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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The upcoming 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, also known as Spark, that will take place from May 28-29, 2013 in Granada, Spain.
Hosted by Telecentre.org Foundation, Telecentre-Europe, Comunidad de Redes de Telecentros, Red Guadalinfo, and the National Information Society Agency of Korea, Spark will bring together leading information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) and telecentre stakeholders to learn from each other, build strategic partnerships, explore opportunities, and develop solutions and services to extend the full benefits of ICT to underserved communities and individuals everywhere.
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On wednesday February 27th the upcoming #Spark13 conference – also known as the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres - was presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The event, which was hosted by the Spanish journalist Paco Lobatón, was streamed live by the Spanish telecentre network Guadalinfo.
A first broadcast happened at 11h CET from the stand of Telefonica and a second broadcast took place at 13h30 CET from the stand of Vodafone.
A first intervention was done (in Spanish) by Vicente Fernández Guerrero, Secretary General of Innovation, Industry and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of the Government of Andalusia.
After, the heads of the Spark Organizing Committee each held a speech:
» Miguel Raimilla, Executive Director of Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF): The first part of his speech (in English) referred to the Spark conference and its characteristics. The second part of his speech (in Spanish) explained why Telecentre.org has chosen Andalusia to celebrate the global conference.
» Gabriel Rissola, Managing Director of Telecentre-Europe (TE). His speech (in English) explained what the European network is about and why the Spark conference is important for the strategic goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe.
» Juan Francisco Delgado, President of the Association of Community Telecentre Networks in Spain and Chief Executive Officer of the Guadalinfo Network.His speech (in Spanish) concluded the act and invited the audience to start living the Spark conference from now on, through the online channels and the twitter hashtag #Spark13.
» view pictures of the event (made by TEB Youth Association)
In about 1 week time EOS Foundation managed to reach 1500 Romanian eInclusion actors and over 150 organizations have already filled the MIREIA survey. This was made possible through the use of mailing lists and an already established partners network.
According to the population figure for Romania, the MIREIA mapping exercise had established a minimum target of having 102 eInclusion actors to fill the survey. In no time, and with the help of national partners, the Romanian MIREIA branch EOS Foundation managed to supersede the minimum target with almost 50%!
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