December 2008 Blogposts (45)

We all are second generation telecentre activists - don't you know?

The first telecentres were founded 15 years ago in Centre Europe. Most of the founders play a significant role in the Centre European and worldwide telecentre movement up to this day.

Let's seek them to know who they are, what did they do for the telecentres in the past and what are they doing for us right now.

Added by Klara Nemeskeri on December 21, 2008 at 19:34 — 5 Comments

Telecentre-Europe workshop report

Telecentre Europe - Workshop Report.doc

Hi all
please see attached the workshop report from Vienna.
Sorry it has taken so long for me to write up, but i wanted to do it justice. Please feel free to comment, or correct any errors and apologies to Hans(?) for whom I dont have full contact details.
many thanks

Added by Ian Clifford on December 19, 2008 at 18:15 — No Comments

Telecentre Europe Launch publication

Hi all

please see Telecentre-Europe Launch Brochure that was printed for the launch in Vienna. As well as explaining some of the backround and aims of the network it profiles some of the members of the network. We would like to continue to expand and develop our knowledge of our network, and gather more profiles. If you are not featured here and manage a newtork of telecentres in Europe please… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on December 17, 2008 at 21:11 — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe .... we were the last to leave the conference ....

Indeed we were the last ones to leave!!! Telecentre-Europe organised the workshop "What's next for the 292,000,000?" at the end of the eInclusion conference in Vienna. We had some very, very interesting discussions and we were struggling to finish on time with what we thought was really the most important theme of the conferenece: what will we have to do in order to ensure that all those who are not connected today get a real opportunity to participate in our knowledge… Continue

Added by Gabi Barna on December 4, 2008 at 11:48 — 3 Comments

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard in Vienna

Hi all

it is completely inspiring to see the MASSIVE amount of work that has been done over the last few days by our dedicated team of bloggers, web reporters, and the team on the stand. I am completely in awe of what you have done. The impact of our presence was significant and I had a number of people come and tell me that we were the "discovery" that they had hoped they would find in Vienna. This was EXACTLY what we had hoped to achieve, but it was far, far better than we had… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on December 3, 2008 at 17:27 — 4 Comments

Europe of migration, Europe of inclusion

In this workshop we had the intervention of:

- Stefano Kluzer

- Ed Klute

- Lora Pappas

- Andrea Cortinois

- Pedro Aguilera

They all tried to explain how important is the relation between migration and inclusion. Nowadays migration is a really important phenomenon in our societies and we have to deal with it. It´hasn´t to be a bad phenomenom. We have to learn how to plan our actions so we can benefit from it.

We had the opportunity of taking… Continue

Added by patricia fernandez castro on December 3, 2008 at 13:59 — No Comments

We are back home...but it´s not finished

The Conference has finished. We are all back home but it´s not finished. We´ve learnt lots of things. We knew lots of projects and people who look for the same aim as us: inclusion. We´ve realized that we have to continue working. The young reporters have made a big effort and they won´t forget this experience. But we have to continue working and developing... This conference must continue in time...

Added by patricia fernandez castro on December 3, 2008 at 13:36 — No Comments


Web reporters are safely home. e-Inclusion? A tremendously exciting experience! Unique, first hand encounter with policy makers and ordinary (or perhaps extra-ordinary) folk who make e-Inclusion happen. Many thanks to Nick Batey, who invited us! What a priviledge! Great work done by Gabi and Ian and Telecentre Europe team. Excellent support from Sylvie and Melissa! Lize, what would this have been withouth your encouraging friendship?! Our Polish,… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 3, 2008 at 9:00 — 3 Comments

telecentre-europe workshop "what next for the 292 million offline europeans"

The workshop was organized by telecentre-europe and when I came in I saw many known faces of people that are already member of telecentre-europe, but there were some new faces from Sweden, China, Israel, Croatia and Portugal.

