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[FYI] Tanum, Sweden, on 15 and 16 June 1999



                    CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999. 

                    Record Control Number: 12989

                    Date: 1999-05-21

                    Category: Event

                    General Information:

                    To raise awareness among regions, towns and cities
                    of the benefits of telematics technologies applied
                    to regional development, a conference will be held
                    in Tanum, Sweden, on 15 and 16 June 1999. With
                    only a month to go before the event takes place,
                    the organisers are expecting over 300 participants
                    from all over Europe. 

                    The conference, which will be based on the results
                    of a European joint pilot project, will focus on
                    two major keynotes - telematics for regional
                    development and the economics of telematics
                    services.


                    Representatives from the European Commission's
                    User-friendly Information Society programme will
                    review the research activities undertaken during
                    the past four years and will present new actions
                    foreseen in the coming years. Additionally,
                    representatives from Telecom Italia and Telia and
                    Ericsson will present their industrial
                    perspectives. 

                    Around 50 experts will present their visions and
                    the results of validation and demonstration
                    projects (most of them carried out under the
                    Commission's Telematics Applications programme,
                    1994-98) in the following areas: 

                    - Support to rural development; 
                    - Case studies on economic benefits of new
                    telematics services; - Distance education and
                    training; - Regional telematics services to
                    support small and medium-sized enterprises; -
                    Social inclusion: How telematics can support the
                    social cohesion of various types of communities at
                    the regional level; - Quality of life for
                    dependent people; - Reorganisation of work in
                    European regions and cities. 

                    In parallel to the event, a wide range of existing
                    telematics applications will be demonstrated
                    within the cyber-caf. 

                    The event is being organised by the TeleRegions
                    Network and the European Digital Cities (EDC)
                    project, a support action of the European
                    Commission's Telematics Applications programme. 

                    Data Source Provider: EDC Coordination Office

                    Document Reference: Based on event announcement.

                    Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 4C; FRAMEWORK 5C;
                    TELEMATICS 2C; IST

                    Subject Index Codes: Telecommunications;
                    Information Processing, Information Systems

                    Contact Person:

                    For further information, please contact: 

                    EDC Coordination Office 
                    c/o Eurocites 
                    18 square de Mees 
                    B-1050 Brussels 
                    Tel. +32-2-5520868; Fax +32-2-5520889 
                    E-mail: telecities@mcr1.poptel.org.uk 
                    URL: http://www.edc.eu.int/events/tanum150699.html