By Masha Tarle New year, new project Telecentre Europe is opening the year 2015 with a new exciting project titled I-LINC, funded under the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission and going until end of 2017. The project aims to develop and sustain a European stakeholder platform around...

By Telecentre Europe on January 8, 2015 In this issue: Watch a new promo video of Telecentre Europe’s Annual Conference (TEAC) and a M4All project video on special education and Kinect games; download a redesigned logo of European Get Online Week 2015; participate in a video competition...

The Digital Learning Round Table held in Luxembourg was the first of its kind in the context of the Horizon 2020 programme focusing on digital learning in Europe. The event was held on December 16, 2014 by the European Commission’s DG Connect. Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) has...

European Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training (ET2020) Digital technologies have become an integral part of all aspects of our lives. This paper serves to remind policy makers and all those involved in the (ET2020) that the function of education in today’s world is also to provide European citizens,...

For members only Telecentre Europe is getting ready to elect new Board on February 25, 2015. The elections will take place as part of the annual General Assembly where most of TE members will be present. During the elections a new Chair of the Board and Deputy...

A recognition of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning In this policy position paper Telecentre Europe argues the need for a common European framework (DIGCOMP) that allows a shared understanding of the meaning and implications of digital competence and that presents its components and levels of...

Telecentres have placed themselves as providers of ICT access and digital competences in local communities. This policy position paper provides the background in terms of the space and context which demand the existence of the e-facilitator profession and its further acceptance and professional up-skilling.  People who are...

By Telecentre Europe on December 2, 2014 In this issue: TE joins Media & Learning Association; GOW15 partners present their preliminary activities; TE introduces its Belgian member Maks vzw; TE Managing Director presents TE strategy at Spanish Association of Telecentre Networks Conference in Oviedo; our reflections on...

Telecentre Europe was officially accepted as a supporting network member of the Media & Learning Association last Friday, 21st November 2014 during the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Members of M&L General assembly voted in favour of our membership. This is part of a...

by Ilona Griniute Telecentre Europe visited one of its Belgian member organisations Maks vzw in November. Maks stands for media action Kuregem city and is a non-for-profit organisation situated in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods of Brussels, called Kuregem. With a team of 40 employees Maks...

by Gabriela Ruseva The 11th Safer Internet Forum took place on 6-7th November in Brussels with more than 260 participants. It is organised and funded by the European Commission with the assistance of European SchoolNet under the Safer Internet Programme, part of the European Strategy for...

By Telecentre Europe on 04 November, 2014 In this issue: Third Sector Impact (TSI) stakeholder meeting and how to measure third sector organisations’ impact; announcing dates for General Assembly; Local and National Coalitions workshop in Rome; press release of eSkills for Jobs closing conference in Rome; Education,...

On 9-10th October Telecentre Europe took part in the 3rd Education, Training and Youth Forum entitled Future Priorities of the ET 2020 Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training and Synergies with Youth Policy. The aim of the Forum is once per year to...

Telecentre Europe responded to the Public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy, launched by the European Commission in May 2014. Through this consultation the Commission aimed at collecting views from stakeholders on the progress and further development of the strategy. The Europe 2020 strategy, with its...

On 29th of October 2014, the European Commission (DG Connect) together with Telecentre Europe and the Grand Coalition Secretariat organized a workshop called Strengthening National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs, linked to the closing event of the eSkills for Jobs campaign taking place the...

By Masha Tarle Telecentre Europe is a non-for profit organisation and European association that belongs to the so-called “third sector”. Our members are working hard on training people to improve their digital skills, helping them find employment and showing them the way to create their own...

The TMA Consortium, consisting of eight European partners and coordinated by Telecentre-Europe, is inviting organisations outside the Consortium to establish new Telecentre Multimedia Academies. It is an open and free possibility for adult education providers or other organisations dealing with media literacy programmes to establish...

By Telecentre Europe on 06 October, 2014 In this issue: The wrap up of TEAC14 in Zagreb, announcement of the winners of the Unite-IT award and the ceremony, TE’s new partnership with four European networks, eSkills Nordic-Baltic cluster meeting in Copenhagen, a seminar on quality jobs in...

Since 2008, Telecentre Europe has organized 7 annual gatherings for its member organizations and stakeholders that brought together around 600 participants from all corners of Europe and beyond. European Commission’s ongoing campaign eSkills for Jobs and its sister initiative Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs provided the framework for this...

by Ilona Griniute New Commission is planning to put policies at the centre of agenda for growth and jobs to move faster towards digital economy. What are Norwegian and Belgian perspectives on this? How do they see the role of ICT to foster new jobs and...

Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (TEAC) is an event organised by Telecentre Europe together with three European project partners: Unite-IT, Trans e-Facilitator and Telecentre Multimedia Academy and its local partner Telecentar. The aim of the event is twofold: firstly, to gather professionals working in digital inclusion and...

