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GOW 2016 report is out! Over 12,000 unemployed and 79,000 young people involved

This year Telecentre Europe’s flagship campaign Get Online Week reached 122,000 Europeans across 27 countries. From all those involved in campaign activities, around 79,000 were young people and 12,000 were unemployed. A record number of 29 campaign partners organised more than 5,100 various activities and promoted the campaign in their countries.

Have a look at the final report online:

Click here to download the PDF report!

Click here to view the wrap up infographic!

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Get Online Week: A concept to be adapted in the U.S.

Just a few days after the seventh edition of the European Get Online Week, the campaign has been featured by an independent research and policy institution Brookings from the U.S. In his article 

A piece titled Why the U.S. needs its own Get Online Week presents the success of this year’s campaign in some European countries and calls on paying more attention to digital issues in the U.S.

Given the common set of digital use issues on both sides of the Atlantic, the U.S. has much to learn from what is now an extensive track record of success for Get Online Week, says Stuart N. Brotman.

The author thinks that the campaign model which promotes public-private partnerships should be adapted by states and metropolitan areas in his home country. Stuart N. Brotman points out that today when we speak about digital gap, we speak about the gap in digital literacy, skills, and trust. Hence, it is crucial to start local conversations about the possibilities of the Internet and tech, but also cyber threats. An initiative such as the Get Online Week could be the occasion and the means to do that.

Why the U.S. needs its own Get Online Week by Stuart N. Brotman, on 31 May. Published in Brookings under TechTank, a section that focuses on new developments in science and technology policy and how they affect health care, education, economic development, innovation, and governance.

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European Get Online Week 2016: being confident, being digital

The seventh edition of the European Get Online Week (GOW) to digitally empower and employ people was celebrated on 14-20 March this year. With a record number of 29 campaign partners involved in 27 countries, the campaign proved again the necessity to raise awareness about ICT competence and the importance to see every European digitally savvy. Cisco and Liberty Global financially supported the campaign which was also endorsed by some of the European Commissioners.

Supported by tech companies and endorsed by the European Commission

The Digital Champion of the Netherlands Tineke Netelenbos said that “the Get Online Week is an excellent moment in Europe to collectively pay attention to enhancing eSkills”.

Digital Champion of the Netherlands Tineke Netelenbos Photo credits: Frank van Beek

Digital Champion of the Netherlands Tineke Netelenbos
Photo credits: Frank van Beek

The week-long initiative is organised by Telecentre Europe and its members every March since 2010. The Get Online Week was a major milestone of the eSkills for Jobs campaign from the European Commission. The new partnership with Cisco supported the national partners to tackle digital inclusion by teaching local communities basic IT knowledge using Networking Academy courses (www.netacad.com). Liberty Global has committed to supporting GOW and has been doing so each year since 2011, while Microsoft helped a part of national partners in local activities.

The European Commission increased support by endorsing the campaign on communication channels like blogs or social networks. European Commission’s Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip hosted a blogpost of Māra Jākobsone, chair of Telecentre Europe, on his official blog. “Europeans need the right skills to take part in the digital economy and get the full benefits from the Digital Single Market that we are building,” A. Ansip said in the blogpost. During the campaign launch event in Amsterdam on 4 March, Alexander Riedl, Deputy Head of Unit from DG Connect, emphasized the fact that the Commission has been partnering with Telecentre Europe to reach out to 100 million Europeans who still have no or very limited digital skills.

Events on trust and confidence online

As trust and confidence on the internet is becoming a more complex and hard to address issue, the campaign partners organised events to educate people about cyber-security, online identities, e-commerce, social media, and ICT tools to become confident Internet users.

Sundsvall municipality invited citizens to the E-service Fair to inform about available public services online. Photo: Sambruk

Sundsvall municipality invited citizens to the E-service Fair to inform about available public services online. Photo: Sambruk

Lithuanian partner Association Langas į Ateitį invited citizens to learn more about secure banking solutions and data privacy. Kids were given seminars on how to safely use the Internet. In Macedonia Open the Windows, in cooperation with the Directorate for Personal Data Protection, hosted a workshop in a high school where students were asked to formulate key recommendations for Internet safety.

In some Danish IT cafes senior age IT volunteers were teaching other hundred elderly people about e-commerce and the Internet safety. GOW partner in Latvia LIKTA organised a debate with ICT security experts from public, private and NGO sectors on the topic of security in digital world. E-service Fair took place in Sundsvall (Sweden) to inform citizens about different e-services the municipality has to offer.

