Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition: Seven more national coalitions

Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition: Seven more national coalitions

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is growing, and these developments should be positive for all stakeholders in the digital skills community. In March, during Get Online Week, there were successful launches by the Latvian Coalition E-prasmju partrnerība (E-skills partnership) in Riga and the Lithuanian National Digital Coalition. The Romanian National Coalition SKILLS 4IT was......
News from the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

News from the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was launched on December 1st, and Telecentre Europe, part of the Secretariat running the coalition, is focused on supporting and forming National Coalitions. There are many ongoing developments, so how can you follow them? Follow the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition on Twitter and Facebook. The former eSkills EU......
Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition launch event

Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition launch event

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (#DSJCoalition) was launched in Brussels on December 1st. Vice President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Guenther Oettinger led the launch. The Member’s Charter serving as a guide to bridging the digital skill gap was unveiled. Winners of the first ever Digital Skills awards were announced at the event. Telecentre Europe members......
Towards a network of National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs

Towards a network of National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs

Following the meeting of national and local coalitions for digital skills and jobs in Rome in 2014 and the Digital Assembly in Riga (June 2015), the European Commission organised a new workshop to bring together existing coalitions and initiatives that are under formation. The purpose of the workshop was to take stock of the progress......
Digital Single Market Strategy (TE's position paper)

Digital Single Market Strategy (TE’s position paper)

Updated March 14, 2016 This paper presents Telecentre Europe’s position on Digital Single Market Strategy. Key messages: Europeans should be considered not only as consumers, but as digitally-active producers, workers and citizens. Development of e-government services should go hand-in-hand with development of skills. Entrepreneurs and micro, small & medium-size enterprise (SME) owners need up-to-date digital......
Portuguese Coalition for Digital Jobs Launched

Portuguese Coalition for Digital Jobs Launched

Following the launch of 4 new national coalitions last week, Telecentre Europe’s member in Portugal Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) has just kicked-off the Portuguese Coalition for Digital Jobs (PC4DJ) consisting of 18 organisations from the public and private sector. Today a National Strategy and Action Plan for Digital Jobs will be presented together with the......
International e-Facilitator Summer School on June 22-28!

International e-Facilitator Summer School on June 22-28!

Croatian member Telecentar is organising International e-Facilitator Summer School in Rovinj next week, on June 22-28. The school will welcome both e-Facilitators and project coordinators and will offer two learning tracks for each. Telecentar’s e-Facilitator Summer School is supported by Telecentre Europe. An e-Facilitator is a member of educational staff for ICT competences working in telecentres, a person......
Partners meet to discuss project progress and global vision for jobs in Lisbon

Partners meet to discuss project progress and global vision for jobs in Lisbon

24.04.2015 Lisbon The FIT4JOBS partners team met in Lisbon on April 20-22 to discuss the milestones reached so far in this European Commission funded project that replicates the employer-led training model pioneered by the Irish FIT Ltd (Fast Track to IT) across five additional European countries: Greece, Portugal, Spain, Latvia and Lithuania. The project also shows how the Grand Coalition for......
New Toolkit for National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs

New Toolkit for National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs

National and Local Coalitions are multi-stakeholder partnerships which aim to promote and implement the objectives of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in each Member State. Telecentre Europe is one of the organisations forming part of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Secretariat. Many of our members are active in the area of teaching digital skills and......
To solve the skills gap, involvement of employers is key

To solve the skills gap, involvement of employers is key

By Masha Tarle The unemployment rate may be high but, unsurprisingly, employment opportunities demanding IT skills abound. The mismatch between the skills on offer and those in demand, also referred to as the ‘ skills-gap’  was tackled by the European Commission in 2013 when it called for organisations such as private companies but also non-profits and even governments......