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...

by Ilona Griniute New Commission is planning to put policies at the centre of agenda for growth and jobs to move faster towards digital economy. What are Norwegian and Belgian perspectives on this? How do they see the role of ICT to foster new jobs and...

Skillage is an online tool that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills they need for the job market. Its initial development was supported financially by Microsoft. The tool is aimed at young people aged 16-24 and is available in 22 countries and...

LINK TO GOW PAST EDITIONS The European Get Online Week is an annual digital empowerment campaign that engages and empowers people to use technology and the Internet with confidence and skills that allow them to benefit of the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs &...

This infographic made by Liberty Global together with Telecentre Europe addresses young Europeans, unemployed and job seekers. It aims at raising their awareness about the required digital skills in order to access ICT careers. ...

A surprising number of only 17% of youth under 24 use LinkedIn to showcase their professional achievements and search for jobs online. That is why the idea of creating a new platform for young Europeans aged 15-24 was born. The launch of YouRock YouRock Jobs employability website...

A competition for young social entrepreneurs using internet and mobile technology. The WSYA is a global contest and an international knowledge-network that tracks and connects outstanding e-Content developers and social innovators. Call for applications is open! Go to www.youthaward.org Supported by a unique network of NGOs, youth organisations, businesses and...

The eSkills for Jobs campaigns 2014-2016 aimed to raise awareness of the need for citizens to improve their command of ICT skills for work. The campaign was a response to the growing demand for ICT-skilled professionals which is currently not met, despite high level of...

Tuesday 22 October The day before Telecentre Europe’s ( TE) annual Summit in Malta, a new project titled ‘Networked: ICT competences for better employability and workforce adaptability’ was launched by the Hon. Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth at a seminar addressing the...

Brussels, October 3rd, 2013 The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (GC4DJ) Pledgers workshop was held on Thursday, October 3rd in the European Commission in Brussels. Our organisation Telecentre Europe had the honour of being the only pledger invited to make a presentation, which opened new paths...

A pledge to the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs As a follow-up of the Get Online Week campaign, Telecentre-Europe plans to support its national campaign partners to lead and facilitate Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs (LC4DJ) across Europe (i.e. local governments, industry, employment services, educational and...

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...

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...

Microsoft, Adecco and Accenture – are launching in partnership the 2012 Youth Employability Awards to celebrate outstanding skills development initiatives, entrepreneurship and ICT training for youth that are making a real impact on the employability of our next generation. This is an opportunity to celebrate outstanding skills development...

Telecentre-Europe has partnered with Microsoft and Certiport to help young people achieve their dream of a career in IT. Microsoft offered Telecentre-Europe up to 2000 donated vouchers, redeemable for a Microsoft Technology Associate (“MTA”) Certification exam to be distributed across Europe to young peopele who are aspiring to start a...

An EU press release on the Digital Agenda annual scoreboard says nearly half of the European labour force (47%) is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in this labour market. The figure comes from the latest Eurostat’s Community Survey on ICT Usage in Households and by Individuals, where...

On May 11, 2012, the Ministry of Justice of Georgia launched the “Computer Knowledge Society Initiative” (in Georgian, Google translate works nicely) to promote digital literacy and e-skills, with a focus on economic development. The first stage of the project will establish computer centers in 300 villages, to later...

During the month of April, Telecentre-Europe launched a contest among the national partners of Get Online Week 2012 for the best report of the organized activities. PH International of Russia came out as the absolute winner and wins the award of 2000€, followed by the partners in Latvia & Lithuania on equal footing...

After gathering all national partner campaign reports, Telecentre-Europe has now published the general campaign report for Get Online Week 2012. It is clear that technology and the internet is continuously changing and challenging us to become more engaged in society. The Get Online Week campaign exists because we don’t want...

As a part of the European Institutions Open Day on May 12, the European Commission opened the doors of its headquarters at the Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium. Telecentre-Europe – represented by its Belgian member organization Interface3 – was invited to take part in the booth devoted to ICT & digital...

As a result of the economic crisis, 24.5 million people (10% of the workforce) are unemployed in the EU today. In response, Commissioner Andor has launched a package of recommendations to boost the demand for workers and help people find jobs. E-skills and ICT are central in the plan, and...

Women represent less than 15% of IT professionals in Europe. How to overcome gender stereotypes that discourage girls to explore career paths in ICT? Telecentre-Europe’s Belgian member Interface3 has built a methodology that already reached 3120 students! At the Get Online Week 2012 launch event, Interface3 and Greenlight for girls led a...

Skillage is an online software application that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills needed for the job market. Developed by Telecentre-Europe with the support of Microsoft, this youth assessment tool is now available in 20 European countries as a Beta online and will be promoted...

Telecentre-Europe, with support from Microsoft, is developing Skillage– an online software application that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills they need for the job market in 2012. The tool is aimed at young people 16-24 in Europe. It will test and inform the users...

As part of the “Digital Agenda Going Local” exercice in Spain, an expert meeting took place in Sevilla, on the 1st of December 2011. The event was a big success and recognized the important role of telecentres in social innovation. A clear conclusion was the valuable work in the...

Exactly one year ago, on October 14th, 2010, Telecentre-Europe grew from an informal network of telecentre practitioners into a legal entity and became established as Telecentre-Europe AISBL – a Non-Profit International Association based in Brussels, Belgium. During its first year of activity, Telecentre-Europe AISBL has: » Elected a Management Board of 7 members...

This year again, the European Alliance on Skills for Employability and its members – Microsoft, Adecco and State Street – are launching the 2011 Skills for Employability Awards. This is the opportunity to celebrate outstanding and effective uses of ICT training and skills development adapted by...