On December 13th, Telecentre Europe took part in an expert workshop on the effective use of technology to support refugees’ integration organised by the European Commission’s Policy Lab team in Brussels . The workshop brought together stakeholders from different backgrounds: EU policy makers & scientists, governments...

This short brochure, available in 33 languages, summarises and highlights some key facts and figures of the Unite-IT network as it was at the end of 2014. Unite-IT is a network and community of people interested in digital inclusion and digital empowerment in Europe. Unite-IT is...

On February 5th, 2 weeks before the deadline to fill out the MIREIA survey, Poland has reached its minimum target of mapping 180 Polish eInclusion organizations.  FRSI, a member of TE and the Polish MIREIA partner estimated that over 10.000 telecentres must be operating in Poland, in...

In about 1 week time EOS Foundation managed to reach 1500 Romanian eInclusion actors and over 150 organizations have already filled the MIREIA survey. This was made possible through the use of mailing lists and an already established partners network. According to the population figure for Romania,...

During week 4 of the survey, the number of organizations that have filled the MIREIA survey has doubled: more than 1.00o eInclusion actors have now put their organisation on the EU map. We hope at least another 1.500 organizations will soon fill the survey before February 15th! Results...

The MIREIA mapping exercise has established minimum targets for each EU27 country, based on the population. For a big country like France, this results in trying to map a minimum of 325 French eInclusion actors. At the end of week 3 and thanks to twitter, announcements on regional...

The EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA has been running for 3 weeks now and 452 organizations have now filled the survey. With another 3 weeks left until February 15th we need a another 2000 organizations to fill the survey urgently! As for now, most of the results...

The Library Development Program in Poland, managed by TE’s member organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) will be extended until March 31st, 2015. A rational management of funds provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a financial contribution made by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation have...

For the MIREIA survey, launched on January 2nd, Spain has reached in no time about 50% of the their target, as more then 100 Spanish eInclusion actors have already filled the survey. Their secret? A good organizational network structure of local & regional telecentres and...

On January 11th 2013, the first results of the EU27 eInclusion mapping exercise MIREIA were calculated. Spain, France, Poland, Hungary and Malta made most progress, and a total of 210 European organizations already filled the survey and were included in the Europan map of eInclusion. Although the...

The Spark conference, also known as the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, is set to take center stage in Granada, Spain this coming May 28-29 at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos. Organized by Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF), Telecentre-Europe (TE), Consorcio Fernando de los Rios–Red Guadalinfo and the National...

On January 2nd, Telecentre-Europe has launched the MIREIA survey – a mapping exercise of telecentres, libraries and other eInclusion actors that operate in the EU27. The survey is now available to be filled online in no less then 15 languages! For the dissemination of the survey...

After 3 years of implementing the Library Development Program at Polish Libraries, a very informative and well written report has now been issued about the impact of the program on the end users. The program is a joint venture between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

So far, 20 partner organizations representing 21 countries of the EU27 have signed a partnership with Telecentre-Europe (TE) and will act as national branches that will disseminate the MIREIA survey in their (neighbouring) countries.  Telecentre-Europe’s network of member organizations has shown off to be one of the strongest...

On December 18th, the European Digital Champions will gather in Brussels for their third high level meeting. Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, is invited as a stakeholder to give a “Speed Dating Presentation”. On February 14th, EC president José Manuel Barroso asked the EU Member States to appoint their...

Together with more than one hundred targeted stakeholders from the public, private and third sector, including the academia,  Telecentre-Europe participated at the 2012 European Congress on E-Inclusion (ECEI12) last 5-6 November in Brussels. This edition was designed to build on the momentum created last year by...

More than 150 telecentre managers & ICT professionals attended the annual network meeting  of the Catalan Telecentre Network Xarxa Punt TIC that was organized at Barcelona’s Cibernarium last November 30th. Among the speakers were representatives of Telecentre-Europe, Telecentre.org Foundation and the Community Association of Spanish Telecentre Networks. The conference was organized by...

Telecentre-Europe invites eInclusion organizations to become the national branch for conducting the MIREIA online survey in their EU27 country. Let’s put our organisations on the map… the European map of eInclusion! Especially in Austria & Slovenia, where Telecentre-Europe has not yet a MIREIA partner, Telecentre-Europe is...

The online engagement platform that was created for contribution to the Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) in June 2012 has now been adapted to discuss the key Digital Agenda issues per country. The discussion around the Digital Agenda Assembly did not end in June. Its results are...

Unite-IT is a European network project and a community site for professionals interested in digital skills and e-Inclusion in Europe. The Digital Agenda for Europe identifies digital inclusion as an action area: the key role of digital competence for economic and social inclusion and the fact that about 30%...

Funded by: European Commission - JRC Duration: 6 months Start date: 16/10/2012 End date: 16/03/2013 Website: http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/EAP/eInclusion/MIREIA.html Objectives JRC-IPTS and DG CONNECT conducted the MIREIA project, which aimed to better understand the role of eInclusion intermediary actors and to create adequate instruments to show how they contribute to the achievement of European...

Objectives JRC-IPTS and DG CONNECT conducted the MIREIA project, which aimed to better understand the role of eInclusion intermediary actors and to create adequate instruments to show how they contribute to the achievement of European eInclusion policy goals. In concrete, the objectives of the study were...

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...

The German programme Inklusive Internet, carried out by Stiftung Digitale Chancen from 2009 until 2011, is appropriate for the use in different countries and their specific circumstances. The training campaign is very easy to replicate since the curriculum is designed for multipliers. The curriculum consists of optional...

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...

EOS Foundation Romania and “Pentru Voi” Foundation developed a partnership to support the inclusion and welfare of people with intellectual disabilities. The partnership started with a pilot project for nine beneficiaries, and was aimed at increasing the quality of their life. During the pilot project, the trainees had the opportunity...

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...

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...

Bibliomist, a country-wide programme that is helping Ukrainian libraries to better serve their communities, has recently launched Communication without Barriers – a project  to reunite families through computer technology & internet at the local library. Take Stryi, an average town with 60,000 dwellers in the Lviv region. In Stryi,...

Watch this great video of the Digital Agenda for Europe Going Local event in Latvia, co-organized by Telecentre-Europe’s member Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA). The video contains fragments of the speeches given by Anna Maria Darmanin, Vice-President for communications of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Gundars Strautmanis, President of the Latvian Chamber of...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting you to apply for its annual Access to Learning Award 2013, which provides grant of up to $1 million to organizations that are working to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the...

Together with partners from Sweden & Denmark, Telecentre-Europe’s member Langas į ateitį is participating in the project “Use IT and enjoy” that will focus on engagement and motivational methodologiesof ICT usage by elderly. A package of best practice examples will be prepared and the collected knowledge will help to...

Telecentre-Europe’s Polish member organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) wins the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”, one of the Awards that could be won at the European Commission’s e-Inclusion Awards Competition 2012. Congratulations to our Polish friends for winning this important Award! FRSI ended up ex aequo...

The Library Development Program, implemented by the Information Society Development Foundation (one of Telecentre-Europe’s Polish member organizations), is one of the 3 finalists for Category B (larger organizations) of the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”, one of the Awards that can be won at the...