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 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...