By Telecentre Europe on September 2, 2015 In this issue: News on TEAC 2015 agenda and sessions: Unite-IT workshops, Cisco’s Get Connected Course, youth employability session, e-Participation session; e-Skills for Jobs video competition; introducing CODEMOB project; welcoming new member from Italy (Associazione Centro Studi Città di Foligno);...

TEAC 2015 is going to offer its participants a range of ways to explore digital empowerment this year. Five simultaneous workshops led by the UNITE-IT project and platform leaders will invite participants to look into a number of topics: education and training of digital skills, digital...

By Telecentre Europe on August 4, 2015 In this issue: Microsoft competition for non-profits #UpgradeYourWorld; I-LINC open for young change-makers; registrations for TEAC 2015; e-Participation workshop in Belgrade and the online competition; Social Innovation group on Unite-IT; infographic about Telecentres and TE network; new member –...

Programa Escolhas (the Choices Programme) is a national programme of the Portuguese government for social inclusion under the Ministry of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and is part of the High Commission for Migration. The Programme was created to promote the social inclusion...

Help us #UpgradeYourWorld and do more to empower Europeans with digital skills by supporting our 50+ members in their work to close the skills gap! Telecentre Europe has the chance to win $500k and technology and support from Microsoft. Public voting will determine the winner. The voting...

“Library! More Than You Think” summarizes 6 years of implementation of the Library Development Program in Poland. The program was the undertaking of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation managed by Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) aimed at transforming more than 3,800 public libraries in rural areas...

By Telecentre Europe on July 6, 2015 In this issue: Registration open for TEAC 2015; invitation to extra-ordinary General Assembly; Coalition for Digital Jobs launched in Portugal; I-LINC project partners’ meeting in Madrid; next GOW dates in 2016; My e-Participation story competition; interview with Training and...

On 15th of June Telecentre Europe officially became member of the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning, EUCIS-LLL. The acceptance was made official during their General Assembly and conference held this June in Luxembourg. Telecentre Europe’s staff had been attending events and workshops organised by...

The Unite-IT e-inclusion network portal is the focal point of information, news, resources, database of practices and policies in Europe with specific focus on ICT for inclusion and social cohesion. Hereby we invite you, either as an organisation or individual, to contribute to the collection of RESOURCES...

The I-LINC platform will be the meeting point for stakeholders to constructively discuss and design socio-educational e-solutions and policy options to modernise education through ICT, provide inclusive alternatives to formal education developed by the non-formal education sector and Third sector, and create a new “digital”...

Following the launch of 4 new national coalitions last week, Telecentre Europe’s member in Portugal Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) has just kicked-off the Portuguese Coalition for Digital Jobs (PC4DJ) consisting of 18 organisations from the public and private sector. Today a National Strategy and...

For members only Telecentre Europe will hold an extra-ordinary General Assembly on September 24, 2015, at 16:00, following the first day of the Annual Conference in Belgrade (Hotel Hyatt Regency Belgrade, Milentija Popovica 5, Belgrade, 11070 Serbia). Telecentre Europe’s Board proposed a list of important amendments in the organization...

Association Langas į ateitį is a non-profit association and the coordinator of Fit4jobs national activities in Lithuania. The project was featured in Lithuania’s biggest news portal DELFI. To find out how the project is being implemented, we talked with Rita Goberė who is the Training and...

Croatian member Telecentar is organising International e-Facilitator Summer School in Rovinj next week, on June 22-28, 2015. The school will welcome both e-Facilitators and project coordinators and will offer two learning tracks for each. Telecentar’s e-Facilitator Summer School is supported by Telecentre Europe. An e-Facilitator is a member...

By Telecentre Europe on June 2, 2015 In this issue: Publication on e-Facilitators in the Digital Post by Gabriel Rissola; Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy; how non-profits can help bridge the skills gap in Fit4Jobs project; TE will present I-LINC at Lifelong Learning conference in Luxembourg; wrap up...

The e-Participation Day on May 7, 2017, was celebrated by hundreds of European citizens in 11 countries. It was an initiative by the e-UROPa project that aims to bring EU closer to its citizens through the use of online – e-Participation – tools. The e-Participation Day was followed...

Telecentre Europe has been invited to present its current projects at the upcoming annual conference of the European Civil Society Platform on lifelong Learning (EUCIS–LLL) in Luxembourg on June 16th. EUCIS-LLL is a well-known network of organisations active in the area of lifelong learning. As...

Roughly 109,000 Europeans were involved in GOW 2015 this year participating in more than 4,000 events at national or local level, like training, seminars and workshops. From all those involved in campaign activities, around 60,000 were young people and 7,500 unemployed. Millions have been reached through media and social media channels across Europe also...

