Programme TEAC16

TEAC 2016: Digital Skills for Future Work

an I-LINC event

Location: NH Belfort Hotel, Ghent, Belgium Dates: 06.10.16 – 08.10.16

Printed version of the Agenda in .pdf



Wednesday, October 5

Registration opens

Informal dinner at Pakhuis Restaurant

Thursday, October 6
09:00 – 12:30 Registration

Site visits (organised by Digipolis)

A guided visit to three different Telecentres in Ghent only for pre-booked delegates.
Leave hotel at 09:00.

Digipolis coordinates a network of 75 Telecentres in Ghent, called ‘Digital Talent Points’ where people can use computers and internet, get individual ICT help or follow courses on digital themes.

Learn more about Ghent Telecentres

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:50 Opening plenary

Moderator: Laurentiu Bunescu, CEO of Telecentre Europe

Welcomes and introductions

  • Martine De Regge – Deputy Mayor, City of Ghent; Vice President, Digipolis
  • Mara Jakobsone – Chair of Telecentre Europe (presentation)

Keynotes: Digital skills for future work
What are the future trends for jobs and skills? How will modes of employment change? How will mobility, freelancing, micro-contracts, retail chain failures and industry transformation change in the future? How can we better predict these trends and changes and develop support packages that will boost inclusion, employability and productivity?

    1. Alexander De Croo – Belgium Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Digital Agenda (presentation)
    2. Rodrigo Ballester – member of Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
    3. Saskia Van Uffelen – BE Digital Champion, CEO of Ericsson BeLux
    4. Eva Pascoe – CyberSalon Director, The Retail Practice Partner & UK Government Advisor (presentation)

Questions and Answers

15:50 – 16:30 Coffee break and group photo
16:30 – 18:00 Interactive session 1: Future Trendspotting Workshop
Moderators: Gerhard Seiler, Board of Telecentre Europe, & Ian Clifford, TEAC Event Manager

  1. What are the new technologies that will empower people? Which ones will need support?
  2. What will be the required future skills and attitudes?
  3. How will working practices change?

Notes from discussions

19:30 – 22:00 Networking dinner at the Foyer restaurant (Meet at hotel lobby at 19:15. Walk to the restaurant)
Friday, October 7
09:00 – 10:15 Keynote Plenary: Digital Skills for Future Work
Moderator: Laurentiu Bunescu, CEO of Telecentre Europe
What role can industry and government play in helping organisations be more adaptable to future changes? How do countries and regions plan for the ‘4th industrial revolution’?

  • Jason Blackstock – Head of Department, Senior Lecturer in Science and Global Affairs, University College London (presentation)
  • André Richier – Unit for Key Enabling Technologies, Digital Manufacturing and Interoperability, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission (presentation)

Questions to speakers

10:15 – 11:30 Interactive session 2: How-To Workshops
Moderators: Ivan Stojilovic, Board of Telecentre Europe, & Ian Clifford, TEAC Event Manager
Gives network leaders practical models they can use immediately in their work; introduce new methodologies.

  1. How to run an ‘Hour of Code’? – Žarko Čižmar, Telecentar; Yakov Ostanin, PH International (notes/recommendations, action plan worksheet, presentation)
  2. How to run a hackathon –Besjana Hysa, Albanian Institute of Science (notes/recommentations, presentation)
  3. How to run a crowdfunding campaign – Frederik Lamote, (presentation)
  4. How to run a digital storytelling service for migrants/ refugees – Veronique De Leener-Maks, MAKS vzw; Stefano Kluzer, ERVET (workshop materials)
  5. How to run a 3D printing service – Deepak Mehta, 3Dee NV (workshop notes)
  6. How to run an interactive Online Safety Campaign – Rita Šukytė, Langas i Ateiti (workshop materals)
  7. How to enable teachers to become digital leaders – Mara Jakobsone, LIKTA; Gerhard Seiler, 21st Century Competence Centre (presentation)
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 Discussion panel: Finding the Path to Work
Moderator: Anusca Ferrari, European Schoolnet, I-LINC project
Continuing the topics raised in future trendspotting, how can telecentres best support people with evolving technology and future working practices? How might future recruitment processes change the support that job seekers will need? What role can industry and government play in helping support organisations be more adaptable to future changes?

