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Staff exchanges - call for applications (2nd round)

Dear all,

We are proud to officially launch the second round of call for proposals on staff exchanges for the member organizations of our network!

This initiative responds to a real need of the European telecentres movement identified by TE members – knowledge sharing and provides a maximum grant of 850,00 Euro to each successful application.

Working and consultation space has been especially created on… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on October 22, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

Photo Contest - Telecentre.org

Telecentre.org is organizing the FIRST PHOTO CONTEST!

Photos make up a major form of content at the telecentre.org website. And because photos have a story of their own to tell, telecentre.org is organizing the very first photo contest in the English website.

The contest will run from August 17 to September 17, 2009.

As with the recently concluded blog contest, the telecentre.org team hopes to encourage and inspire… Continue

Added by Laia Fauró Gual on September 1, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Building Partnership through Networks

A midnight scene of vibrant, lively streets was my first encountering with Gijon and it said it all: I had come to a city with non-stop celebration of life where citizens spend much of their time in numerous splendid open cafes and restaurants. This authentic leasure-luring environment almost made me think I was the only visitor who had come there for work purposes.

Prior to my trip, my knowledge of the northwest Spain was rather… Continue

Added by Laura Grineviciute on September 1, 2009 at 6:30 — 3 Comments

Facebook more popular than E-Mail

Nielsen Online, an Internet marketing research company publish at 9th March 2009 a report which shows that "social networking" sites are the four the most popular Internet activity, more popular than a personal e-mail.

From their research for markets in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Swiss, UK and USA you can read that personal e-mail use 65,1% of people that surf the Web, and 66,8% use… Continue

Added by Pawel Makowiecki on March 11, 2009 at 6:30 — 1 Comment

New Abilitynet POdcast

Available for free from


Contents for March:

Part 2 of interview on mobile phone accessibility research

Windows 7 features

Tips on how to customise your technology for your own use

News roundup from across the internet

Events for your diary

A full transcript of the podcast is at… Continue

Added by David Banes on March 16, 2009 at 21:48 — No Comments

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


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!!




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.…


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.


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

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