Telecentre Europe Newsletter: February 2016
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What will GOW 2016 be like this year?


With the commitment of at least 27 campaign partners Telecentre Europe will be getting Europeans online and on jobs again. Digital empowerment campaign European GOW will mark its seventh edition this year on 14-20 March. Thousands of non-formal education providers will get busy organising various activities in their communities in order to reduce the skills gap and promote ICT jobs. FIND OUT MORE

News on EU projects and campaigns

4 things we've learned about youth's ICT skills

Based on recent data analysis of, we have created an infographic summarising its key take-aways. Are young people ready to get hired in ICT sector? Have a look at our infographic HERE

Digital skills acquired through non-formal education boost youth employability

This Telecentre Europe’s position paper addresses two pressing issues: the high levels of youth unemployment and the low digital readiness of young people for the labour market. TE suggests that non-formal training providers (such as telecentres) have a key role in offering young people a range of alternative and flexible learning paths to acquire up-to-date digital skills. CLICK HERE

I-LINC talks to Lieve Van Den Brande from EC

'Being digitally savvy is one of the top skills needed to be employable,' says Lieve Van Den Brande (European Commission - DG Employment, Skills, Social affairs and Inclusion). Watch this short I-LINC interview about employment, eskills and inclusion HERE.
If your organisation is working on youth employability, why not join other stakeholders on our platform I-LINC?

Towards a network of National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs

Last month European Commission organised a workshop to bring together existing National and Local Coalitions and initiatives that are under formation. The purpose of the workshop was to take stock of the progress so far and reflect upon a joint road-map for strengthening and networking among the partners. The following day workshop participants could continue their discussions at the eSkills for Jobs 2015 high-level conference. READ MORE

75% of Spanish FIT4Jobs trainees found employment

The Spanish FIT4Jobs pilot trained 40 young people in digital skills, teaching them the basics of Java programming, database management and soft skills for job search and teamwork. After the programme ended, 30 out of 40 trainees signed a contract with the project’s main employer in Spain, the multinational EVERIS. READ MORE

Best moments of TEAC 2015 in Belgrade

Telecentre Europe's annual conference was held in Belgrade last September. Two days of speeches, workshops and an award ceremony with live music gathered a record number of 143 participants. Spot yourself in the conference photos and check the conference summary HERE.

Third annual gathering of Unite-IT community in Belgrade

A 3-year-long EU project on digital inclusion Unite-IT has come to an end. Yet it has built an online community of 740+ professionals who are devoted to the topic and want to learn more. As part of TEAC 2015 in Belgrade, Unite-IT community celebrated its third annual gathering. To get a glimpse into the event, watch this VIDEO. To learn about the success of the project, read the third and final project annual REPORT.

Attended stakeholder events in January

Telecentre Europe participated in five events in Brussels

Last month TE Managing Director attended several events on different topics: 

New member

Welcome the first new member in 2016!

This year our first new member is Global Libraries - Bulgaria. The Foundation works with 960 public libraries to create favorable conditions for equal access to information, the Internet and electronic services for the citizens, and to encourage the information literacy and the life-long learning. More about them:

Members news & activities

Robotics, programming and 3D printing? See you at RavalFab in Spain!

Young people take their first steps into a digital manufacturing environment, at a telecenter located in Raval neighborhood (Barcelona). They will be invited to test and develop creativity through the creation of digital modeling products. Won't you like to try it? MORE HERE

Safer Internet Day 2016 campaign starts in Czech Republic

The Czech Safer Internet Centre (NCBI) starts the national Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 campaign on February 9. The campaign under auspices of Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Interior will involve schools and public libraries in a competition to facilitate and promote their events. This year a creative iSejf ( competition for children is organized to transform W. Shakespeare's work into the online world and to 'Play your part for a better internet!' (motto of SID 2016). More info:

The Online4EDU blended-learning course for teachers has started

Last month more than 120 teachers from 4 countries entered the e-learning platform of the course “Online Collaboration Tools for Teachers” and met in national face-to-face training. In Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany project participants learnt about the course, technical aspects of the platform and how to prepare for the ECDL examination. Best practices of online collaboration were presented as well. READ MORE

Open calls & funding

Erasmus+ programme calls
Horizon 2020

Europe 2020

What is Europe 2020?

Europe 2020 is a 10-year overarching strategy, proposed by the European Commission on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Telecentre Europe summarises Europe 2020 in a nutshell presenting its targets, initiatives, and the progress. FACTSHEET

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