TEAC Conference Report Dec. 2015 - Page 6

“An e-society is much more than the sum of growth, skills, democracy and technology. Citizens need to be viewed as agents of change and not merely consumers.” An interesting shift can be seen in the new Commission: the skills and mobility agenda has moved from the Directorate General (DG) of Education and Culture to DG Employment. The European Commission has indeed recognised that skills and adult learning (both formal or non-formal) are crucial for employment. Indeed, in telecentres our members have seen that an increasing number of persons come to telecentres for employability skills. Our member’s main purpose still remains to help people use technology for their overall personal and community empowerment. However, since the lack of work opportunities is a top concern in society, we need t