Developing Electronic Content for the Support of the European Cultural Inclusion: From the Earlier “eEurope” Initiative toward the Future “i2010” Perspective

Developing Electronic Content for the Support of the European Cultural Inclusion: From the Earlier “eEurope” Initiative toward the Future “i2010” Perspective

Ioannis Chochliouros (Hellenic Telecommunications organization S.A. (OTE), Greece and University of Peloponnese, Greece), Ioannis Bougos (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE), Greece Independent Consultant, Greece) and Stergios Chochliouros (Hellenic Telecommunications organization S.A. (OTE), Greece)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-102-5.ch005
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Abstract

Various European initiatives and appropriate policies have been deployed (and are still in progress) to promote the creation and the distribution of new forms of electronically available content, aiming to support the “European cultural inclusion,” which constitutes a high-priority societal issue. The present works investigates diverse potential opportunities for realizing and offering innovative services, applications, and/or related facilities in the market through the proper use of modern electronic communications, especially for the promotion of cultural and social targets. Such options implicate vigorous participation both of state authorities and market industry players to launch dynamic business partnerships in parallel with efforts to improve quality of life and social cohesion in order to forward new ways of participating in society and to advance the European diversity and rich cultural heritage.

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