In its continuing efforts for women, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has formed an alliance with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) and joined CBFW’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme. The program is expected to benefit women all over the world by improving their self-confidence and building...

Under the title Temps de Punt TIC (Time for the ICT Contact Point), the Catalan Telecentre Network Xarxa Punt TIC is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a variety of activities. As part of the celebrations, the month of September will be dedicated to Telecentre-Europe and to...

Next week, Telecentre.org Foundation and Intel are organizing two webinars on Telecentres and Social Enterprises. The first webinar takes place on Monday, August 27 at 20h00 CEST*, will be in Spanish and presented by Paula Cardenau from Ashoka. The second webinar takes place on Thursday, August...

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital towards social good. This year, Telecentre.org Foundation has partnered with SOCAP12 taking place in San Francisco, October 1-4, 2012. SOCAP believes that to create the world we want, we have to bring...

EOS Foundation Romania, in partnership with the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA), the Serbian International Aid Network (IAN) and the Moldovan Alliance of Access to Information and Training Community Centers (AITCC), have developed a “Best Practice Guide” that can be useful to all...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting you to apply for its annual Access to Learning Award 2013, which provides grant of up to $1 million to organizations that are working to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the...

The 6th webinar in the TIS Talks series organized by Telecentre.org Foundation and Intel will tackle the topic of Social Innovation. The webinar takes place on Thursday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. (GMT+2) and will feature Christian Stenta, Communications and Engagement Leader for The Australian Center for Social Innovation...

Telecentre.org Foundation‘s third webinar in the series of TIS Talks  will feature a brasilian model for sustainable development. The webinar will take place next monday July 30th at 11h00 (GMT+2) in English and at 18hoo (GMT+2) in Spanish. Currently supporting 1.250 telecentres on its network, the...

Together with Miguel Raimilla (Managing Director of Telecentre.org Foundation – TCF), Gabriel Rissola (Managing Director of Telecentre-Europe AISBL – TE)  will participate at the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers taking place next June 28-29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain). Miguel Raimilla will serve as a speaker in the session on “Orienting ourselves towards social...

On June 13, Telecentre-Europe’s Romanian member organization EOS Foundation organized the first Award Ceremony for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign. Among the three winners of the “Hai pe net” awards, is the Theoretical High School of Teius (Alba County),...

Telecentre.org Foundation is inviting everyone to join a real-time, Twitter-based discussion about women and technology on August 1, 2012 at 10h30 GMT+2. The topic of the chat will be on social innovation, challenges faced by girls & women and how technology can contribute to solve these problems. »...

On the occasion of the Connect Americas Summit held from 17-19 July, 2012, in Panama City, Panama, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) have announced the launch of a new partnership to support social inclusion and the successful integration of young people into...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is partnering with Intel Corporation and Ashoka Changemakers® to promote the global competition: She Will Innovate: Technology Solutions Enriching the Lives of Girls. More than $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the best and most innovative solutions that equip...

In this issue: News from Telecentre-Europe: Registrations now open for Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw – Telecentre-Europe’s board & staff meeting in Brussels – Telecentre-Europe at the Digital Agenda Assembly meeting News from our members: Telecentre Managers Congress in Spain – Best Practices from Belgium & Ireland...

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.org Foundation (TCF), in partnership with Intel, is launching the Technology, Innovation and Sustainability Talks, or TIS Talks, a series of webinars that will run from July to November 2012. The TIS talks will bring together telecentres, telecentre networks and partner organizations to learn about successful...

Together with partners from Sweden & Denmark, Telecentre-Europe’s member Langas į ateitį is participating in the project “Use IT and enjoy” that will focus on engagement and motivational methodologiesof ICT usage by elderly. A package of best practice examples will be prepared and the collected knowledge will help to...

Telecentre-Europe members Langas i ateiti (Lithuania) & LIKTA(Latvia), together with 3 other international partners have developed  e–GUARDIAN is a professional certification programme for educators localized for use in Lithuania, Latvia and Germany. The programme is proposed as a safe internet learning standard for Lithuanian and Latvian educational institutions and could be...

On July 2nd & 6th , Telecentre-Europe’s Romanian member organization EOS Foundation organized the second and third Award Ceremony for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign. Among the winners of the “Hai pe net” awards, is the Medias Public Library (Sibiu County),...