Ian Clifford, co-chair of telecentre-europe was leading the session and first showed a video that was also showed during the telecentre-europe launch yesterday:… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on December 2, 2008 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Nick Batey bites the bullet

It's time for a quick conclusion. I believe e-Inclusion conference had a legitimate focus on e-Government, disability, and ageing well issues. By default, that made the event a pretty conservative one, aimed at taking stock and consolidating rather than attempting to move things forward. But sometimes strange ideas can be more useful than straight ideas. As such, the conference may have missed out on a very important and stimulating… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 2, 2008 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Gendering e-Inclusion

The session I attended this morning (with my wife, who joined me for the day) was thought-provoking. Femke Snelting, Belgium artist, took a fresh look at gender issues relating to ICT skills. Her research shows considerable (political) inequality between men and women in this regard. I will quote her only on women blogging, because I think it offers an interesting window into the heart of the problem. Femke found that 46% of bloggers were women. However, in terms of influence only about 16%… Continue

Added by Adrian Popa on December 2, 2008 at 13:00 — No Comments

Interview of Malena and Cris from Spain with Simay Kardes and Bora Caldu from Turkey

We were very pleased to meet both of them. We knew more about their organisations. They take part in YOUTH ASSOCIATION FOR HABITAT.

They explained three different projects of its entity:

- Bridging Digital Divide: they promote usage of ITC capacities in young people

- MYTECC: it takes part in 8 different countries and its aim is to support young articipants ITC capacities.

- T- GAG: where young people can change information, videos, fotos, projects…

We… Continue

Added by malena ortiz on December 2, 2008 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

lehar 1 ( 15:10 1.12.2008r.)

It was presented the project, which is named Mira Media.

The representative of this project talk about good practice, which can be embedded within local socio-economic context.

For example:

-Media centres

-virtual museum

-radio and television

Furthermore he give example of ICT jobs opportunities in mini culture. It could be:

-digi-help services

-young skilled ICT workers

I think that it's important to do something like this and… Continue

Added by Sebastian on December 2, 2008 at 11:06 — No Comments

e-Accessibility : A dummy's guide to web accesibility

I thought that is good to look into matter from different points of view. I’m not keen on technological items, but I want to be open-mind person.

Standardization of web accessibility is one way to resolve e-Inclusion. This issue is most significant for disabled. Barrier of using electronic devices adjusted only for healthy people is for disabled impossible to cross.

How to change this… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

The economics of e-Inclusion, 01.11.2008

I went to the conference about economics of e-Inclusion because I’m studying economy and I’m interested in it.

What can I say after this event… I’m highly disappointed about it. I thought there would be more issues connected with macroeconomic aspects of e-inclusion. I mean how digital illiteracy influences countries income (GDP - Gross Domestic Product,… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 10:47 — 2 Comments

POLISH team bloggers - selected scenes.

Let's start from the beginning...

Warsaw, we are waiting for a bus to get to the airport.…


Added by Andrzej Naliwajko on December 2, 2008 at 9:00 — No Comments

Sri Lanka to chair UNESCAP’s ICT Committee

Secretary to the President H.E. the President of Sri Lanka Mr. Lalith Weeratunga has been unanimously elected by ESCAP to chair its Committee on Information and Communication Technology.

The election took place at the ESCAP- the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - meeting in Bangkok which opened onTuesday (18), bringing together ICT experts from governments, academia, UN and other international agencies and the private sector.

“Sri Lanka’s unanimous… Continue

Added by S Gavashkar on December 2, 2008 at 4:30 — No Comments

Expo at E-Inclusion Conference

During E-Inclusion Ministerial Debate bloggers also could watch what participating organizations, foundations, companies, etc. prepared and exposed on their stands.


To air my views, everyone made a good joboutstanding and creative ideas how achieve e-inclusion.

It would take too long to write about everyone, so in my own private competition which is very subjective of course, for the most amazing ITC device/service… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 1:30 — No Comments

Closing Plenary

“As simple as possible for as many as possible, for an e-government for citizens and business”

said Mr Henrik Hansson , Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden. This sentence shows in what way should go ITC development and how make e-inclusion come true.

In summary, exchanging knowledge, cooperation and partnership, new ideas, meeting people’s demands, ICT development and just making things easier – all together… Continue

Added by Aneta Hryszko on December 2, 2008 at 1:00 — No Comments

Telecentre-europe launched!

The big moment finally arrived! At 16:00 our booth in Vienna was literally overwhelmed with people that were curious to find out what telecentre-europe is about.

Ian Clifford, our hard working co-chair, opened the 'ceremony' introducing the video he had assembled himself and hopefully - Ian said - "it will help you to understand why we are so passionate about what we do".…


Added by Lize De Clercq on December 1, 2008 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

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