TE Summit 23-24.10.2013.-Gabriel Rissola-Telecentre Europe: A renewed strategy


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  • Fast-growingdevelopment of Local Coalitionsfor Digital JobsNew candidatecountries: Portugal, Croatia, Hungary, MaltaSustainability guaranteed until 2015 through GC4DJ Thematic NetworkIncreasingcollaborationwith:IT industry: Microsoft, LGI, Accenture, Oracle, CISCO, HP Pan-Europeanorganizations:DigitalEurope, EuropeanSchoolNet, MEDEA (Media and Learning)Active fundraisingtoimplementtheStrategy:eSkillsfor Jobs campaign 2014 (DG ENTR)Erasmus forentrepreneurs (DG EAC)Framework contractwith Pan-European Social InclusionNGOs (DG EMPL)International expansion:Coordinatingthetransition of Telecentre.org to a new modelExploringcooperation in theinternational ICT forDevelopmentfield
  • TE Summit 23-24.10.2013.-Gabriel Rissola-Telecentre Europe: A renewed strategy

    1. 1. Telecentre Europe: a renewed strategy Gabriel Rissola Managing Director, Telecentre Europe 24.10.2013 TE Summit, Malta
    2. 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED STRATEGY after General Assembly feedback Pillar 1. ICT skills training and certification • Development of new digital literacy programmes • Production of new learning resources • Pilot implementation of new programmes • Capacity building training • Digital and Media competencies testing and certification Develop methodology & plans to implement Certification campaigns like MTA and MOS • Dissemination of best practices Map knowledge and resources (methodologies, tools, target groups) Improve searching options (portal) Make existing resources available for everybody
    3. 3. IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED STRATEGY after General Assembly feedback Pillar 2. Advocacy and campaigns Skills and Jobs • E-skills demands on a labor market • E-skills competence frameworks and certifications • Youth employment measures • Opportunities for women in ICT professions Social Inclusion • Digital technologies in elderly care and active aging “Senior surf-day” • Assistive technologies for people with disabilities
    4. 4. IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED STRATEGY after General Assembly feedback Pillar 3. Research and Social Innovation Research as a structured field of intervention • Define a research agenda (focus on specific themes) • Create a permanent table (working group) of organizations experiences in selected themes • Identify available resources and opportunities for funding • Facilitate internal and external partnerships • Valorize our EU knowledge through research projects • Go online: easy-to-find repository (member profiles, BPs), funding monitoring newsletter, etc. Social Innovation • Innovation based on Sustainability (balance of knowledge and opportunities) • Social entrepreneurship (co-working/Hub space, close to real demands, space to connect with others, co-creation)
    5. 5. 2013 developments in support of Strategy implementation > Fast-growing development of Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs > Increasing collaboration with: - European Commission (4 DGs) - IT industry - Pan-European organizations Active fundraising to implement the Strategy International expansion
    6. 6. September 2013 Board and Staff meeting in Croatia Working Groups to develop and implement the Strategic pillars 1. ICT skills training & certification 2. Advocacy and campaigns 3. Research and innovation 4. Sustainability and development
    7. 7. September 2013 Board and Staff meeting in Croatia Advisory Group to be created in support of Strategic Development 8 – 10 members: 1. GOW Alliance members (Microsoft, Accenture, Liberty Global) 2. Other IT Companies 3. Pan-European umbrella organizations 4. At least one research organisation Status:  Rules & Roles defined  First candidate members invited to join
    8. 8. Further developments (2014 onwards) > Alignment of training programmes and assessment tools to EC frameworks > Professionalisation and capacity building of e-Facilitators > Local Coalitions consolidation and expansion to more countries > Embeddiness of GOW 2014 into eSkills for Jobs campaign > Development of Telecentre-Europe community through UniteIT > European Matters support service for T-E members > Adoption of MIREIA Impact Assessment Framework by members > ICT for Social Change/Innovation programme
    9. 9. Further developments > Engage more members and stakeholders in strategic development • Stakeholders: Advisory Board, sponsorship & funding • Members: T-E Strategy working groups • Non members: UniteIT community and working groups Thank you