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My participation at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (day 1)

Some weeks ago, Una O’Sullivan invited Gabi Barna, Māra Jākobsone, Widad El Hanafi, Abeer Al-Mukhaini, Salwa Al-Jabri and myself to represent our NGO’s at the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. Unfortunately Gabi’s flight was cancelled, but Māra and myself are here as members… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on October 17, 2008 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

Shortlist for e-inclusion awards

This is the list of the finalists for the e-inclusion awards

I hope many of the organizations members of Telecentre-Europe are listed there

Added by Maria Garrido on October 15, 2008 at 17:44 — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe Metrics

We start some activities around "benchmarking process" of Telecentres in Europe.

- We promote using standard evaluation toolkit, that together with team from the University of Washington develop Maria Garrido.

- We kindly ask you… Continue

Added by Pawel Makowiecki on October 9, 2008 at 10:00 — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe: Executive Summary and Governance and Membership documents

The Steering Committee has been working over the last few months to develop the vision for the models of governance and membership for the network. Please see the attached documents as the outcome of those meetings and discussions. Please use this space as the opportunity to feedback on these documents, and the ideas and models held within them. This consultation period lasts for one month until the 7th November 2008. We will continue the development of the organisation that will represent… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on October 8, 2008 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Telecentre-Europe update: coming soon ... a public launch for the network!!!

Hello all

We hope that you have all had a good summer. We would like to give you a very short update on a number of exciting developments with the Telecentre-Europe network

1. The Steering Committee have met in June and September to develop the plans for the organisation, and the governance and network membership documents. These will all be published next week on the Ning website.

2. The Staff Exchange programme is being launched on Ning on 14 October… Continue

Added by Gabi Barna on October 6, 2008 at 12:44 — No Comments

The Educational Visit to Lithuania 2008 - 2nd day on Lithuania (18.09.2008) [free time]

EDVALDAS took us a very beautiful park called on Belmoncie. The images speak for themselves.…


Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on September 27, 2008 at 17:14 — No Comments

Telecentres - bunch of my general reflections...

The last two weeks were very intensive for me with travels and activities around telecentres. Two weeks ago Steering Committee meet in Timisoara, Romania to talk together with Akhtar (head of Community affairs in Microsoft) about our network and future cooperation with Microsoft. He was very impressed about work that we do in Europe, and huge amount of time and energy that community invest in it on voluntary… Continue

Added by Pawel Makowiecki on September 27, 2008 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

The Educational Visit to Lithuania 2008 - 2nd day on Lithuania (18.09.2008)

The alarm woke us up at 8 a.m. Girls were running around the room, everyone took a shower. LORETA called us telling us about a traffic jam. We left the Hostel following the map that LORETA send us earlier. Point A was where we slept, point B... Wait, what's point B? After reading the email I noticed that the map pointed to SONEX (W2F → Window to Future office). When we reached point B we could locate the street and our target building. After that we called Laura for directions. It turned out… Continue

Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on September 27, 2008 at 1:05 — No Comments

The Educational Visit to Lithuania 2008 - 1st day on Lithuania (17.09.2008)

Yesterday at 10:10 we left Bialystok. We went by train to Vilnius. Our object was visiting the Telecenter and meeting people who organize in Lithuania trainings similar to ours. We were going to see how people from the other country do what we do.

After a little exhausting ride on the train we suddenly noticed that the time zone has changed and our watches need to be adjusted plus one hour. Of course when the conductor told us the news, we had to pack in a hurry and to leave the train very… Continue

Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on September 25, 2008 at 9:30 — No Comments

Lithuania 18-19.09.2008 Hello! My name is Jolka . I would like to tell you about my first visit in Lithuania. I hope my words will visualize atmosphere during visiting Lithuania: ) When I saw Vilniu…

Lithuania 18-19.09.2008


My name is Jolka . I would like to tell you about my first visit in Lithuania. I hope my words will visualize atmosphere during visiting Lithuania: )

When I saw Vilnius for the first time I thought that it is very peaceful and beautiful town, also the most green city in Europe. It doesn’t look like a capital ,because streets are very clean ,air is fresh and clear. There’s no rush, no one is running ,there is no hurry. On every corner you can… Continue

Added by Jolka on September 23, 2008 at 1:06 — No Comments

Study visit in Vilnius - second day

Our study visit program included visits at RIAP’s – in Paluse and Visaginas. Of course in Lithuania is more this kind Internet access points (about 800). Project of RIAP is very similar to Ikonka@ which is provided in Poland.

