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,...

Media literacy for the 21st century is a partnership project, implemented by two vocational schools from Zagreb and Rijeka and Telecentar from Zagreb. The project has officially started on September the 21st, 2012 and will last one year. The project’s funding is coming from the European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) established in 2006 for...

In July 2012, the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) and its Polish ministry partners signed a Memorandum with Orange Poland to prolong the financing of free Internet access at the Polish communal public libraries for the next three years. Thanks to FRSI’s and its partners’ efficient advocacy activities, more than...

The Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) is organizing a series of regional Tech Fora 3.0 to provide information on ICT to the local communities’ key actors. The first one will take place on October 16th in Gdynia (Poland) The fora are part of FRSI’s “New Technologies Locally” program, that will broaden the knowledge & skills...

The Learn more about ICT network in Denmark embraces NGOs, libraries, citizen information points, social housing and adult teaching centres. On Telecentre-Europe’s community site, you can see a glimpse of all those ICT beginners being helped out by the network’s member organization such as DaneAge Association,...

On September 13th, Telecentre-Europe’s member Learn more about ICT network (Denmark) organized a Senior Surf Day. 461 places all over the country opened their doors to new senior clickers and more than 8200 seniors visited an event & learned about the internet. There are around 365.000 Danish...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe (TE): Last minute registrations  for TE’s Summit 17-18 October, Warsaw – TE Awards 2012 – TE Board elections – TE’s new member organization in Poland – TE community’s Featured Member Contest – TE at ISP Proposer’s Day (Warsaw) and at...

On Tuesday, October 2 from 19h to 20h30 CEST (=GMT+2), Heather Mansfield is organizing the one-time only Free webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Google+ and Host Google+ Hangouts. The webinar normally costs $50, but each season one of her paid webinars is for free. This...

Representatives of Telecentre-Europe will participate at the ICT Proposers Day 2012 that is taking place in Warsaw on 26-27 September 2012. The event is organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect) and is dedicated to networking & first-hand information...

In his recent post at the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Daniel Ben-Horin, co-CEO at TechSoup Global, looks back at his experience at Campus Party Europe (Berlin, August 2012) where he met with several young developers from what he calls “a  generational cohort” who all believe in the transformative power of technology...

Malvar Community eCenter (CeC), a telecentre based in Batangas, Philippines, has been declared the winner of the “Train the Most Women” contest organized by Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to support their joint Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign. The contest was...

Bibliomist, a country-wide programme that is helping Ukrainian libraries to better serve their communities, has recently launched Communication without Barriers – a project  to reunite families through computer technology & internet at the local library. Take Stryi, an average town with 60,000 dwellers in the Lviv region. In Stryi,...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has partnered with SOCAP12: Making Meaning Matter that will be held in San Francisco, October 1-4, 2012. More than 1,000 pioneering individuals -impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders, and innovators– from Afghanistan to Zambia are already registered and joining to share, collaborate and...

After the first run in 2011, a new Telecentre-Europe Awards competition (#TEA12) was launched on September 20, 2012. This year, the competition is open only to Telecentre-Europe’s official Member Organizations and will be an ideal opportunity to celebrate the outstanding digital inclusion efforts & achievements of the...

Building on its long history of philanthropic programs that provide support to nonprofits around the world, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship recently unveiled its latest initiative called Youthspark, a company-wide effort designed to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world over the next 3 years. The...

Between 17-21 September a Study Visit is taking place in Moldova during which 15 telecentre leaders from 4 Telecentre-Europe member organizations are participating. During this visit, experts from EOS Foundation (Romania), LIKTA (Latvia), Alliance of Access to Information and Training Community Centres (Moldova) and International Aid Network (Serbia), are together to...

The Cities On Internet Association (COI) is a non-governmental organization tasked with bridging the gap between public entities, IT companies and the research community, focused on digital literacy, e-government, e-inclusion, the Information Society and the knowledge-based economy. In recent years COI has focused prominently on the...

New to Twitter? Created an account but don’t really know where to start? Here’s good news! Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is organizing a free online training session on Wednesday October 3 from 14h-15h CEST to help you become part of the world’s tweeting community in just...

Watch this great video of the Digital Agenda for Europe Going Local event in Latvia, co-organized by Telecentre-Europe’s member Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA). The video contains fragments of the speeches given by Anna Maria Darmanin, Vice-President for communications of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Gundars Strautmanis, President of the Latvian Chamber of...

On Thursday September 13 from 10h00 to 11h00 Lucie Klarsfeld from Hystra, a consulting firm specializing in hybrid (social & business) strategies, will present the 8th webinar of the on-going TIS Talks series organized by Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) & Intel. During this webinar, you will find...

On August 16th, Christian Stenta, Communications and Engagement Leader of the The Australian Center for Social Innovation (TACSI) presented a TIS Talks series webinar on Social Innovation.  Stenta defined the popular buzz word and delivered an understanding of the core principles & types of environments...