The European Get Online Week is an annual digital empowerment campaign that engages and empowers people to use technology and the Internet with confidence and skills that allow them to benefit of the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs & public authorities, the campaign is organized each year in March by Telecentre-Europe (TE), an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres.
Get Online Week 2014
The campaign is happening this March 24-30th at ICT learning centres (also called “telecentres”) in public libraries, NGOs & education venues across Europe. In 2014, the main focus of GOW will be on employment and digital jobs, consistent with the policy and industry efforts to reach higher employment rates and to better match the e-Skills supply and demand. As digital inclusion is still important in a number of European countries and for some telecentres, Get Online Week will also continue to get targeted groups of users on the Internet for the first time.
Get Online Week 2014 is part of the e-Skills for Jobs campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the need for citizens to improve their command of information and communication technology (ICT) skills for work. Delivered by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet, the European Commission initiative is a response to the growing demand for ICT-skilled professionals which is currently not met, despite high level of unemployment in Europe. Both campaigns support the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.