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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

Telecentre-Europe presented the youth self-assessment tool Skillage amid 150 astounding young people from around Europe, gathered in Brussels on May 2-3 by Innovate4Good, an event organized by Microsoft. The Innovate4Good@Microsoft forum is one way that Microsoft is working to inspire youth to imagine the opportunities ahead by fostering...

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...

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...

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 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...

The 2012 Get Online Week campaign will be launched at a special event with stakeholders on International Women’s, Day 8 March 2012, at Interface3, a Telecentre in Brussels, run by women, for women. Get Online Week, a pan-European digital inclusion campaign organised by Telecentre-Europe, involves more than 25.000 Telecentres operated by staff...

Since 2004 the Insafe network organizes Safer Internet Day to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. This year the awareness campaign is centred on the theme ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’. In Europe and...

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...

  Get Online Week 2012 is a campaign organised by Telecentre-Europe supported by the European Commission and a number of international organisations, including Microsoft, Liberty Global, European Broadcasting Union and Telecentre.org. The annual Europe wide campaign will run between 26th and 30th March 2012, aiming to bring and engage people online. The campaign will...

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...