ALL DIGITAL Week is following in the footsteps of the European Get Online Week as one of the major pan-European awareness raising campaigns on digital skills for inclusion and employment. It is run at digital competence centres, libraries, schools, community centres and non-for-profits across Europe,...

by Gabriela Ruseva A core value of Telecentre Europe is to work in partnership to achieve bigger impact on objectives shared with other stakeholders. Led by this notion, in 2014 TE made important steps towards building partnerships with like-minded pan-European networks working in the field of ICT...

On 10-12th September 2014, Telecentre Europe met with four pan-European networks working in the field of ICT skills, lifelong learning and social inclusion. We explored synergies and talked about how to mainstream efforts in order to achieve our shared objectives. With CEPIS, the network representing the...

Our first member from Portugal is Animar - a member based network that connects and supports local devlopement in Portugal. It represents 80 collective and 110 individual members. Animar works as a central point for dissemination and exchange of experiences, best practice and policy in...

Migrants’ Help Association (Mighelp) is a non-profit/ public benefit organization legally registered in Hungary in 2009. The ultimate goal of MigHelp is to identify the pressing needs faced by the most vulnerable refugees and other migrants in Hungary and strive to find practical and immediate solutions...

During April, 27 community members participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 4 new persons joined the community. 3 featured members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as WINNERS for...

People, Innovation and Sustainability – these are the 3 major themes of Spark, the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres that will take place from May 28-29 in Granada, Spain. During this 2-day event, you will get the chance to: learn from experts in ICT for development (ICT4D) ...

The international “Use IT and Enjoy” project implementers from Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania have met for the second time. The meeting was held last month in Copenhagen and hosted by TE’s Danish member Aeldremobiliseringen (the Association of Danish Senior Citizens). The project partners met to evaluate...

Co-working is growing in the Catalan Network of ICT Points. This new way of working has attracted the interest of some points of the Catalan network of telecentres, and they are spreading the new model based on collaboration and synergies between workers. One of them...

During the 2012 edition of the Catalan “Connecta’t” program, 900 citizens were trained. The program reached a very wide range of the population in 24 municipalities of Catalonia (Spain) and was aimed to promote the digital literacy of the unemployed in order to facilitate their...

Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys. Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the...

Aptech Worldwide – one of the leading global providers of IT education – opened its training center in Bratislava where through the Non-profit organization Aptech Europe (Nezisková organizácia Aptech Europe) provides education in the area of information, communication and computer technology. Aptech has more than 25...

The Your Course: Digital Literacy (Tvoy Kurs) project, conducted by our member PH International (Project Harmony, Inc.) and Microsoft, together with partner organizations in more than 100 cities across Russia, was completed in January 2013. During the implementation of the initiative from February 2010 to January 2013 more than 280,000 people...

Novateca is a program implemented in the Republic of Moldova with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Hundreds of libraries are planned to be transformed into telecentres. » watch the video on our community site...

A few days ago, the 3-year project Your Course: Improving Computer Literacy was completed in the Volgograd region of Russia. After completing the digital literacy course, Russian village people that first claimed “to be zero in computer technologies” left with a grown self-esteem and a bigger respect among...

On February 5th and together with 100 countries all over Europe & the world, Lithuania has been commemorating the International Safer Internet Day 2013 (SID 2013). This tenth edition of the initiative was loud, well-seen and very successful countrywide. Thanks to the collaboration of social partners,...

During January, 13 community members  participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 6 new persons joined the community. 3 featured members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as WINNERS for January...

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,...

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...

In Macedonia, senior citizens are engaged through the Third Age University, an organization that relies on volunteers, filled with cooperation, friendship, learning & exchange of experiences. The Third Age University of Skopje was established in 1999 and is a civil organization for active participation in the...

IdenTIC Consortium’s main goal is to foster ICT and the Information Society among the regional citizens and to promote the development of  municipalities in the Spanish region of Extremadura. Since its Foundation, IdenTIC has always been very committed with public & private entities in training...

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...

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...

Teb Youth Association (TEB) is located in Barcelona and works in fields related to community networks and technology, and participates both in local as in international projects. They are experts in networking, coworking & social innovation and work with social institutions, training centers, universities &...

Telecentre.org Foundation and the organizers of SPARK 2013 are proud to announce the launch of the first ever Global Telecentre Awards (GTA). The Global Awards seek to recognize and celebrate the best players in the international telecentre arena, and encourage them to continue raising the bar...

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...

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...

Novateca, a 2-year learning grant for librarians from the Global Libraries program (Gates Foundation), will provide wide scale public access to ICT through the public library network in Moldova. In November, an advocacy training session was organized for the six libraries that will become the...

During 19-20 November the kick-off meeting of the Uniting Europe through digital empowerment (Unite-IT) took place in Timisoara. Unite-IT is a 36-month network project aimed at raising awareness and foster sharing and joint actions to overcome the digital divide. For its implementation, Telecentre-Europe AISBL has partnered with 7 of its member organizations and...

In October, 48 members  participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site and blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content. Also: 9 new persons joined the community site! More then 120 actions were performed during the month and 3 Top Members were...

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%...

Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) works for an inclusive knowledge society by blending innovation, education, inclusion and fundamental values. FMD is based in Rome and implements its projects at local, national and international levels. The benefits from knowledge, new technologies and innovation should be for all people...

Seema Saddy Nasser Alkabi from Oman emerged as the winner of Telecentre.org Foundation’s first ever Twitter-based question-and-answer contest dubbed as TweetIT!. The contest, which was held on October 23, was aimed at promoting the use of Twitter among members of the global telecentre community. Seema, who hails from...

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...

Now that the holiday months are over, the Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site is becoming ever more popular. In september, 39 members decided to take up activity and blogged, published, shared, commented, congratulated & flagged as never before. Also: 8 new persons...

More than 50 telecentre coordinators from Romania, Serbia, Latvia and Moldova participated in a range of 4 workshops that were implemented in the countries of the partners involved in the project. They had the opportunity to exchange experiences and to learn more about how telecentres can be sustainable in time. The exchange...

The electronic resource center of the Kemerovo Regional Academic Library is one of the leaders in the region in terms of the number of visitors that want to improve their IT competency and expand their social & employment opportunities. With a waiting list of 1,000 people that want to take a...

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...