On November 13th, the Euroamérica Foundation organised together with the Bertelsmann an international conference on new technologies in education, in Europe and Latin America. The conference looked into opportunities for economic development, employment and social inclusion brought by education and enhanced by new technologies. The...

Earlier in October TE’s Managing Director attended a workshop on digital competences in Spain. In his presentation, G. Rissola covered the issue of digital competencies, it being one of the “8 Basic Skills”, and the need to be able to certify and validate those skills,...

European Get Online Week (or simply GOW) is Telecentre-Europe’s flagship initiative and a digital empowerment campaign run at libraries, community centres, schools and non-for-profits across Europe every March. Next year on 14-20th of March GOW will encourage Europeans to use the Internet and technology in...

Six members of our Board and our Managing Director attended the largest ICT conference in the EU ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform last 20-22 October in Lisbon. The event, co-organised by the European Commission together with our Portuguese member Fundaçao para a Ciência e...

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,...

Telecentre Europe joins Drop’pin and calls on our members to do the same! Drop’pin is a new project and online platform led by the European Commission that aims to help young people by connecting them with concrete opportunities to boost their employability and skills across Europe. Drop’pin wants...

By Masha Tarle Telecentre Europe held its 8th annual conference in Belgrade on 24 and 25th September, co-organised by our Serbian member International Aid Network . The 2-day event was attended by almost 150 participants and was held in the beautiful hotel Hyatt Regency Belgrade where...

The Unite-IT network established the Digital Inclusion Award in 2014 as the annual recognition to organisations and professionals who work in the field of digital inclusion and who create, often with very small resources, innovative ways to bring digital opportunities and skills to people in...

FIT4Jobs is a European-funded piloting programme based on the successful FIT Ltd. (Ireland) model of upskilling job seekers and connecting them to employers. The objective of the project is to recreate the successful FIT Training for Employment model in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Latvia and Lithuania. A brochure has been developed on FIT4Jobs training model emphasizing...

Programa Escolhas (the Choices Programme) is a national programme of the Portuguese government for social inclusion under the Ministry of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and is part of the High Commission for Migration. The Programme was created to promote the social inclusion...

Author: Ilona Griniute Year: 2015 Type: infographic DOWNLOAD LINK This infographic presents the wide network of telecentres in Europe: organisations which are the players of digital inclusion and providers of non-formal ICT training to the most vulnerable groups of society. It's about what they are and what they do. ...

The I-LINC platform will be the meeting point for stakeholders to constructively discuss and design socio-educational e-solutions and policy options to modernise education through ICT, provide inclusive alternatives to formal education developed by the non-formal education sector and Third sector, and create a new “digital”...

Following the launch of 4 new national coalitions last week, Telecentre Europe’s member in Portugal Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) has just kicked-off the Portuguese Coalition for Digital Jobs (PC4DJ) consisting of 18 organisations from the public and private sector. Today a National Strategy and...

Association Langas į ateitį is a non-profit association and the coordinator of Fit4jobs national activities in Lithuania. The project was featured in Lithuania’s biggest news portal DELFI. To find out how the project is being implemented, we talked with Rita Goberė who is the Training and...

Telecentre Europe has been invited to present its current projects at the upcoming annual conference of the European Civil Society Platform on lifelong Learning (EUCIS–LLL) in Luxembourg on June 16th. EUCIS-LLL is a well-known network of organisations active in the area of lifelong learning. As...

Roughly 109,000 Europeans were involved in GOW 2015 this year participating in more than 4,000 events at national or local level, like training, seminars and workshops. From all those involved in campaign activities, around 60,000 were young people and 7,500 unemployed. Millions have been reached through media and social media channels across Europe also...

Telecentre Europe met with the Digital Champion of Belgium Saskia Van Uffelen earlier in April. A mother of five and CEO of Ericsson BeLux, S. Van Uffelen was invited to European Young Innovators Forum event to share her experience on what skills are crucial for today’s career and how...

