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European Commission - DG Information Society


 


The Information Society Directorate-General of the European Commission is playing a key role in implementing the “vision” set by Europe's heads of state in Lisbon, 2000: to make Europe the world's most competitive and dynamic economy, characterised by sustainable growth, more and better jobs and greater social cohesion, by 2010.

As set out in the eEurope action plan, this will require advanced and easily accessible Information Society technologies to permeate throughout European business and society. The Directorate-General therefore:

  • stimulates research into Information Society technologies which can be integrated into the citizen’s everyday environment, business and administration;
  • has established and is maintaining a framework of regulation designed to generate competition and stimulate the development of applications and content;
  • supports initiatives that encourage and enable all European citizens to benefit from, and participate in, the Information Society.

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