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The Get Online Week 2013 report is here!

As many of you already know, the focus of the Get Online Week (GOW) in 2013 ( March 18-24th) was on youth.

During the GOW 2013, our active network of national Get Online Week campaign partners joined efforts with ICT companies and public authorities and organised a range of activities in both urban and rural areas to empower young people to use technology. A big thank you to our partners who made this possible and who helped us compile the experiences form their countries for this report!

For more information on the activities in each of the participating countries, the story of the inititative and the impressive Campaign numbers, please download the full report here.

 

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Press Release: GET ONLINE WEEK 2013 HELPS THOUSANDS OF EUROPEANS TO OVERCOME THE E-SKILLS GAP

Brussels, BELGIUM | 17 APRIL 2013

Nearly half of the European labour force (47%) [1] is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in today’s labour market, while the demand for employees with ICT skills is growing considerably, by around 3% a year [2]. By 2015, 900.000 ICT job vacancies are forecasted to remain unfilled [3].

The Europe-wide Get Online Week campaign, organized in 26 countries between 18 and 24 March 2013, highlighted the essential role ICT skills play in today’s society and focused on encouraging young people to take up a career in ICT.

The Get Online Week campaign was organized for the fourth time by Telecentre-Europe, a Pan-European Association that represents 37 local network organizations operating across 27 countries and supported by the Get Online Week Alliance – formed by Accenture, Liberty Global and Microsoft.

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Social Networks seminar for seniors during GOW2013 in Lithuania

GOW13-Lithuania_11HOn the 21st of March, a group of the M.Čobotas Third Age University (MČTAU) students-seniors took part in the seminar “What should we know about social networks?”, as one of the many activities of Get Online Week 2013 in Lithuania. It was arranged by Langas į ateitį and the telecommunication company TEO.

Seniors in social networks

Many of us seniors use the Internet as a source of knowledge and information, but we are still shy to enter social networks or use numerous useful services on the Internet. This seminar has changed our imagination that social networks are used only by young people, as we found out that there are Facebook and other social networks lovers among seniors as well.

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Get Online Week 2013: initial results

Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys.

Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the massive effort done by its partners during Get Online Week 2013 and its astonishing outcomes. In just one week, the European ICT learning centres, libraries, schools, etc. have changed the lives of so many people and proved once more why they are at the frontline of digital empowerment and inclusion.

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Analysis of the first 50.000 Get Online Week 2013 survey participants

GOW13_Stats-50000HGIn the early afternoon today, the number of GOW 2013 survey participants reached 50.000 ! A good figure to extract some statistics and tell you more about the #GOW2013 participants and their internet and computer usage habits.

Demographics

From all participants, 57 % are female, so girls and women seem to be more interested in internet activities and learning digital skills.

For this year, young people are among the target groups of GOW 2013  – and YES! – 57% of our participants are younger than 24.

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Press Release: MALTA CELEBRATES GET ONLINE WEEK 2013

La Valetta, MALTA | 21 MARCH 2013

Malta-CEO_logoHThe Malta Communications Authority (‘MCA’) and 19 Community Training and Learning Centres (CTLCs) across Malta and Gozo are this week celebrating the Get Online Week 2013 (‘GOW2013’). 

The ‘GOW’ is a pan European initiative organised by Telecentre-Europe across 30 countries with the involvement of over 10,000 ICT learning centres (also known as telecentres) which is aimed at helping more people to go digital and start using ICTs as part of their everyday life.

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GOW2013: Digital inclusion in Macedonia

GOW13-Macedonia_05HToday, Open the Windows held a round table on Digital Inclusion in Macedonia at the Porta hotel in Skopje.

The round table, organized within the Get Online Week campaign, gathered representatives of the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA), Faculty of Information Science and Computer Engineering, the Metamorphosis Foundation, educational institutions, civil organizations, schools and individuals with disabilities.

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Press Release: ALL EUROPEANS MUST BE ON THE WEB

Copenhagen, DENMARK | 20 MARCH 2013

GOW13-Denmark_cartoonHGThis week more than 200 data lounges, libraries and education associations across the entire country will be ready to do a special effort to bring as many Danes as possible on the digital band wagon.

The occasion is the joint European campaign Get Online Week, which takes place from 18th – 24th of March. During the week, an extraordinary effort will be made to help those people, who are not online yet. The EU commission supports the campaign.

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