Information relative à la First European Community Networks conference (3-5 juillet 1997)
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FIRST EUROPEAN COMMUNITY NETWORKS CONFERENCE.
How to Put People First at the Information Society?
July, 3-5 1997.
BCNet, Barcelona Civic Network (http://www.bcnet.upc.es)
RCM, Rete Civica de Milano. (http://www.rcm.unimi.it)
the Regione Lombardia
the University of Milano, Dept. of Computer Science
AIREC (Associazione Informatica e REti Civiche) Lombardia
Community networks are developing at different regions, cities and villages
of the European Union as a volontary, grassroot movement which purpose is
giving to the citizen, especially the less favored one, the opportunity to
participate actively in the building of the Information Society. This
movement is based in the best civic traditions of creativity, solidarity
and cultural diversity of each of the European Union's countries, regions
and cities. American and canadians pathed the way years ago.
In the other side, the European Commission is developping an strategy that
stresses the idea of " People First", in order to building an authentic
European way to the Global Information Society.(http://www.ispo.cec.be/infosoc/legreg/docs/peopl1st.html).
Finally, many European municipalities and regions are establishing webs
with city information, establishing estrategies towards "digital cities"
Consortiums like "Telecities" or Teleregions go in that direction. Some
kind of cooperation with the civic sector is needed.
We think it is time to make a first attempt to coordinate our efforts in
order to share experiences and draw some new perspectives. The volontary,
citizen-based approach to the IS can be an effective way to achieve some goals as civic training and
democratic participation, complementing the market and the public
Administration efforts. This first conference is a meeting for running
Community Networks and for the community networking sector (professionals,
local officials engage in participation policies,...) in Europe. Our goal
is ending with some practical ways of cooperation.
Two community efforts, BCNet and RCM, want to join our forces in
promoting the first European Community Networks Meeting. The EPITELIO
Network project (http://www.eurosur.org/epitelio) is our common framework.
The Regione Lombardia and the Department of Computer Science, together with
AIREC (Associazione Informatica e REti Civiche) Lombardia they recently
promoted, make their resource available to organize the Conference.
The Conference is organized in a first day of Introduction and presentation
of the experiences of Community Networking in Europe, and a series of
Roundtables for encouraging the discusion of some topics of major relevance
for the development of community networking.
You are all invited to participate.
-Knowing the state of the art of community networks efforts in the EU.
-Setting up a working definition of community networks.
-Discussing differents strategies to coordinate CN
-Establishing a consortium of CNs in EU.
-Directors of running CNs in the EU.
-Promoters of new CNs efforts.
-Developpers of community services.
-State of the art of community networking in Europe
-Community networks and community networking: Looking for definitions.
-Community networks and telecities: setting an agenda for public-volontier
-The role of companies in community networking.
-Establishing an open consortium
Fiorella de Cindio (Conference Co-Chair)
Director of Rete Civica de Milano
Director Digital City Foundation of Amsterdam
Director of Communities on Line Forum
Artur Serra. (Conference Co-Chair)
Director of BCNet,
Assessore Trasparenza e Cultura
tel. +39-2-55006 291 (at AIREC)
tel. +39-2-6765 3747 (at Regione Lomabrdia, Direzione Cultura)
fax +39-2-6765 2698
July 3th, Thursday:
Opening of the Conference. Authority Addresses
The meaning of this conference
- Fiorella de Cindio, RCM;
- Artur Serra, BCNet)
Declarations of interest
- Marzio Tremaglia, Regione Lombardia, Assessore Trasparenza e Cultura
- EC Representative
Steve Cisler, Apple Technology Group
Doug Schuler, Seattle Community Network
COMMUNITY NETWORKS IN EUROPE: The situation from the experience. (I)
The Experience of DigiStaat.
Freenet Finland, overview of the Finnish freenet movement.
Ville Numerises en France: the VECAM consortium.
Communities On Line UK. An overview to the CNs in UK
TINET, the first Spanish freenet.
BCNet, building a community network in a metropolitan area.
Fiorella de Cindio,
the Rete Civica de Milano and other RC in Lombardia
Bologna, the Iperbole experience.
ONDE the Garda Lake Civic Network, a network in a small town.
JULY 4th, friday.
COMMUNITY NETWORKS IN EUROPE: The situation from the experience. (II)
Outline of a developing Finnish experiment- The INSP Programme
The Internet Express in Liverpool
PoloEst - A Community Network in the Provincia di Venezia.
Sean O Siochru
The Cedis Project
L. Navarro, Andres Dochao
The Epitelio Project
COMMUNITY NETWORKS: THE ISSUES
What CNs are and what could be: research challenges.
Roundtable, chaired by: Artur Serra, BCNet
Community networks and public services.
Roundtable, chaired by: Leda Guidi, Iperbole
Community networks and company services. What role of companies in CNs?.
Roundtable, chaired by: Fiorella De Cindio, Univ of Milano and RCM
JULY 5th, SATURDAY.
9:30 - 13:00
COMMUNITY NETWORKS: THE ISSUES (cont.)
Community networks: designing computer systems for communities. Roundtable,
chaired by: Leandro navarro, UPC
Community networks: organizing an european paltform.
David Wilcox, The International Association of Community Networking.
Debate on the organization of a European Community Networks Alliance
14:30 - 16:00
GENERAL DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
Departament Arquitectura Computadors.
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.
Campus Nord. Gran Capita, s/n , Modul D6-008