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[FYI] Feedback to eEurope mailbox
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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2000.
Record Control Number: 14393
Category: General policy
Less than 200 responses were received by the eEurope mailbox in
response to an invitation from the Information Society Directorate-
General to comment on the action lines proposed by the eEurope
The analysis concludes: 'General responses to the initiative
supported its aims and underlined the need for political leadership
from the top'.
Commission officials were pleased to receive responses from most
applicant countries showing 'the Countries of Eastern and Central
Europe to be enthusiastic to benefit from the new economy.' However
the overall number of responses received was fairly low, perhaps
owing to the novelty of the mailbox system and low Internet
penetration in several Member States.
The inputs to the mailbox did underline the need for an improvement
in electronic access to public information. The most frequent topic
was the difficulty in downloading the eEurope documents, and the
eEurope team are looking at ways to address this.
Comments were received an all action lines including education,
Internet access, e-commerce, research networks, smart cards, risk
capital, eParticpation, healthcare online, intelligent transport and
Regarding e-commerce, many industrialists recommended speeding up of
the introduction of the e-commerce regulatory framework, and
developing non-regulatory or co-regulatory options.
Consumer organisations stressed the need to develop structures to
encourage consumer confidence and called for greater emphasis on
Data Source Provider: Information Society Directorate-General
Document Reference: Based on analysis of the first round of feedback
to the eEurope mailbox
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; IST
Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems
A full account of the analysis of the first round of feedback to the
eEurope mailbox can be found at:
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