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1 European Regional Information Society Association where policy and practice meet

2 : Founded in 1998 as an international non-profit making association Member regions represent about 30% population of EU Partners include European Alliance for Innovation (EAI); Fiber-to-the-Home Council (FTTH).

3 Member services : Establish network of partners for project collaboration Engage with EU institutions Organization of events : annual conferences, round table meetings, thematic workshops and seminars Guide to best practices and access to experts Regular news updates and services via : – –

4 projects examples: EBP – European Broadband Portal EBP seeks to create an on-line community of stakeholders, providing them with the tools for effective sharing of best practices and a participatory environment for seeking common and shared solutions. DE-LAN – Digital Ecosystems Learning Application Network DE-LAN enables regional SMEs to share experiences, while accounting for the potential impact of emerging trends in ICT and supporting its adoption and development across regions.

5 future activities : More EVENTS Round table meetings : 12 in 2011 Workshops and seminars organized in member regions annual conference : April 2011, Kraków Network of Corp of EXPERTS is extending its pool of experts in various fields of ICT to deliver advice and guidance on implementation Focus From policy to practice

6 round tables: Where policy and practice meet Thought provoking Stimulate debate and indicate potential course of action Opportunity to network and exchange views

7 Brussels Office : E uropean R egional I nformation S ociety A ssociation Boulevard de l'Empereur 24, B-1000 Bruxelles tel. : +32 (0) , fax : +32 (0)


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