V4DIS--Visegrad Group for Developing Information Society April 2--4, 2006, Prague & Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

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Linking women from Visegrad Countries and e-government


The APC WNSP panel "ICT and Equal Opportunities of Women and Men" took place on the April 3, 2006, the first of a two-day conference on Internet in Public Administration V4DIS. Most panellists spoke about information and communication literacy as key to successful implementation of e-government objectives. At the same time, they listed ICT skills as the prime barrier that leads to a gender digital divide in the Czech Republic. In particular, the majority of the Roma women do not have sufficient ICT skills to benefit from e-government and the information society generally. The conference took place in the Czech Republic. (more)

E-government: When the gender lens is missing...


In the middle of 2005, the European team of APC WSNP took on a daunting task: to inject gender awareness into a regional conference focussing on the internet in public administrations. The annual e-government conference taking place in the Czech Republic celebrated its ninth year of existence in 2006. Yet, for the first time in its history, equal opportunity for women and men was put on the agenda. The majority of participants at this year's e-government conference were representatives of public administrations in the Czech Republic and other Visegrad countries (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia). Given the newness of the topic and the audience profile, we--at APC WNSP Europe--have decided to organise a panel coined as "ICT and Equal Opportunities of Women and Men". We agreed that this would provide a space for diverse key local and regional actors to present their views on gender issues in e-government. (more)

V4DIS in Hradec Kralove for the third time


On April 3 and 4 Hradec Kralove played host for the third year in a row to the international V4DIS (Visegrad Four for Developing Information Society) conference. As in previous years, the event took place in parallel with the national ISSS conference and its international component LORIS, which brings European views and experience into the area of public administration informisation. This year, the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Premysl Sobotka, assumed the auspices over the working meeting of V4 states. A number of other distinguished personalities took part in the conference within official delegations of all four countries. (more)

Web pages in the European competition EuroCrest 2006


Announcement of the results of the EuroCrest competition for the best internet pages of towns, villages and regions in Europe was part of the programme of the gala social evening of the 9th year of the conference Internet in Public Administration and Self-government in Hradec Kralove. (more)

V4DIS 2006 -- Successfully finished


Visegrad conference, which was held as a part of the ISSS already for the third time in succession, presented this year other two key themes in addition to the traditional issues of e-government and electronic services for the citizens of V4 countries. Much interest was paid right to the first theme--gender issues and questions concerning equality of women in approach to ICT and availability of electronic services provided by public administration. The second particularly interesting theme of V4 DIS was the role of information technologies in tourism, mainly questions connected with V4 portal, promotion of separate destinations, roles of national and regional portals and significance of internet promotion of the states. (more)

Association Czech At appreciated a possibility to issue electronic statements from all-state registers

02/04/2006 19:00

Within the programme of ceremonial gathering on the eve of an opening of the international conference ISSS 2006 in Hradec Kralove, there were announced results of Czech At competition. This year the prize was awarded to two subjects of public administration, which significantly contributed to the development of information society--"Subcommittee for information systems in public administration of Committee for public administration, regional development and environment of Chamber of Deputies of Parliament of CR" and "Ministry of Informatics of CR". (more)

We cordially invite you to the Visegrad conference

16/02/2006 16:00

Between April 2 and 4, 2006, Prague and Hradec Kralove will for the third time host the Visegrad Four for Developing Information Society--V4DIS 2006 international conference within the well-known Internet in Public Administration/Local and Regional Information Society (ISSS/LORIS) conference. Partners of the "DIS-V4 2006: The Role of Municipalities and Regions in the Process of Development of eGovernment services, eTourism and Other Web Application for Citizens in V4 Countries" project, which is supported by the International Visegrad Fund and organised by the Cesky zavinac association, are the Association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia, the Union of Towns of Slovakia, the Hungarian National Association of Local Authorities (TÖOSZ) and Poland's Alfa Omega Foundation. (more)

Preparations begin for the 9th Internet in Public Administration/Local and regional Information Society/Visegrád Group for Developing Information Society (ISSS/LORIS/V4DIS 2006) Conference

01/09/2005 18:00

Over the past few years, the ISSS/LORIS/V4DIS conference has become an increasingly important forum for regular assessment of the progress made with regard to utilisation of information and communication technologies at a local, regional and national level. It has also become the most significant and largest event of its kind in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. (more)

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