April 2014 Blogposts (23)

Baltic Olympiad: Latvian young programmers win six medals!

The 20th Baltic Olympiad in Informatics, took place in Palanga , Lithuania on April 26-30.  …


Added by Mara Jakobsone on April 30, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

"Volunteering at a library got me motivated!" GOW 2014 story from Lithuania

At a glance

Name: Ričardas Šultonas

Town: Marijampolė    

Age: 19

Occupation: Volunteer

Hobby: Reading, learning, cycling, hiking, astronomy, music

Motto: It will work!



Added by Karolina Jasvinaite on April 25, 2014 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Competition for senior citizens launched during Get Online Week 2014

This year’s Get Online Week was a great occasion for Stiftung Digitale Chancen to launch a new competition in Germany. Institutions and organizations who work with senior citizens can now apply to receive ten to eight tablet computers to be used during four weeks and , they can keep two of these after for good!

Together with…


Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 25, 2014 at 12:00 — 3 Comments


A number of Serbian and Croatian libraries have been empowered to serve as modern knowledge centres in their local communities thanks to the EU funded project titled Libraries for a new age.  Implemented in 2013 by Telecentre Europe's member  …


Added by Gordana Stankov on April 24, 2014 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

American volunteer helps people with disabilities to be more professional developed

Bonita Osborn is a Peace Corp volunteer in Moldova. She came to Moldova last year and she activates in the social enterprise “Flaore de Cires” within NGO Eco Razeni, Razeni village in Ialoveni district, Moldova.

The social enterprise “Floare de Cires” was established in 2012. It has two areas: food services and growing vegetables in greenhouses. The organization began its work by providing social service "social canteen» (there are 24 beneficiaries of this service - old and…


Added by Koroli Victor on April 21, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

GOW14 Stories Spanish Telecentres Manuel


The contents of the ‘Improve your CV in one hour and promote it in LinkedIn!’ workshop has been very complete and the quality of the trainer was very good. However, the workshop was too short and maybe one hour more would have been…


Added by Jose Moreno on April 15, 2014 at 14:52 — No Comments

A demarche for accessibility to vote of people with disabilities

Most times, people with disabilities have the opportunity to vote in polling stations because there is good accessibility to buildings... Elections are held at intervals of every two years. Kindergartens, schools, libraries, community centers are places where polling stations are organized and these are public institutions. If these places are made more accessible, people with disabilities will benefit from their services every day.…


Added by Koroli Victor on April 14, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

ITU Telecom World launches 2014 Young Innovators Competition

Geneva, 8 April 2014 – ITU has launched the fourth edition of its popular ‘Young Innovators’ competition, seeking out talented young thinkers and social technopreneurs across the globe, and encouraging them to showcase their innovative ideas at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December this year.

The annual competition, which…


Added by Seuwandi Yapa on April 10, 2014 at 20:05 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - Växjö city library

One elderly couple wanted to be on Facebook “because dad, who is 90, is on Facebook and he knows a lot more about our children and grand-children than we do.”

“it is very rewarding to witness the moment when someone who was previously doubtful about the benefits of the tablet computers, finally discovers them in their own way.” 

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:39 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - Askersund public library in collaboration with ABF

On Thursday there was an introduction to health-related e-services. The County Council began with an introduction to how to use the online personalised health care service “mina vårdkontakter” (“my health care contacts”). You can, among other things, book a doctor’s appointment and renew a prescription. The Social Insurance Agency demonstrated its e-services that you can use to conveniently contact the agency to get help with filling out forms and sending them directly and for reporting…


Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:38 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - Katrineholm Municipality

We had two very inspiring lectures during the week from Bo Jonsson and Christina “Pektanten” Frostegren from SeniorNet. 50 people turned up, listened and asked questions. 


During the week, visitors could also attend a through-provoking exhibition about hate speech by students on the upper-secondary Aesthetics programme.


A number of questions cropped up during the week which I hope we have answered: What is Wi-Fi? How does a QR code work? Where can I buy apps…


Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:36 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - Ovanåker municipality

Many youngsters tried their luck on Alex’s literature quiz and challenged each other for a top spot in the standings. At LibraryPressDisplay, where you can find more than 2,000 newspapers from 100 countries and 60 languages, we found a German newspaper from a town that Voxnadalen upper-secondary school has an exchange programme with. Students from the language introduction…


Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:32 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - At Lappland’s study association in Vilhelmina

At Lappland’s study association in Vilhelmina we were delighted to have once again been part of such an exciting project as Get Online Week. It has been an inspiring, exciting and rewarding week on many levels. 


We have had the great privilege of helping a large number of immigrants in a wide range of issues such as helping them get access to and learn…


Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:26 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - Mjölby public library

Mjölby public library’s main initiative on Saturday was an event we called Digital Saturday for Children. The day’s programme included digital storytelling, TV games, and children’s activities on the tablet computer. The event attracted many children and parents who have never visited the library before. For the parents the event was a chance to get an insight into what their children get up to in the digital world, and to receive tips on high-quality educational apps for their…


Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:23 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - Älvkarleby public library

Älvkarleby public library took part in Get Online Week for the third year running. At the library we see it as an important and undisputable task to contribute to the increase of digital inclusion.

To inform people about our activities during the week, we focused on our main target groups in the work of increasing digital inclusion, while also informing other…


Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:18 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2014 - Sweden - Ljungskile Folk High School


Anders Hjortskog:

"I attended a workshop on apps.

For me, Tink was the obvious choice because I want to keep my personal finances in good order. With Tink you can see where your money goes and what you’ve got left in your bank account.

I can also recommend a foreign news app such as BBC News; it gives…


Added by Linda Sandberg on April 10, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

GOW 2014 : Latvian National Coalition for Skills and Jobs evaluates one year results

Get Online Week 2014 in Latvia started with a high level  policy event, where the National coalition, called in Latvia „E-skills partnership „  analyzed the resul…


Added by Mara Jakobsone on April 10, 2014 at 16:48 — No Comments

World Pulse Launches Digital Literacy Phase of WWW Campaign

Last week, World Pulse, a partner of Telecentre.org Foundation, launched the second of three phases of its Women Weave the Web Campaign. After Digital Access which was the main focus in Phase 1, Digital…


Added by Seuwandi Yapa on April 9, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Story of Anete – how ICT can change the learning and teaching process

 Anete Lasmane  is a pre-school and primary school teacher and  currently works in a boarding school - in the development center for kids with special needs. Anete is also pursuing a Master’s degree in the Organization Management program at the Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management . Anete  has participated in the “IT for my Future Career” project organized by the Microsoft YouthSpark program and the Latvian Information and Communications Technology…


Added by Mara Jakobsone on April 9, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

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