International Aid Network

Telecentre Europe Annual Conference 2015

03.07.2015

The eighth Telecentre-Europe Annual Conference (TEAC) will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, during 24-25 September 2015. International Aid Network will host this 8th edition of annual conference.

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TEAC15 is a gathering of all organisations and persons interested in reducing the digital gap. Participants are professionals and policy makers working in the area of digital inclusion, digital skills training, online participation and citizenship. More than 100 representatives of NGOs and non-profits, researchers and academics, training providers, educators and EU/national policy makers from all over Europe will come to Belgrade to discuss challenges and good practices, and to debate and network with others in the field. TEAC is included in the agenda of the European Commission’s eSkills for Jobs 2015 campaign.

Belgrade cityscape on Danube

Belgrade cityscape on Danube

The 1.5 a day conference is organised every year in a different country, in order to promote the good practices and motivated individuals or organisations from that country. This year the focus will be on Serbia and the host is the International Aid Network (IAN). The event will be opened by high-level representatives and will showcase the field of digital inclusion in Serbia.

In terms of themes, we will focus on digital empowerment and inclusion, digital skills, youth employability, e-participation and online citizenship. Interactive sessions will provide plenty of chances for  exchange and networking.

Programme

Day 1 (Thursday 24th September) will be focused on policy and good practice. After the conference opening with local and international keynote speakers, the UNITE-IT project and platform leaders will moderate a series of simultaneous workshops on the digital inclusion of vulnerable groups, the education and training of digital skills, the relation between ICT and youth employability and the importance of gender balance in the ICT and STEM fields. Outcomes of the workshops will feed into policy papers written by Telecentre Europe.

In the afternoon, a panel will launch the new platform on youth employability “I-LINC” and will establish some main questions tackle this burning issue at both EU and national levels.

In the evening the UNITE-IT project will hold its annual award ceremony and dinner, in order to award best practice in the four areas described above.

Day 2 (Friday, 25th September) will provide an in-depth discussion on sustainability and future of telecentre and digital inclusion organisations. It will also provide a forum to discover the topic of e-Participation and active citizenship.

TEAC-logos all together

Background

Originally called the TE annual summit, the Telecentre Europe Annual conference (TEAC) has been so far the main and only annual meeting point of leaders of digital inclusion organisations in Europe. Since 2008 Telecentre Europe has organised seven annual gatherings for its member organizations and stakeholders. Last year 120 participants came to Zagreb to talk about e-Skills for jobs topic in the context of telecentres.

For more details about Programme please check periodically our conference website.

Registration is open and available on the event website: http://teannualconference2015.info/registration/

IAN Telecentar
Djure Danicica 5 Street
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

tel. +38111 3229 732
e-mail: edu@ian.org.rs

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