Countdown to the 2016 TEAC! For the eighth consecutive year Telecentre Europe (TEAC) is organizing its annual conference TEAC 2016 . This year's meeting will be held from 6 to 8 October in Ghent (Belgium) under the theme "Digital skills for future work." The program of activities is now available!

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Policies and practices around the digital skills for future technologies and new forms of employment focus the agenda of 6 October. Delegates will be able to provide what citizens' needs and plan interventions to give them support. On 7 October deepen the discussion on future skills for learning and recruitment, and how industry and government can help organizations adapt to this new scenario. It also organized a forum to explore possible transferable learning projects between member organizations. The registration for the TEAC is now open.

Then the full program of the day:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

  • Evening: Dinner and informal record

Thursday, October 6

  • 9:00 - 12:30: Visit the three telecentres Ghent. Optional activity.
  • 12.30 - 14.00: Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15.50h: Opening session by Martine de Regge, deputy mayor of Ghent Jakobsone Mara, President of Telecentre Europe. Then the debate "digital skills for the work of the future" with:
    • Alexander De Croo - Minister for Digital Agenda
    • Rodrigo Ballester - Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
    • Saskia Van Uffelen - CEO Ericsson Belux
    • Eva Pascoe - advises the UK Government
  • 15:50 - 16:30: Coffee break and group photo
  • 16:30 - 18: 00h: Interactive Session 1: Workshop on "Future Trends report"
  • 19:30 - 22: 00h: Networking and dinner

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7

  • 9:00 - 10: 15h: debate "digital skills for the work of the future" with:
    • Jason Blackstock, professor and head of the Department of Science and World Affairs at the University College London
    • André Richer, Unit facilitators essential Technologies, Digital Manufacturing and Interoperability Directorate General Internal Market, Industry and SMEs
  • 10:15 - 11:30: Interactive Session 2: How-to Workshop
  • 11:30 - 12: 00h: Coffee break
  • 12:00 - 13: 00h: Roundtable: "Finding the way to work" with:
    • Martine Tempels, Vice President of Telenet for Business
    • Alexander Riedl, Deputy Head of Unit, Digital Economy and Skills, EC
    • Karsten Simons, head of strategic operations, Cisco Systems
  • 13:00 - 14: 15h: Lunch
  • 14:15 - 15: 30h: Interactive session 3: unconference. During the registration and participants are invited to propose topics of healthy discussion and lead them.
  • 15:30 - 16: 00h: Coffee
  • 16:00 - 17: 15h: Project Lightning Talks - Plenary
  • 17:15 - 17: 30h: Closing and summary
  • 19:00 - 21: 00h: Awards Telecentre Europe
  • 21:00 to 23:00: Reception social

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8:

  • 10:00 - 11: 00h: Guided tour through the city of Ghent
  • 13:00 - 17: 00h: Visit the Fair Digital Ghent