eInclusion Action Line at Northern eDimension Aurimas Matulis, Information society development committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Background of eInclusion at NeDAP • In 23 April 2004 Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania proposed at the meeting of Senior Officials for the Information Society in the CBSS-countries to add to the Northern eDimention Action Plan (NeDAP) Action Line 8 – e-Inclusion. • 21 June 2004 SOIS confirmed Action Line 8 – e-Inclusion and Lithuania as coordinator.
General objective of eInclusion AL • Main objective of eInclusion AL is to make ICT easier to use for a wider range of people.
What kind of activities were since adoption of AL 8 • Meetings with partners in Vilnius • ECDL Foundation Ltd. • Business Alliance “Window to the Future” • Presentation eInclusion AL at Baltic IT&T Forum in Riga, 2005; • Elaboration of eInclusion WG; • First meeting of eInclusion WG was held in Vilnius 9 September 2005;
Discussed directions for further developments • Promotion of e-literacy; • Encourage of development of local communities network; • Closer collaboration on Website accessibility issues; • Dissemination of good practice; • Survey determining e-literacy, special needs & available technologies followed by a feasibility study
Agreed initiatives for further developments • Baltic IT&T 2006 Conference, eInclusion session, Apr 5-7, 2006 • Book and manifest “E-inclusion: the social use of ICT”, to be presented at BITT ’06 • European Computer Literacy Programme (ECDL);
Next steps for the implementation of the eInclusion AL • Working Group for eInclusion AL everybody are welcome • 2nd Meeting of the WG could be held in Vilnius or Riga no later than 2 Q 2006; • 3nd Meeting of the WG could be held in Vilnius Last decade of 3 Q 2006. All stakeholders of the Northern eDimention are invited to participate in eInclusion AL.
Aurimas Matulis Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania Address: Gedimino ave 56, LT- 01110, Vilnius Tel: +370 5 2665 161 Fax: +370 5 2665 180 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org