April 2016 Blogposts (17)

GOW16 in Ireland

GOW16 – Ireland


Get online week 2016 was hectic for us, as Ireland’s national holiday (St Patrick’s Day) fell in the middle of the week.

This year we focused on:

  • Disseminating information about Skillage and YouRock
  • Disseminating information about courses for unemployed people and young people
  • Disseminating information about our community programmes aimed at seniors and disadvantaged…

Added by Helen Johnston on April 29, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

FIT4JOBS team report great preliminary results and discuss steps to a global vision


The FIT4JOBS partners’ team met in Dublin April 26-27 2016 to discuss the final position in the European Commission funded project to propagate the FIT (Ireland) training for employment model across five additional European countries. The team was built through partnerships with major private and public organisations engaged in social enterprise initiatives to reduce the Digital & Social Divide through training & support for marginalised groups. In this…


Added by Ilona Griniute on April 28, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

GOW 2016 in the Czech Republic: Coding, Skillage, Commandments and iSejf competition

Digital literacy is a key skill that young people need to possess in order to get an attractive and creative job. According to various sourveys, there are still reserves in regards to knowledge not only young people have when it comes to effective use of online tools.

Get Online Week campaing aims at changing this. Czech Safer Internet Centre organized the Czech version of the campaign for year 2016. We prepared various activities connected to digital literacy and…


Added by Jan Huk on April 26, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

GOW16 in Germany: Levato answers questions in PC and smartphone at exhibition

Levato is a training organisation that is supporting computer inexperienced people in using computer and Internet for many years. The team of Levato answers everyday questions about PC, Internet, phone and warns on a weekly basis about the current spam and other threats in the network. Around 600 easily understandable explanatory movies about computer, Internet and smartphone…


Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 20, 2016 at 17:07 — No Comments

GOW16 in Germany: Kids code their own computer games with Scratch

Language can be a barrier especially for newly arrived migrants and refugees. So why not teach them an international language like coding. This is the idea of a two days event during this year’s Get Online Week that had been organized by the association “Wissen macht spaß” (knowledge is fun) and Stiftung Digitale Chancen.

On March the 15th and 16th…


Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 20, 2016 at 16:43 — No Comments

GOW16 in Germany: Young People find their strengths with YouRock.Jobs

The enhancement of employability is one big pillar of the Get Online Week 2016. Therefore the Stiftung Digitale Chancen collaborated with the youth welfare office in Dortmund to organize the workshop “YouRock – find your strength” for pupils. The workshop promoted the platform YouRock.Jobs and shows the pupils how to present their strength to future employers.

YouRock.Jobs is a European social network that is dedicated…


Added by Nenja Wolbers on April 20, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

ECDL Foundation position paper Perception and Reality: Measuring Digital Skills in Europe

The paper analyses the results of studies carried out by the ECDL National Operators in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. The findings reveal that people tend to over-estimate their skills and that significant skills gaps exist even in the analysed countries, which are usually considered to be digitally advanced.

You can find the paper on ECDL Foundation website …


Added by Gabriela Ruseva on April 19, 2016 at 12:50 — No Comments

GDCO Sudan and its partners @ WSIS 2016 workshop for community development

رابط الورشة  workshop link


Gedaref digital city…


Added by ahmed eisa on April 18, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Work for Unite-IT !

We are looking for a Community Manager for the Unite-IT online community. Unite-IT is an informal network of digital inclusion professionals and practitioners throughout Europe and beyond. Presently the Unite-IT community has 750 registered members from 85 individual countries. Members are professionals working for organisations specialised in digital inclusion, or people simply interested in digital skills and community development – the Unite-IT community is for all.…


Added by Peter Palvolgyi on April 14, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

GOW 2016 in Cyprus: Introducing Coding to Students with Scratch

One of the most interactive and engaging activities organized during the Cyprus National GOW 2016 Campaign was the introduction of coding to students using the Scratch programming language. Workshops were formally organized in 8 schools in all major cities covering geographically the whole of Cyprus.

Following a brief introduction by the Scratch Expert Mrs. Matina Marathefti …


Added by Katerina Andreou on April 10, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2016 in Spain

The seventh edition of the Get Online Week campaign was recently held, coordinated by the European Telecentre Association. For the fifth year in a row, the event was held in Spain, with the support of Asociación Comunidad de Redes de Telecentros (ACRT). The activities conducted at the telecentres within the network focused on new occupations, training for employment and digital skill accreditation. All the scheduled activities and their their impact were reported on…


Added by Jose Moreno on April 6, 2016 at 13:13 — No Comments

GOW 2016 in Portugal - Short Summary

We used Storify to write a summary which wraps up the main results of the 2016 edition of GOW in Portugal (it might be further updated).

You can find the mentioned "Story" right here !

Added by Pedro Ruivo on April 5, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

The pilot training of Generation0101 has been started in Lithuania

The pilot training of the Generation0101 training modules has started in Lithuania. All the invited youngsters gathered in Vilnius and Kaunas, two largest cities in Lithuania, and started their participation in the training. The training marathon was started by e. journalism module in Vilnius and online collaboration in Kaunas.…


Added by Osvaldas Rimkus on April 4, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

GOW16 in Serbia – the greatest fair of activities and creativity so far

An army of enthusiasts committed to promotion of e-skills and digital empowerment participated in GOW16 in Serbia this year. More than 8500 citizens took part in numerous activities organised mainly by creative teachers from primary and secondary schools as well as librarians, NGO activists and professional associations throughout the country.

A wide…


Added by Gordana Stankov on April 2, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

GOW 2016 highlights in Latvia -778 events all over the country !

For the 7th year Get Online Week in Latvia was organized  by LIKTA in Cooperation with the Ministry of Regional Development and Environmental Protection. 103 municipalities were involved as regional coordinators . In overall  more than 150 partners – state organizations, universities, IT companies, NGO s have participated in GOW 2016 organization in Latvia.  During GOW 2016  788 events were organized all across Latvia with total number of  21952…


Added by Mara Jakobsone on April 1, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

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