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Get Online Day 2010
1-7 March 2010

IAN Telecentar joined the Telecentre-Europe action planning to celebrate the eSkills Week 2010 through a pan-European initiative focused to bring people online in all European countries. The initiative called Get Online Day will be coordinated by Telecentre-Europe and implemented with the assistance of national partners through telecentres. participated in the Telecentre-Europe Summit 2009 from 14 to 15 of October in Istanbul, Turkey. The summit brought together around 90 leaders from NGOs, public and corporate sector as well as the European Commission around the challenges of broadening the information society to almost 300 million Europeans excluded today. The event had a number of high-level keynote speakers, and this was an opportunity for telecentre leaders and activists to meet, exchange experiences and shape the future plans for the network. Fundamental themes & barriers that determine e-inclusion and the success of NGOs working in this area were tackled. Several NGOs presented initiatives on these topics already running successfully around Europe that will now likely grow to other countries.

The e-Skills Week campaign aims to raise awareness of the growing demand of highly skilled ICT practitioners and users within the industry. Telecentre-Europe is already a stakeholder in the eSkills Week Campaign , coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet.

AIMS

  • To bring people online (focus on the offline Europeans , those who have never accessed internet before)
  • To raise awareness with the press and the stakeholders of digital inclusion benefits
  • To promote and increase usage of telecentres across Europe
  • To demonstrate telecentres eInclusion impact at the European level

TARGET GROUPS

Get Online Day 2010 targets mainly the offline Europeans , people that have never used internet and are consequently not aware of its benefits. Depending on cultures and level of economic and social development, this target can be indentified more or less in all European communities.

Below are listed some of the most common user groups that telecentres are currently working with, and are expected to provide offline people for Telecentre-Europe's Get Online Day :

  • Children, youth, students
  • Seniors
  • People with disabilities
  • People living in poverty
  • Unemployed people
  • Refugees, IDPs, immigrants, other non-permanent inhabitants
  • Under-skilled people (with professional development needs)
  • Small and medium size entrepreneurs
  • Civil activists, organizations
  • Ethnic, other minorities
  • Different groups by profession, occupation (e.g. farmers, touristic service providers, artisans, etc.)
  • Local public service organizations, local authorities

 

 


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