In Paluse RIAP is localised in national park.

Another one RIAP which we have visited in Visagina is different than in Paluse. It is managed by workers of cultural centre. They are also planning to initiate basic computer literacy skills courses for… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on September 20, 2008 at 5:30 — No Comments

Call for articles - Mountain Forum Bulletin

The global Mountain Forum supports knowledge exchange by collecting and disseminating information on sustainable mountain development. It also fosters member interaction and supports advocacy and policy processes.

One channel is the 6-monthly MF Bulletin which focuses on key strategic themes of the Mountain Agenda. It is available on-line and distributed as hardcopy to members with poor internet access. For earlier editions see… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on September 19, 2008 at 15:32 — No Comments

Study visit in Vilnius - first day

Because of the invitation from the W2F (Window to the Future), we have visited place were they work. The purpose of our trip was get to know how this organisation was established, how it works and what kind activities it is providing.

Our visitation organizators prepared for us short but very concret presentation. W2F is different organisation than Socially Responsible Institute to a high degree. It was established by private companys, provided by idea ‘responsible… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on September 19, 2008 at 2:30 — No Comments

Same issues…different context: the tale of telecentres in Europe

When Trif Romina and Adrian Popa concluded the story of Jimbolia telecentre, I looked up to them and said – “most of those issues, I have heard in other parts of the world”. Yes - I have. Trif is the telecentre manager while Adrian is the Director Blythswood – NGO that runs the telecentre. They were talking to Gabi Barna and I about the telecentre and reflecting on how telecentre-europe network might be helpful to the telecentre.

Jimbolia telecentre started in 2006 – it is located at… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on September 16, 2008 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

When you light a burner… stay out of the way

Ahkar the Director of Microsoft Community Affairs reminded us that when you light a burner…stay out of the way or else you be burned. But protect the frame so it can glow stronger. This remark could easily pass for a topic in management – that’s how powerful it is. Ahktar was talking to the steering committee of telecentre europe about where the network should be heading in the next few months - out of an incubator into the real world.

Telecentre-europe had a rare opportunity to… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on September 14, 2008 at 3:30 — No Comments

Strengthing telecentre-europe network

I have been camped here in Timisoara at the invitation of the Gabi (Chair of telecentre-europe network steering committee) since Sept 11. We are discussing how to strengthen the network and facilitate concrete collaboration among telecentres in the region.

Ofcourse this site has demonstrated that people want to learn from each other -- but also indicated that more needs to be done. Telecentre practitioners need training curriculums, concrete services that communities can use, access… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on September 12, 2008 at 15:00 — No Comments

Telecentres Evaluation Toolkit

I remember, like on the first meeting of Telecentres in Europe during the workshop "eSkills for Employability" in 2007 in Barcelona, one of the most important issues which came up among people was benchmarking all projects.

We feel under our skin that among us there is a plenty of knowledge, ideas, experience but we didn't now even the right… Continue

Added by Pawel Makowiecki on September 9, 2008 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

eInclusion awards application on behalf of Telecentre-Europe

Please see attached the Telecentre-Europe application for the eInclusion Awards. Please feed back any comments to me by 10th Sept. The application will be submitted on the 11th Sept.
many thanks


Added by Ian Clifford on September 4, 2008 at 16:45 — 2 Comments

eInclusion Awards 2008

The European Commission has launched a call for projects and will recognize the best 35 e-Inclusion projects in Europe. The deadline for sending in your project proposal will be 12th September.

Please find below some basic information about this EC innitiative. This document is intended to encourage and support you to submit your project to the projects competition.

Could you be a European e-Inclusion… Continue

Added by Pawel Makowiecki on August 6, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

Telecentre Logo finalised

Hi all,

Please find the final Telecentre Europe logo attached. I hope many of you will start using it soon. Each and one of us can advocate and contribute to the visibility of this nascent network in Europe.


Added by Gabi Barna on July 24, 2008 at 10:10 — 1 Comment

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