Recently the European project for digital competencies of care workers Carer+ released their 4th newsletter. Main news and events covered are: – Open call to take part in a piloting experience for home care providers and other organisations working with the elderly – Updates about pilots that were kicked-off...

By Telecentre-Europe on June 3, 2014 In this issue: New grant monitoring service for our members, GOW14 final report, call for submitting good practices, OECD survey results on adults’ ICT skills, new Spanish member Fernando de los Rios Consortium, a recap of latest events: eSkills for Jobs 2014, High-Level...

The Survey of Adult Skills conducted by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is the first international attempt to assess adults’ aged 16-65 skills in three domains: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. These skill groups are considered as “key information-processing...

What Is Unite-It? Unite-IT is an informal NETWORK of digital inclusion professionals (teachers and trainers, experts, practitioners, business, policy makers, academics) aiming at uniting Europe through digital empowerment. Unite IT creates a collaborative space for its members to engage in an open dialogue, share experience and...

The Greek Presidency of the EU has placed a high priority on digital job creation and boosting eSkills in order to tackle unemployment at home and across the EU. Efforts to equip people – especially young people – with the skills needed to take advantage of...

The first European coding competition for pupils was officially launched on 29th April at Microsoft’s Innovation Center in Brussels. A collaborative initiative by European Schoolnet and Microsoft aims at challenging kids aged 6-16 to develop their own games using Kodu Game Lab tools while at...

The 5th annual European Get Online Week (GOW) organized by Telecentre Europe took place in 25 countries on 24-30 March this year. Apart from its main mission to encourage people to gain basic knowledge about the Internet, the focus of this year’s GOW was to...

By Telecentre-Europe on April 30, 2014 In this issue: Latvian National Coalition for Skills and Jobs evaluates one year results, World Economic Forum and digital divide, YouRock career site launch, Libraries for a new age project, an interview with Sweden’s GOW project manager L. Sandberg, videos from the...

The annual Get Online Week took place for the fifth time this year. The campaign which has become a nice European tradition, every year unites many ICT learning centres (aka ‘telecentres’) across Europe and brings people together to learn more about the Internet and ICT...

By Ilona Griniute It’s a fact that with age people tend to participate in social and community activities far less. In addition, physical disabilities and health problems can lead to forced social isolation. But recent studies confirm that social media is becoming part of the elderly...

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...

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. See the infographic (mouse-over to enlarge / share) and find out more...

The Spanish network of telecentres  Guadalinfo and  our partner organisation Telecentre.org are organising this Friday, March 7th in Andalucia, Spain an event on telecentres and innovation titled “SparkLAB Andalucía”. Sponsored by the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, the event is   a  continuation of the international SparkLAB initiative, a movement initiated by Telecentre.org,...

The conference about ICT and e-skills in social care took place on 26th February 2014 in Brussels. It was organised by the careNET project aimed at discussing the present challenges for care-workers. Social care professionals and policy makers together addressed the elderly acceptance of ICT, informal...

By Masha Tarle The last 50 years in Europe have witnessed the growth of an ageing population. Coupled with the integration of even more women into the work force, the phenomenon has left an employment gap in the home care sector, often filled with informal and...

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...

Our well known campaign titled Get Online Week (GOW)  will take Europe this March 24-30th. Telecentre Europe is expecting around 5000 ICT learning centres – in 30 countries across Europe – to open their doors and support thousands of people to get ICT training, certification and/or access...

In this issue: World Economic Forum and Digital Jobs, Get Online Week 2014, Member News from Germany and Lithuania, CareNet Open Call for pilots,etc. » Read the January 2014 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other...

2014, January 21st The Microsoft centre is a modern and spacious building, which opens the doors to a new era of collaboration between Microsoft and its stakeholders for the benefit of Europe’s youth. Telecentre Europe was one of the invitees to the Grand Opening of the Microsoft...

January 20, 2014 Telecentre Europe will hold its annual General Assembly 2014  on February 18-19th in Riga, Latvia.All our members have already received a registration link and are urged to register as soon as possible. At the General Assembly we will approve and adopt formal documents...

The careNET Consortium, coordinated by IPERIA, consisting of eight European partners is inviting organisations outside the Consortium and potentially from other countries to join an Open Pilot experience. It is an open and free possibility for home care service providers or other organisations dealing with...

In this issue: Looking back at TE achievements in 2013, E-skills events and news, Latvian National ICT prize… » Read the December 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other issues of our newsletter...

December 4 to 6th, 2013 Telecentre-Europe was present earlier this month at Online Educa in Berlin – the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training. The participation of Telecentre-Europe was twofold: to present Skillage, its online tool that helps users quickly assess their digital...

In this issue: Get Online Week preview 2014, E-government and telecentres,events… » Read the November 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other issues of our newsletter...

Telecentre Multimedia Academy (TMA), a project co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by Telecentre-Europe, aims at providing media literacy to adult learners. The project now presents two major deliverables developed during its first year: 1) Firstly, there is a comparative report summarising the existing media literacy training offers...

New study uncovers the crucial role played by thousands of European organisations in promoting digital inclusion in Europe  The lack of basic ICT skills in certain population groups and the need for affordable access in specific geographical areas are responsible in part for the digital exclusion...

In this special issue, you can read about: Local Coalitions launch in Romania and Lithuania, Microsoft donates vouchers for certification exams to Telecentre Europe, eGov conference in Vilnius. » Read the Local Coalitions special issue online » Access other issues of our newsletter...

Our first member from Portugal is Animar - a member based network that connects and supports local devlopement in Portugal. It represents 80 collective and 110 individual members. Animar works as a central point for dissemination and exchange of experiences, best practice and policy in...

In this issue: TE Summit recap, MIREIA draft report is out, Digital Jobs and employment, Microsoft donation and more » Read the October 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form below » Access other issues of our newsletter...

TE summit in Malta opens with the participation of Malta government high level officials and Malta Digital champion Malta , Thursday 24th October 2013 Telecentre Europe’s annual summit opened last Thursday its 6th edition in Malta, attracting telecentre leaders and stakeholders from across Europe and...

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...

Opatija, Croatia (14-15 September 2013) “Media literacy for the 21st century” was a conference organised by our Croatian member Telecentar. It brought together the project partners, teachers, policy and decision makers from the Croatian ministry and a number of international partners. Telecentre Europe staff and board...

In this issue: TE Summit, LIKTA meets Neelie Kroes, Liberty Global CSR report, Croatia talks media literacy and more. » Read the September 2013 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our subscription form in the footer below » Access other issues of our newsletter  ...

Migrants’ Help Association (Mighelp) is a non-profit/ public benefit organization legally registered in Hungary in 2009. The ultimate goal of MigHelp is to identify the pressing needs faced by the most vulnerable refugees and other migrants in Hungary and strive to find practical and immediate solutions...

The sixth annual Telecentre-Europe Summit will take place  in Malta, on 24-25 October 2013 at Cavalieri Hotel Malta. The Telecentre-Europe Summit 2013 is the annual conference of telecentre leaders and stakeholders across Europe. Its aim is to jointly explore strategies, plans and common actions on the themes of...

So-called “Super trainers”- the leaders of local staff from the five piloting countries of the Carer + project – met from July 22nd to the 24th in Paris to discuss the upcoming projects’s piloting phase. More specifically, they looked into the...