Get Online Week 2015: Digital Inclusion and Employment in Europe
Telecentre Europe and other telecentres, non-profit organisations and libraries are working to make every European digitally literate to promote civic engagement and employment. To this end, Telecentre Europe celebrated European Get Online Week (GOW) between March 23 and 27, targeted at more than 50,000 citizens of 24 countries on the continent.
Activities focused on both digital inclusion and digital empowerment and were run by “community centres, telecentres, ICT learning hubs, public libraries, schools, universities and other organisations.” Digital empowerment initiatives were aimed at young and unemployed people to make them aware of the opportunities available with ICT skills. Digital inclusion seeks to connect those who have not used computers or the internet.
More specifically, GOW included coding courses and information on electronic participation in decision-making, from the local to the European level. Finally, GOW provided workshops and mentoring on digital tools to small and medium enterprises.