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					                       i2010 for European Regions and Cities

   A Roadmap for EU Information Society Opportunities (2007-2013)

                    26 - 27 September, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Programme
As at 21 September 2006

Tuesday 26 September


8.00 – 9.00     Conference Registration at R.C.O., Olomouc


9.00            Plenary Session 1a

                Opening of the Conference in Main Hall R.C.O., Olomouc
                Chair: Libor Kolar, Olomouc Region and ERNACT Vice-Chairperson Interregional
                Management Committee

                Welcome from ERNACT
                Cllr. Rena Donaghey, Chairperson, ERNACT Interregional Management Committee

                Welcome
                Ing. Martin Tesařík, Mayor of Olomouc City


                Official Opening
                RNDr. Ivan Kosatík, President of the Olomouc Region


9.20            Keynote: Overview of i2010 and supporting EU Information Society programmes
                Stig Aga Aandstad, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium


9.45            Keynote: Renewed Cohesion Policy Speeds Up Innovation and Information Society
                Luisa Sanches, DG REGIO, European Commission, Belgium


10.10           Keynote: Why is i2010 important for cities and regions?

                Introduction to Breakout sessions – their format and function
                Mr Colm McColgan, General Manager, ERNACT NETWORK


10.30 – 11.00   Exhibition, Coffee and Networking


11.00           Breakout Sessions in 4 thematic areas:

                Each Breakout session will address:

                The Information Society – Where are we now? Where could we be?

                •   Explore the current state of play in the thematic area
                •   Show best practice examples
                •   Presentation of the future EU policy agenda i2010
              •   Highlight the i2010 policies relevant to each theme and explain the ICT flagship
                  initiatives in the agenda – the ageing society, the intelligent car, digital libraries
              •   Raise key current issues
              •   Look at a future vision of an Information Society

              A Panel Session on 26th pm will present key findings from Breakout Sessions


Session 2a:   eGovernment and eDemocracy 1: Building inclusive public services
              Animator: Leda Guidi, Comune di Bologna, Italy

              Welcome and Workshop Goals
              Leda Guidi, Comune di Bologna, Italy

              Current and future trends in eGovernment
              Véronique Kleck, President’s special adviser for information society for the Region Rhônes Alpes,
              France

              ICT and the URBACT Experience
              Aidan Roe, URBACT Programme, ITEM Associates, UK

              Exhibitor Case Study 1 – CITIZ@Move eDemocracy Project
              Macarena Ybarra, Seville City Council, Spain

              Exhibitor Case Study 2 – Donegal County Council ePlanning Services
              Siobhan Foy, Donegal County Council, Ireland

              Exhibitor Case Study 3 – e-Prodat Project
              Giovanni Farneti, Comune di Bologna, Italy

              Summary of Key Issues
              Piet Sperling, Province of Zeeland, Netherlands

              Discussion and Q&A



Session 2b:   ICT Clusters and Inward Investment 1: Strategies to create development and jobs.
              Animator: Stella Coyle, ERNACT NETWORK


              Welcome and Workshop Goals
              Stella Coyle, ERNACT NETWORK

              Current and future trends in regional innovation and Trans-national Information
              Society Strategies
              Anna Flavia Bianchi, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, EC ICT Unit, Spain

              EU Policy and Strategy – Innovation for the Information Society, now & 2007 - 2013
              Inma Valencia, Cantabria Office, Belgium

              Exhibitor Case Study 1 – ICT cluster in Olomouc region
              Martina Sobotikova, TescoSW, Czech Republic

              Exhibitor Case Study 2 – Attract Back Campaigns
              BRISE Inward Investment Working Group
              Gary Martin, Donegal County Council, Ireland

              Summary of Key Issues
              Dr. Colm McClements, Colm Mc Clements Consulting, Ireland
              Discussion and Q&A


Session 2c:   Mobility (Broadband and Wireless) 1: Creating a European mobile society.
              Animator: Derek Moore, Government Gateway Project Manager, United Kingdom

              Welcome and Workshop Goals
              Animator: Derek Moore, Government Gateway Project Manager, United Kingdom

              Current and future trends in Mobility
              Colm McColgan, General Manager, ERNACT NETWORK, Ireland

              EU Policy and Strategy – Innovation for the Information Society, now & 2007 - 2013
              Luisa Sanches, DG REGIO, European Commission, Belgium

