The goal of the Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Digital Opportunities Foundation) is to make people interested in the Internet and to support them with their steps into the digital world. We want them to become aware of the opportunities this digital medium offers and to make use of them. What...

The Smart Work Association (SWA) is an organisation that brings together all smart work knowhow in Estonia and offers various support services to parties interested in implementing smart working. Their mission is to promote smart work in Estonia so that people can choose their preferred work arrangement and work place,...

After a first succesful run in 2008, the European Commission has launched again the e-inclusion Awards which are now open for entries. The Awards will celebrate the best and most imaginative ways of supporting people to go online for the first time and the best stories of...

During 2011, Association Langas I Ateiti (Window to the Future) and Microsoft Lithuania trained over 1500 primary and secondary school teachers, social pedagogues, psychologists and school administrators through an e-course with theoretical and practical information about kids’ protection from the threats in the internet. As there is a lot of...

Since 2004 the Insafe network organizes Safer Internet Day to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. This year the awareness campaign is centred on the theme ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’. In Europe and...

Telecentre-Europe, with support from Microsoft, is developing Skillage– an online software application that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills they need for the job market in 2012. The tool is aimed at young people 16-24 in Europe. It will test and inform the users...

PH International‘s Tvoy Kurs trained 100.000 people during 2011 and organized a contest among the 2.222 trainers of the program. Their application stories reveal some fascinating methods & approaches to achieve succesful learning: One of the award winners, Anastasia Ershova, stated how important it is to...

Telecentre.org Foundation gained another distinction this year when it received membership status to the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D). As a member of the ITU, TCF joins a prestigious network of more than 700 ICT regulators, policy-makers, and industry and academic experts across the...

ICT Development Association Bulgaria (ICTD BG) is a non-profit public benefit organization focusing on implementing research and initiatives in the field of improving citizen access to ICTs and competitive solutions, as well as raising the professional competencies of citizens through accumulation and dissemination of innovative applications and...

Telecentre.org Foundation’s 2011 Annual Report is now available for download. This 10-page report presents a summary of the Foundation’s accomplishments during the year 2011 as it strived to impact the telecentre community by working towards strengthening telecentre network presence, launching a global telecentre women campaign, enhancing knowledge...

In this issue: Get Online Week 2012 – Telecentre-Europe’s new member organizations – Members only strategy planning meeting – Video on Telecentre-Europe Summit 2011 – Winners of Skills for Employability Awards 2011 » Read the January 2011 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our online subscription form »...

UK based Digital Activist Inclusion Network (DAIN) made a documentary about their volunteers study trip to Belgium between 25th and 28th October 2011. In Brussels, they filmed their visit at Interface3 and their attendance at Telecentre-Europe’s Summit. DAIN volunteer interviews about their experiences at the Telecentre-Europe Summit run from 7:15 to about...

Telecentre-Europe AISBL is organizing a strategy-planning meeting with the decision makers of all its member organizations on 23-24 February in Berlin. The meeting will be a collaborative intense planning exercise for the next 5 years. Telecentre-Europe will cover travel and accommodation expenses for one person per member organization...

2012 took a marvelous start with six new organizations signing up as formal member organizations of Telecentre-Europe AISBL. Five organizations are located in countries that were not yet represented: Internet Saloon (Italy), Digidel 2013 (Sweden), ECP-EPN Foundation (The Netherlands), Open the Windows (Macedonia) and FIT Ltd. (Ireland). As for Denmark, we now also count with The Association...

Aeldremobiliseringen – The Association of Danish Senior Citizens – is an umbrella organisation consisting of the four major senior citizens organisations in Denmark. They again, consist of more than 1250 local organisations, with more than 330,000 members – all over 60. Aeldremobiliseringen operates CTI Network with...

FIT is an industry-led initiative which works in close collaboration with government departments and national education and training agencies, local development organisations and a host of community based organisations. FIT’s mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating a fast track to marketable technical...

Telecentre-Europe’s member organizations Window to the Future(Langas i ateiti) from Lithuania and Internet Saloon (Associazione Interessi Metropolitani) from Italy both win a Skills for Employability Award 2011. Window to the Future wins the award in the category “Empowering Women through Technology”. The award celebrates the accomplishments of a project kicked off in...

Next Wednesday January 11th, the Spanish Telecentre Network Community Association is organizing its 10th national gathering of telecentre networks in Granada. The gathering is organized as part of a large three-day technology event at Granada’s Congress centre named “Más Digital”, which also englobes the regional gathering of Guadalinfo’s telecentre operatorsand the 7th...

Established in 2005, “Open the Windows” (OtW) is the only non-governmental organization in Macedonia specifically focusing on promoting assistive technology. Led by its vision “to build a world where technology enables all persons to fully exploit their potentials”, the organization has a double role: On one hand, OtW...

In this issue: Season Greetings – Get Online Week 2012 – Members only strategy planning meeting – Impact Assessment survey – Europe’s winners for Global Award for Most Outstanding Telecentre Women and Global Photo Essay Contest Also in this issue: New Year’s message from Neelie Kroes –...

Dear Friends, Telecentre-Europe’s first year as a legal organization was intense, engaging, challenging, but looking back now, it was also full of hugely positive outcomes. Get online week 2011 was a huge success… And this was all possible because of you, you and yes… you, people making digital inclusion happening everywhere,...

ECP Foundation is a non-for-profit association that was established as a public-private partnership in 1997 by government, business representatives and NGO’s in the Netherlands. Its mission is to contribute to the development of an information society in which social coherence and economic opportunity can flourish. ECP has...

The EU’s latest survey on ICT usage in households and by individualsreveals that in 2011, 24% of the EU27 population between 16 and 74 years old have never used the internet. The proportion of non-users declined from 42% in 2006, with an average annual decline of 4%....

