Today is the World Information Society Day 2013 and to celebrate, Telecentre Europe is proud to publish the official Get Online Week Report.
The focus of the Get Online Week (GOW) in 2013 ( March 18-24th) was on youth and, more precisely, on how to direct a greater number of young people towards digital qualifications and jobs. During the GOW 2013, our active network of national Get Online Week campaign partners joined efforts with ICT companies and public authorities and organised a range of activities in both urban and rural areas to empower young people to use technology.
For more information on the activities in each of the participating countries, the story of the inititative and the impressive Campaign numbers, please download the full report here.
The international “Use IT and Enjoy” project implementers from Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania have met for the second time. The meeting was held last month in Copenhagen and hosted by TE’s Danish member Aeldremobiliseringen (the Association of Danish Senior Citizens).
The project partners met to evaluate and discuss the first results of the project analysis on ICT services availability, usage and needs in the partner countries. They also planned the upcoming activities and they topics to be analyzed and compared.
During the meeting, all project members gained deeper understanding of the project partner’s organization Aeldremobiliseringen and the context it operates in. In addition, the project assumed an acceleration and is stepping forward with the next project tasks.
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Coworking is growing in the Catalan Network of ICT Points. This new way of working has attracted the interest of some points of the Catalan network of telecentres and they are spreading the new model based on collaboration and synergies between workers.
One of them is an ICT point in the City of Girona “Emprèn Girona”. “Emprèn Girona” accompanies and advises entrepreneurs who have a business idea and want to implement it. They spawn on regular workshops and conferences related to team management, business presence on the Internet or legal issues. Within this cycle, a talk on coworking opportunities has been presented.
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During the 2012 edition of the Catalan “Connecta’t” program, 900 citizens were trained. The program reached a very wide range of the population in 24 municipalities of Catalonia (Spain) and was aimed to promote the digital literacy of the unemployed in order to facilitate their search for a job.
A total of 2145 hours of teaching were given, spread over 143 training modules (A: Digital Literacy, and B: Employment Guidance). All training took place at the facilities of 36 telecenters of the Catalan Network of ICT Points and at the venues of other partners such as libraries or youth information points.
A video report (subtitled in Spanish and Catalan) collects the impressions of various actors who participated in the project while evaluating the impact of the program on the territory.
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Aptech Worldwide – one of the leading global providers of IT education – opened its training center in Bratislava where through the Non-profit organization Aptech Europe (Nezisková organizácia Aptech Europe) provides education in the area of information, communication and computer technology.
Aptech has more than 25 years of experience in IT education and is active in 40 countries – in total there are more than 1,000 centers worldwide. We cooperate with world leading companies and can competently prepare employees according to the requirements of IT companies also in other European countries in order to satisfy their educational needs.
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As a preparation for Get Online Week 2013, which this year focuses on youth, former Tvoy Kurs responsible Ekaterina Fedotova has published a series of stories of the Teach Your Family campaign (2012) that illustrate how Russian youngsters between 12-17 have been empowered by providing digital literacy courses for those with little access to ICT training.
The project involved around 1.000 schoolchildren who, with the encouragement and support from school teachers and using materials developed by Tvoy Kurs, volunteered to help their family members, neighbors, and friends with their online journeys.
Just read the wonderful stories of Nika Nikiforova (12), Angelina Bagriy (14), Timur Ibadov (13), Maksim Klevtsov (17), Anastasia Sokolova (14) and Ilya Malyshkin (17), all young people that got excited about volunteering and helped their family members, neighbors & friends overcome their fear of computers and make their first steps in the digital world.
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The Your Course: Digital Literacy (Tvoy Kurs) project, conducted by PH International (Project Harmony, Inc.) and Microsoft, together with partner organizations in more than 100 cities across Russia, was completed in January 2013.
During the implementation of the initiative from February 2010 to January 2013 more than 280.000 people attended Tvoy Kurs courses and seminars. This included more than 135.000 who received Digital Literacy certificates to prove their knowledge.
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