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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

In autumn 2011 the European Commission will carry out a second round of the so-called “Digital Agenda Going Local” exercise, a series of meetings that will take place in all EU Member States and other European countries to follow up on the Digital Agenda actions from a national and...

A team of Telecentre-Europe representatives (Ian Clifford, Mara Jakobsone, Juan Francisco Delgado and Pedro Aguilera) attended the European Commission Digital Agenda Assembly that took place on 16-17 June 2011. Ian spoke in the workshop on Digital Literacy on the role of telecentres in supporting people to...

Telecentre-Europe and the University of Washington are conducting 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 survey serves two main purposes: – Develop an inventory of eInclusion actors based on the...