Featured Blogposts – May 2014 Archive (11)

Innovation in Europe's social systems and the role of ICT

Telecentre Europe was recently invited by the European Commission to participate in its High-Level Conference on Social Policy Innovation (Brussels, 19-20/05/2014). The conference was organised by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and aimed to contribute to the deployment of Europe 2020: Social Policies…


Added by Gabriel Rissola on May 28, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Making the most of Microsoft YouthSpark Summit

Microsoft is one of the world’s champions in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and YouthSpark proves it. The huge programme aims to create new work opportunities for 300 million young men and women by 2015.…


Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on May 26, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Great success of the Future Summit SocialWeb-SocialWork

On April 8th 2014 about one hundred international stakeholders from the area of children and youth work have attended the final conference of Future Summit SocialWeb-SocialWork in Berlin. The goal was to discuss how the influence of social work can ensure the online safety of children and youth at risk.

During the event, the findings of the project were…


Added by Nenja Wolbers on May 23, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

ICT as a career chance for persons with disabilities

The Primary and Secondary School Milan Petrović in Novi Sad, Serbia, is one of the probably best-equipped and best organised schools for students with physical and mental disabilities in Serbia. The children here can rely on the comfort of the latest technologies and highest standards, which certainly helps them receive excellent education, as well as an opportunity to live independently and with dignity. The school was a partner of the Serbian Get Online Week 2014 campaign,…


Added by Ivan Stojilovic on May 21, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

GOW2014 Story: The Young Explorer of the coding world

Several months ago Anastasia Voronina, a third grade school girl of one of the secondary schools in Tomsk, had no idea about program codes and all such thing. She couldn’t even dream of creating and designing her own games with Kodu Game Lab, winning the Kodu Contest and getting award from the President of Microsoft Russia!

Once Nadezhda Pchelintseva, Anastasia’s school teacher, saw the announcement about Basics of Coding Course that Tvoy Kurs Center offered to the school kids,…


Added by Yakov Ostanin on May 13, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Bridging e-skills and digital jobs in the annual GOW 2014 campaign

The 5th annual European Get Online Week (GOW) organized by Telecentre Europe took place in 25 countries on 24-30 March this year. Apart from its main mission to encourage people to gain basic knowledge about the Internet, the focus of this year’s GOW was to raise the awareness amongst the young and unemployed on the e-skills needed for the 21st…


Added by Ilona Griniute on May 9, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

The World in 2014: ICT Facts and Figures

PRESS RELEASE: Geneva, 5 May 2014 – New figures released by ITU today indicate that, by end 2014, there will be almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world, and that the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally. Fifty-five per cent of these subscriptions are expected to be in the…


Added by Seuwandi Yapa on May 7, 2014 at 7:06 — No Comments

Why online tools are key to finding work (GOW214 Romania)

The Workplace I love

Sorin Micu is a regular reader of the Department for News and Legislation of the “Ştefan Bănulescu” County Library of Slobozia, county of Ialomiţa.

Currently unemployed, he uses the library’s computers and the print and online news media to look for a job. He underwent bad experiences regarding deprivation of liberty, was…


Added by Cornelia Popescu on May 5, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Get online week 2014 Romania - Coder Dojo story at telecentre Lugoj

Coder Dojo story

This story is written by Verba Valentina,  student in 8th grade, Secondary School No. 4 Lugoj.

Among all activities in which students, and not only, may participate, Coder…


Added by Cornelia Popescu on May 5, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Why digital inclusion matters: a smile regained (GOW2014 Romania)

Searching a smile that was lost

Once upon a time there was a smiling wife, mother of five children and grandmother of a cute little girl. Although neither her nor her husband ever had a  full-time job, they managed to get by trhough working in the field and in the household. Their…


Added by Cornelia Popescu on May 5, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

European Youth Award - A unique chance for digital social changemakers!

The European Youth Award (EYA) is an annual competition for digital and social innovators under 30. 

This pan-European contest tracks and connects outstanding e-content developers and social entrepreneurs by selecting and promoting the best projects such as websites, mobile applications and online campaigns that are contributing to the achievement…


Added by Birgit Kolb on May 2, 2014 at 13:46 — No Comments

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