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...

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...

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...

On December 18th 2012, Telecentre-Europe, together with Startup Weekend Europe and Digitalmuse.org, was invited to give a “Speed Date” presentation at the 3rd high level meeting of the European Digital Champions, organized by the European Commission. As Chair of Telecentre-Europe (TE), Mara Jakobsone represented our organization together with Laure Lemaire, Director...

The European Employment Forum took place on 27-28 November 2012 in Brussels. As a side event, Accenture, Adecco Group and Microsoft organized an interactive session on Bridging the Skills Gap for Youth in Europe that showcased the 2012 Youth Employability Award Winners. Telecentre-Europe was invited to experience the award...

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...

Representatives of Telecentre-Europe participated at the Media & Learning Conference that took place on 14-15 November in Brussels. The conference was an excellent opportunity to exchange the best practices of using media in formal and informal education, and to network with target organizations to disseminate...

During 22-23 november 2011 the European Employment Forum is taking place in Brussels. This annual conference and exhibition focuses on the major social and economic issues surrounding employment and creates an effective discussion and meeting forum. Telecentre-Europe will be present at the booth of Microsoft, promoting our Employment Toolkit “Key...

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...

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 EU Internet Week (EUIW) will run between 12th & 16th November 2012 in Brussels with a series of events on The Internet of Things (#IoTconf), E-commerce, online Child Safety and on increasing access to & literacy of the Internet. It will bring together citizens, businesses...

On November 12-14, 2012 the European Information Society Conference (EISCO) will take place in Guimarães, Portugal. The EISCO conferences have become a major event for politicians and decision makers, public servants and experts working on the local or regional level, offering them an excellent opportunity to discuss...

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 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...

Representatives of Telecentre-Europe will participate at the ICT Proposers Day 2012 that is taking place in Warsaw on 26-27 September 2012. The event is organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect) and is dedicated to networking & first-hand information...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has partnered with SOCAP12: Making Meaning Matter that will be held in San Francisco, October 1-4, 2012. More than 1,000 pioneering individuals -impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders, and innovators– from Afghanistan to Zambia are already registered and joining to share, collaborate and...

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...

Representatives of Telecentre.org Foundation, Telecentre-Europe AISBL and the Community of Telecentre Networks Association are meeting today in Granada to prepare the fourth edition of the Global Telecentre Forum that will take place in Spring 2013 at the Granada Congress & Exhibition Centre. The Global Telecentre Forum...

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital towards social good. This year, Telecentre.org Foundation has partnered with SOCAP12 taking place in San Francisco, October 1-4, 2012. SOCAP believes that to create the world we want, we have to bring...

Together with Miguel Raimilla (Managing Director of Telecentre.org Foundation – TCF), Gabriel Rissola (Managing Director of Telecentre-Europe AISBL – TE)  will participate at the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers taking place next June 28-29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain). Miguel Raimilla will serve as a speaker in the session on “Orienting ourselves towards social...

On June 13, Telecentre-Europe’s Romanian member organization EOS Foundation organized the first Award Ceremony for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign. Among the three winners of the “Hai pe net” awards, is the Theoretical High School of Teius (Alba County),...

Telecentre.org Foundation is inviting everyone to join a real-time, Twitter-based discussion about women and technology on August 1, 2012 at 10h30 GMT+2. The topic of the chat will be on social innovation, challenges faced by girls & women and how technology can contribute to solve these problems. »...

Today, Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Ian Clifford & Managing Director Gabriel Rissola will participate at the Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) taking place in Brussels. Both representatives will take part in the workshop Social Media: Social Networking for Economic Recovery, Jobs and Growth(#da12social) that can be followed through the live webstream from #DA12. Today...

ITU, the leading United Nations Agency for information and communication technology, is looking for the next generation of young visionaries for its Young Innovators Competition. The Young Innovators Competition is organized within the framework of ITU Telecom World 2012, to be held in Dubai, 14 -18 October 2012, and...

“KZgunea”- the Social Innovation Centre (SIC) Network of the Basque Country is organizing the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers in partnership with the Spanish Community Telecentre Networks Association on June 28-29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain) The aim is to create a meeting point where Spanish, European and Latin American...

Today, May 17th is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD or Internet Day) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is celebrating this day with two separate workshops in Geneva and Bangkok, respectively. The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – better known as “Internet Day” was established to help raise awareness...

Telecentre.org Foundation’s Community Learning Program has been declared a winner of one of the 18 project prizes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)  taking place this week in Geneva, Switzerland (14-18 May). More than 170 projects from 50 countries were nominated. The prizes, which are being awarded for the first...

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...

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...

On May 14th the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning(EUCIS-LLL ) is having its Annual Conference at Leuven, Belgium. Under the title “Social Innovation for Active Inclusion: Lifelong Learning Contribution for better Tomorrow”, the event will gather actors coming from the various sectors of education and training all around...

The Launch event of Get Online Week 2012 was a big success. The event took place in the context of Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign of Telecentre.org on International Women’s Day March 8 at Telecentre-Europe AISBL‘s headquarters in Brussels and was hosted by our Belgian member organization Interface3, a telecentre network run...