EPMA, Telecentre-Europe’s Czech member organization, has formed a partnership with 10 other organizations and launched ONE – a network to  transfer good practices on ICT Observatories among 8 European countries. An ICT Observatory is a policy intelligence tool for the management of innovation processes driven by ICT diffusion...

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...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the successful makeover of its corporate site, complete with new pages and features on partners and experts around the world. Stop by http://www.telecentre.org to see the new look!...

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...

Telecentre-Europe’s Polish member organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) wins the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”, one of the Awards that could be won at the European Commission’s e-Inclusion Awards Competition 2012. Congratulations to our Polish friends for winning this important Award! FRSI ended up ex aequo...

Today, Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Ian Clifford & Managing Director Gabriel Rissola will participate at the Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) taking place in Brussels. Both representatives will take part in the workshop Social Media: Social Networking for Economic Recovery, Jobs and Growth(#da12social) that can be followed through the live webstream from #DA12. Today...

Today & tomorrow 19-20 June, Telecentre-Europe’s board & staff members are together at our headquarter in Brussels for an intensive 2 day face-to-face meeting with lots of topics on the outline agenda. Welcoming & introducing the new staff members, redefining roles of staff & board members, branding, finances,...

In this issue: Stronger TE team – Telecentre-Europe at #DA12 – Vote TE’s proposals for #DA12 – New member from Poland – Save the date: Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw News from Poland: Polish Library Development Program among finalists of e-Inclusion Awards 2012 News from Lithuania: Langas į ateitį...

The Library Development Program, implemented by the Information Society Development Foundation (one of Telecentre-Europe’s Polish member organizations), is one of the 3 finalists for Category B (larger organizations) of the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”, one of the Awards that can be won at the...

ITU, the leading United Nations Agency for information and communication technology, is looking for the next generation of young visionaries for its Young Innovators Competition. The Young Innovators Competition is organized within the framework of ITU Telecom World 2012, to be held in Dubai, 14 -18 October 2012, and...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is seeking applications for the post of Regional (Russian) Community Coordinator. Applications must be sent to recruitment@telecentre.org no later than June 17, 2012. The Regional Community Coordinator for TCF’s russian community site will be responsible for knowledge sharing efforts in his/her assigned region and language community and for implementing these...

The Community of Telecentre Networks Association, Telecentre-Europe’s Spanish member organization, has launched a proposal for creating a European network where social  innovators can receive feedback on funding, social media, mentoring and creativity from a set of experts. On June 1th, 2012, the proposal was presented to the heads...

Following a thorough evaluation of applications coming from several highly qualified candidates, Telecentre-Europe is pleased to announce that Gabriel Rissola has been selected and appointed as Telecentre-Europe’s Managing Director, by a Selection Committee of nine members of the international telecentre community. Simultaneously, Peter Palvolgyi has been appointed as the new Financial Officer. Gabriel...

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...

Together with 600 people around the globe, members of Telecentre-Europe’s online community  attended the free webinar 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media on June 6, 2012.  The session turned out to be an eye opener for nonprofits that are – or are about to –...

“KZgunea”- the Social Innovation Centre (SIC) Network of the Basque Country is organizing the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers in partnership with the Spanish Community Telecentre Networks Association on June 28-29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain) The aim is to create a meeting point where Spanish, European and Latin American...

Telecentre-Europe’s online tool Skillage – which measure ICT skills of young people from the perspective of their employability – has been built by the SME Avaelgo. This Romanian company of 10 employees received the recognition of Cloud SME of the month May 2012 by Microsoft’s Cloud & Interoperability Centre in...

Telecentre-Europe has submitted the GOW12 launch event video at the Digital Agenda for Europe Engagement Platform and is waiting for you to vote! The most “interesting” voted videos will be shown at the Digital Agenda Assembly (Brussels, next 21-22 June) –  an intensive 2 day event with many sessions and speakers. Help...

In this issue: #GOW12 Campaign Report – Save the date: Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012: 17-18 October, Warsaw – Infographic: 120 million offliners in EU – Telecentre-Europe at European Institutions Open Day, at Expert workshop in Seville, at Innovate4Good@Microsoft forum And also: News from our stakeholders (European Commission & Telecentre.org Foundation) –...