“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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

The Spanish network of telecentres  Guadalinfo and  our partner organisation Telecentre.org are organising this Friday, March 7th in Andalucia, Spain an event on telecentres and innovation titled “SparkLAB Andalucía”. Sponsored by the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, the event is   a  continuation of the international SparkLAB initiative, a movement initiated by Telecentre.org,...

The conference about ICT and e-skills in social care took place on 26th February 2014 in Brussels. It was organised by the careNET project aimed at discussing the present challenges for care-workers. Social care professionals and policy makers together addressed the elderly acceptance of ICT, informal...

By Masha Tarle The last 50 years in Europe have witnessed the growth of an ageing population. Coupled with the integration of even more women into the work force, the phenomenon has left an employment gap in the home care sector, often filled with informal and...

The careNET Consortium, coordinated by IPERIA, 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 home care service providers or other organisations dealing with...

New study uncovers the crucial role played by thousands of European organisations in promoting digital inclusion in Europe  The lack of basic ICT skills in certain population groups and the need for affordable access in specific geographical areas are responsible in part for the digital exclusion...

The sixth annual Telecentre-Europe Summit will take place  in Malta, on 24-25 October 2013 at Cavalieri Hotel Malta. The Telecentre-Europe Summit 2013 is the annual conference of telecentre leaders and stakeholders across Europe. Its aim is to jointly explore strategies, plans and common actions on the themes of...

So-called “Super trainers”- the leaders of local staff from the five piloting countries of the Carer + project – met from July 22nd to the 24th in Paris to discuss the upcoming projects’s piloting phase. More specifically, they looked into the...

Telecentre Europe was one of the co-organisers of Spark: the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, held on May 28-29 in Granada, Spain. The event was a great success: more than 1,200 participants from the information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) sector as well as...

People, Innovation and Sustainability – these are the 3 major themes of Spark, the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres that will take place from May 28-29 in Granada, Spain. During this 2-day event, you will get the chance to: learn from experts in ICT for development (ICT4D) ...

During the 2012 edition of the Catalan “Connecta’t” program, 900 citizens were trained. The program reached a very wide range of the population in 24 municipalities of Catalonia (Spain) and was aimed to promote the digital literacy of the unemployed in order to facilitate their...

Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys. Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the...

On March 17, 2013 Commissioners gathered in Mexico City for the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. They have agreed an ambitious new target designed to spur female access to the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The new target mandates “gender...

On March 18th at 00:00 CET the Get Online Week 2013 (#GOW2013) campaign counter was set to zero. In a joined effort to empower people to use technology to find a job or get more out of life, thousands of Europeans will be reached during...

Novateca is a program implemented in the Republic of Moldova with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Hundreds of libraries are planned to be transformed into telecentres. » watch the video on our community site...

A few days ago, the 3-year project Your Course: Improving Computer Literacy was completed in the Volgograd region of Russia. After completing the digital literacy course, Russian village people that first claimed “to be zero in computer technologies” left with a grown self-esteem and a bigger respect among...

With less than 40 days left till Get Online Week 2013 (18-24 March) will start all over Europe, in Latvia the preparation activities have reached their peak.  As in previous years, the GOW 2013 in Latvia is coordinated by the Latvian Information and communication Technology association (LIKTA),...

In Macedonia, senior citizens are engaged through the Third Age University, an organization that relies on volunteers, filled with cooperation, friendship, learning & exchange of experiences. The Third Age University of Skopje was established in 1999 and is a civil organization for active participation in the...

During 19-20 November the kick-off meeting of the Uniting Europe through digital empowerment (Unite-IT) took place in Timisoara. Unite-IT is a 36-month network project aimed at raising awareness and foster sharing and joint actions to overcome the digital divide. For its implementation, Telecentre-Europe AISBL has partnered with 7 of its member organizations and...