During the Get Online Week campaign (26-30 March 2012), telecentres reached 200.000 Europeans. But “Why a Get Online campaign? – Isn’t everybody online yet in Europe?” Well, they aren’t. Eurostat information society statistics show more than 120 million offliners in the EU and 200 million throughout the whole European continent. The ones that are still...

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...

Earlier this year, Telecentre-Europe and the University of Washingtonconducted a survey to map the different ways in which telecenters and other social organizations assess the contribution of their programs to improve the lives of the people they serve. The results of the survey were presented on 3-4 May...

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...

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...

After a first succesful run in 2008, the European Commission has launched again the e-inclusion Awards which are now open for entries. The Awards will celebrate the best and most imaginative ways of supporting people to go online for the first time and the best stories of...

  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...

The EU’s latest survey on ICT usage in households and by individualsreveals that in 2011, 24% of the EU27 population between 16 and 74 years old have never used the internet. The proportion of non-users declined from 42% in 2006, with an average annual decline of 4%....

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...

As part of the “Digital Agenda Going Local” exercice in Spain, an expert meeting took place in Sevilla, on the 1st of December 2011. The event was a big success and recognized the important role of telecentres in social innovation. A clear conclusion was the valuable work in the...

After a wide online consultation exercise that took place prior and during the European Conference on Innovation for Digital Inclusion(Gdańsk, Oct 5-7th, 2011), the collaborative text of the Gdańsk Roadmap for Digital Inclusion is now online. The contributors drafted the “Roadmap” in order to indicate to the European Commission five areas...

After a first run in 2008, a new e-Inclusion Awards competition will take place in 2012. The European Commission has established the scheme to raise awareness, encourage participation and recognise excellence and good practice in using ICT and digital technology to tackle social and digital exclusion across...

Exactly one year ago, on October 14th, 2010, Telecentre-Europe grew from an informal network of telecentre practitioners into a legal entity and became established as Telecentre-Europe AISBL – a Non-Profit International Association based in Brussels, Belgium. During its first year of activity, Telecentre-Europe AISBL has: » Elected a Management Board of 7 members...

During the Conference on Innovation for Digital Inclusion in Gdańsk, Poland (October 5-7, 2011) members of Telecentre-Europe’s board, staff & community will be involved in diverse conference activities: » Ian Clifford, Deputy Chair of Telecentre-Europe AISBL’s managing board and senior manager of UK Online Centres: will be a speaker at the workshop Social facilitators: Tutors,...

On September 28th, the Draft Roadmap for Digital Inclusion – previously embedded on Telecentre-Europe’s website – has been closed for comments and consultation. The collaborative text has ended with 172 comments, a very positive outcome in view of the short time-frame. The text is now being consolidated with the contributions...

In autumn 2011 the European Commission will carry out a second round of the so-called “Digital Agenda Going Local” exercise, a series of meetings that will take place in all EU Member States and other European countries to follow up on the Digital Agenda actions from a national and...

The Conference “Innovation for Digital Inclusion” is organized within the framework of the official programme of the Polish Presidency of the European Union and will take place 5-7 October 2011 in Gdańsk, Poland. The gathering is meant to provide an overview of the most innovative and effective e-Inclusion initiatives in...

More than one hundred thousand Europeans were reached by telecentres in 30 European countries in the 2011 Get Online Week campaign. Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission thanked telecentre staff, and hailed them ‘European heroes’.   » visit the news section of Get Online Week...

Telecentre-Europe and the University of Washington are conducting a survey to map the different ways in which telecenters and other social organizations assess the contribution of their programs to improve the lives of the people they serve. The survey serves two main purposes: – Develop an inventory of eInclusion actors based on the...