Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

Telework is de-localising workers - what's the effect?

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999.

Record Control Number: 12879

Date: 1999-04-30

Category: Event

General Information:

As telework continues to become a normal working practice, the physical places that people work from are becoming less localized. To address the impact this "de-localization" of working practices has on lifestyle and culture, the European Commission's Directorate General XIII is organizing a European Telework Information Day on 1 June 1999 in Brussels.

The event will provide a forum for telework professionals to discuss the possible impacts of telework becoming a mainstream practice. The information day will provide an opportunity to be updated on the European Commission's policy, information and stimulation activities with regard to telework and to preview the European Telework Status report for 1999. Additionally, this is the official public launch of the European Telework week 1999 and the call for nominations for the 1999 Telework Awards.

Because the deadline for the first calls for proposals under the European Commission's Fifth RTD Framework Programme is only two weeks after this event, there will be a last-minute platform for short announcements and calls for partners. The Commission requests that those interested should send short comments beforehand to:


These comments will be included in a paper to be handed out to all participants at the information day.

The organizers are also inviting those planning initiatives for European Telework Week (from 1 to 7 November1999) to send a short outline of their projects for inclusion in an overview of forthcoming events, which will be handed out at the information day. The short outline should be sent to:


Participation for the information day is free of charge.

Data Source Provider: European Commission, Directorate General XIII

Document Reference: Press release from DG XIII

Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; IST

Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems; Innovation, Technology Transfer; Telecommunications

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