Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


Everyone in Europe will in the very near future have to come to terms with the new information and communication technologies if they are to play an active role in an increasingly knowledge-driven society.

The Lisbon European Council of 23 and 24 March 2000 understood the importance of acting swiftly and makes it a priority to successfully incorporate these technologies in our education and training systems. This is the challenge the eLearning initiative aims to meet by proposing that the resources of the relevant Community programmes and instruments be focused on a strategic range of actions to bring a European dimension and added value to local, regional and national initiatives.

If it is to be a complete success, the initiative must be backed up by strong commitment from the Member States, the regions and the private sector, and by a concerted European approach to prepare the education and training of tomorrow.

The goals of eLearning are particularly ambitious and require extra effort from most Member States. In return, if these goals are pursued and attained, they will enable the citizens of Europe to take an active part in the construction of the most dynamic and most cohesive society in the world.

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Record Number: 1530 / Last updated on: 2000-09-28