Telecentre Europe Newsletter Oct 2016
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Dear reader,

our newsletter is back! Now with even more events, news & funding opportunities!

In this issue:

What's on at Telecentre Europe

#TEAC16 - best annual conference so far!

You couldn't make it to our Annual Conference on 6-8th Oct. in #Ghent? Or you were there and would like to refresh your memories?

Check out highlights from the event in this blogpost.

Celebrating digital initiatives in Europe

The Ghent City Hall hosted the finalists and winners of the 2016 Telecentre Europe and I-LINC Annual Awards. See who they are and why they were awarded here.

Meet our new CEO and colleagues

There have been some changes in the Telecentre Europe team over the Summer. We would like to welcome our new CEO Laurentiu Bunescu and colleagues Iva, Pia and Ariadna. You can check our roles on the website to see who's doing what.

Policy & advocacy news

Why coding @ telecentres and libraries?

Ever wondered what telecenters and libraries got to do with coding? Check our article for the EU code week to find out!
Read our recommendations on how to make coding accessible for everyone in our latest position paper on the Role of non-formal education in teaching coding.
DigComp workshop @ EC
On 12th Sep. the EC (DG EMPL) held an informal meeting with stakeholders on EU competence frameworks for digital skills (DigComp) and entrepreneurship (EntreComp). See here the position of Telecentre Europe at the meeting.
Erasmus+ budget increase
On 14th Sep. the EC presented its proposal for the EU budget for the coming years. It includes additional 200 million for Erasmus+ and 400 million for Horizon2020 for 2017-2020. See the official Communication here (see p.7).
Bratislava Declaration on Digital Skills
Today at the e-Skills for Jobs Conference 2016 in Bratislava ICT industry and other stakeholders such as civil society, announced the Bratislava Declaration - Digital Skills Making the Difference, inviting the European Commission and Member States to take further actions to promote digital skills for all. Telecentre Europe endorsed the declaration at the event, and so can you here.

Projects to look out

What's UMI-Sci-Ed?

UMI-Sci-Ed is a brand new project launched this summer. It aims at enhancing the attractiveness of science education and careers for young people via the use of latest technologies. Check this blogpost to find out what UMI stands for and more!
Youth e-Perspectives on Migration

One of our most beloved projects with young people on media literacy, digital storytelling and migration held its training in July in Zagreb. Read more about the training and how you can empower young people to approach and tackle sensitive issues from the world around them with digital tools.
Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition
The Digital Skills and Job Coalition,part of the New Skills Agenda, has been launched by the European Commission. Telecentre Europe will pay a role in coordinating and liaising with National Coalitions.

Members' activities

RefugeesIn - Cinema for Social Inclusion of refugees
Our Italian member Association Study Center City of Foligno started a new project RefugeesIn - Cinema for Refugees Social Inclusion. Read more about the project in this blogpost or contact Altheo at 
New Member!

We would like to welcome our newest member Asociación de Universidades Populares de Extremadura, which manages the Digital Literacy Plan of Extremadura, and wish them happy collaboration @ Telecentre Europe!



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