European Get Online Week 2016

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European Get Online Week 2016

When: March 14, 2016 to March 20, 2016
Country: Europe
Event type: campaign
Organized by: Telecentre Europe and its members
Latest activity: Mar 20, 2016

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The European Get Online Week (GOW) is an annual digital empowerment campaign to engage people to use technology and the Internet with confidence and skills that allow them to benefit of the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs & public authorities, the campaign is organized each year in March by Telecentre Europe (TE), an umbrella organisation that represents European ICT learning centres and their networks in 32 countries.

In 2016, Get Online Week will encourage Europeans to use the Internet and technology in a safe and confident way to improve their digital skills, job opportunities, and their overall quality of life. There are two main interconnected themes that will be addressed during the campaign: 

1. Trust and confidence – addressing key policy actions under the Digital Single Market

2. Digital jobs – as part of eSkills for Jobs.

The campaign takes place in 20+ European countries. A variety of non-formal education providers such as telecentres, libraries, community centres and non-for-profits are the ones who organise thousands of various activities and local events in their communities throughout the campaign week. Everyone who wants to learn how to use the computer or how to benefit of the Internet is welcome to participate in their countries. It's free and fun!


In 2016 GOW will be again one of the major milestones of eSkills for Jobs. The activities will target youth and unemployed, being organized locally by telecentres, public employment services, youth organizations and SMEs, to raise awareness about digital jobs and the set of skills required for these jobs. Four Telecentre Europe members are supported to organize specific campaign activities in their countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, and Portugal).



Since 2010, at least 60 organizations have been involved as national partners in 34 European countries. These organizations included between themselves over 15,000 community telecentres, reaching out to an estimated 800,000 Europeans. GOW 2015 report here.

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