              Exhibitor Case Study 1 – Iperbole Wireless Project
              Giovanni Farneti, Commune di Bologna, Italy

              Exhibitor Case Study 2 – Broadband in Rural Areas
              John Glynn, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Ireland

              Exhibitor Case Study 3 – Derry Wireless City Project
              Dermot Harrigan, Derry City Council, Northern Ireland

              Exhibitor Case Study 4 – The Wireless Cities Project
              Elizabeth Jorge, Formento de San Sebastian, Spain

              Summary of Key Issues
              Anthony Okuogume, University of Oulu, Finland

              Discussion and Q&A


Session 2d:   Content and Cultural Heritage 1: Re-focusing Cultural assets to new media.
              Animator: Thomas Prorok, ELANET, Austria

              Welcome and Workshop Goals
              Thomas Prorok, ELANET, Austria

              Current and Future Trends in Content, Culture and Heritage
              Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Centre for Experience Economy, Denmark

              Regional Innovation & Trans-European IST Strategies in the EU, now & 2007 - 2013
              Stig Aga Aandstad, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium

              Importance of cultural heritage to regional identity and the tourism industry
              Elizabeth Carnegie, University of Sheffield

              Exhibitor Case Study 1 – Archeoguide
              Dr. Vassilios Vlahakis, Intracom, Greece

              Summary of Key Issues
              Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Centre for Experience Economy, Denmark

              Discussion and Q&A




12.30         Exhibition, Lunch and Networking
14.00
Plenary
Session 3a      Presentations of the issues and challenges identified in each Breakout Session

                Chair: Rocio Rubio Centeno, ERNACT NETWORK


                Panel Review from the Breakout Sessions:

                Piet Sperling, Province of Zeeland, Netherlands            eGovernment and eDemocracy

                Colm McClements, Colm Mc Clements Consulting, Ireland      ICT Clusters and Inward Investment

                Anthony Okuogume, University of Oulu, Finland              Mobility (Broadband and Wireless)

                Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Denmark                       Content and Cultural Heritage


                Discussion and Q&A


14.45           Introduction to second set of Breakout Sessions – their format and function

                Mr Colm McColgan, General Manager, ERNACT NETWORK

                Q&A


15.00 – 15.30   Exhibition, coffee and networking


15:30   Breakout Sessions in 4 thematic areas and 1 in the Czech language

        Each breakout session will address:

   •    The Regional Information Society – A Roadmap. Where do we want to go from here? How do we
        get there?
   •    Prepare participating Regions to take advantage of potential funding opportunities arising from
        i2010 in 2007-2013.
   •    Assess participating regions main goals, aspirations and needs in developing the information
        society in their regions in each thematic area
   •    Create a roadmap – a regional information society strategy for each theme
   •    Match potential funding opportunities which may arise from i2010 to regions’ goals and needs

   A Panel Discussion on 27th will present key findings from Breakout Sessions


Session 4a:     eGovernment and eDemocracy 2: planning for the development of inclusive public
                services in the future
                Animator: Leda Guidi, Comune di Bologna, Italy

                Welcome and Workshop Goals
                Leda Guidi, Comune di Bologna, Italy

                Summary of Key Issues and Challenges Raised in Previous Sessions
                Piet Sperling, Province of Zeeland, Netherlands

                Future projects and strategies identified
                Contributions from BRISE project - eGovernment Working Group
              Juhani Karkkainen, Joint Authority of Kainuu Region, Finland
              & Uel Harvey, Derry City Council, Northern Ireland

              Discussion – Regional Needs and Outline Development Roadmap


Session 4b:   ICT Clusters and Inward Investment 2: Positioning your region to benefit from and
              support Innovation and Investment
              Animator: Stella Coyle, ERNACT NETWORK

              Welcome and Workshop Goals
              Stella Coyle, ERNACT NETWORK

              Regional Innovation & Trans-European IST Strategies in the EU, now & 2007 - 2013
              Frank Cunningham, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium

              Summary of Key Issues and Challenges Raised in Previous Sessions
              Colm McClements, Colm Mc Clements Consulting, Ireland

              Future projects and strategies identified
              Contributions from BRISE project - eBusiness Working Group
              Mr. Eero Vilhu, Joint authority of Kainuu Region, Finland

