Europe

What will GOW 2016 be like this year?

What will GOW 2016 be like this year?

With the commitment of at least 27 campaign partners Telecentre Europe will be getting Europeans online and on jobs again. Digital empowerment campaign European GOW will mark its seventh edition this year on 14-20 March. Thousands of non-formal education providers will get busy organising various activities in their communities in order to reduce the skills......
Enabling European E-Participation (TE's policy position)

Enabling European E-Participation (TE’s policy position)

In an increasingly digitalized society, e-participation and e-citizenship are becoming key aspects of citizenship. Public finance healthcare and social services are all going online. The Internet is becoming the place to express our opinion, participate in the decisions that concern us, to raise a problem and find supporters for a cause. This paper comes at......
Europe - Latin America debate on new technologies and education

Europe – Latin America debate on new technologies and education

On November 13th, the Euroamérica Foundation organised together with the Bertelsmann an international conference on new technologies in education, in Europe and Latin America. The conference looked into opportunities for economic development, employment and social inclusion brought by education and enhanced by new technologies. The first round table debated on the new educational trends while......
It's time to register for European GOW 2016!

It’s time to register for European GOW 2016!

European Get Online Week (or simply GOW) is Telecentre Europe’s flagship initiative and a digital empowerment campaign run at libraries, community centres, schools and non-for-profits across Europe every March. Next year on 14-20th of March GOW will encourage Europeans to use the Internet and technology in a safe and confident way to improve their digital......

Digital Single Market Strategy could help boosting digital skills of Europeans

The Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe was presented on 6th May by VP Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger in front of EU officials and journalists at the European Commission. The event was also streamed online. With this strategy, the European Commission aims to ensure that the internal market in the digital world becomes a reality as......
Getting Europe online, the digital empowerment campaign

Getting Europe online, the digital empowerment campaign

This week, from March 23rd to 29th Telecentre Europe organises, together with partnering organisations, the 6th edition of the European Get Online Week (GOW). In 2015 the Campaign will see the involvement of 25 countries and directly target more than 50,000 Europeans.  Can we teach digital competence? At Telecentre Europe we believe we can. A variety of non-formal education providers such......
The Kodu Kup competition calls for changes in the European curriculum

The Kodu Kup competition calls for changes in the European curriculum

By Ilona Griniute The first European coding competition for pupils was officially launched on 29th April at Microsoft’s Innovation Center in Brussels. A collaborative initiative by European Schoolnet and Microsoft aims at challenging kids aged 6-16 to develop their own games using Kodu Game Lab tools while at the same time encouraging teachers to integrate......
YouRock: where young people meet employers

YouRock: where young people meet employers

by Ilona Griniute A surprising number of only 17% of youth under 24 use LinkedIn to showcase their professional achievements and search for jobs online. That is why the idea of creating a new platform for young Europeans aged 15-24 was born. The launch of YouRock YouRock employability website was launched in mid March and it......