What does your organization do (100-word description)
-Centers Project is a joint project between the Government of Bulgaria and UNDP, which aims to establish a broad-base network of public telecenters providing services to the widest possible range of users in small or economically underdeveloped communities. For Bulgaria, telecenters are considered a strategic project as they are seen as truly facilitating ICT and helping engender a positive attitude towards the benefit of information technology and its application to every-day activities, among them on-line contact with administrative authorities and on-line administrative services (e-government), distance working, information enquiries, learning, affordable communications, etc. The identification of future telecenters will follow a contest, while the range of services provided to the public during the first stage of the project will be developed by government experts, the donor community and representatives of civil society organizations.
In parallel to the establishment of tele-centers, more powerful centers with state-of-the-art technology will be established at strategic locations in some of the large cities - airports, conference centers, and others. These will be set up in partnership with businesses to showcase the latest breakthroughs in communication and computer services and are intended to be used by businessmen and citizens that demand more advanced information services, such as access to virtual private networks, broadband communications, video conferencing, access to specialist internet resources, internet banking, etc.
The long-term plans and objectives of the project concern the delivery of standardized, inexpensive and reliable access to a variety of information services made available on a wide basis, Bulgarian society thus becoming part of the global trends in information technology development.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
MS IT Academy
Number of digital competence centres linked to your organization (if any)
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
How did you learn about this community?
I got involved through a telecentre.europe event, I received an online invitation from a member
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Project N°: 580256-EPP-1-2016-1-BE-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
Agreement N°: 2016-2790 / 001 - 001