In March this year, Telecentre Europe Network Manager Laurentiu Bunescu came to the Philippines for a five-day study visit. His primary objective was to learn from and share experiences with the Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet)
to possibly learn about strategic and operational aspects that will help identify strategies for addressing the challenges they face at Telecentre Europe .
In his five-page report
, Mr. Bunescu outlined his major observations of how PhilCeCNet operates, its organizational structure and future plans, noting particularly the multi-stakeholder involvement in the network which guarantees sustainability, the bottoms-up consultative approach in the formulation of the roadmap, and its having a charter in place.
Mr. Bunescu identified some aspects that can be replicated at Telecentre Europe and also proposed ways for adapting or implementing possible solutions to address operational issues and challenges.
The study visit also succeeded in fostering good relations between PhilCeCNet and Telecentre Europe, with both networks initially agreeing to carry out online communication and collaboration and to facilitate knowledge sharing among telecentres from the Philippines and Europe.
For a detailed account of the visit, check out Mr. Busnescu’s blogs in this site: Day 1
, Day 2
, Day 3
, Day 4
, Day 5
For photos of the visit, check out the album Philippine Study Visit