Did you know that Lithuania has one of the fastest internet in the world? Moreover, WIFI can be found easier than water? You can find it not just in the coffeeshops or malls but in the public transport or just in the middle of the street.
Probably, now you are thinking that everyone in Lithuania is using the Internet, as it is so easy to do it. Well, the numbers are not so exciting. About 20 % of Lithuanians have never used the Internet and 30% have just basic skills. Fortunately, the change for the better in near future is expected.
How “Connected Lithuania” will connect the country?
On April 2018 project “Connected Lithuania: safe, effective and responsible Lithuanian digital community” was launched in the country. The main aim is to help Lithuanians that are still not using ICT to discover Internet and its opportunities. Finally, our relatives will be able to follow our life on Facebook, and a loyal 'likers' group will be created!
We have just 3 years ahead of us, and this is our plan:
Certainly, the project "Connected Lithuania" will encourage the society to use ICT more actively.
It is planned that by the year 2023 the number of active Internet users will reach up to 87%, and the number of electronically provided public and administrative services users will increase to 60%.
First meeting with local communities
We have participated in the traditional Association of Lithuanian Rural Communities Summit “Inspired by Century - ALRC Summit 2018" on June 15-17. More than 1,000 participants from 27 municipalities of Lithuania participated.
We have met with a very important target group of the project - representatives of local communities. We believe that in order to stay in touch for a three-year period, it is necessary to meet face-to-face and talk.
The project is implemented by Information Society Development Committee under the Ministry of Transport and Communications and partners: The Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania; M. Mažvydas National Library; Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, and Association “Langas į ateitį”.
The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
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