Start date: Mar 4, 2003,
End date: Aug 30, 2006
This project seeks to resolve the deficit in information provision by providing access to integrated knowledge-bases that are user friendly and supported by modern communication tools. The partners will develop quality Knowledge Bases, a transnational discussion forum and personalised communication tools on the Internet. Knowledge Base content includes regional statistics, economic analysis, news and address registers with links to partners, the Northern Periphery, EU and national government websites. User-friendly tools for the public will include web based e-mail, a search mechanism, GIS mapping applications, and the ability to securely store and modify personal information and text that can be accessed from any PC. Expected Results: The main project deliverables are for the partners to develop quality knowledge bases, a common discussion forum and communication tools for three regional public sector partnership websites.Through making better use of new technology, the project enables the regions to enhanced their capability to:• Enable and provide citizens and organisations the potential to become better informed, by introducing a single point of access to trusted and quality sources of information about the three regions, including comparative information.• Connect and enable people and regions to network over the communications channels of the 21st Century• Raise profile of three regions and Northern Periphery within regions and rest of Europe• Development regional capability to submit integrated electronic democratic submissions to the EU• Communicate and break down the barrier of distance within Northern Periphery and Europe• Enable sharing of knowledge, data and skills between the regional partners• Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services to meet the needs of the public, business and other interest groups.
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