Empowering young and unemployed

Europeans need the right skills to get the most out of the digital economy and digital single market. Thousands of events were organised to raise awareness about the skills gap and related employment opportunities.

Kids attending the RomeCup event on educational robotics in Rome

Kids attending the RomeCup event on educational robotics in Rome. Photo: Fondazione Mondo Digitale

Italian partners focused their efforts on training young people ICT and coding. In Parma in an event organised by ERVET students met and talked to digital experts such as digital content specialist, data analyst and food photographer who were promoting today’s ICT career possibilities. The first National Robotic Olympic Games were organised by Fondazione Mondo Digitale in Rome.

In Croatia Telecentar run a number of workshops on multimedia literacy and roundtable discussions to figure out how to boost young people’s employability. Web development course was organised for high school students by IAN Telecentre in Belgrade, among other events. Albanian Institute of Science introduced Skillage (www.skillage.eu/) and YouRock (http://yourock.jobs/) to young Albanians in high schools.

Campaign activities for young and unemployed in Portugal. Photo: Programa Escolhas

Campaign activities for young and unemployed in Portugal. Photo: Programa Escolhas

Spanish people in several regions joined workshops to learn about job search online and how to gain necessary skills for the job market. Spanish Association of Telecentre Networks held its 15th meeting of Telecentres featuring discussions on existing ICT initiatives and projects boosting employability and recently approved Digital Agenda of Galicia 2020.

 

Digital inclusion activities to teach basic ICT

Roma women followed 1 one-week workshop on digital storytelling in Brussels

Roma women followed one-week workshop on digital storytelling in Brussels. Photo: Maks vzw

A hundred million Europeans are still offline, therefore in some European countries digital inclusion is still very important. This is why Get Online Week continues to reach out to communities where internet is still a privilege.

Foundation EOS Romania organized a dedicated GOW campaign launch in Timișoara to draw attention to the opportunities and benefits of online learning and the importance of internet access for all. Brussels-based non-profit Maks vzw involved Roma origin women in a one-week workshop to learn digital storytelling as a means to speak about their housing and work problems as well as violence against women and social exclusion. In Lisbon a group of seniors took their first steps to use Skype. This session aimed to show the elderly a new way to connect with the world and stay in touch with their relatives faraway.

 

GOW 2016 on social media

#GOW16 has been (maybe more than ever) one of the trending topics on Twitter and Facebook in Europe, with endorsements from two vice-presidents of the Commission (Andrus Ansip and Kristalina Georgieva), Commissioner Günther Oettinger, DG Connect, Digital Champion of Netherlands, ICT industry, EURES, EPALE and other European organisations. Almost 1,400 total tweets were sent out reaching to an estimate 3 million. Telecentre Europe’s messages on Facebook reached more than 5,100 people and resulted in over 12,200 impressions just in one week.

Check Storify to see the highlights of conversations on Twitter!

 

Check publications about GOW 2016:

 

Note: Telecentre Europe is currently collecting data from its partners about the number of events and participants and will announce figures in the following weeks.

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Everyone’s online: A preview of Get Online Week 2016!

Get Online Week 2016 is in action: with a record number of countries and partners being involved thousands of events on digital skills, inclusion and jobs are taking place across Europe. As the Netherlands Digital Champion Tineke Netelenbos put it today, “…the Get Online Week is an excellent moment in Europe to collectively pay attention to enhancing eSkills”. Here’s an early preview of what has been going on in many countries in the first days of the campaign!

 

Albania

High schools from different districts of Albania are involved in this year’s Get Online Week campaign. Platforms such as Hp Life, Skillage and YouRock as well as social media networks were presented to students in the light of getting ready for digital jobs.

 

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8 Roma women are following 1 week workshop on digital storytelling organised by our Belgian member Maks vzw. Their stories are about social exclusion, violence against women, housing and work. The stories will be turned into video stories at the end of the campaign.

 

Croatia

Get Online Week coordinated by Telecentar in Croatia focused on roundtable discussions how to boost young people’s employability and skills through social projects in media literacy. The campaign will be used to launch a national survey on computer programming and coding as a key competence, in preparation for the implementation of the new school curriculum in Croatia.

