So far, 20 partner organizations representing 21 countries of the EU27 have signed a partnership with Telecentre-Europe (TE) and will act as national branches that will disseminate the MIREIA survey in their (neighbouring) countries.  Telecentre-Europe’s network of member organizations has shown off to be one of the strongest...

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...

Telecentre-Europe invites eInclusion organizations to become the national branch for conducting the MIREIA online survey in their EU27 country. Let’s put our organisations on the map… the European map of eInclusion! Especially in Austria & Slovenia, where Telecentre-Europe has not yet a MIREIA partner, Telecentre-Europe is...

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...

On November 24th 2012, Telecentre.org Foundation celebrated its 3rd anniversary. For this very special occasion, the above anniversary video was edited with messages from its members all over the world. Last September, Telecentre.org foundation asked it members to send their anniversary greetings via a video message. Close...

Telecentre-Europe has partnered with TechSoup Global to connect telecentre organizations in European countries with technology product donations, and with the free learning resources they need to make informed decisions and operate at their full potential. Once registered and qualified with a local donation program, an organization can access...

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...

In July 2012, the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) and its Polish ministry partners signed a Memorandum with Orange Poland to prolong the financing of free Internet access at the Polish communal public libraries for the next three years. Thanks to FRSI’s and its partners’ efficient advocacy activities, more than...

Between 17-21 September a Study Visit is taking place in Moldova during which 15 telecentre leaders from 4 Telecentre-Europe member organizations are participating. During this visit, experts from EOS Foundation (Romania), LIKTA (Latvia), Alliance of Access to Information and Training Community Centres (Moldova) and International Aid Network (Serbia), are together to...

The recently started international project Use IT and Enjoy implemented by Swedish, Danish and Lithuanian partners held a kick-off meeting in Vilnius at the very beginning of September. The project team consisted of representatives from Telecentre-Europe member organizations Aeldremobiliseringen (DK) and Langas į ateitį (LT), and...

In its continuing efforts for women, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) has formed an alliance with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) and joined CBFW’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme. The program is expected to benefit women all over the world by improving their self-confidence and building...

Under the title Temps de Punt TIC (Time for the ICT Contact Point), the Catalan Telecentre Network Xarxa Punt TIC is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a variety of activities. As part of the celebrations, the month of September will be dedicated to Telecentre-Europe and to...

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...

On the occasion of the Connect Americas Summit held from 17-19 July, 2012, in Panama City, Panama, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) have announced the launch of a new partnership to support social inclusion and the successful integration of young people into...

Together with partners from Sweden & Denmark, Telecentre-Europe’s member Langas į ateitį is participating in the project “Use IT and enjoy” that will focus on engagement and motivational methodologiesof ICT usage by elderly. A package of best practice examples will be prepared and the collected knowledge will help to...

Telecentre-Europe members Langas i ateiti (Lithuania) & LIKTA(Latvia), together with 3 other international partners have developed  e–GUARDIAN is a professional certification programme for educators localized for use in Lithuania, Latvia and Germany. The programme is proposed as a safe internet learning standard for Lithuanian and Latvian educational institutions and could be...

EPMA, Telecentre-Europe’s Czech member organization, has formed a partnership with 10 other organizations and launched ONE – a network to  transfer good practices on ICT Observatories among 8 European countries. An ICT Observatory is a policy intelligence tool for the management of innovation processes driven by ICT diffusion...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the successful makeover of its corporate site, complete with new pages and features on partners and experts around the world. Stop by http://www.telecentre.org to see the new look!...

Telecentre-Europe’s Polish member organization the Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) wins the “Be Part of IT – Digital Inclusion Champions Award”, one of the Awards that could be won at the European Commission’s e-Inclusion Awards Competition 2012. Congratulations to our Polish friends for winning this important Award! FRSI ended up ex aequo...

Today & tomorrow 19-20 June, Telecentre-Europe’s board & staff members are together at our headquarter in Brussels for an intensive 2 day face-to-face meeting with lots of topics on the outline agenda. Welcoming & introducing the new staff members, redefining roles of staff & board members, branding, finances,...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is seeking applications for the post of Regional (Russian) Community Coordinator. Applications must be sent to recruitment@telecentre.org no later than June 17, 2012. The Regional Community Coordinator for TCF’s russian community site will be responsible for knowledge sharing efforts in his/her assigned region and language community and for implementing these...

Following a thorough evaluation of applications coming from several highly qualified candidates, Telecentre-Europe is pleased to announce that Gabriel Rissola has been selected and appointed as Telecentre-Europe’s Managing Director, by a Selection Committee of nine members of the international telecentre community. Simultaneously, Peter Palvolgyi has been appointed as the new Financial Officer. Gabriel...

On May 11, 2012, the Ministry of Justice of Georgia launched the “Computer Knowledge Society Initiative” (in Georgian, Google translate works nicely) to promote digital literacy and e-skills, with a focus on economic development. The first stage of the project will establish computer centers in 300 villages, to later...

“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...

Telecentre.org Foundation‘s video Telecentre Leaders Speak shows Telecentre leaders & stakeholders of around the world gathered on March 5, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. During this meeting, they discussed telecentres, the important services they provide to communities and the necessary efforts to be taken to ensure their growth and...

The Digital Agenda for Europe Engagement Platform is the online forum launched by Commissioner Neelie Kroes in contribution to the second Digital Agenda Assembly (#DA12) that will take place in Brussels next 21-22 June . The forum was launched on April 19th and contains 10 discussion groups on key Digital Agenda...

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and the National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea (NIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the partnership between the two organizations for the benefit of telecentres and Information Access Centers worldwide. Among the areas covered under the MOU are the sharing of...

The European Broadcasting Union is a supporter of Get Online Week 2012 and is organizing a media literacy event that will take place in Brussels on 1 March 2012. Decision-makers and experts will gather at the EBU office in Brussels to discover how public service media (PSM) facilitate citizenship through media literacy...

Telecentre.org Foundation gained another distinction this year when it received membership status to the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D). As a member of the ITU, TCF joins a prestigious network of more than 700 ICT regulators, policy-makers, and industry and academic experts across the...

Telecentre-Europe AISBL is organizing a strategy-planning meeting with the decision makers of all its member organizations on 23-24 February in Berlin. The meeting will be a collaborative intense planning exercise for the next 5 years. Telecentre-Europe will cover travel and accommodation expenses for one person per member organization...

Dear Friends, Telecentre-Europe’s first year as a legal organization was intense, engaging, challenging, but looking back now, it was also full of hugely positive outcomes. Get online week 2011 was a huge success… And this was all possible because of you, you and yes… you, people making digital inclusion happening everywhere,...

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...

Following an extensive search among several highly qualified candidates, Telecentre.org Foundation is pleased to announce that Miguel Raimilla has been selected as Telecentre.org Foundation’s newest Executive Director. Miguel, a Chilean native based in California, is a Social Entrepreneur and the founder of several multinational/multicultural initiatives linked with youth, social development,...

Telecentres have a serious role to play in assisting young people in their transition from school to the job market. That’s why Telecentre-Europe is linking up with the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, an international affiliation of organizations that provide opportunities for young people from underserved...

On the 4th of March 2010 Telecentre-Europe held the first ever European Get Online Day. What a day it turned out to be! More than 50.000 people were reached by the campaign on the day itself, in 42 European countries, and the online counter recorded a total number...