Policy Positions

Future of DigComp (TE’s position paper)

Future of DigComp (TE’s position paper)

After the DigComp workshop, we promised to publish a position paper on our vision about the future of the European Digital Competence Framework (DigComp). So, here it comes at a time when the European Commission is developing an Action Plan for the implementation of DigComp 2.0. We know what such Action Plan should include and how to implement it!......
Coding and non-formal education (TE's position paper)

Coding and non-formal education (TE’s position paper)

On the occasion of EU code week, this position paper comes at a time when coding is increasingly promoted by EU institutions as a way to catch up with demand for digital skills and ICT professionals’. Telecentre Europe (TE) alongside Public Libraries 2020 (PL2020) recognise the effort to fill the job vacancies in the ICT......
DigComp workshop at DG EMPL

DigComp workshop at DG EMPL

On 12th September DG EMPL of the European Commission held an informal meeting with stakeholders interested in the development and implementation of EU digital competence (DigComp) and entrepreneurship competence (EntreComp) frameworks. Telecentre Europe Chair Mara Jakobsone and CEO Laurentiu Bunescu took part and expressed our interest to actively engage in the process. The Commission aimed to......
Digital Single Market Strategy (TE's position paper)

Digital Single Market Strategy (TE’s position paper)

Updated March 14, 2016 This paper presents Telecentre Europe’s position on Digital Single Market Strategy. Key messages: Europeans should be considered not only as consumers, but as digitally-active producers, workers and citizens. Development of e-government services should go hand-in-hand with development of skills. Entrepreneurs and micro, small & medium-size enterprise (SME) owners need up-to-date digital......
Gender equality (TE's policy position)

Gender equality (TE’s policy position)

The number of young people, in particular girls and women, studying and choosing careers in ICT is decreasing and not keeping up with growing demand for highly skilled ICT professionals. This Telecentre Europe’s paper prepared by Interface3 discusses gender equality and reflects on some of the main findings about the topic. General approach recommendations as well......
Digital skills acquired through non-formal education boost youth employability (TE's policy position)

Digital skills acquired through non-formal education boost youth employability (TE’s policy position)

This Telecentre Europe’s position paper addresses two pressing issues: the high levels of youth unemployment on one hand, and the low digital readiness of young people for the labour market on the other. It suggests that non-formal training providers (such as telecentres) have a key role in offering young people a range of alternative and......
Enabling European E-Participation (TE's policy position)

Enabling European E-Participation (TE’s policy position)

In an increasingly digitalized society, e-participation and e-citizenship are becoming key aspects of citizenship. Public finance healthcare and social services are all going online. The Internet is becoming the place to express our opinion, participate in the decisions that concern us, to raise a problem and find supporters for a cause. This paper comes at......
European Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training (TE's Policy position)

European Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training (TE’s Policy position)

European Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training (ET2020) Digital technologies have become an integral part of all aspects of our lives. This paper serves to remind policy makers and all those involved in the (ET2020) that the function of education in today’s world is also to provide European citizens, particularly young people, with learning opportunities to acquire digital......
Digital competence and employability (TE's policy position)

Digital competence and employability (TE’s policy position)

A recognition of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning In this policy position paper Telecentre Europe argues the need for a common European framework (DIGCOMP) that allows a shared understanding of the meaning and implications of digital competence and that presents its components and levels of proficiency, similar to the Common Reference Framework for languages.......
Digital skills and inclusion through e-facilitators (TE's policy position)

Digital skills and inclusion through e-facilitators (TE’s policy position)

Telecentres have placed themselves as providers of ICT access and digital competences in local communities. This policy position paper provides the background in terms of the space and context which demand the existence of the e-facilitator profession and its further acceptance and professional up-skilling.  People who are disconnected from the digital world today show a multitude......