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The Lisbon European Council in March 2000 set the objective for the Union to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world within a decade. To contribute towards this strategy, the Commission proposes that a financial support programme be adopted to accompany national efforts for the transformation of Europe into a knowledge-based economy.

The programme will finance the following types of actions:
- data collection and analysis concerning a revised set of benchmarking indicators;
- studies to identify good practices in Europe;
- workshops and studies to analyse the adjustment of industry to the structural change generated by digital technologies and the transformation of society;
- support of the Information Society Forum;
- support of targeted conferences, seminars or workshops;
- financing of specific surveys, studies and expertise gathering activities in the area of network and information security.

The programme will last for 3 years (2003-2005) with a budget of ¿25m. Each
year a specific work programme will be published containing the year¿s priorities. During its last year of execution the programme will be evaluated in order to assess its cost-effectiveness and to decide its usefulness for the future.

An amended proposal was published in April 2003 as (COM{2003} 160 final).

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Record Number: 4834 / Last updated on: 2002-11-05