 

Czech Republic

This week 30 Czech students “coded their future” for the first time at a coding workshop organised in the context of Code Your Future campaign sponsored by Microsoft. Students learnt how to create their first game using TouchDevelop and Kodu. It’s a great addition to ‪‎GOW16 events!

 

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Smart Hero Award is a competition organised by our German member Stiftung Digitale Chancen and Facebook.  Cucula – Refugees Company for Crafts and Design has been selected as a social design initiative to improve the situation of refugees in Germany. Young people with refugee status can learn craft skills in various design areas – especially in installation and furniture design – whilst also learning German and basic academic skills. In Dortmund the campaign is being coordinated by a group of students studying rehabilitation science at University of Dortmund. Various workshops are being run for vulnerable groups of the region.

 

Italy

In Foligno GOW activities have started with a Skillage.eu session for a group of high-school students organised by our member Associazione Centro Studi Città di Foligno. Ervet in Parma (Emilia Romagna) invited students at Istituto tecnico economico Melloni to meet temporary manager, digital content specialist, data analyst and food photographer – all new digital professions. The 3 day RomeCup 2016 with 30 workshops and labs on Educational Robotics addressed to young people takes place each year as part of European GOW. This year also the 1st National Robotic Olimpic Games will be promoted by the Ministry of Education and Research in collaboration with Fondazione Mondo Digitale.

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Latvia

12819234_1133225053368698_5281518340765620496_oMore than 300 libraries in Latvia organized events during ‎GOW16 to engage both young and senior people. The Latvian President, two Ministers, LIKTA President and some representatives of leading ICT companies attended the official opening of the campaign which was broadcast online and the media event took to the TV tower. ICT security experts from public, private and NGO sectors were invited to debate on the topic of security in digital world.

 

Lithuania

Lithuanian partner Association Langas į Ateitį invited citizens to learn more about secure banking and finances online. Kids got a chance to learn how to safely use the Internet while youngsters were creating their digital resumes on YouRock.jobs.

 

Macedonia

On March 14, Open the Windows (OtW) in cooperation with the Directorate for Personal Data Protection, held an inclusive workshop on Internet safety. The workshop was hosted by Nikola Karev high school. Students from three other high schools and the users of the Center for Assistive Technology attended the workshop to formulate key recommendations for Internet safety. OtW also held a conference “ICT and employment: necessity and opportunities” to draw attention to the demand of ICT professionals. This year Open the Windows is celebrating 10 years anniversary (video).

 

Portugal

In one Lisbon community a group of seniors took their first steps in using Skype. This session aimed to show the elderly a new way to connect with the world and stay in touch with their relatives faraway. In Portugal GOW this year is being promoted by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and Programas Escolhas.

 

Romania

Timisoara 16 10 03 119 LoResFoundation EOS Romania organized a dedicated Get Online Week campaign launch in Timișoara on March 10. Invited speakers talked about the opportunities and benefits of online learning and the importance of a universal access for all to ICT and the internet. A workshop followed to present an introductory course of Training the e-Trainers dedicated to telecentre trainers, library coordinators or teachers. The second event was the Web Accessibility Awards Gala, where EOS with other partners celebrated the accessibility efforts by public institutions to make their public information accessible to all citizens, including the blind. Over 50 participants enjoyed a day full of good and insightful presentations about the state of digital inclusion in Romania.

 

Serbia

Web development course was organised for high school students by IAN Telecentre. Best websites will be selected by the jury at the end of the campaign week!

 

Sweden

E-service Fair took place in Sundsvall to inform citizens about different e-services the municipality has to offer. Local public transportation company, a pharmacy, The Swedish Consumer Agency, a city library, Swedbank, audio book service provider and Health Care Guide all joined the fair.

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More GOW updates can be found on our Facebook page and Twitter and Unite-IT e-Inclusion platform. Follow the campaign this week using #GOW16!

For remaining activities in partner countries, please check ‘In Your Country’ section.

Check other interesting publications on GOW 2016:

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GOW 2016 launch in Amsterdam: Digital skills is a foundation but it doesn’t end there

Last week on 4 March an official launch event was held in Amsterdam to mark the start of the seventh European Get Online Week. Invited guest speakers from the European Commission and the industry shared their views on the progress and solutions of empowering Europeans with digital skills.

Mara Jakobsone, Chair of Telecentre Europe, opened the event by reflecting on her organisation’s LIKTA in Latvia commitment and contributions since the very first year in 2010.