May 7 marks the e-Participation day gathering e-UROPa project partners in 11 countries to promote the use of online tools for citizens to get involved in the EU policy making. Alongside the project also fosters the idea of active civic participation and e-democracy on all levels. A...

By Telecentre Europe on May 6, 2015 In this issue: Kick off of the e-Participation day; interview with Belgium’s Digital Champion; Fit4Jobs partners meeting in Lisbon; final Carer+ conference in Paris; Unite-IT call for good practices and resources; Microsoft partnership with TE; members MAKS (Belgium) and Telecentar...

Telecentre Europe met with the Digital Champion of Belgium Saskia Van Uffelen earlier in April. A mother of five and CEO of Ericsson BeLux, S. Van Uffelen was invited to European Young Innovators Forum event to share her experience on what skills are crucial for today’s career and how...

24.04.2015 Lisbon The FIT4JOBS partners team met in Lisbon on April 20-22 to discuss the milestones reached so far in this European Commission funded project that replicates the employer-led training model pioneered by the Irish FIT Ltd (Fast Track to IT) across five additional European countries: Greece, Portugal, Spain, Latvia and...

By Telecentre Europe on April 2, 2015 In this issue: First results of European GOW 2015; e-Skills for Jobs 2015 campaign launch in Latvia and Riga Declaration; E-UROPa project brochure and logo finalised; last Unite-IT partners meeting and latest updates on the platform; Fit4Jobs selection process; members’...

Contrary to what many people may believe, not every European is digital yet. But we’re getting there. Thousands of non-formal education providers such as telecentres, non-profits and libraries are already busy bridging the gap. They work throughout the year to get people online, improve their...

National and Local Coalitions are multi-stakeholder partnerships which aim to promote and implement the objectives of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in each Member State. Telecentre Europe is one of the organisations forming part of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Secretariat. Many of our members are...

By Telecentre Europe on March 3, 2015 In this issue: General Assembly and new Board elected at members meeting in Brussels; getting ready for GOW 2015; results of  Get certified. Get a job campaign by Microsoft and Telecentre Europe;  e-Skills for Jobs 2015 campaign launch in Latvia and a conference;...

Our new project called “Enabling European e-Participation” officially took off this Wednesday, 25th February! 13 partners (Telecentre Europe and twelve of its member organisations) met in Brussels and chose May 7th, two days before Europe Day, to be designated as the European e-Participation Day. During this day we...

Telecentre Europe held its General Assembly (GA) in Brussels (Belgium) on February 25, 2015 followed by a members meeting the next day. The member turn out was very high with 39 organisations being presented by at least one delegate. The event lasted two days and...

By Masha Tarle The unemployment rate may be high but, unsurprisingly, employment opportunities demanding IT skills abound. The mismatch between the skills on offer and those in demand, also referred to as the ‘ skills-gap’  was tackled by the European Commission in 2013 when it called for organisations...

In 2014 Telecentre Europe and Microsoft led a certification campaign Get certified. Get a job. launched in Rome by Microsoft’s ex-CEO Steve Ballmer and Telecentre Europe’s Managing Director Gabriel Rissola, to distribute 10,000 free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification vouchers....

By Telecentre Europe on February 2, 2015 In this issue: I-LINC kick-off meeting in Brussels; launch of Europe for citizens project and Online4Edu project; review of TE’s partnerships with European NGOs in 2014; toolkit for National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs; European GOW part of e-Skills...

by Gabriela Ruseva In 2015 Telecentre Europe, together with twelve of its member organisations, starts its first Europe for Citizens project called “Enabling European e-Participation”, which aims at raising awareness about the online possibilities for participation in the EU policy-making regardless of how far from Brussels...

by Gabriela Ruseva A core value of Telecentre Europe is to work in partnership to achieve bigger impact on objectives shared with other stakeholders. Led by this notion, in 2014 TE made important steps towards building partnerships with like-minded pan-European networks working in the field of ICT...

by Ilona Griniute 80% of Belgian citizens have an Internet connection at home. And yet digital divide persists leaving around 15% of the population who has never used the Internet. Digipolis has been a partner for local authorities of the city of Ghent for ten years...

Press release by El Teb 156 people participated in the celebration of the Social Internet Conference in Barcelona on January 21, 2015. Held at the Mobile World Space Centre, located in the city centre, this event attracted some different professionals working in the sector of the...

By Ilona Griniute On January 20,2015 Microsoft Europe decoded fundamental skills that young people will need to have to be able to stay competitive at any workplace. Invited government representatives, researchers and educators all expressed their viewpoint on how to prepare youth for future jobs and...