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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Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys.
Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the massive effort done by its partners during Get Online Week 2013 and its astonishing outcomes. In just one week, the European ICT learning centres, libraries, schools, etc. have changed the lives of so many people and proved once more why they are at the frontline of digital empowerment and inclusion.
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The response to Telecentre.org Foundation‘s call for entries to the 1st Global Telecentre Awards was overwhelming. As of the March 8 deadline, TCF received a total of 254 entries distributed in 6 different categories.
Of the total number of entries received, 48% are in Spanish, 37% in English, while the remaining 15% are a mixture of Arabic, Russian and French. Over the next few weeks, these entries will be subjected to an initial screening process by a special panel of evaluators to determine the top 3 semifinalists in each category.
Following this, an online voting will be held in April through TCF’s community websites to enable members to show their support for the nominated entries of their choice. Entries with the highest number of votes will be declared as the Global Community’s Choice awardees.
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During February, 24 community members participated at the monthly Featured Community Contest at Telecentre-Europe’s community site. They blogged, published, shared, commented & flagged content, and 8 new persons joined the community.
3 featured members were awarded with a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal as WINNERS for February 2013:
- Gold Medal: Karolina Jasvinaite (Vilnius, Lithuania), who published the blogposts Safer internet day in LT: think twice, Buddy, before downloading! & “Safer internet” project in LT meets “Langas į ateitį” and the photo album Safer Internet trainings for children’s homes staff
- Silver Medal: Elzbieta Dydak (Warsaw, Poland), who published the blogposts How to disseminate the MIREIA survey? Best practices from Poland! and GOW scenarios – used in Poland in 2011 and 2012
- Bronze Medal: Mara Jakobsone (Riga, Latvia), who published the blogpost Active preparation for Get Online Week 2013 going on in Latvia and the photo album TE GA in Paris, 2013
» March Featured Member Contest is running: Contribute And You Will Be Featured!
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Over 2000 eInclusion organizations have filled out the MIREIA survey between January 2nd and February 15th. To give a chance to other organizations that would like to be included in the EU27 mapping exercise, the European Commission JRC-IPTS who is conducting the research jointly with DG-CONNECT have announced an extension of the deadline to fill out the survey until February 28th.
Especially organizations active in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and Estonia are kindly invited to fill the survey or disseminate it to organizations of which they think should be present at the European map of eInclusion!
WHO should fill the MIREIA survey?
Those organisations whose activities include reducing gaps in ICT usage and promoting the use of ICT to overcome exclusion, and improve economic performance, employment opportunities, quality of life or social participation and cohesion.
WHY participating in the MIREIA survey?
» You will be part of a public database sponsored by the European Commission
» You will have the opportunity to be invited to European Commission consultations, and contribute / influence EU policies on digital inclusion and empowerment
» You will have access to an ample directory of organizations that share similar challenges and that might become your partners
» You will have the opportunity to demonstrate collectively the extension and diversity of the eInclusion sector, and also the impact that you have in your communities
HOW to participate?
» Click here and complete the short survey, available in 15 European languages, before 28th February!
» Follow updates via the Telecentre-Europe Newsletter
» Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
» For more information, please check the MIREIA survey webpage