The first European coding competition for pupils was officially launched on 29th April at Microsoft’s Innovation Center in Brussels. A collaborative initiative by European Schoolnet and Microsoft aims at challenging kids aged 6-16 to develop their own games using Kodu Game Lab tools while at...

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...

This infographic made by Liberty Global together with Telecentre-Europe addresses young Europeans, unemployed and job seekers. It aims at raising their awareness about the required digital skills in order to access ICT careers. See the infographic (mouse-over to enlarge / share) and find out more...

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...

2014, January 21st The Microsoft centre is a modern and spacious building, which opens the doors to a new era of collaboration between Microsoft and its stakeholders for the benefit of Europe’s youth. Telecentre Europe was one of the invitees to the Grand Opening of the Microsoft...

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...

December 4 to 6th, 2013 Telecentre-Europe was present earlier this month at Online Educa in Berlin – the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training. The participation of Telecentre-Europe was twofold: to present Skillage, its online tool that helps users quickly assess their digital...

Tuesday 22 October The day before Telecentre Europe’s ( TE) annual Summit in Malta, a new project titled ‘Networked: ICT competences for better employability and workforce adaptability’ was launched by the Hon. Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth at a seminar addressing the...

A pledge to the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs As a follow-up of the Get Online Week campaign, Telecentre-Europe plans to support its national campaign partners to lead and facilitate Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs (LC4DJ) across Europe (i.e. local governments, industry, employment services, educational and...

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...

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...

The Carer+ Digital Competence Framework adopts the modern notion of digital competence understood both as a key competence for employability and a comprehensive life skill. In addition, the Framework identifies the transversal as well as professional competences that help care workers implement digital technology in...

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...

Next April 25th the International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated. The initiative is backed by ITU Member States and wants to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs. Each year, on the 4th Thursday...

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...

During 2012, the  “IT for Your Tomorrow”  events attracted over 1000 young participants between 16-24 in 5 different places of Lithuania. The project was funded by Microsoft’s “ICT skills for youth career opportunities” program and implemented by TE member Langas į ateitį (LIA). The idea of the...

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...

The Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) is organizing a series of regional Tech Fora 3.0 to provide information on ICT to the local communities’ key actors. The first one will take place on October 16th in Gdynia (Poland) The fora are part of FRSI’s “New Technologies Locally” program, that will broaden the knowledge & skills...

Microsoft, Adecco and Accenture – are launching in partnership the 2012 Youth Employability Awards to celebrate outstanding skills development initiatives, entrepreneurship and ICT training for youth that are making a real impact on the employability of our next generation. This is an opportunity to celebrate outstanding skills development...

Telecentre-Europe’s online tool Skillage – which measure ICT skills of young people from the perspective of their employability – has been built by the SME Avaelgo. This Romanian company of 10 employees received the recognition of Cloud SME of the month May 2012 by Microsoft’s Cloud & Interoperability Centre in...

The Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) is a non-governmental organization established in 2008 by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. FRSI’s objective is to support and promote the development of an information society with a very well developed services sector, high education standards, broad and inexpensive Internet access, public access...

The Spanish 
Telecentres and ICT Spaces Academy launches today a new training cycle for may-june 2012, historically the 19th edition, but in fact the first one with a new dynamic: the initiative is developed in a context of alliance among a big number of organizations both,...

Carer+ project identified and enhanced ICT competences of care workers who supported elderly persons at home – anticipating a new and vital role for care workers. It aimed to support the development of digital competences and digitally-supported professional skills for care workers, with a particular focus on...

Funded by: ICT-PSP programme (European Union) Start Date: 01/04/2012 End Date: 31/03/2015 Duration: 36 months Website: http://carerplus.eu/ Carer+ project identified and enhanced ICT competences of care workers who supported elderly persons at home – anticipating a new and vital role for care workers. It aimed to support the development of digital competences...

The Albanian Institute of Science is an organization where social and professional activists of different fields work to put innovation and new information technologies in the benefit of the community and development policy. The Albanian Institute of Science (AIS) projects and activities aim to create spaces of communication...

The Foundation Supporting Physically Disabled Mathematicians and IT Specialists has been specialized in empowering physically disabled people using ICT tools for 20 years. They operate mostly in the cities of Warsaw, Opole and Białystok. They have established a network of 404 e-Centres – Public internet Access Points that...

Gathered in Berlin for our members’ strategy meeting taking place 23-24 February, Telecentre-Europe AISBL expresses its support to the Spanish Network of Telecentres through an official statement in which we request the Spanish Government and the European Commission to prevent the actual closing down of autonomous community Telecentres in Spain. Telecentre-Europe...

In this issue: Launch of Get Online Week 2012 – Telecentre-Europe’s growing membership – Youth ICT Employment Assessment tool – News from our members in France, Russia & Lithuania – News from our stakeholders: European Commission, European Broadcasting Union, Telecentre.org & Accenture » Read the February 2011 issue online » Get...

The Center of Telematics and Applications for Regional Development(Telematics Center) of the Computer Technology Institute and Press(CTI “Diophantus”), supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, has a basic objective to enhance regional development through the effective use of new ICT for the...

The goal of the Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Digital Opportunities Foundation) is to make people interested in the Internet and to support them with their steps into the digital world. We want them to become aware of the opportunities this digital medium offers and to make use of them. What...

The Smart Work Association (SWA) is an organisation that brings together all smart work knowhow in Estonia and offers various support services to parties interested in implementing smart working. Their mission is to promote smart work in Estonia so that people can choose their preferred work arrangement and work place,...

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...

ICT Development Association Bulgaria (ICTD BG) is a non-profit public benefit organization focusing on implementing research and initiatives in the field of improving citizen access to ICTs and competitive solutions, as well as raising the professional competencies of citizens through accumulation and dissemination of innovative applications and...

Telecentre.org Foundation’s 2011 Annual Report is now available for download. This 10-page report presents a summary of the Foundation’s accomplishments during the year 2011 as it strived to impact the telecentre community by working towards strengthening telecentre network presence, launching a global telecentre women campaign, enhancing knowledge...

In this issue: Get Online Week 2012 – Telecentre-Europe’s new member organizations – Members only strategy planning meeting – Video on Telecentre-Europe Summit 2011 – Winners of Skills for Employability Awards 2011 » Read the January 2011 issue online » Get it delivered to your mailbox by filling our online subscription form »...