November 2009 Blogposts (19)

Rethinking Government and Democracy for the Digital Age

A more efficient government, security and education, a higher level of learning in schools: all of these can become possible if we try a different nature and structure of the government. Why do we need the change? It’s simple: firstly, because all of us want to know where our money go. Then, because we need transparency, we want our point of view to be taken into account.

Don Tapscott (business executive, author, consultant and speaker based…

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Added by sîrbu viorica on November 30, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Telecentre.org - Online Consultation

There are a lot of answers and inputs from Telecentre.org members in the forum created for the consultation. If you want to read them, please visit their discussions and comments.

Added by Unite-IT Manager on November 23, 2009 at 16:48 — No Comments

Telecentre-Europe engaged in the eUnion

Photo: Stefan Lindblom



The 5th Ministerial eGovernment Meeting and Conference took place in Malmo, Sweden between 18 and 20 November 2009. Telecentre-Europe was invited by the European Commission not only to participate, but also to tell the world about what we are doing, by being provided with a speaking slot in one of the sessions. More than that, a Romanian team of web-reporters was accompanying me in Malmo,… Continue

Added by Laurentiu Bunescu on November 23, 2009 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

Web reporters


Romanian Team from left to right: Silviu Stoian, Carmen Popa, Laurentiu Bunescu, Sergiu Dema, Viorica Sirbu
Live from Sweden

Added by sîrbu viorica on November 22, 2009 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

eGovernment awards







What does it mean?



“The European eGovernment Awards is a European Commission initiative organised every two years. The aim is to encourage good practices and innovative solutions in central government authorities to increase access to public services for businesses and individuals”.

According with the definition, five winners are receiving congratulations now, here in Malmo, for their eGovernment projects and… Continue

Added by sîrbu viorica on November 20, 2009 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Rethinking Government and Democracy for the Digital Age

A more efficient government, security and education, a higher level of learning in schools: all of these can become possible if we try a different nature and structure of the government. Why do we need the change? It’s simple: firstly, because all of us want to know where our money is going. Then, because we need transparency, we want our point of view to be taken into account.

Don Tapscott (business executive, author, consultant and speaker… Continue

Added by sîrbu viorica on November 19, 2009 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

About eID and De-mail

There are two new ideas roaming about Europe: that of sophisticated electronic ID cards, (eID), and that of a more secure digital communication, (De-mail). These were discussed during the “Boosting the Single Market Through Next Generation eServices” Conference, here in Malmo, today.



Electronic ID cards have three additional features: embedded fingerprints, a PIN code, and an electronic signature. These cards are already in use in Belgium and other developed European countries, but… Continue

Added by carmen popa on November 19, 2009 at 19:46 — 1 Comment

Teaming up for the eUnion!

So here we are, at the eGovernment Conference in Malmo, where high-level speakers and 1 000 delegates representing Member States, EFTA and candidate countries, the European Commission, international and regional organisations, leaders of the ICT industry and its main organisations, as well as academia and others have gathered to discuss the concept of a "digital Europe".

The goal is to reach a higher level of sophistication in the use of… Continue

Added by carmen popa on November 19, 2009 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment/Press Conference in Sweden





On november 18, 2009, The European Free Trade Area Countries, Ministers responsible for eGovernment policy of the European Union Member States and the Candidates Countries approved Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment, in Malmo, Sweden.

Today, during a press conference Mats Odell, Minister of Financial Markets of Sweden and Siim Kallas, Commissioner responsible for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud talk about the content… Continue

Added by sîrbu viorica on November 19, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

A different perspective of the European Union



Have you ever asked yourself how can the “European Union” be discovered and explored from an original perspective? The project called Young Reporters School provides a great opportunity for all to stay in touch with latest developments on diverse matters of the European Union during the Swedish Presidency of the Council (1 July to 31 December 2009).



