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What is Get Online Week?
The European Get Online Week is an annual digital empowerment campaign that engages and encourages people to use technology and the Internet with confidence and with skills that allow them to benefit from 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.
History of Get Online Week
The European Get Online Week was inspired by the campaign with the same name ran by UK Online Centres in the UK.
Telecentre Europe extended it to the European level, to get new computer users online by helping them to get through the doors of their local ICT learning centres, enabling the staff to build people’s confidence to move on into a more structured learning. Since its take-off in 2010, the Get Online Week campaign has reached more than 900.000 Europeans in more than 20.000 learning centres across Europe. Thanks to the campaign, more than 150.000 people have used the Internet for the very first time.
Among the earliest and staunchest supporters of the European Get Online Week was Telecentre.org Foundation, one of the founders of Telecentre Europe. The Foundation lent support in various ways, including engaging its global community to expand Get Online Week and bring it to other regions like Africa and the Middle East.
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From 2017, the new stakeholder platform I-LINC (www.i-linc.eu) will host all the photos, videos and stories from the Get Online Week.