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Objective: To improve regional social cohesion

This objective covers improvements to regional social and community services, to regional quality of life, to regional social capital, and to regional inclusion, and to regional social policy.

Keywords: Social Services, Quality of life, eGovernment, Regional inclusion, Social capital, Social cohesion, Social policy


 

Report(s) Objective 'To improve regional social cohesion'

 
Date Report:
June 30 2003Regional social cohesion

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Case 375  Co-ordination of local demand for broadband to a Danish peripheral island - the case of Ærø (Denmark) 
This project demonstrates how a small remote community and commercial providers installed ADSL despite the high price balancing the benefits of connectivity against the high social cost of exclusion.



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Case 210  Lasipalatsi film and media centre (Finland) 
How ICT has helped regenerate an urban area and create a dynamic, world-class, media centre to promote culture and provide a wide variety of employment opportunities.

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Case 434  On line card game (Czech Republic) 
The bidding and the elective Marias

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Case 467  Technopolis: a Hungarian Public Service Company helping the region enter the knowledge society (Hungary) 
The case is about how ICT regional development projects are 'marketable' irrespective to the general reluctance of people and businesses.

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Case 38  Wired Wedmore (UK) 
Development of local community portal (website) in rural area illustrates the key components for all projects of this nature.

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Case 220  APONTE-An approach to the deployment of new technologies in education (Spain) 
A report on the utilisation of ICT in rural schools in Spain with recommendations for further development and lessons for other rural areas in Europe.

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Case 421  DITIS (Cyprus) 
Using a combination of Internet and SMS messaging this project allows patient to be looked after at home for longer with the most up-to-date information and support available to carers in the field. Improved, and cheaper, health care!

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Case 204  Ennis - Information Age Town (Ireland) 
Succesful creation of a "Digital Town" that also challenges the commonly held concept that access to ICT alone will solve the Digital Divide.

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Case 125  INFOVILLE Valencia - Information Society development (Spain) 
Large scale project to involve citizens in the Information age. Nearly doubled the number of PC users in the region (1996/99)

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Case 420  LOCAL ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (Malta) 
Example of how ICT systems help the civil law (parking fines etc.) become more efficient and transparent.

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Case 267  MATVE - Rural Network Information Project (Finland) 
University led initiative to link collection of rural villages in Finland through a website and wider acess to the internet. Replicable in other rural areas.

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Case 189  Naestved CityNet - Public/private regional information portal (Denmark) 
An early municipal portal that illustrates the promotional benefits, but more importantly shows the problems of generating genuine local involvement. Thus it fails to reach it's full potential.

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Case 380  SESAME MULTIMEDIA (France) 
An ongoing small scale voucher scheme to ease access for all to multimedia and internet tools. It allows young unemployed, etc. to buy Internet time or small consumables and therefore reduce the cost of IT access to encourage greater use. Well worth watching for future developments

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Case 86  TENCARE Telecommunications -based Home-Care Services (Germany) 
A successful project finds that "simple" ICT tools can have a great beneficial effect upon the care of patients in remote areas. A sound example of care support and tele-medecine in the real world.

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Case 85  TENCARE Telecommunications -based Home-Care Services (Greece) 
A medical knowledge portal for elderly discovers that it needs to include general medical information as much as it needs to provide specialist knowledge from the experts in geriatrics.

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Case 867  The information portal of Slovak cities and towns "Mesto.sk" (Slovakia) 
Well documented report on how a City portal was used as a model for a nation-wide e-government portal. Useful list of tasks to check-off and lessons learnt. As often happens the citizens were more adept than the administration in some areas.

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Case 316  Village Information Centres, Pondicherry (India) 
How to use ICT for regional development in poor rural regions in India. Aimed at improving general living conditions for local families, support farmers and fishermen and improve the general welfare.

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Case 470  World Wide Web without barriers (Poland) 
Polish organisation for disabled people finds success for its' clients with IT training, teleworking etc through the creation of a community spirit, quality qualifications and staff dedication. Shows the real benefits from adding value to raise confidence and feeling of "self worth" in clients.

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Case 207  Improved municipal services for the citizens of North Denmark 
Six municipalities combine to produce an interactive website, extended call service and common information database to provide better services to their citizens.

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Case 323  Nordpol.dk - Democracy on the Web (Denmark) 
Creating a lively and well-visited democracy website for the County of North Denmark.

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Case 209  Rovaniemi - multimedia databank in Lapland for culture, education and SME's (Finland) 
On-line knowledge system that links culural, scientific and tourist information using the Internet and LAN technology.

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Case 362  Telecentres to serve the local community (Hungary) 
Government led initiative which works well because it combines the discipline of quality control with local freedoms to adapt to real needs.

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Case 243  Singapore ONE: Universal Access to Broadband (Singapore) 
Asian state rolls out nationwide broadband network. Shows requirement for Government co-ordination and commitment plus the difficulty of reaching the last 5% of potential users.

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Case 372  "Forming the heart of a new Central Europe" (Hungary) 
A regional development portal that incorporates support and dissemination measures. By proactively encouraging transparency and local particiation this case demonstrates the support ICT can give to NAS, and other, regions seeeking to maximise the potential of EU membership.

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Case 859  Babetko.sk - Web portal for child care and young families (Slovak Republic) 
The child care portal offering information about child care, social and legal advisory and exchange of experiences in this field.

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Case 329  DAEWS -- Danube Accident Emergency Warning System (Global) 
An environmental programme that provides innovative information system on safety, health and security for users and stakeholders of a River Basin across different countries

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Case 191  De@fchild (UK) 
Using ICT to help the education of deaf children. Supported by the BBC establishes centres and develops software as well as training programmes.

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Case 206  Dschola - regional collaborative network of Piedmont schools (Italy) 
Supports and facilitates the take up of ICT in rural schools, including safe use of Internet and improved co-operation amongst teachers.

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Case 453  e-Job - searching for jobs using electronic means (Romania) 
Good example of setting up an on-line recruitment service from Romania. well documented activities, lessons and conclusions.

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Case 203  Fife Direct - using the Internet for regional economic development and social cohesion (UK) 
More than a municipal website, this project integrates and encourages agencies across the region to provide both an excellent "on-line" resource for local citizens and an engine for regional development. Many "disadvantaged" users have proved more "web-savvy" than the managers !

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Case 443  INDACO - 'Getting digital justice' (Romania) 
Private company establishes a functioning computerised system for Romanian Supreme Court of Justice.

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Case 258  Learning District: The New Wave of Rural Information - North Karelia (Finland) 
Rural community network, built with full local involvement, has become model for similar networks. Basic infrastructure (connectivity) required, but if available this model has a lot going for it.

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Case 879  Let’s Sing Together - How to Create a CD full of songs (SK) 
A brilliant example of how ICT can be used to bring together individuals and groups with a common passion and purpose, but geographically diverse. Although the target was a CD of songs, exposure to the wide range of ICT tools and skills will undoubtedly benefit the particiants in ways beyond their first pasion (music).

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Case 869  The citizens' information portal "Obcan.sk " (Slovakia) 
Well described example of a public/private partnership that launched and e-government portal (website) in 2003 for the benefit of citizens.

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Case 250  UHI Millennium Institute - Scottish Highlands and Islands (UK) 
ICT enabled the creation of a true University for this remote region. Collaboration with other countries and introducing student designed learning programmes this case represents a bold step towards the future of Higher Education. Ample supporting material and links are available.

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Case 48  Getting into IT in Longford (Ireland) 
Production of report and website to encourage inward inverstment and development to a rural area of Ireland which led to creation of business opportunities.

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Case 197  Borris.ie - Community programme (Ireland) 
An 18 month project to raise awareness locally of the benefits of ICT using a variety of locally relevant media.

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Case 37  IT For the Terrified: A community venture to offer basic IT training (UK) 
Excellent project to introduce ICT skills in a rural area can be easily replicated in many environments. Sound practical lessons learnt and applied.

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Case 379  Let your job find you - Internet work bourse Profesia (Slovak republic) 
An Internet service demonstrates new approaches to online recruitment helping the unemployed to find a job. Both, the unemployed and the potential employers benefit from improved communication.

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Case 54  ACAS Homeworking at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (UK) 
ACAS (a semi-government organisation) introduced homeworking (teleworking) as an option for it's staff with positive results.

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Case 873  The “Chitalishte” project (Bulgaria) 
An attempt for strengthening the positions of a traditional cultural institution in Bulgaria

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Case 478  Virtual Piotrkowska Street (Poland) 
Privately funded local business portal (community website) benefits traders and the region. Excellent model which highlights problem of funding.



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Case 39  Western Isles - Bringing jobs to a skilled workforce in a remote area of Scotland (UK) 
Lucky enough to inherit an existing, high quality, infastructure this case clearly demonstrates the importance of a committed "champion", well ordered systems and not bothering the client with the details of "teleworking" in the creation of <100 jobs in remote areas.

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