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The multi-annual Community programme MODINIS was adopted on 17th November 2003 for the period 2003 to 2005, by the decision of the Council and the European Parliament with a budget of EUR 21 million. This amount was subsequently increased to EUR 22.4 million by Decision No 786/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 in order to take into account the enlargement of the EU. MODINIS provides financial support for the monitoring of the information society in Europe and dissemination of good practice.
The development of the EU information society policy is one of the key pillars of the Lisbon Strategy for making the European Union the world's most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010. To ensure that ICTs played their full part in achieving these ambitious objectives, the Commission presented the eEurope initiative at the Lisbon European Council in March 2000. With the overall aim of
creating a European Information society for all, this political initiative was supported by the eEurope 2002 Action Plan, adopted in the Feira European Council in June 2000. Using the Open Method of Coordination, it established a process of target-setting, benchmarking and mutual learning through the identification and exchange of best practice. A new Action Plan, eEurope 2005 was launched at the Seville European Council in June 2002. The overall objective of the eEurope 2005 Action Plan is to provide a favourable environment for private investment and for the creation of new jobs, to boost productivity, to modernise public services, and to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the global information society. eEurope 2005 therefore aims to stimulate secure services, applications and content based on a widely available broadband infrastructure.

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Record Number: 7248 / Last updated on: 2006-03-20