The project involves young pupils in the first or second year at an upper secondary… Continue

Added by sîrbu viorica on November 19, 2009 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

eIFL.net program - Call for proposals

Here you have information about the Call for Proposals for the new eIFL.net program to stimulate innovate services in public libraries in developing and transition countries.



The Public Library Innovation Program (http://plip.eifl.net) will encourage public libraries to reach out to their communities, partnering with local government, business and other organizations to assess local needs and develop new services. Technology has transformed… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on November 17, 2009 at 12:41 — No Comments

The Vision behind the Dream!

It was three years ago that e-ISOTIS and AbilityNet decided that they should do something in order to make people aware of and celebrate how ICT, products and services were serving the lives of people with disabilities, and the elderly, and highlight how users could exploit these tools. Together, we wished to make people believe in the power of Accessible ICT and Assistive Technology by promoting best practice and success, to recognise the efforts… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on November 16, 2009 at 12:38 — No Comments

Intel to play the role of Knowledge Partner for e-Asia 2009

Intel, the world renowned company which supplies microprocessors including Pentium, now a household name, has been chosen by ICTA as the ‘Knowledge Partner’ for e-Asia 2009.



In a mutually rare opportunity Vice President of Intel Corporation, Navin Shenoy, will address the e-Asia 2009 conference in which about 1500 local and international delegates including global visionaries, innovators, practitioners, policy makers and representatives… Continue

Added by S Gavashkar on November 13, 2009 at 18:11 — No Comments

Samsung Networks linked to e-Asia 2009 as Technology Partner

Samsung Networks Inc. enriched by technology and expertise accumulated through experience in various IT fields over a long period of time has been chosen by ICTA as the Technology Partner for e-Asia 2009(www.e-asia.org).



Samsung Networks Inc. has ultra-speed global networks connected to 400 sites in 70 countries around the world.



Referring to Samsung Networks Inc.’s proven capability and… Continue

Added by S Gavashkar on November 13, 2009 at 17:55 — No Comments

Ben Waumans the founder of GDCO passed away in Eindhoven - Netherlands



It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Mr. Ben Waumans the great man of Eindhoven and the founder of GDCO was passed away last Wednesday 11th November (67 years)… I call him last week inquiring about his health but the phone was answered by his son … on behave of GDCO and its partners specially Gedaref university,,, and on behave of Gedaref state community and on behave of all the disabled I would like to show our deep… Continue

Added by ahmed eisa on November 13, 2009 at 14:39 — 1 Comment

Help Plant the Seeds of Hope

ICT for Development Intellectual Disability Students



Studies Centre for Handicapped Research (SCHR), dedicated to providing and improving special educational program through ICTs in Syria to those lives affected by Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Down Syndrome and other neurological conditions resulting in intellectual, physical, sensory or multiple learning disabilities.

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Added by Nabil Eid on November 10, 2009 at 19:36 — No Comments

telecentre.org Wants You: Join our Online Consultation!

Telecentre.org is launching an online consultation and everyone is invited to participate.

As many of you know telecentre.org is moving to a new home base in the Philippines by the end of the year. Starting November 12th, we are opening an online consultation in our website to hear your thoughts on how to make telecentre.org stronger, better, and more relevant to you… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on November 10, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Registration for e-Asia 2009 begins





The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) says that registration for the premier ICT event in Asia – e-Asia 2009 -- has now commenced. (http://www.e-asia.org/2009/registration.asp)



The e-Asia 2009 conference and exhibition will take place at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall from 2nd to 4th next month.



Representatives from 24… Continue

Added by S Gavashkar on November 5, 2009 at 17:30 — No Comments

ICT4D PWDs is a Social Network Community of Disabled People

ICT4D PWDs is a Social Network Community of people and organizations working together to improve the social and economic impact of Persons With Disabilities, Opportunities for connecting (PWDs) through ICTs.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have the potential for making significant improvements in the lives of (PWDs). And ICT has been identified as an important aspect of the wider strategy for the social inclusion of disabled… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on November 4, 2009 at 9:22 — 4 Comments

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