January 2010 Blogposts (7)

UK online centres - £30m grant funding 2010-13

Please see this link for news about a strategic investment in eInclusion in the UK by the UK government. I have alerted the European Commission to this investment and wish to encourage other nations to see this type of investment as an important step forward in the fight against digital exclusion.

Added by Ian Clifford on January 30, 2010 at 8:44 — No Comments

Safer Internet Day 2010

Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe each year in February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. The topic for 2010 is "Think B4 U post!".

In 2009 Safer Internet Day was celebrated through 500 events in 50 countries all over the world.

On Safer Internet Day 2010, INSAFE launches the campaign "Think B4 U post".

What's… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on January 28, 2010 at 9:28 — No Comments

Report on eInclusion public policies in Europe

Three years after the Riga Ministerial conference, it is an appropriate time for assessing the way public policies, at various levels of governmental policy making, have tackled the numerous issues under the e-Inclusion agenda.

Gaps on several of the so-called Riga areas, i.e. the six identified possible causes for eExclusion, still exist, some of them are even possibly widening as a consequence of the global crisis.

Previous studies have amply demonstrated that,… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on January 25, 2010 at 13:26 — 1 Comment

Make way for telecentre.org Idol 2010

In a desire to encourage and inspire community members to continue sharing knowledge about telecentre and ICT4D initiatives across the world, telecentre.org has launched the search for the telecentre.org Idol 2010, taking after the highly popular show, American Idol. This initiative seeks to honour the valuable contributions of members that have enriched the telecentre.org… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on January 13, 2010 at 1:53 — No Comments

Reinventing Volunteering in Lithuania

Since its inception in 2002, the Lithuanian Rural Internet Access Points (RIAP) movement quickly earned prominence and attracted attention from all interested groups. Dedication and commitment to the cause of making the Internet and e-services available to Lithuania’s rural population resulted in unprecedented proliferation of RIAPs with their number already exceeding 800.

Initial focus was made on rural areas with poor communications infrastructure. The centres operate in the local… Continue

Added by Laura Grineviciute on January 5, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Study visit in Hungary

My name is Ana Dobarta and I am working on Civitas Foundation for Civil Society (www.civitas.ro) in Romania. On Civitas I am coordinating the project “Gear up your future!” part of Microsoft Unlimited Potential Program.

During 7th – 10th December we had the opportunity to visit several telecenters in Hungary such as Röszke, Bordányban, Györköny and Alsomocsolad coordinated by Hungarian Telecottage Association.

Alsomocsolad Telecenter was the… Continue

Added by Ana Dobarta on January 1, 2010 at 11:56 — No Comments

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