The winners of the “RegioStars” 2010 were announced on 20 May in Brussels during the annual “Regions for Economic Change” conference.
Awards were given to the most innovative regional projects which had received funding from the EU’s cohesion policy. A jury made up of renowned professionals in regional development choose the six winners from the record 87 applications, which saw Genk (Belgium), Auvergne (France), Brandenburg (Germany), East-Mid Sweden, and two projects from Lithuania being decorated for their efforts.
The winner in the category 3 "ICT applications for e-inclusion" became a non-profit association "Langas į ateitį"/Window to the Future for the successful implementation of the European Social Fund project Computer literacy basics for a Lithuanian e-citizen, Lithuania (€2 million in EU funding).
In 2002, a group of companies, banks, and telecommunications and IT businesses formed the Langas į Ateitį alliance. The aim was to provide training, establish public internet access points and stimulate growth in e-services, to enhance computer literacy skills. The main target groups were the elderly, disabled and people living in remote areas with little access to digital services. 75,000 adults completed courses over the past years
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