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Boosting Regional Information Society Expertise (BRISE)
Start date: Aug 31, 2004, End date: Aug 30, 2007 PROJECT  FINISHED 

BRISE is designed to close this gap by boosting expertise in information and communication technology (ICT) in several peripheral European regions. It aims to enhance and enlarge ERNACT – a pan-EU network founded in 1990 to develop and implement ICT-based models of regional development – by accessing the experience of other peripheral European regions and is promoting ICT clusters within the participating regions to attract business, inward investment and technology transfer from more central parts of the EU. Achievements: Achievements so far BRISE has has been successful in meeting on time its key objectives and, not only in achieving, but also exceeding in some cases, its planned outputs. The work completed by component is as follows: 1) Management: 7 Steering Committee meetings; Activity and Financial reports have been submitted on time; 3 external evaluation reports 2)Knowledge exchange web based system: teamworker software developed by the external contractor, integrated to website, populated with content and widely publicised across EU 3)Conferences and workshops: workshop in Galway to discuss the positioning of ERNACT and BRISE in view of the new Cohesion Report, workshop on eGovernment in Bologna; workshop on eLearning in San Sebastián; Funding opportunities workshop in Brussels, eBusiness workshop in Treviso and Broadband workshop in San Sebastián.International i2010 for Cities and Regions conference in Olomouc (CZ) on Sep'06, attended by 120 people and a follow up conference in Trevison in May'07 attended by 130 people - with speakers from EC, breakout sessions, case studies, and exhibitors.4) 8 staff exchanges:ebusiness to Kainnu in Finland; eGovernment to Bologna; eLearning and managing EU projects to ERNACT and inward investment to Derry. 3 long Study Visits and 7 shorter study visits to innovative regional knowledge economy locations and inward investors took place including: to the University of Venice (eLearning); to Finland (Broadband infrastructure and WIMAX; ebusiness). 5) Working Groups: Partners met in 23 Working Group meetings in themed areas of eGovernment, Broadband, Inward Investment, eLearning and eBusiness; some being trained in facilitation skills to enable the groups to work efficiently. Participants from all the partner regions took place in the WGs. Participants engaged in interaction and exchange, working on interregional project proposals, some of which have been submitted for funding and two have been approved. The Working groups are boosting the skills of a range of people with and without ICT expertise and fostering working relationships which have the potential to encourage regional development, through this network of 10 partners in the EU. BRISE has managed to developed an active, participative interregional network, enabling partners to gain knowledge and expertise in key ICT areas, by study visits, working groups, staff exchanges, and knowledge exchange. BRISE has sucessfully boosted information society expertise. It has also maximised project publicity and dissemination opportunities when attending other EC events such as the Innovation and eBusiness conference, Eurocities ICT conference and NTERREG IIIC seminars in Lille, where the project was discussed with other participants. Project brochures printed and in digital format were w
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