ICTSkills4All – Empowering old citizens for a digital world Project aims at fostering digital skills, self-confidence and online safety of adults aged 55 years and over who have minimal or no engagement with digital technology. In order to do so, the ICTSkills4All project wants to develop...

What is the project about? This project will provide media literacy education to students and young people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as to their parents and/or grandparents. They will participate in separate and joint workshops (students-only or parents-only and then students and...

Purpose and activities There is no doubt that ICTs allow members of the growing elderly population to remain independent longer. The ICT 4 the Elderly project aims to facilitate a pathway for up-skilling the digital competences of individuals between the age of 55 and 75 and to...

The first 2 days of pan-European Week brought Europeans on exciting digital journeys and let us learn not only digital skills but also geography while looking at 650 + events on the campaign map and getting photos and videos on social media. From flowery Madeira in...

In an increasingly digital world, when employers look at the CV of a potential employee, they look at the computer skills section. In Europe today, millions of people still lack basic digital skills, which makes it very difficult for them to find a job, thus...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

A total of 567.411 women have been trained through the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign as of end of December 2012.  The milestone marks the halfway point for the campaign, which is organized by Telecentre.org Foundation and the International Telecommunication Union, and aims to provide 1 million women with digital literacy...

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...

The Intel® Learn digital literacy program is an education initiative that provides technology education to youth around the world, equipping learners with skills in digital literacy, collaboration, creativity, and critical problem solving. A study of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) reveals that the program has created positive impact...

Under the title Jobs for Youth and Ageing Online, network leaders representing more then 25.000 telecentres gathered at Mercure Grand Hotel in Warsaw for the fifth Telecentre-Europe Summit that took place during 17-18 October 2012 and was co-hosted by the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI). The Summit was opened by a video message...

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...

In the last couple of years, the International Aid Network (IAN) has directed the greatest part of their efforts towards empowering women. In this endeavor, the organization has been supported by different donors including Microsoft, UNESCO and the International Women’s Club. The women beneficiaries often suffer from multiple vulnerabilities,...

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...

Since November 2011, International Aid Network (IAN) has been conducting computer courses for inmates in the women’s prison of Serbia, in Pozarevac. Programs that prepare inmates for the release from prison and for their post-penal adjustment and rehabilitation are important for their successful reconciliation. Often they...

The electronic resource center of the Kemerovo Regional Academic Library is one of the leaders in the region in terms of the number of visitors that want to improve their IT competency and expand their social & employment opportunities. With a waiting list of 1,000 people that want to take a...

It’s all about feeling comfortable, about creating the right environment. The telecentres of the Association of Danish Senior Citizens generate that feeling. Because for many elderly, the idea of returning to the school bench is an intimidating one, as they retain unpleasant memories from their school days. Take a cup of...

At the Archangelsk Tvoy Kurs Center (Russia), volunteer trainers with good knowledge of sign language, are trained to become facilitators of Digital Literacy courses for people with hearing impairments. The training is part of  “Accessible Environment” project implemented by  the All-Russian Society for Deaf People. Most deaf people that reside in...

The Learn more about ICT network in Denmark embraces NGOs, libraries, citizen information points, social housing and adult teaching centres. On Telecentre-Europe’s community site, you can see a glimpse of all those ICT beginners being helped out by the network’s member organization such as DaneAge Association,...

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...

The recently started international project Use IT and Enjoy implemented by Swedish, Danish and Lithuanian partners held a kick-off meeting in Vilnius at the very beginning of September. The project team consisted of representatives from Telecentre-Europe member organizations Aeldremobiliseringen (DK) and Langas į ateitį (LT), and...

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),...

Telecentre-Europe members Langas i ateiti (Lithuania) & LIKTA(Latvia), together with 3 other international partners have developed  e–GUARDIAN is a professional certification programme for educators localized for use in Lithuania, Latvia and Germany. The programme is proposed as a safe internet learning standard for Lithuanian and Latvian educational institutions and could be...

“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,...

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...

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...