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.
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.
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…
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.
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
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).
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
(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.
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.
» 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.
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
formed a partnership with 10 other organizations and launched ONE
: a network to transfer good practices on ICT Observatories among 8 European countries.
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