Translated by Gabriel Rissola Different digital competence models were discussed during the workshop organised by Guadalinfo, the Andalusian network of telecentres, last 29 October 2015 in Seville. The Guadalinfo Network brought together more than thirty experts working in the field of training and certification of digital skills,...

Skillage.eu is an online assessment tool that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills they need for the job market. Telecentre Europe regularly carries out an analysis of the data provided in Skillage, with the aim of providing an evidence base on young...

The eSkills for Jobs campaigns 2014-2016 aimed to raise awareness of the need for citizens to improve their command of ICT skills for work. The campaign was a response to the growing demand for ICT-skilled professionals which is currently not met, despite high level of...

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...

The European conference on “Better e-Skills in Europe” will take place on January 24th 2013 in Brussels and is organised by the e-Skills QUALITY project. At this important event European experts will discuss the ICT skills shortages and mismatches and how industry-based training and certification in...

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...

The Flemish Ministry of Education & Training is organizing the Media & Learning 2012 Conference during 14-15 November in Brussels (Belgium). The conference is aimed at practitioners and policy makers who want to contribute to the development of digital and media skills in education and finding...

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,...

In Denmark the education of IT support staff and programmers is conducted at a TEC (a vocational college). The Association of Danish Senior Citizens has entered into a partnership with the Technical Colleges (TECs) whereby students are attached to the telecentres as technical support staff. The arrangement...

Building on its long history of philanthropic programs that provide support to nonprofits around the world, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship recently unveiled its latest initiative called Youthspark, a company-wide effort designed to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world over the next 3 years. The...

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 has partnered with Microsoft and Certiport to help young people achieve their dream of a career in IT. Microsoft offered Telecentre-Europe up to 2000 donated vouchers, redeemable for a Microsoft Technology Associate (“MTA”) Certification exam to be distributed across Europe to young peopele who are aspiring to start a...

An EU press release on the Digital Agenda annual scoreboard says nearly half of the European labour force (47%) is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in this labour market. The figure comes from the latest Eurostat’s Community Survey on ICT Usage in Households and by Individuals, where...

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...

As a part of the European Institutions Open Day on May 12, the European Commission opened the doors of its headquarters at the Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium. Telecentre-Europe – represented by its Belgian member organization Interface3 – was invited to take part in the booth devoted to ICT & digital...

In Skillage: Are you ready to get hired? Deputy Chair Ian Clifford describes how Telecentre-Europe took up the opportunity of Get Online Week 2012 to create Skillage – multi-translated tool that helps assess the ICT for employability skills of young people across Europe. The first results are in and there were more than 9.000...

As a result of the economic crisis, 24.5 million people (10% of the workforce) are unemployed in the EU today. In response, Commissioner Andor has launched a package of recommendations to boost the demand for workers and help people find jobs. E-skills and ICT are central in the plan, and...

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...

Women represent less than 15% of IT professionals in Europe. How to overcome gender stereotypes that discourage girls to explore career paths in ICT? Telecentre-Europe’s Belgian member Interface3 has built a methodology that already reached 3120 students! At the Get Online Week 2012 launch event, Interface3 and Greenlight for girls led a...

Skillage is an online software application that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills needed for the job market. Developed by Telecentre-Europe with the support of Microsoft, this youth assessment tool is now available in 20 European countries as a Beta online and will be promoted...

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...

During 2011, Association Langas I Ateiti (Window to the Future) and Microsoft Lithuania trained over 1500 primary and secondary school teachers, social pedagogues, psychologists and school administrators through an e-course with theoretical and practical information about kids’ protection from the threats in the internet. As there is a lot of...

Telecentre-Europe, with support from Microsoft, is developing Skillage– an online software application that helps young people to understand the more sophisticated ICT skills they need for the job market in 2012. The tool is aimed at young people 16-24 in Europe. It will test and inform the users...

UK based Digital Activist Inclusion Network (DAIN) made a documentary about their volunteers study trip to Belgium between 25th and 28th October 2011. In Brussels, they filmed their visit at Interface3 and their attendance at Telecentre-Europe’s Summit. DAIN volunteer interviews about their experiences at the Telecentre-Europe Summit run from 7:15 to about...

Telecentre-Europe’s member organizations Window to the Future(Langas i ateiti) from Lithuania and Internet Saloon (Associazione Interessi Metropolitani) from Italy both win a Skills for Employability Award 2011. Window to the Future wins the award in the category “Empowering Women through Technology”. The award celebrates the accomplishments of a project kicked off in...

Next Wednesday January 11th, the Spanish Telecentre Network Community Association is organizing its 10th national gathering of telecentre networks in Granada. The gathering is organized as part of a large three-day technology event at Granada’s Congress centre named “Más Digital”, which also englobes the regional gathering of Guadalinfo’s telecentre operatorsand the 7th...

On December 13th, more than 200 people gathered in Brussels for the European e-Skills Conference 2011. Among the participants were Telecentre-Europe’s board members Mara Jakobsone and Ian Clifford. Mara Jakobsone, vice-president of LIKTA, gave a presentation on how LIKTA suceeded in getting a government mandated e-skills week in Latvia...

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...

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...

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...