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Telecentre Europe AISBL

NEWSLETTER JULY 2012

Telecentre-Europe Summit 2012

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Under the title "Jobs for youth and ageing online", the fifth Telecentre-Europe Summit will take place in Warsaw, Poland during 17-18 October 2012 and will bring together an invited audience of 100 telecentre network leaders from across Europe, along with stakeholders and supporters.
Mark your attendence at the Summit! Register online before August 31th 2012!
The main themes of the event will focus on how telecentres impact youth and older people, by providing the right eSkills, by the use of social media and by encouraging social innovation, towards better jobs and an improved quality of life.

Telecentre-Europe AISBL

BOARD & STAFF MEETING IN BRUSSELS

During 19-20 June, Telecentre-Europe’s board & staff members came together at the organization headquarters in Brussels for an intensive 2 day face-to-face meeting with lots of topics on the agenda: welcoming & introducing the new staff members, redefining roles of staff & board members, branding, finances, rethinking the member strategy, communications, ongoing projects, the upcoming summit, etc…

Face-to-face meeting of TE's board, 19-20 June 2012, Brussels Face-to-face meeting of TE's staff, 19-20 June 2012, Brussels

Advocacy

TELECENTRE-EUROPE AT THE DIGITAL AGENDA ASSEMBLY

Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Ian Clifford & Managing Director Gabriel Rissola participated at the Digital Agenda Assembly that took place in Brussels on 21-22 June. Both representatives were part of the panel that addressed questions related to the barriers & benefits of social media to deliver more effective and efficient public services that would impact jobs and growth.
2nd Digital Agenday Assembly, 21-22 June 2012 2nd Digital Agenday Assembly, 21-22 June 2012
Also board member Juan Francisco Delgado was a participant of the Assembly, advocating for the Spanish proposal to create a European Market Place for Social Innovators.

Member news from Poland

LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WINS E-INCLUSION AWARD

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.
FRSI's Library Development Program wins eInclusion Award 2012 Video entry of FRSI’s Library Development Program
The winning video entry of FRSI’s Library Development Program presents the impact of libraries on the daily life of citizens and shows how libraries participating in the program contribute to the development of whole local communities.
» read more

Member news from Spain

TE & TCF AT TELECENTRE MANAGERS CONGRESS IN SPAIN

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and Gabriel Rissola, Managing Director of Telecentre-Europe AISBL (TE) participated at the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers that took place during June 28-29 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain).
Gabriel Rissola at the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain). Miguel Raimilla at the 1st International Congress for Telecentre Managers in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country, Spain).

Miguel Raimilla presented “From Internet Access to Centers of Innovation” and introduced the audience to models and options for sustainability leading to the re-invention of telecentres. Gabriel Rissola took part in the session “Analysis of our evolution, path taken and future”.


Member news from Belgium & Ireland

OVER 70% TRAINED BY INTERFACE3 & FIT FIND JOB

The VET (Vocational Education & Training) programs led by Telecentre-Europe’s members Fast Track to IT (FIT, Ireland) and Interface3 (Belgium) are good examples that show how many long-term unemployed people can succeed in high skills training programmes and find a quality job related to technology.
Céline Dayez, Webmaster. Trained by Interface3, Belgium. Andrew Lennon, Business Systems Analyst. Trained by FIT, Ireland.
Both organizations closely engage the industry and work at the interface between skills demand from employers and public training provision. This “skills ecosystem analysis” is more important than ever, with ICT now effectively a global marketplace and ICT skills shortages growing in most countries.
» read more

Member news from Lithuania

NEW PROJECTS ON INTERNET SAFETY & MOTIVATIONAL METHODOLOGIES

Langas į ateitį, together with other European partners, are starting two new projects: the e-Guardian project to build a professional certification programme on internet safety for educators and the Use IT and enjoy project to build motivational methodologies to address the barriers to digital inclusion currently faced by older citizens.
e-Guardian project on Internet Safety for educators “Use IT and enjoy” project on motivational methodologies of ICT usage for elderly
» read more on internet safety for educators
» read more on motivational methodologies for elderly

Member news from Romania

AWARDS FOR BEST VIDEO, PHOTO & STORY OF THE GET ONLINE WEEK

On June 13th and July 2nd & 6th, the Award Ceremonies took place for the winning telecentres of the “Hai pe net” contest, the Romanian version of TE’s Get Online Week campaign.
"Hai pe net" Award winners of Teius Theoretical High School (Alba County) "Hai pe net" Award winners of Medias Public Library (Sibiu County)
The three winners are the Theoretical High School of Teius (Alba County)for the best video, the Milosesti Public Library (LaLomita County) for the best photo and the Medias Public Library (Sibiu County)for the most relevant success story.
» read more on the Award Ceremony for the best video
» read more on the Award Ceremonies for the best photo & story

Member news from the Czech Republic

"ONE" PROJECT LAUNCHES POLICY INTELLIGENCE TOOL

EPMA formed a partnership with 10 other organizations and launched ONE: a network to transfer good practices on ICT Observatories among 8 European countries.
ONE project: European network of ICT Observatories ONE project: newsletter 1
The ONE project is There to help you figure out how to better tailor ICT interventions towards your specific regional needs, providing you with a proven methodology set of guidelines on how to develop and exploit ICT in your area.
» read more

TCF's TIS Talks: webinars on Telecentres, Innovation & Sustainability

FREE WEBINARS ON INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY

Telecentre.org Foundation is launching a free series of webinars on Technology, Innovation and Sustainability. First webinar to start this monday, July 23th at 10h in English and at 18h in Spanish.
TCF's new website look

NEW LOOK FOR TCF WEBSITE

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) made successful makeover of its corporate site, complete with new pages and features on partners and experts around the world.
Half of EU labour force doesn’t feel confident about their ICT skills

HALF OF EU LABOUR FORCE NOT CONFIDENT ON ICT SKILLS

A Eurostat survey from 2011 reveals nearly half of the European labour force (47%) is not confident that their computer and internet skills are sufficient in today's labour market.
2012 Youth Employability Awards

YOUTH FOR EMPLOYABILITY AWARDS

Microsoft, Adecco and Accenture are launching the Youth for Employability Awards 2012 to celebrate outstanding skills development initiatives, entrepreneurship and ICT training for youth. Applicants can apply until October 1st, 2012.

EU Internet Week (EUIW): 12-16 November 2012

EU INTERNET WEEK

The EU Internet Week (EUIW) will run between 12th & 16th November 2012 with a series of events on The Internet of Things, e-commerce, online child safety and on increasing access to & literacy of the Internet.
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