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) –...

The Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) is a non-governmental organization established in 2008 by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. FRSI’s objective is to support and promote the development of an information society with a very well developed services sector, high education standards, broad and inexpensive Internet access, public access...

Telecentre.org Foundation‘s video Telecentre Leaders Speak shows Telecentre leaders & stakeholders of around the world gathered on March 5, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. During this meeting, they discussed telecentres, the important services they provide to communities and the necessary efforts to be taken to ensure their growth and...

“Under the spotlight” is the website section of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) that shares inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In the fourth article under this series, TCF interviews the 5 winners of the TELEWISE Tip Contest that has been running in March 2012 on TCF’s Arabic, English,...

During the Get Online Week campaign (26-30 March 2012), telecentres reached 200.000 Europeans. But “Why a Get Online campaign? – Isn’t everybody online yet in Europe?” Well, they aren’t. Eurostat information society statistics show more than 120 million offliners in the EU and 200 million throughout the whole European continent. The ones that are still...

The Digital Agenda for Europe Engagement Platform is the online forum launched by Commissioner Neelie Kroes in contribution to the second Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) that will take place in Brussels next 21-22 June . The forum was launched on April 19th and contains 10 discussion groups on key Digital Agenda...

Telecentre.org Foundation is seeking applications from bi-lingual and English Writers to contribute in the preparation of a book on telecentre women.  It will be the responsibility of these Writers to draft brief and clear profiles of telecentre women managers for publication. Applicants are asked to send in...

Today, May 17th is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD or Internet Day) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is celebrating this day with two separate workshops in Geneva and Bangkok, respectively. The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – better known as “Internet Day” was established to help raise awareness...

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...

Telecentre.org Foundation’s Community Learning Program has been declared a winner of one of the 18 project prizes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)  taking place this week in Geneva, Switzerland (14-18 May). More than 170 projects from 50 countries were nominated. The prizes, which are being awarded for the first...

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...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea (NIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the partnership between the two organizations for the benefit of telecentres and Information Access Centers worldwide. Among the areas covered under the MOU are the sharing of...

The Spanish 
Telecentres and ICT Spaces Academy launches today a new training cycle for may-june 2012, historically the 19th edition, but in fact the first one with a new dynamic: the initiative is developed in a context of alliance among a big number of organizations both,...

Earlier this year, Telecentre-Europe and the University of Washingtonconducted a survey to map the different ways in which telecenters and other social organizations assess the contribution of their programs to improve the lives of the people they serve. The results of the survey were presented on 3-4 May...

Telecentre-Europe presented the youth self-assessment tool Skillage amid 150 astounding young people from around Europe, gathered in Brussels on May 2-3 by Innovate4Good, an event organized by Microsoft. The Innovate4Good@Microsoft forum is one way that Microsoft is working to inspire youth to imagine the opportunities ahead by fostering...

In this issue: #GOW12: Telecentres reach 200.ooo Europeans – #GOW12 video – Skillage: young Europeans 60% ready to be hired – Recruitment at Telecentre-Europe AISBL – News from our stakeholders: European Commission & Telecentre.org Foundation » Read the April 2012 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox...

In Skillage: Are you ready to get hired? Deputy Chair Ian Clifford describes how Telecentre-Europe took up the opportunity of Get Online Week 2012 to create Skillage – multi-translated tool that helps assess the ICT for employability skills of young people across Europe. The first results are in and there were more than 9.000...

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...

During March 2012, our overseas colleagues from Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) have been running the first “TELEWISE Tip Contest”, sharing some telecentre wisdom with their fellow community members by answering the question: “How can we get more women to avail of telecentre services and digital literacy training?” In Europe we were...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are organizing a contest open for individual telecentres to train the most women between April 7, 2011 and September 1, 2012. The contest is in support of the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign The training can be directed to women...

Thousands of Europeans celebrated digital inclusion and empowerment during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 26 and 30 March 2012, more than 10.000 telecentres in 50 countries supported over 200.000 people in their online journeys. The Get Online Week counter stopped at 142.544, but this doesn’t tell the...

The video, created by Get Online Week supporter Liberty Global, shows Neelie Kroes, EC Vice President and in charge of the Digital Agenda for Europe, at the campaign’s launch event in Brussels on March 8th. » watch the video on the Get Online Week website » comment the video on our community...

In this issue: #GOW12 counter is running! – Get Online Week 2012 officially launched – Skillage now live in 20 countries– Telecentre-Europe AISBL growing membership – News from our members in Spain, Belgium & Lithuania – News from our stakeholders: European Commission, Telecentre.org & European Civil Society Platform on...

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...

On May 14th the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning(EUCIS-LLL ) is having its Annual Conference at Leuven, Belgium. Under the title “Social Innovation for Active Inclusion: Lifelong Learning Contribution for better Tomorrow”, the event will gather actors coming from the various sectors of education and training all around...

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...

On International Women’s Day March 8 the 2012 Get Online Weekcampaign was launched at a special event with stakeholders at Telecentre-Europe AISBL‘s Belgian member organization Interface3, a telecentre network run by women for women. » view the best event pictures on the GOW website » view all selected event pictures at our community...

The Launch event of Get Online Week 2012 was a big success. The event took place in the context of Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign of Telecentre.org on International Women’s Day March 8 at Telecentre-Europe AISBL‘s headquarters in Brussels and was hosted by our Belgian member organization Interface3, a telecentre network run...

The Albanian Institute of Science is an organization where social and professional activists of different fields work to put innovation and new information technologies in the benefit of the community and development policy. The Albanian Institute of Science (AIS) projects and activities aim to create spaces of communication...

The Foundation Supporting Physically Disabled Mathematicians and IT Specialists has been specialized in empowering physically disabled people using ICT tools for 20 years. They operate mostly in the cities of Warsaw, Opole and Białystok. They have established a network of 404 e-Centres – Public internet Access Points that...

The 2012 Get Online Week campaign will be launched at a special event with stakeholders on International Women’s, Day 8 March 2012, at Interface3, a Telecentre in Brussels, run by women, for women. Get Online Week, a pan-European digital inclusion campaign organised by Telecentre-Europe, involves more than 25.000 Telecentres operated by staff...