Seema Saddy Nasser Alkabi from Oman emerged as the winner of Telecentre.org Foundation’s first ever Twitter-based question-and-answer contest dubbed as TweetIT!. The contest, which was held on October 23, was aimed at promoting the use of Twitter among members of the global telecentre community. Seema, who hails from...

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 2011, the Danish government agreed on an ambitious eGovernment strategy stating that by 2015, 80 % of the communication between citizens and public authorities should be digital. As a consequence, the focus in the Danish telecentres has been moved from solely general ICT skills...

The UdL Digital Roundtables, organized by Stiftung Digitale Chancen, are an agenda-setting regular series of events, combining an online debate in the virtual world with a real life discussion on the spot. The UdL Digital Roundtable debates bring together relevant stakeholders of the specific fields of...

During Get Online Week 2012 Android tablet devices (with internet flatrate and telephone function) were given for one year to individual seniors and senior organizations to facilitate internet usage among the older generation. Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC), the initiator of this project, reports that media...

Now that the holiday months are over, the Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site is becoming ever more popular. In september, 39 members decided to take up activity and blogged, published, shared, commented, congratulated & flagged as never before. Also: 8 new persons...

With the aim of promoting active aging as well as intergenerational solidarity, the International Aid Network (IAN) organized a competition for grandparents and grandchildren in using computers to search the internet. The competition was organized in Belgrade, Serbia, as a part of a larger project called Silver...

On September 13th, Telecentre-Europe’s member Learn more about ICT network (Denmark) organized a Senior Surf Day. 461 places all over the country opened their doors to new senior clickers and more than 8200 seniors visited an event & learned about the internet. There are around 365.000 Danish...

Malvar Community eCenter (CeC), a telecentre based in Batangas, Philippines, has been declared the winner of the “Train the Most Women” contest organized by Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to support their joint Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign. The contest was...

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...

In its continuing efforts for women, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has formed an alliance with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) and joined CBFW’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme. The program is expected to benefit women all over the world by improving their self-confidence and building...

Under the title Temps de Punt TIC (Time for the ICT Contact Point), the Catalan Telecentre Network Xarxa Punt TIC is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a variety of activities. As part of the celebrations, the month of September will be dedicated to Telecentre-Europe and to...

On June 13, Telecentre-Europe’s Romanian member organization EOS Foundation organized the first Award Ceremony for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign. Among the three winners of the “Hai pe net” awards, is the Theoretical High School of Teius (Alba County),...

On July 2nd & 6th , Telecentre-Europe’s Romanian member organization EOS Foundation organized the second and third Award Ceremony for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign. Among the winners of the “Hai pe net” awards, is the Medias Public Library (Sibiu County),...

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...

“Under the spotlight” is the website section of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) that shares inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In the fourth article under this series, TCF interviews the 5 winners of the TELEWISE Tip Contest that has been running in March 2012 on TCF’s Arabic, English,...

Today, May 17th is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD or Internet Day) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is celebrating this day with two separate workshops in Geneva and Bangkok, respectively. The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – better known as “Internet Day” was established to help raise awareness...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

  Get Online Week 2012 is a campaign organised by Telecentre-Europe supported by the European Commission and a number of international organisations, including Microsoft, Liberty Global, European Broadcasting Union and Telecentre.org. The annual Europe wide campaign will run between 26th and 30th March 2012, aiming to bring and engage people online. The campaign will...

Sara Mora Tormo from Gavarda Telecentre (Valencia, Spain) has sent in Europe’s winning album of Telecentre.org’s MyTelecentre@Work Photo Essay Contest. She wins a goody bag full of gifts and you can now send a holiday e-card made from one of her pictures. Through her album – as stated by the...

After first being enlisted among the 10 European women of the Top 100 of Global Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers, Ester Collado has been elected, both through public voting and judge rating, as Europe’s Most Outstanding Telecentre Woman Manager. Her title will be presented with a plaque of recognition, and she will...

Telecentre-Europe has nominated 10 European women that are now enlisted among the Top 100 Global Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers. Through public voting and judge rating, one of these women can now become the “Most Outstanding Telecentre Women Manager” for Europe and receive a brand-new netbook. Public voting is open until November 30th! » Vote...

Telecentre-Europe is taking part in the Global Search for 100 Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers and is looking to nominate 20 female telecentre operators or managers that have been contributing to digital literacy and the development of their community for at least 1 year already. The initiative...

On July 27, 2011, Microsoft announced updates to their nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it. If you are a nonprofit organization, find out if you are eligible to receive Microsoft...