All Europeans telecentres are called to participate in the new edition of Get Online Week, which will take place from 27 March to 2 April. This initiative encourages citizens to learn, participate, share and create through thousands of events and activities tackling the digital transformation and its effects.

Logo GOW17
Logo GOW17. Author: Get Online Week. 2017. License: All rights reserved.

"People and skills, not technology, are the most important pieces in the digital transformation puzzle. The digital disrupt produces anxiety, uncertainty and insecurity regarding the future. Rather than resisting the digital transformation, people and organizations must prepare immediately and strategically for a skillset that will perpetually change and evolve." With this conviction it has been announced the eighth edition of the Get Online Week (GOW17). This year will take place between March 27 and April 2 and the activities , trainigs and events will address the following themes:

  • Cybersecurity: use technology and the Internet safely, manage you (digital) identity.
  • eServices: learn to keep up with electronic services (e-government, e-banking, healthcare online, e-commerce).
  • Employment and entrepreneurship: learn new skills for employment and starting businesses.

There will also be space to copyright and intellectual property issues that will be highlighted in the campaign events through a collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation.  Their Reform Copyright initiative raises awareness on the need to update and harmonise the copyright rules to create room to create, share, and learn on the internet.

The GOW17 already has 24 national partners. Tehey will entail public authorities, telecentres, ICT companies, nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools in organizing activities during the week of March 27 to April 2. The aim will be to bring ICT to citizens and fight the digital divide. All Punt TIC are invited to participate!

Since 2010, at least 60 organizations have participated as national partners in 34 European countries. These national partners have involved more than 15,000 organizations, reaching more than 900,000 in Europe.