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Press Release: LIBERTY GLOBAL HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE TO MANAGE THEIR DIGITAL IDENTITY

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS | 19 MARCH 2013

GOW13_LG_PromotingDigitalSocietyGLiberty Global, Inc. (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), the leading international cable company, has joined forces with Microsoft and Accenture to support Get Online Week (GOW2013) and empower young people to develop a secure and responsible digital identity.

This year’s Get Online Week, an annual campaign organized by Telecentre-Europe, not only focuses on bringing first-time users online, but has a strong focus on educating young people to manage their digital identity and online reputation. This is becoming increasingly important for young people to realize when applying for universities or jobs.

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Get Online Week in Guadalinfo (Andalusia, Spain)

GOW13-Spain_GuadalinfoHGuadalinfo has made its Get Online Week 2013 program available to its 756 centers across the region of Andalusia, where workshops and courses related to new employment will be held.

The training itinerary that has been organized throughout the week includes courses that teach people to take a maximum advantage of their smartphone, also called e-learning.

The courses will also explain the alternatives offered by the labor market, how one’s training can be improved, how to take advantage of professional social networks for job search, how to work on the design of a professional profile with 2.0 tools. Continue reading >>

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Press Release: 111 SWEDISH ORGANIZATIONS WILL HELP BOLSTER INTEREST IN THE INTERNET

Stockholm, SWEDEN | 18 MARCH 2013

GOW13-Sweden_pins3HToday marks the start of Get Online Week – a European campaign to help more people discover the possibilities offered by the Internet. Behind the campaign is Telecentre-Europe – an organization that represents organizations that work to increase digital inclusion in Europe.

The Swedish IT Minister, Anna-Karin Hatt, will participate in Get Online Week by visiting Alby Library’s training course operation on Wednesday, March 20. During her visit, the IT Minister will meet course participants who are testing some of the possibilities offered by the Internet.

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Get Online Week 2013 has started!

GOW13_bannerHOn March 18th at 00:00 CET the Get Online Week 2013 (#GOW2013) campaign counter was set to zero. In a joined effort to empower people to use technology to find a job or get more out of life, thousands of Europeans will be reached during the Pan-European campaign that will end on March 24th, at 24h CET.

Together with public authorithies & ICT companies, national campaign partners from almost 30 countries are organizing a whole week of exciting events, training sessions and competitions, taking place in approximately 10.000 European ICT learning centres (also known as telecentres) at public libraries, schools & municipal organisations, located in both urban and rural areas.

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Press Release: EUROPE-WIDE GET ONLINE WEEK WILL DIGITALLY EMPOWER THOUSANDS OF EUROPEANS

Brussels, BELGIUM | 18 MARCH 2013

GOW13_bannerHWhile the demand for employees with ICT skills is growing by around 3% a year[1], nearly half of the European labour force (47%)[2] is not confident their computer and internet skills are sufficient in today’s labour market. To highlight the essential role ICT skills play in today’s society, the Europe-wide campaign “Get Online Week” (www.getonlineweek.eu), is taking place between 18 and 24 March 2013, with a focus on encouraging young people to take up a career in ICT.

Get Online Week 2013 (GOW2013) will take place in approximately 10.000 European ICT learning centres (also known as telecentres) at public libraries, schools & municipal organisations, located in both urban and rural areas. National ICT learning networks from almost 30 countries have joined efforts with ICT companies & public authorities to empower people to use technology to find a job or get more out of life. Together, they aim to reach thousands of Europeans.

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GOW2013 partner for Belarus: Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs

Belarus-BELAU_logoHAlready a partner for GOW2012the Republican Public Organization “Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs” (RPO “BelAU”) is again the national partner for GOW2013.

Local partnership

The association will involve 4 ICT learning centres at NGOs, private organisations and schools: at its own premises at RPO “BelAU”, at the Branch of the Russian State Social University in Minsk, at the UNESCO Club “Our Time” (Gomel region) and at the «Gymnasia №2 Vawkavysk» (Grodno region). They also partnered with the Education Department of the Gomel Region.

They expect to reach about 1.000 people during the campaign’s week.

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Video: “What most schools don’t teach”

GOW13_video_Code.orgHThis video was made by code.org, a campaign in the US that wants to encourage youngsters to take up lessons in programming. Very inspiring and can be used during the GOW2013 campaign to encourage young people to take up a career in computing!

Starring Bill Gates (Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), but also female role models like Vanessa Hurst (Girl Develop IT) & Ruchi Sanghvi (Dropbox).

 

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“Web Marathon” & visit of the Prime Minister at the #GOW2013 warm-up in Belgium

GOW13-Belgium_01HGOn International’s Women’s Day, March 8th, our Belgian partner Interface3 organized a Web Marathon as a warm-up event for the European Get Online Week campaign 2013. The event  receive wide national media attention due to the presence of the Belgian Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, State Secretary for Social Integration, Maggie De Block and Emir Kir, Mayor of St Josse, the municipality in Brussels where Interface3 is located.

During the visit, meetings took place with the students from the “Helpdesk” and “Bilingual Office Executive courses, followed by a presentation of the 6 websites that were developed during the Web Marathon by the soon-to-be-webmasters students.

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GOW2013 partner for Belgium: Interface3

Belgium-Interface3_logo2HAlready a partner for GOW2012 &  GOW2011, Interface3 is again the Belgian national partner for Get Online Week 2013.

As a warm-up event for GOW2013, Interface3 will organize a ‘Webmarathon’ on International’s Women’s Day March 8th. a ‘Webmarathon’. The event is expected to receive wide national media attention due to the visit of the Belgian Prime Minister and State Secretary for Social Integration.

Contact: Ms. Laure Lemaire, Director

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Young Volunteers in Russia Teach Digital Skills to Their Families and Neighbors

As a preparation for Get Online Week 2013, which this year focuses on youth, former Tvoy Kurs responsible Ekaterina Fedotova has published a series of stories of the Teach Your Family campaign (2012) that illustrate how Russian youngsters between 12-17 have been empowered by providing digital literacy courses for those with little access to ICT training.

The project involved around 1.000 schoolchildren who, with the encouragement and support from school teachers and using materials developed by Tvoy Kurs, volunteered to help their family members, neighbors, and friends with their online journeys.

Just read the wonderful stories of Nika Nikiforova (12), Angelina Bagriy (14), Timur Ibadov (13), Maksim Klevtsov (17), Anastasia Sokolova (14) and Ilya Malyshkin (17), all young people that got excited about volunteering and helped their family members, neighbors & friends overcome their fear of computers and make their first steps in the digital world.

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