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digital convergence – public consultation

On March 23rd the Ministry of Economic Development, Competitiveness and Shipping announced the public consultation regarding the current 2007-2013 Operational Program “Digital Convergence”. The consultation covers 3 basic aspects of the current, EU-approved operational program:

  1. Immediate activation of the Operational Program, following the program stagnation after the last elections
  2. Immediate implementation of critical operational ICT projects that will solve in the short-term some public governance problems and the fast restructuring of the “real economy”
  3. Bringing to use in the best way the existing government ICT infrastructure that has already been built and funded under the 3rd EU Support Framework, by corrective & improving measures

The public consultation will run till April 15th, responses are targeted to the following 4 units:

  • (A) General Information, regarding the overall appraisal and design of the program organization
  • (B) Framework of Proposal Calls, describing the targets & priorities of the program
  • (C) Common Strategy & Principles, that include a series of specific actions for the cost-effective and efficient use of ICT, targeting the most beneficial influence of the program to the state/citizen relationship
  • (D) General Proposals, giving the opportunity to interested parties to express proposals not already included in the program

You can see the public consultation text in English using Google Translation here.

special secretary of digital planning – next 2 months

Yesterday 4th of March 2010, in a press release by the Special Secretary of Digital Planning the following items were mentioned as part of the next 2 month activity:

  • The prioritization and promotion of horizontal decisions for the support of the Greek Stability & Development Program
  • The administrative conclusion of the Infosoc Programme
  • The transfer of eligible funding initiatives / projects from the Infosoc Programme to the Digital Convergence Programme
  • The 45m Euro funding of 2.500 business plans under the digi-lodge initiative
  • The conclusion of stakeholder proposals for the updated Digital Convergence Programme leading to the new initiatives
  • The evaluation of proposals submitted till March 2009 and the immediate execution of approved proposals after alignment
  • The Open Consultation regarding the new initiatives of the Digital Convergence Programme