The objective of this high level conference is to bring together representatives of the EU policy making bodies, national regulatory authorities, industry stakeholders and major investors in the region to discuss two main aspects of the Digital Agenda.
- How to create a policy environment which encourages high-risk investments in fast and ultra-fast networks in the four member states and the eight enlargement countries of the region?
- What are the main challenges of integrating the enlargement countries into a single European digital market?
The Conference “Innovation for Digital Inclusion”, organized within the framework of the official programme of the Polish Presidency of the European Union, is meant to provide:
- an overview of the most innovative and effective e-Inclusion initiatives in the EU and,
- in a wider context, to facilitate a discussion on the importance of the e-Inclusion policy to the delivery of the Digital Agenda for Europe.
This event is a great opportunity for both a practical level learning and for establishing a standard based on the good practices coming from national, regional and local levels.
Participants to the conference and representatives of the eCommunity (including the Big Idea, DAA workshop participants and MS e-Inclusion ad hoc group as multipliers) will write collaboratively a Gdansk roadmap. This would be a bottom-up process and a draft is to be proposed to Commissioner Neelie Kroes in mid-September for possible endorsement.
It is expected that the outcomes of the conference will also include an agreement between the partners from the EU member states to undertake a joint realization of a digital literacy promotion project.
The workshop noted that digital literacy and eInclusion is a journey: from awareness, through inclusion, engagement and ultimately to empowerment. Sustainable and scalable solutions are needed. There are diverse and various routes to eInclusion (different models, places, partnerships). On a policy side strong and clear argument becomes visible for Digital literacy for inclusive society and competitive economy.
The EC DG Inforation Society and Media ICT for Inclusion initiative thanks the enthusiasm and participation in the workshop on Digital Literacy and eInclusion, held on June 17 at the Digital Agenda Assembly. In order to to help continue the involvement in the issue, a feedback a follow up survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T5XRZST has been launched. Please take a few mintues to fill it in. You will find all the presentations for reference on the workshop website.
This workshop aimed to create in-depth awareness and provide practical tools for the EU Member States to engage in structured, long term policies for digital literacy acquisition in the e-Inclusion context (Digital Agenda action 66). It was organized with the Big Idea of Multi-stakeholder platform for digital literacy and e-Inclusion.
On June 30, the Director General of DG Information Society and Media, Robert Madelin, is having a Tweetchat! You can follow the discussion and contribute using the links below: