Eisco 2005 - european information society conference

Conference programme

2nd June 2005, Thursday 

08:30 – 09:30
Registration

09:30 – 11:00
Opening session: Towards i2010 (eEurope)
Chair: Mr. Javier Ossandon, President of ELANET (CEMR)

Opening speeches:
Mr. Janusz Sepiol, Marshal of the Malopolska Region
Prof. Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of the City of Cracow
Prof. Franciszek Ziejka, Rector of the Jagiellonian University
Mr. Jeremy Smith, Secretary General of CEMR

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Michal Kleiber, Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology
Mr. Ken Ducatel, Member of the Cabinet of Mrs. Viviane Reding, the Commissioner Responsible for Information Society and Media, European Commission, Brussels

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee-break

11:30 – 13:00
First Plenary session: The Local Lisbon Challenge. Role of the Associations of Local governments to stimulate a sustainable position of their members as enablers of the Information Society (organised by the Policy Group of CEMR on Information Society and eGovernment and ELANET)

Chair: Mrs. Angelika Poth-Moegele, Head of Policy in CEMR
Moderator: Mr. Johannes van Veen, Head of Information Policies of VNG, Netherlands

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch/Buffet

14:00 – 17:30
Parallel sessions

14:00 – 15:00
Parallel session: Structural Funds. Study cases to boost local and regional modernisation using ICT in the new Member States (session organised by the Malopolska Region and  the Cities on Internet Association)
Chair: Mr.Slawomir Kopec, Director of the Information Society Department in the Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region, Poland

Speakers:
Mr. Krzysztof Glomb, President of Cities on Internet Association and Vice-President of ELANET (CEMR)
Representatives of the European Commission desks on structural funds (DGRegio) responsible for new Member States of the EU.

Note: The main scope of the parallel sessions is to present cases of excellence from all Europe that can inspire regional and local administrations from the new Member States to implement policies and projects making use of the structural funds programme of the European Union being launched at national and regional level. The speakers will introduce the parallel sessions and present some practical guidelines in this regard.

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee-break

15:30 –17:30
Paralell sessions

Session A Session B Session C
eGovernment ICT for Business eHealth
Presentation of 4 best practices
Questions and answers
Comments and conclusions
Presentation of 2 best practice
Questions and answers
Comments and conclusions
Presentation of 2 best practice
Questions and answers
Comments and conclusions
eTransport eEducation
Presentation of 2 best practice
Questions and answers
Comments and conclusions
Presentation of 2 best practice
Questions and answers
Comments and conclusions

 

17:30                                    
End of first conference day

19:30
Conference Official Dinner