  • Martine Tempels – Senior Vice President, Telenet for Business
  • Alexander Riedl – Deputy Head of Unit, Digital Economy and Skills, EC
  • Karsten Simons – Strategic Operations Lead, Corporate Affairs Europe, Cisco Systems
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:30 Interactive session 3: Unconference
Moderators: Mariusz Boguszewski, Board of Telecentre Europe, & Ian Clifford, TEAC Event Manager
Projects & Funding – During registration delegates are invited to suggest a topic for discussion that they are willing to host. In addition to the topics suggested in advance, it could continue popular conversations of the day from the ‘How To’ or Trendspotting sessions for example, or start new discussions, or offer a practical workshop.Confirmed unconference sessions:

  1. From entrepreneurship courses to open innovation practices within Telecentre Europe members – Athanasios Priftis
  2. Digital skills for SMEs – Mara Jakobsone (presentation)
  3. How to open data – analysis and visualizations – Besjana Hysa (notes/recommendations, presentation)
  4. Working towards DigiComp derivative framework for youth worker – Claudia Iormetti
  5. I-LINC Talk with youth on closing the digital skills gap for employability and entrepreneurship – Karen Triquet and Gašper Andrejc, I-LINC young digital changemakers (reflections from the session)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15 Projects Lightning Talks – Plenary
Moderator: Pedro Aguilera, Board of Telecentre Europe, & Ian Clifford, TEAC Event Manager
Six lightning talks on replicable projects, multi-stakeholder partnerships, best practices, etc. in plenary (5 mins each + 5 mins questions)

  • Fixed format presentations to ensure structure and relevance (10 x 30 second slides or 5 x 1 min slides; slides change automatically)
  • The slides/ppts in the same format with fixed questions:
    • what it was about,
    • what social impact it made,
    • what you would change,
    • what you would keep the same,
    • what you learned.
  1. I-LINC. Bastian Pelka, Iva Walterova
  2. Generation 0101. Zagorka Prce Veseli
  3. Social Hackathon Umbria 2016. Altheo Valentini
  4. Online4EDU. Nenja Wolbers
  5. ABC digitale. Claudia Iormetti
  6. Digikriebels. Eveline Versluys

Learn more about the session and projects

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Plenary. Summary

  • Mara Jakobsone – Chair of Telecentre Europe
  • Laurentiu Bunescu – CEO of Telecentre Europe
19:00 – 21:00 Telecentre Europe and I-LINC Awards Ceremony in Ghent City Hall
Meet in the hotel lobby at 18:45 to walk to the City Hall
Welcome: Laurentiu Bunescu, CEO of Telecentre Europe
Keynote: Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent
Awards Ceremony (presentation)
Host: Ekaterina Fedotova, Community and Event Manager of Telecentre Europe

  • Best Multi-Stakeholder Partnership
  • Best Practice
  • Best Digital Changemaker
  • Best e-Facilitator

Learn more about the ceremony and meet finalists and winners

Buffet Dinner

21:00 – 23:00 Social reception (secret location!)

Delegates are led to location from the City Hall

Saturday, October 8
10:00 – 11:00 Guided Boat Tour in the historical heart of Ghent

Only pre-booked delegates. Leave hotel to walk to the boat at 09:45

13:00 – 17:00 Ghent Digital Interactive Fair

Handelsbeurs, Kouter 29, Ghent. Or walk to Fair at 12:30 from NH Belfort Hotel lobby.
Only pre-booked delegates.

Have you ever dreamed of living in a world, in which everyone can embrace cutting-edge digital innovations? Your dreams can become reality at the Ghent Digital Fair! Before it opens to the public, TEAC16 participants are invited on an exclusive tour to discover all the wonders that our digital future holds. You will have a unique chance to meet with brilliant minds and try out new technologies, from drones and virtual reality to 3D printing. Oh yes, it’s time to dream big!

Learn more