Telecentre Europe

Telecentre Europe is a not-for-profit International Association (AISBL) based in Brussels, Belgium.What we doWe represent the European digital inclusion and digital literacy sector in Europe: by that we mean all the NGOs, associations and networks that are active in getting people online, teaching them basic and advanced digital skills and helping them benefit from real opportunities the Internet and ICT can offer.How we do itTelecentre Europe acts on two levels:1. It supports the network of European Telecentre organisations and other organisations in the sector by fostering knowledge sharing and learning amongst its members. This increases the impact and effectiveness of telecentres throughout Europe.2. It represents the sector towards its stakeholders: the European Institutions, private corporations and other NGOs with an interest in digital literacy.What is a Telecentre?A Telecentre is a publicly accessible place where people can access computers, the Internet and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others.Typically telecentres are public libraries, education centres and voluntary or community organisations. In some countries they are called “telecentres”, in others they have another name. What is common to all of them is that they are publicly funded, community oriented and invested in empowering people with digital technology.