Alexander Riedl (Deputy Head of Unit, DG Connect) from the European Commission joined the event via Skype. ‘It is surprising that in 2016 still 100 million Europeans have no or very limited digital skills,’ said A. Riedl. ‘Therefore Telecentre Europe has been a long-standing partner. The Commission has been spelling the gospel on how important digital skills are for the last few years. Neelie Kroes launched the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs; we have eSkills for Jobs to which Get Online Week contributes. We have also made sure that our funding programs such as the European Social Fund or Erasmus+ make digital skills a priority. This year the Commission will present a new Skills Agenda and digital skills will be an important part of its plan.’

Alexander Riedl from the European Commission

Alexander Riedl from the European Commission

A. Riedl also encouraged stakeholders to take action on the local level: ‘This is why Get Online Week is so important because this campaign achieves it. So every telecentre, every public library, every school, every co-working space should become a learning space for digital skills.’

This year’s campaign supporters Liberty Global and Cisco talked about why digital skills and inclusion is so important for the ICT industry. Piotr Pluta, Cisco Director Corporate Affairs EMEA, emphasized the new collaboration through Networking Academy (www.netacad.com) that will allow Telecentre partners to offer online learning courses on basic IT skills.

Piotr Pluta from Cisco Photo credits: Frank van Beek

Piotr Pluta from Cisco
Photo credits: Frank van Beek

Roy Sharon, Director CSR Liberty Global, presented how digital imagination could be the new approach to engage people in learning digital skills but also contributing with their knowledge to collective solutions and making social impact. ‘We also look at the ways how to make it exciting for young people to get involved and upscale and upskill their digital knowledge.’ R. Sharon continued: ‘For us it starts with skills as this is the foundation but it doesn’t end there. We give entrepreneurs the ability, the know-how, the platform to use those digital skills to address societal issues.’

Roy Sharon (Director CSR) from Liberty Global Photo credits: Frank van Beek

Roy Sharon (Director CSR) from Liberty Global
Photo credits: Frank van Beek

The Digital Champion of the Netherlands Tineke Netelenbos talked about activities in the country within the context of GOW. ‘Make IT Work’ is this year’s motto to motivate all those with basic ICT skills to practice their skills and learn new. So called Digital Aid Centres aim to provide digital training in over 500 locations during the week of 14-20 March.

Digital Champion of the Netherlands Tineke Netelenbos Photo credits: Frank van Beek

Digital Champion of the Netherlands Tineke Netelenbos
Photo credits: Frank van Beek

All information on activities is also published online (www.digitaalhulpplein.nl). Helpline will be available for those who do not have sufficient digital skills and prefer to get information via phone. ‘What we see is that people think they are digitally skilled. But at the end of the day they don’t have all the skills they need. During the Get Online Week 3 million Dutch households can be activated by ‘Make IT Work’ campaign,’ concluded Tineke Netelenbos.

At the end of the launch event Tineke Netelenbos handed over a Dutch advertorial to TE’s Chair Mara Jakobsone as a symbol of the GOW campaign in the Netherlands. GOW 2016 will be running from 14 to 20 March in at least 23 countries. Trust and confidence together with skills for digital jobs is at the core of this year’s campaign coordinated by Telecentre Europe with its 28 members.

Mara Jakobsone and Tineke Netelenbos Photo credits: Frank van Beek

Mara Jakobsone and Tineke Netelenbos
Photo credits: Frank van Beek

More photos of the event are available on Telecentre Europe’s Flickr account.

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The Netherlands Hosts an Official Launch of the Digital Empowerment Campaign Get Online Week 2016

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 3 March 2016

An official kick-off event will be held in Amsterdam on 4th March to mark the seventh edition of the European Get Online Week. Guest speakers from the European Commission, and campaign supporters Liberty Global and Cisco will present how they tackle the digital skills gap in Europe. From 14th to 20th March this year the digital empowerment campaign will encourage Europeans to use the Internet and technology safely and with confidence, improving their digital skills and job opportunities.

On 4th March at 1e Klas in Amsterdam Telecentre Europe organises the campaign launch event. Mara Jakobsone, Chair of Telecentre Europe, will open the event. Alexander Riedl (Deputy Head of Unit, DG Connect) from the European Commission will emphasize how campaigns such as the Get Online Week (GOW) can contribute to the digital economy and single market by empowering Europeans with right skills.