              Discussion – Regional Needs and Outline Development Roadmap


Session 4c:   Mobility (Broadband and Wireless) 2: How can mobile technology be used to
              support future services
              Animator: Derek Moore, Government Gateway Project Manager, United Kingdom

              Welcome and Workshop Goals
              Derek Moore, Government Gateway Project Manager, United Kingdom

              Summary of Key Issues and Challenges Raised in Previous Sessions
              Anthony Okuogume, University of Oulu, Finland

              Future projects and strategies identified
              Contributions from BRISE project - Broadband Working Group
              Geoffrey Browne, Donegal County Council, Ireland
              & Caitriona Strain, ERNACT NETWORK, Ireland

              Discussion – Regional Needs and Outline Development Roadmap


Session 4d:   Content and Cultural Heritage 2: Using new technologies to showcase digital
              cultural content
              Animator: Thomas Prorok, ELANET, Austria

              Welcome and Workshop Goals
              Thomas Prorok, ELANET, Austria

              Summary of Key Issues and Challenges Raised in Previous Sessions
              Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Centre for Experience Economy, Denmark

              Future projects and strategies identified
              Contributions from BRISE eLearning Working Group
              Ainhoa Aldasoro, Formento de San Sebastian, Spain


              Discussion – Regional Needs and Outline Development Roadmap
Session 4e:     The Information Society in the Czech Republic: key themes and future development
                Animator: Dyma Švec, Czech Republic

                Welcome and Workshop Goals
                Animator: Dyma Švec, Czech Republic

                Key Issues, a future vision and challenges
                Vilém Čekajle, Cassia Development & Consulting, Czech Republic

                Future projects and strategies identified
                Contributions from the group participants

                Discussion – Needs and Outline Development Roadmap

                This Session will be in the Czech Language


17.00           Breakout Sessions end, end of conference sessions for Day 1


17.15           Walking tour of Olomouc City

20.00           Conference Dinner


Wednesday 27 September

9.00

Plenary
Session 5a      Welcome and Overview of Day 2

                Chair: Cllr. Rena Donaghey, Chairperson, ERNACT Interregional Management
                Committee


9.10            Keynote: A Single Information Space – the political challenges for cities and regions
                Frank Cunningham, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium

9.35            Keynote: The Use of ICT to Improve Social Inclusion and Support Economic
                Development and Enterprise Creation.
                Mira Guhring, URBACT Programme, France

10.00           Keynote: Towards a Regional Information Society
                Inma Valencia, Cantabria Office, Belgium

10.20           Q&A


10.30 – 11.00   Exhibition, coffee and networking

11.00

Plenary
Session 6a      Panel Review from the Breakout Sessions: Presentation of roadmaps – a regional
                information society strategy from each themed breakout session

                Chair: Colm McColgan, General Manager, ERNACT NETWORK

                Aidan Roe, URBACT Programme (ITEM Associates), UK eGovernment & eDemocracy

                Colm McClements, Colm Mc Clements Consulting, Ireland ICT Clusters and Inward Investment
             Anthony Okuogume, University of Oulu, Finland                Mobility (Broadband & Wireless)

             Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Denmark                         Content & Cultural Heritage

             Vilém Čekajle, Czech Republic                                Information Society-Czech Republic

Discussion and Q&A


11.30
             Panel Discussion- Towards a Regional Information Society Strategy: Key
                             Challenges Ahead

             Chair: Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Centre for Experience Economy (Denmark)


             Panel: Stig Aga Aandstad, DG INFSO & Media, European Commission, Belgium

                     Luisa Sanches, DG REGIO, European Commission, Belgium

                     Frank Cunningham, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium

                     Inma Valencia, Cantabria Office, Belgium

                     Véronique Kleck, President’s special adviser for information society for the Region
                     Rhônes Alpes, France

                     Anna Flavia Bianchi, IPTS Seville (Spain)

                     Discussion and Q&A

12.15
Plenary
Session 7a
             Closing Words and Conference Conclusions
             Chair: Cllr. Rena Donaghey, Chairperson, ERNACT Interregional Management Committee

             Colm McColgan, General Manger, ERNACT NETWORK

             Libor Kolar, Vice Chairperson, ERNACT Interregional Management Committee

12:30        CONFERENCE ENDS - Lunch

				
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