24.04.2015 Lisbon The FIT4JOBS partners team met in Lisbon on April 20-22 to discuss the milestones reached so far in this European Commission funded project that replicates the employer-led training model pioneered by the Irish FIT Ltd (Fast Track to IT) across five additional European countries: Greece, Portugal, Spain, Latvia and...

Contrary to what many people may believe, not every European is digital yet. But we’re getting there. Thousands of non-formal education providers such as telecentres, non-profits and libraries are already busy bridging the gap. They work throughout the year to get people online, improve their...

National and Local Coalitions are multi-stakeholder partnerships which aim to promote and implement the objectives of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in each Member State. Telecentre Europe is one of the organisations forming part of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Secretariat. Many of our members are...

In 2014 Telecentre Europe and Microsoft led a certification campaign Get certified. Get a job. launched in Rome by Microsoft’s ex-CEO Steve Ballmer and Telecentre Europe’s Managing Director Gabriel Rissola, to distribute 10,000 free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification vouchers....

Press release by El Teb 156 people participated in the celebration of the Social Internet Conference in Barcelona on January 21, 2015. Held at the Mobile World Space Centre, located in the city centre, this event attracted some different professionals working in the sector of the...

By Ilona Griniute On January 20,2015 Microsoft Europe decoded fundamental skills that young people will need to have to be able to stay competitive at any workplace. Invited government representatives, researchers and educators all expressed their viewpoint on how to prepare youth for future jobs and...

By Masha Tarle New year, new project Telecentre Europe is opening the year 2015 with a new exciting project titled I-LINC, funded under the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission and going until end of 2017. The project aims to develop and sustain a European stakeholder platform around...

Download the project brochure   Fit4jobs project is a training-for-employment initiative centred on ICT skills. The project idea was started by Fast-track to IT (FIT Ltd), an Irish nonprofit organisation that has so far trained thousands of job seekers with IT skills demanded by employers locally. Due to their unique training model, a...

On 29th of October 2014, the European Commission (DG Connect) together with Telecentre Europe and the Grand Coalition Secretariat organized a workshop called Strengthening National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs, linked to the closing event of the eSkills for Jobs campaign taking place the...

Author: KC4all Consortium Year: 2014 Project: Key competences for all (KC4All) Type: toolkit LINK TO THE ONLINE TOOLKIT The project “KC4All” − Key Competences for All − supported the enhancement of the basic key competencies of low qualified adults improving their employability through an alternative learning approach (ICT-based, user-centered, interest-oriented). The...

Since 2008, Telecentre Europe has organized 7 annual gatherings for its member organizations and stakeholders that brought together around 600 participants from all corners of Europe and beyond. European Commission’s ongoing campaign eSkills for Jobs and its sister initiative Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs provided the framework for this...

by Ilona Griniute New Commission is planning to put policies at the centre of agenda for growth and jobs to move faster towards digital economy. What are Norwegian and Belgian perspectives on this? How do they see the role of ICT to foster new jobs and...

by Ilona Griniute On 11th September Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament organised a seminar on Decent work, quality jobs and poverty: The missing link in Europe 2020. This seminar can be linked to the Annual Convention of the European platform against poverty and social exclusion (EPAPSE) which...

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. ...

The Greek Presidency of the EU has placed a high priority on digital job creation and boosting eSkills in order to tackle unemployment at home and across the EU. Efforts to equip people – especially young people – with the skills needed to take advantage of...

A surprising number of only 17% of youth under 24 use LinkedIn to showcase their professional achievements and search for jobs online. That is why the idea of creating a new platform for young Europeans aged 15-24 was born. The launch of YouRock YouRock Jobs employability website...

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...

Funded by:  European Commission Duration: 24 months Start date: 01/02/2014 End date: 01/02/2016 Website: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/secretariat-grand-coalition-digital-jobs Telecentre Europe was part of the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. The Secretariat brought together stakeholders from the demand and supply side committed to bridging the skills gaps. These constituencies included Member...

Telecentre Europe was part of the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. The Secretariat brought together stakeholders from the demand and supply side committed to bridging the skills gaps. These constituencies included Member States, the Commission, industry, academia and NGOs. Over two years,...