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“Moving forward the Digital Local Agenda”

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) together with ELANET network (CEMR) is co-organising its 7th conference on local and regional governments in the information society. EISCO 2008 will take place in Naples (Italy), from 25 to 27 September 2008.
The conference "Local networks and inter-regional cooperation: Moving forward the Digital Local Agenda" will assess the progress of the main European networks of local and regional govenrments in implementing the Digital Local Agenda (DLA), a strategic plan to develop the informatics society in cities and regions. The conference will be organised around five themes:
  • Collaboration among innovators from the public and private sector in the field of Information and communication technologies (ICT);
  • Using ICT to build networks for service delivery in local communities;
  • "e-services" models and WEB 2.0 deployment;
  • Building digital capacity in local administrations;
  • Progress of the digital local agenda: methodologies used and first lessons learnt.
This last session will be coorganised by the ELANET, the network on information society, and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR). An implementation model of the Digital Local Agenda will be presented during the session.
A set of recommendations shall be approved in Naples, aiming at strengthening the Digital Local Agenda process and engaging as many local and regional governments as possible with its implementation.
Background information
Since 1998, the EISCO conferences have become a fixed appointment for local and regional government in Europe to discuss eGovernment and Information Society strategies, to look at good practices and evaluate achievements. They provide participants with the opportunity to learn from each other and to assess the achievements made to overcome the digital divide between regions.
EISCO 2008 is organised by the European network ELANET (CEMR) supported by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), together with the City of Naples, with the support of the Region Campania and the Province of Naples. As at previous conferences, EISCO 2008 enjoys the active collaboration of EU networks representing regional and local administrations: eris@, Eurocities' Knowledge Society Forum, e-Forum and IT4ALL. The Italian Government (Ministry of Innovation, Ministry of Regional Affairs and Local Administrations, Ministry of Communication) and the Italian section of the CEMR (AICCRE) are also members of the organising committee.