Roy Sharon (Director CSR) from Liberty Global and Piotr Pluta (Director Corporate Affairs EMEA) from Cisco will reflect on why the Get Online Week is an important initiative for the industry. The Digital Champion of the Netherlands Tineke Netelenbos will present eSkills related initiatives run in the Netherlands, including the Dutch plans for GOW 2016 run by ECP as part of the eSkills for Jobs Campaign. ECP – Platform for the information society has been a national Get Online Week campaign partner in the Netherlands since 2011.

Each year the GOW campaign is organised by Telecentre Europe, an NGO representing digital inclusion organisations across Europe. Managing Director Gabriel Rissola says: ‘Telecentre Europe is excited to launch this year’s GOW in Amsterdam, a smart-city known for its technology, innovation and high-quality education. A smart Europe generates new digital jobs and services, but we have to make sure no one is left behind and opportunities are equal for all. We run GOW to promote digital skills for jobs and inclusion, building people’s trust and confidence on using technology and the internet.’

‘Not everyone is up to speed when it comes to digital skills yet. A third of Europe’s workforce has low or no digital skills,’ said Grant & Campaigns Manager at Telecentre Europe Laurentiu Bunescu in his latest interview for EURES.

This year’s campaign activities will focus around two themes: trust and confidence, and digital jobs. GOW 2016 will feature more than 4 000 events run by 28 partners in 23 countries. Previous editions of the campaign have helped over 800 000 Europeans to gain relevant digital skills and improved their chances finding a job.

For the second year running the Get Online Week is also part of eSkills for Jobs campaign. GOW national partners will run special activities to target youth and unemployed to raise awareness about digital jobs and the set of skills required for these jobs. A new stakeholder platform I-LINC (www.i-linc.eu) will offer resources for boosting youth employability and entrepreneurship.

More information:www.getonlineweek.eu

TWITTER: @tc_europe #GOW16

National updates and photos will be posted on e-Inclusion network: www.unite-it.eu

Contact:
Mr. Laurentiu Bunescu, Campaign Manager
Ms. Ilona Griniute, Media and Communications

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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 gap and promote ICT jobs.

Addressing trust and confidence of Europeans’ ICT skills

Aimed at enabling more and more citizens to benefit of the increasingly advanced online services, Get Online Week will raise awareness about online identities, cyber-security, ICT skills and available tools so that European citizens become confident Internet users.

In Ireland a programme for marginalised citizens who may have limited access to the internet and computers (senior citizens, disabled people, members of the travelling community etc.) will invite participants to learn how to use the internet safely. The campaign in Czech Republic will promote digital literacy as a key to safer use of the internet and will turn attention to available tools such as IT Fitness test and e-learning courses prepared by the NCBI.

By far the most common question (and concern) in Sweden will be the e-identity: how to apply for it, how to use it and for which services, is it truly safe, etc. In Estonia thanks to the e-residency program people will hear about secure, high quality and attractive tools for several public online services.

In partnership with the association of Lithuanian banks a number of activities are planned: webinars on financial literacy and data privacy, e-banking services, direct meetings with experts in public libraries and schools.

In Italy a project by ERVET called Pane e Internet (PeI) has established networks of local actors devoted to digital competence and inclusion activities, coordinated by municipalities and based around local libraries, schools and other entities. PeI will organize digital culture events devoted to safe Internet and digital literacy courses with sessions on safe Internet.

Promoting digital careers and boosting youth employability

Get Online Week brings stakeholders together at national and local level to provide training and support to youth and unemployed towards digital careers.

Albanian Institute of Science will invite high school students from different districts of Albania to a presentation about digital jobs and platforms that offer training opportunities in online social networks. After the success of the coding workshop in GOW15, SDC (Germany) will again invite young pupils to learn coding. Digital inclusion will be a topic at a fair trade under the motto “Digital Media”. LIKTA in Latvia will target the youth on cyber-security, e-commerce skills and employability. Croatians will work on their media literacy through audio and video production in collaboration with student and public media.

The 3 day RomeCUP in Italy will feature 30 workshops and labs on educational robotics addressed to young people where 3,000 participants are expected. The first Robotic Olimpic Games promoted by the Ministry of Education and Research in collaboration with FMD will take place. Young people participating in the campaign in Poland will find out how to use social networks and other online services to build their professional image. Adults will find out where and how they can buy goods and services online, where they can get support and information on their rights.

