Telecentre Europe Newsletter May 2015
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Headline news

Tomorrow is the e-Participation Day!
On May 7th e-UROPa project partners will be celebrating the e-Participation Day with many activities and events taking place in 11 countries. Please check the project website to see what each partner has prepared for the day:

Exclusive Interview with Belgium's Digital Champion

Last month Telecentre Europe met Saskia Van Uffelen, Belgium's Digital Champion and CEO of Ericsson, and interviewed her about eSkills and digital jobs. Saskia thinks that digital today is about new services, innovative business models and data while employers have to anticipate jobs of the future and prepare their employees to be re-employable. WATCH THE VIDEO 

Four Organisations Join Our Network in April!

We are happy to welcome four new members that joined our network last month. Portuguese partner ACM IP Gestor do Programa EscolhasSeniornett Norge from Norway, Cyprus Computer Society and Comune di Venezia from Italy. Check how they contribute to digital empowerment!

News on EU projects and campaigns

Fit4Jobs Partners Meet in Lisbon

The FIT4JOBS partners team met in Lisbon on April 20-22 to discuss the milestones reached so far. The project that replicates the employer-led training model pioneered by the Irish FIT Ltd (Fast Track to IT) is being implemented across 5 additional EU countries: Greece, Portugal, Spain, Latvia and Lithuania.The project also shows how the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs acts at the local level to deal with the lack of digital skills in Europe. READ MORE

Carer+ Ends with Successful Conference in Paris

Concluding Carer+ project event in Paris counted over 30 speakers discussing about investing in skills for carers and service delivery. The project Carer+ aimed to qualify caregivers for elderly people in developing their digital skills for improving their daily routines and quality of work during a three year (April 2012 to April 2015) project period. READ MORE

Share Good Practice to Win a Trip to Belgrade

Unite-IT, an informal network of digital inclusion professionals across Europe, calls for another round of good practices in the field of digital inclusion. Everyone who submits at least ONE digital inclusion resource, good practice or policy, which gets approved, will be entitled for FREE accommodation at the Unite-IT conference in Belgrade on 23-25 September. The best submissions will also win a travel grant! HOW TO WIN

TEAC 2015 in Belgrade on 23-25 September

For the eight year running Telecentre Europe will be organising its annual conference on 23-25 September. This year the event will be hosted by International Aid Network in Belgrade at the Hotel Hyatt. The conference is planned for one and a half days preceded by the Unite-IT award ceremony on Wednesday evening. Follow the website for updates:


TE and Microsoft Continue Collaboration

Telecentre Europe (TE) is very excited to continue build the existing partnership with Microsoft this year too! Earlier in April Microsoft announced YouthSpark partnerships as part of Microsoft YouthSpark programme. TE will keep working with Microsoft to empower Europeans through e-Skills and coding for inclusion. READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT

Members news & activities

MAKS vzw Wins Impact Prize with Their e-Inclusion Project

During the “Digital Week”, an awareness week about digital literacy in Belgium, LINC vzw hands out an E-award to projects in Flanders and Brussels that have a strong impact on e-inclusion. Maks vzw was nominated with the project where almost 50 participants with a low level of general literacy told their personal story while exercising their Dutch language skills. The project won second prize in the category ‘Impact’.

eFacilitators' Project in Croatia

Along with DOT (Spain), Fundacion Esplai (Spain), LIA (Lithuania) and LIKTA (Latvia), Telecentar is a partner in Trans eScouts project - empowering eFacilitators for intergenerational dialogue by facilitating the social and digital inclusion of elderly and youth and improving the lives of the local community. The project is in full swing now in Telecentar in cooperation with our volunteers from the Faculty of Teacher Education and Faculty of Political Science.

Stakeholder events

How Belgium Addresses the Digital Gap?

On 23rd April 2015 the Parliament of the Federation Walloon-Brussels (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles) held a discussion forum on the digital gap. The Ministry responsible for education presented several projects in schools aimed at tackling the digital gap, like ICT passport or Telecentre Europe welcomes the fact that e-skills and digital inclusion are the first priority in the Walloon plan. FIND OUT MORE

Media Meets Literacy in Warsaw on May 21-22

‘Media Meets Literacy’ is a learning and networking event aimed at 200 Media and Information Literacy (MIL) professionals from all over Europe – from policymakers and researchers to academics and, in particular, practitioners like us. The conference celebrates the foundation’s work in the MIL field over more than five years. TE member Maks vzw will participate at the conference. More on:

Latest research

What It Means to Be Young in EU?

Eurostat released a publication on what it means to be young in the EU, including data on "How do young people make the switch from school to work?” and "How are they affected by information and communication technologies in their everyday lives?”. Chapter 7 of the publication is dedicated to “Children and young people in the digital world”. HAVE A LOOK


April 27-May 10:
European Youth Week

May 7:
European e-Participation Day

May 21-22:
Media Meets Literacy | Warsaw

May 25-29:
WSIS Forum 2015 | Geneva

Policy positions:

Digital skills part of education? TE's policy position on ET2020

Open calls & funding:

MOOC on Erasmus+ funding opportunities in the field of youth

Tweet of the month:

Telecentre Europe's EU funded projects:


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