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Abstract

Series: Enlargement Futures Series 05

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Panel report is organised in 3 parts with a conclusion summarising the most important challenges and threats on the way towards an Information Society (IS) in the candidate countries (CC13).

The first part focuses on the communication infrastructure available in CC13. Particular attention has been paid to the digital divide in the CC13 and the ability of local industry to implement advanced technologies and supply state-of-the-art equipment and services.

The second part outlines the recent development towards provision of new services and content through communication networks. An important aspect is the availability of public access points and the involvement of all stakeholders in the process of building info-structures and provision of high-quality services and content to the general public.

The third part addresses the critical issue of the competency of the population and workforce. It highlights the challenges for CC13 of introduction ICTs in education, realising the life-long learning concept and meeting the requirements for skilled workers and managers of the knowledge-based economy.

The fourth part summarises the most important challenges for EU and national policy with regard to the building up of a competitive (ICT) economy, the outlook for employment and skills, their potential impact on governance and the complex nature of the digital divide in the candidate countries.

Additional information

Authors: GOUROVA E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);BOGDANOWICZ M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);BURGELMAN J-C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);HERRMANN C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20247 EN (2002), pp.88. Free of charge The full text of this report is available online at: ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20247en.pdf -
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Record Number: 200215149 / Last updated on: 2002-08-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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