ComNet Foundation in Hungary plans to organize a round table discussion with ICT experts, e.g. in coding, ICT teachers, system administrators, web designers, online marketing specialists, to promote coding and ICT careers.

Other similar activities will be organised in Denmark, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Cyprus, Portugal, Russia and Romania. Have a look at ‘In your country’ for more info about GOW 2016 activities in your country!

 

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European GOW 2016 to boost people’s ICT skills and to support them in getting digital jobs

European Get Online Week (or simply GOW) is 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 skills, job opportunities, and their overall quality of life.

Themes & activities

The campaign will be organised around two main interconnected themes:

2_confused_adults1. Trust and confidence – addressing key policy actions under the Digital Single Market. While all services are increasingly designed as digital by default and the need for public services online is really strong, more than 70% of Europeans worry about their online personal data. Aimed at enabling more and more citizens to benefit of the increasingly advanced online services, Get Online Week will raise awareness about online identities, cyber-security, ICT skills and available tools so that European citizens become confident Internet users.

piekary_slaskie_learning2. Digital jobs – as part of eSkills for Jobs. While 95% of Europe’s youth (age 16-24) are regular internet users, a significantly smaller figure shows those that are equipped with the necessary digital skills to get employed (53.3% according to Skillage). Every job in ICT creates 3 more jobs elsewhere in economy, and with high unemployment rates, these jobs are crucial. Moreover, a third of Europe’s workforce have low or no digital skills, while 90% of the jobs in the near future will need a digital skillset. Get Online Week brings stakeholders together at national and local level to provide training and support to youth and unemployed towards digital careers. It is also important that SMEs are well informed about relevant ICTs to become digital and to do so they first need to upgrade the digital skills of their employees.

The campaign takes place in 20+ European countries. A variety of non-formal education providers such as telecentres, libraries, community centres and non-for-profits are the ones who organise thousands of various activities in their communities throughout the campaign week. Informative and educative events about digital identities, online behaviour, online safety and data privacy will be on the spotlight this year. Everyone is welcome to participate in a range of events in their countries: from training activities, to testing own e-skills, to learning how to code, to gaining knowledge about data privacy online, to attending career events and workshops. It’s free and fun!

GOW since 2010

Since 2010, at least 60 organizations have been involved as national partners in 34 European countries. These organizations included between themselves over 15,000 community telecentres, reaching out to an estimated 800,000 Europeans (check GOW 2015 report here).

Part of eSkills for Jobs campaign

In 2016 GOW will be again one of the major milestones of eSkills for Jobs campaign from the European Commission. The activities will target youth and unemployed, being organized locally by telecentres, public employment services, youth organizations and SMEs, to raise awareness about digital jobs and the set of skills required for these jobs. Four Telecentre Europe members are supported to organize specific campaign activities in their countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, and Portugal).

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Next GOW edition on 14-20 March in 2016!

It is now confirmed that the next edition of European Get Online Week will be running from 14 to 20 of March next year. The campaign is organised by Telecentre Europe and a number of its members and corporate partners every year since 2010.

European GOW campaign aims at getting people online and digitally competent by introducing ever-changing benefits of using the Internet and many other ICT tools to the most vulnerable groups of society (the poor, seniors, the unemployed, migrants, women, etc.). Promoting ICT jobs for those unemployed and youngsters is another mission of GOW in order to tackle high unemployment rates in Europe.

Roughly 109,000 Europeans were involved in GOW 2015 this year participating in more than 4,000 events at national or local level, like trainings, seminars and workshops. From all those involved in campaign activities, around 60,000 were young people and 7,500 unemployed. Click here to view the wrap up infographic!

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Final GOW 2015 report: over 7,500 unemployed and 60,000 young people involved

Roughly 109,000 Europeans were involved in GOW 2015 this year participating in more than 4,000 events at national or local level, like trainings, seminars and workshops. From all those involved in campaign activities, around 60,000 were young people and 7,500 unemployed. Millions have been reached through media and social media channels across Europe also thanks to the support of EU policy makers and leaders to endorse the initiative online. Microsoft and Liberty Global continued their commitment as the main campaign sponsors.

Have a look at the final report online:

Since the first campaign in 2010, today GOW counts 160,000 first time Internet users, and over 12 million Europeans who have heard about the importance of e-skills and the great work done at telecentres.

Click here to view the wrap up infographic!

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