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...

Internet Buttons is a free webtool that allows those comfy with the Internet to create a simplified, personalised experience of the web for those people in their lives who are new to the Internet or find it confusing. At internetbuttons.org, people can set up a page of Buttons,...

Gathered in Berlin for our members’ strategy meeting taking place 23-24 February, Telecentre-Europe AISBL expresses its support to the Spanish Network of Telecentres through an official statement in which we request the Spanish Government and the European Commission to prevent the actual closing down of autonomous community Telecentres in Spain. Telecentre-Europe...

On February 14th, EC president José Manuel Barroso wrote to the leaders of all the EU Member States asking them to appoint their national Digital Champion: a high-profile, dynamic and energetic individual responsible for improving digital skills and getting everyone in their country online. Members will...

In this issue: Launch of Get Online Week 2012 – Telecentre-Europe’s growing membership – Youth ICT Employment Assessment tool – News from our members in France, Russia & Lithuania – News from our stakeholders: European Commission, European Broadcasting Union, Telecentre.org & Accenture » Read the February 2011 issue online » Get...

Accenture is a supporter of Get Online Week 2012 and is organizing an interactive panel discussion that will take place at FEB/VBO in Brussels on 1 March 2012. Accenture describes ‘cross-sector convergence’ as the creation of totally new business, financing and delivery models resulting from the emergence of growing multi-stakeholder alliances...

The French national digital inclusion campaign Fête de l’Internet takes place from the 17th to the 30th March, the week before Telecentre-Europe’s Get Online week. The idea this year is to support and encourage telecentres in France to continue activities into the following week, as part of the wider...

The European Broadcasting Union is a supporter of Get Online Week 2012 and is organizing a media literacy event that will take place in Brussels on 1 March 2012. Decision-makers and experts will gather at the EBU office in Brussels to discover how public service media (PSM) facilitate citizenship through media literacy...

The Center of Telematics and Applications for Regional Development(Telematics Center) of the Computer Technology Institute and Press(CTI “Diophantus”), supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, has a basic objective to enhance regional development through the effective use of new ICT for the...

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 »...