i2010 - Information Society at the Crossroads, Brdo 2008
The European Union faces political, economic and social challenges to progress in the enlarged Union: how to preserve Europe’s cultural diversity, to become and to remain a successful world player in the global economy, to address specific demographic trends and social inclusion as well as environmental challenges with a view to coping with a lack of available sources of energy and preserving the environment. European Union set out its goals for the development of information society in the i2010 Strategy, »i2010 – A European Information Society for growth and employment«, which addresses the establishment of common information space, promotion and support of ICT R&D, innovation and deployment, and development of an inclusive information society for better quality of life.
In order to check whether policy and implementation actions are still in line with the overall goals of the i2010 process, the Slovenian Presidency together with the European Commission is organising a conference dedicated to the EU’s i2010 strategy. It will present the main topics raised by the mid-term review with the aim of identifying the key issues in further achievement of the strategic i2010 policy targets and future development of information society in the European Union. It is expected that the conference will endorse conclusions that will provide key input for EU policy making in the next phase.
Conference Opening Session
Panel 1: Future Networks
Panel 2: Pan-European Services and Products
Panel 3: User Perspective