4all Consortium Year: 2014 Project: Key competences for all (KC4All) Type: toolkit LINK TO THE ONLINE TOOLKIT The project “KC4All” − Key Competences for All − supported the enhancement of the basic key competencies of low qualified adults improving their employability through an alternative learning approach (ICT-based, user-centered, interest-oriented). The...