On 10-12th September 2014, Telecentre Europe met with four pan-European networks working in the field of ICT skills, lifelong learning and social inclusion. We explored synergies and talked about how to mainstream efforts in order to achieve our shared objectives. With CEPIS, the network representing the...

by Ilona Griniute On 11th September Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament organised a seminar on Decent work, quality jobs and poverty: The missing link in Europe 2020. This seminar can be linked to the Annual Convention of the European platform against poverty and social exclusion (EPAPSE) which...

By Telecentre Europe on 01 September, 2014 In this issue: More about the agenda and speakers at TEAC2014, call for telecentres to join an open pilot M4ALL, Interface3 coding workshop for girls, Trans eScouts project in Croatia, Latvia and Lithuania, new members from Portugal and Switzerland, Upcoming events: TE Annual Conference...

The final countdown till the 7th annual Telecentre Europe‘s event has begun. Around 100 participants and speakers from European institutions, foundations and associations, partner organisations, NGOs, universities, and ICT industry will meet in Zagreb, Croatia on 24-26th September. What can you expect at TEAC 2014? Four...

Telecentre Europe invites its members and other organisations to participate in a pilot activity in the field of motion-based playful learning experiences for children with motor and intellectual disabilities. The pilot is realised in the framework of the M4ALL project, a joint effort of European...

By Telecentre Europe on 31 July, 2014 In this issue: Third Unite IT project partners’ meeting in Riga; First coding activities in August in relation to the EU Code Week 2014; Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology (GEM-Tech) Awards 2014; Confirmed speakers for TE Annual Conference 2014; A...

Telecentre Europe invites professionals from the formal and informal education those interested in the topic of digital skills and media literacy skills to a 3-day event to take place in Zagreb on 24-26th September. Organised together with European project leaders from Unite IT, Trans e-facilitator and...

By Telecentre Europe on 1 July, 2014 In this issue: TE Annual Conference 2014 announcement, best practice package of engaging seniors in ICT by 3 member organisations, call for a good practice in the area of digital inclusion and call for piloting media literacy, research insights into...

The TMA Consortium, coordinated by Telecentre-Europe, consisting of eight European partners is inviting organisations outside the Consortium and potentially from other countries to join an Open Pilot experience. It is an open and free possibility for adult education providers or other organisations dealing with media literacy...

Recently the European project for digital competencies of care workers Carer+ released their 4th newsletter. Main news and events covered are: – Open call to take part in a piloting experience for home care providers and other organisations working with the elderly – Updates about pilots that were kicked-off...

By Telecentre-Europe on June 3, 2014 In this issue: New grant monitoring service for our members, GOW14 final report, call for submitting good practices, OECD survey results on adults’ ICT skills, new Spanish member Fernando de los Rios Consortium, a recap of latest events: eSkills for Jobs 2014, High-Level...

The Survey of Adult Skills conducted by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is the first international attempt to assess adults’ aged 16-65 skills in three domains: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. These skill groups are considered as “key information-processing...

What Is Unite-It? Unite-IT is an informal NETWORK of digital inclusion professionals (teachers and trainers, experts, practitioners, business, policy makers, academics) aiming at uniting Europe through digital empowerment. Unite IT creates a collaborative space for its members to engage in an open dialogue, share experience and...

The Greek Presidency of the EU has placed a high priority on digital job creation and boosting eSkills in order to tackle unemployment at home and across the EU. Efforts to equip people – especially young people – with the skills needed to take advantage of...

The first European coding competition for pupils was officially launched on 29th April at Microsoft’s Innovation Center in Brussels. A collaborative initiative by European Schoolnet and Microsoft aims at challenging kids aged 6-16 to develop their own games using Kodu Game Lab tools while at...

The 5th annual European Get Online Week (GOW) organized by Telecentre Europe took place in 25 countries on 24-30 March this year. Apart from its main mission to encourage people to gain basic knowledge about the Internet, the focus of this year’s GOW was to...

By Telecentre-Europe on April 30, 2014 In this issue: Latvian National Coalition for Skills and Jobs evaluates one year results, World Economic Forum and digital divide, YouRock career site launch, Libraries for a new age project, an interview with Sweden’s GOW project manager L. Sandberg, videos from the...

The annual Get Online Week took place for the fifth time this year. The campaign which has become a nice European tradition, every year unites many ICT learning centres (aka ‘telecentres’) across Europe and brings people together to learn more about the Internet and ICT...

By Ilona Griniute It’s a fact that with age people tend to participate in social and community activities far less. In addition, physical disabilities and health problems can lead to forced social isolation. But recent studies confirm that social media is becoming part of the elderly...

A surprising number of only 17% of youth under 24 use LinkedIn to showcase their professional achievements and search for jobs online. That is why the idea of creating a new platform for young Europeans aged 15-24 was born. The launch of YouRock YouRock Jobs employability website...

This infographic made by Liberty Global together with Telecentre-Europe addresses young Europeans, unemployed and job seekers. It aims at raising their awareness about the required digital skills in order to access ICT careers. See the infographic (mouse-over to enlarge / share) and find out more...