An informal coalition of the major European organisations & networks that work on education, training and youth have published a common message to the European Parliament & Council on the future Erasmus for All programme. The coalition applaudes the proposed budget of 19 billion EUR, but calls...

Digidel 2013 is a campaign to increase the share of the population actively using digital services. Almost 80 per cent of the Swedish population regularly uses the Internet. One and a half million Swedes do not. The campaign is formed by a network of NGOs, libraries,...

On December 13th, more than 200 people gathered in Brussels for the European e-Skills Conference 2011. Among the participants were Telecentre-Europe’s board members Mara Jakobsone and Ian Clifford. Mara Jakobsone, vice-president of LIKTA, gave a presentation on how LIKTA suceeded in getting a government mandated e-skills week in Latvia...

Sara Mora Tormo from Gavarda Telecentre (Valencia, Spain) has sent in Europe’s winning album of Telecentre.org’s MyTelecentre@Work Photo Essay Contest. She wins a goody bag full of gifts and you can now send a holiday e-card made from one of her pictures. Through her album – as stated by the...

Associazione Interessi Metropolitani (AIM) was established in 1987 with the aim to sustain the economic, technological, social and cultural development in Milan and in its metropolitan area. Its project “Internet Saloon” began in September 2000 and provides ICT and internet training to people over 50 who...

After first being enlisted among the 10 European women of the Top 100 of Global Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers, Ester Collado has been elected, both through public voting and judge rating, as Europe’s Most Outstanding Telecentre Woman Manager. Her title will be presented with a plaque of recognition, and she will...

As part of the “Digital Agenda Going Local” exercice in Spain, an expert meeting took place in Sevilla, on the 1st of December 2011. The event was a big success and recognized the important role of telecentres in social innovation. A clear conclusion was the valuable work in the...

In this issue: Telecentre-Europe’s Impact Assessment Survey – looking back at Telecentre-Europe’s Summit 2011 – Public voting  for Europe’s Most Outstanding female Telecentre manager – Photo essay Contest » Read the November 2011 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our online subscription form » Access former issues of our...

Telecentre-Europe has nominated 10 European women that are now enlisted among the Top 100 Global Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers. Through public voting and judge rating, one of these women can now become the “Most Outstanding Telecentre Women Manager” for Europe and receive a brand-new netbook. Public voting is open until November 30th! » Vote...

Under the title “Telecentres: get to work” the fourth Telecentre-Europe Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium during 27-28 October 2011, and brought together telecentre network leaders and eInclusion actors from all over Europe. This year again, the event was held under the patronage of Neelie Kroes,...

At their summit in Brussels today, Telecentre-Europe uncovered the momentum felt within Europe’s digital inclusion community of telecentres and stakeholders. Through their opening speech at the conference, Telecentre-Europe’s co-chairs Gabi Barna and Ian Clifford summed actions, progress and partnerships that compose a great momentum in Europe’s Digital Agenda....

Telecentre-Europe and its partner Microsoft are pleased to announce the winners of the Telecentre-Europe Awards 2011 who all win the prize of an Xbox 360/Kinect Bundle donated by Microsoft: Irina Kotkina, Russia – Best European telecentre manager Borko Vujadinovic, Serbia – Best European telecentre tutor Cornelia Popescu, Romania – Best European telecentre...

In this issue: Last updates on the Telecentre-Europe Summit 2011 – Announcement of the Telecentre-Europe Award winners – Global Award for telecentre women – Photo essay Contest  & more! » Read the October 2011 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our online subscription form » Access former issues of...

After a wide online consultation exercise that took place prior and during the European Conference on Innovation for Digital Inclusion(Gdańsk, Oct 5-7th, 2011), the collaborative text of the Gdańsk Roadmap for Digital Inclusion is now online. The contributors drafted the “Roadmap” in order to indicate to the European Commission five areas...

After a first run in 2008, a new e-Inclusion Awards competition will take place in 2012. The European Commission has established the scheme to raise awareness, encourage participation and recognise excellence and good practice in using ICT and digital technology to tackle social and digital exclusion across...

Exactly one year ago, on October 14th, 2010, Telecentre-Europe grew from an informal network of telecentre practitioners into a legal entity and became established as Telecentre-Europe AISBL – a Non-Profit International Association based in Brussels, Belgium. During its first year of activity, Telecentre-Europe AISBL has: » Elected a Management Board of 7 members...

Following an extensive search among several highly qualified candidates, Telecentre.org Foundation is pleased to announce that Miguel Raimilla has been selected as Telecentre.org Foundation’s newest Executive Director. Miguel, a Chilean native based in California, is a Social Entrepreneur and the founder of several multinational/multicultural initiatives linked with youth, social development,...

During the Conference on Innovation for Digital Inclusion in Gdańsk, Poland (October 5-7, 2011) members of Telecentre-Europe’s board, staff & community will be involved in diverse conference activities: » Ian Clifford, Deputy Chair of Telecentre-Europe AISBL’s managing board and senior manager of UK Online Centres: will be a speaker at the workshop Social facilitators: Tutors,...

On September 28th, the Draft Roadmap for Digital Inclusion – previously embedded on Telecentre-Europe’s website – has been closed for comments and consultation. The collaborative text has ended with 172 comments, a very positive outcome in view of the short time-frame. The text is now being consolidated with the contributions...

This year and for the first time, Telecentre-Europe and its partner Microsoft are launching the Telecentre-Europe Awards 2011, an ideal opportunity to recognize European telecentre people behind the scenes and to celebrate outstanding digital inclusion efforts and achievements of our telecentre community during our Telecentre-Europe...