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In July 1994 the representatives of G7 agreed to study ways to encourage the development of a world information society. Eleven different areas are covered by pilot projects. The aims of these include creating the opportunity to exchange information, and identifying projects of an exemplary nature that have tangible and clearly understandable social, economic and cultural advantages. Further aims include showing the public the potential of the information society, and helping to create markets for new products and services. The projects aim to show the value of the development of the information society, interest the citizens of Europe, and encourage co-operation and open access. They must not, however, create more bureaucracy or institutions, and must be financed through existing programmes. The teams, which are currently completing their work on these pilot projects, are reflecting on the best way to maintain this degree of co-operation in the future. National co-ordinators are consulting to evaluate the work so far accomplished by the projects. This will lead to a final report that will be presented at the G8 summit in Cologne in 1999. The pages of this present document give a brief summary of each of the projects and provide connected web site references.

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Authors: DTI (GB),
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Vers une societe mondiale de l'information, (1999) 1-28
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