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Title: Technology for All Bridging the Digital Divide in Central and Eastern Europe


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Technology for AllBridging the Digital Divide in
Central and Eastern Europe
ICT and Environmental Democracy WSIS/Aarhus
Convention Side Event
  • Jerome Simpson
  • Head, Information Programme

Wednesday 10th December 2003
Jsimpson_at_rec.org
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  • The Regional Environmental Center for Central and
    Eastern Europe Building Environmental Democracy
  • Head quartered in Hungary, with 9 Programmes,
    15 country offices, established 1990, gt30 donor
    countries
  • A mission driven, not-for-profit organisation
    promoting regional cooperation and local dialog
    between diverse stakeholders
  • An Information Programme focused on providing
    and promoting access to information

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REC Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Collaboration with EC/DG Information Society
    showcasing ISTs for data collection/storage
  • In South Eastern Europe funding national
    environmental information system development and
    e-networking of NGOs
  • Founding the Aarhus Electronic Tools Task
    Force to share ICT experience on information
    access at pan-European level
  • Following Kiev, transferring lessons learned
    to Turkey and the EECCA region

Jsimpson_at_rec.org
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Technology Bridging the Digital Divide
Best practices
Tools at our disposal

Jsimpson_at_rec.org
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The Future Bridging the Digital Divide
Key solutions
Key challenges (e-governance)
  • Transferring national best practices to the
    local rural level
  • Clearly defining all institutional
    responsibilities
  • Updating legislation, protocols
  • Education, training, staff-exchange, site visits
  • Financing
  • E-governance
  • NGO networks
  • Mobile society?
  • Libraries (for environment)


Jsimpson_at_rec.org
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