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Day 5 - the Philippines study visit

Day 5 started with a morning meeting. Yvonne Garcia-Flores from Intel was very kind to accept Tess’s invitation to meet me and talk about how Intel is involved in PhilCecNet.



Intel chairs the committee on infrastructure, as part of the PhilCecNet’s executive council. What they do is to facilitate infrastructure solutions for eCentres, by connecting with various Telecommunications providers, identified as potential stakeholders of eCentres.

PhilCecNet also benefits of financial… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on March 17, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Stronger telecentre voice for the Asia-Pacific region

The Asia-Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN), a collaborative initiative of telecentre.org and the United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP), was officially launched at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok on 19 November 2008, during a side event of the First Session of the Committee on ICT of ESCAP.



The network will promote innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst Telecentre organizations in the Asia-Pacific region where Telecentres are… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on March 18, 2009 at 12:45 — No Comments

REVISED- European Commission: Embracing the future of social innovation 2010-2015

FINAL REVISED DOCUMENT



Consultation of Stakeholders and Member States



The ICT for Inclusion Unit of the European Commission is willing to discuss with stakeholders and Member States on future European initiatives for Digital Inclusion.



The questions in this paper aim to stimulate on ways to look at e-Inclusion as a driver for social and economic change in a context of economic downturn, capitalising on current activities and available… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on March 20, 2009 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Telecentre-Europe Overview now in TEN languages, and still more to come!

Hi all

please see below TEN documents that summarise Telecentre-Europe in English, French, Polish, Romainian, Swedish, Serbian, Dutch, Turkish, Spanish, and now Russian. We are developing more as time passes.



Many thanks to those who have translated these documents for us. If anyone is willing to translate into your native language please let us know, it will be most welcome!!

Ian



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Added by Ian Clifford on February 12, 2009 at 16:00 — 4 Comments

LLP Grundtvig application - Employability Toolkit

Hi all

please can I urge you to have a look at the outline proposal and comment or feed back over the next week. After that we will be limited in the changes we will be able to make. We will be looking to the network for dissemination of the product once it has been developed, and therefore it is really important that you feed in if you think it will be something that you will be interested in using.…



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Added by Ian Clifford on February 10, 2009 at 11:00 — No Comments

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 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

Delivering Assistive Technology Services across Europe without barriers : New Opportunities - New Options

AbilityNet will be delivering a free workshop atthe Vienna eInclusion conference on how to support disabled users through technology.



This workshop explores how new communication and collaboration tools are helping to deliver assistive technology services directly to disabled people. The use of such tools offers providers the opportunity to reach more people, regardless of location whilst reducing costs and environmental impact. AbilityNet has been delivering advice, assessments of… Continue

Added by David Banes on November 18, 2008 at 21:39 — No Comments

2.0 Web and V Conference of e-inclusion Spain

Last 5th, 6th and 7th November has been take place the V Meeting of e-inclusion for telecentre operators in Fundación Esplai, El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona)

The topic proposed for this V Meeting was: "Telecentro 2.0, community work," with the aim to discuss and reflect on how the telecentres could energise community, and how it contributes to the participation, how they are involved in local dynamics, and become an agent of development.… Continue

Added by Marta Mans on November 12, 2008 at 10:30 — No Comments

telecentre-europe members shortlisted for the eInclusion Awards!

Two of our community members are now among the medal winners of the European eInclusion Awards initiative launched by the European Commission!



Shortlisted applications

"Association Langas i ateiti" from Loreta Krizinauskiene and Edvaldas Baltrunas is shortlisted… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on October 24, 2008 at 12:00 — 13 Comments

My networking at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society

Now that i told you about the meetings, speeches and sessions [1] [2] I attended at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, I would like to tell you about the networking I did with some of the many interesting women present at the forum.



Widad El… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on October 18, 2008 at 23:30 — 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

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

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.

Gabi

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

European Commission launches the 2008 European eInclusion Awards

The European Commission has just launched the first ever European eInclusion Awards, which will celebrate the best and most imaginative uses of ICT to reduce digital and social exclusion.



The awards are open to organisations in the public, business and voluntary sector or civil society.



There are seven competition categories: Ageing Well; Marginalised Young People; Geographic Inclusion; Cultural Diversity; Digital Literacy; e-Accessibility and Inclusive Public… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on May 29, 2008 at 13:28 — 2 Comments

Is the Personal Computer sustainable in the long term?

This post is an opinion piece intended for publication outside of ning, but I wanted your views first

cheers



Ian

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With the benefit of hindsight with the automotive industry, many argue that we should have found ways of limiting the number of cars manufactured, or that more resource should have been spent on communal transport. There is a slowly increasing awareness of our carbon footprint, and it is currently… Continue

Added by Ian Clifford on May 26, 2008 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

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