On 17 January 2018, in a press conference Commissioner Navracsics announced a package of new policy initiatives, with a focus on enhancing digital skills and key competences. The package includes: An updated recommendation on key competences A Digital Education Action Plan A Council Recommendation on Common...

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...

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 two gender equality speakers who participated at Telecentre Europe Annual Conference (TEAC) 2014 in Zagreb, Dr. Adriana Gil-Juárez and Dr. Joel Feliu are from the JovenTIC inter-university research group in Catalonia, Spain, which studies the relationship between young people and new technologies from a...

On 24 January 2013, more than 100 experts & officials from the industrial, academic & public sector  gathered with Pan-European NGO leaders for the conference Towards a European Quality label for ICT industry training & certication. Telecentre-Europe AISBL was represented by Mara Jakobsone (Chair), Gabriel Rissola (Managing Director) and Juan...

The EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA has been running for 3 weeks now and 452 organizations have now filled the survey. With another 3 weeks left until February 15th we need a another 2000 organizations to fill the survey urgently! As for now, most of the results...

On January 2nd, Telecentre-Europe has launched the MIREIA survey – a mapping exercise of telecentres, libraries and other eInclusion actors that operate in the EU27. The survey is now available to be filled online in no less then 15 languages! For the dissemination of the survey...

On December 18th 2012, Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, was invited to give a “Speed Date” presentation at the 3rd high level meeting of the European Digital Champions, organized by the European Commission. As Chair of Telecentre-Europe (TE), Mara Jakobsone represented our organization together with Laure Lemaire, Director...

Telecentre-Europe’s Czech member EPMA has opened a call for abstracts & presentations for the Conference “Digital Governance – From local data to European Policies” that will take place on April 18, 2013 in Prague.  The conference is the second conference of the ONE Project and will serve as a valuable communication platform for...

On December 18th, the European Digital Champions will gather in Brussels for their third high level meeting. Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, is invited as a stakeholder to give a “Speed Dating Presentation”. On February 14th, EC president José Manuel Barroso asked the EU Member States to appoint their...

Together with more than one hundred targeted stakeholders from the public, private and third sector, including the academia,  Telecentre-Europe participated at the 2012 European Congress on E-Inclusion (ECEI12) last 5-6 November in Brussels. This edition was designed to build on the momentum created last year by...

Novateca, a 2-year learning grant for librarians from the Global Libraries program (Gates Foundation), will provide wide scale public access to ICT through the public library network in Moldova. In November, an advocacy training session was organized for the six libraries that will become the...

Telecentre-Europe invites eInclusion organizations to become the national branch for conducting the MIREIA online survey in their EU27 country. Let’s put our organisations on the map… the European map of eInclusion! Especially in Austria & Slovenia, where Telecentre-Europe has not yet a MIREIA partner, Telecentre-Europe is...

The EU Internet Week (EUIW) will run between 12th & 16th November 2012 in Brussels with a series of events on The Internet of Things (#IoTconf), E-commerce, online Child Safety and on increasing access to & literacy of the Internet. It will bring together citizens, businesses...

In July 2012, the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) and its Polish ministry partners signed a Memorandum with Orange Poland to prolong the financing of free Internet access at the Polish communal public libraries for the next three years. Thanks to FRSI’s and its partners’ efficient advocacy activities, more than...

Representatives of Telecentre-Europe will participate at the ICT Proposers Day 2012 that is taking place in Warsaw on 26-27 September 2012. The event is organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect) and is dedicated to networking & first-hand information...

Watch this great video of the Digital Agenda for Europe Going Local event in Latvia, co-organized by Telecentre-Europe’s member Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA). The video contains fragments of the speeches given by Anna Maria Darmanin, Vice-President for communications of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Gundars Strautmanis, President of the Latvian Chamber of...

For its 3rd anniversary in november 2012, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) wants all members of the regional community sites to take part in a collaborative anniversary video that shares everybody’s thoughts & ideas on Why Telecentres Make A Difference In The World. Until September 30th, community members can...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the successful makeover of its corporate site, complete with new pages and features on partners and experts around the world. Stop by http://www.telecentre.org to see the new look!...

An EU press release on the Digital Agenda annual scoreboard says nearly half of the European labour force (47%) is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in this labour market. The figure comes from the latest Eurostat’s Community Survey on ICT Usage in Households and by Individuals, where...

Today, Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Ian Clifford & Managing Director Gabriel Rissola will participate at the Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) taking place in Brussels. Both representatives will take part in the workshop Social Media: Social Networking for Economic Recovery, Jobs and Growth(#da12social) that can be followed through the live webstream from #DA12. Today...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...