Institutional Policies for Digital Inclusion in Spain

Institutional Policies for Digital Inclusion in Spain

Maria-Jesús Colmenero-Ruiz (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain) and Belén Pérez-Lorenzo (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3417-4.ch110
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Abstract

This chapter describes the evolution and results of the Spanish Policies of digital inclusion, since its inception in 2000 in the framework of the EU Lisbon Strategy (eEurope 2002) to the present, with special emphasis on cases of greater relevance. It reviews the different plans implemented at the country successively during that period of time. As a result of the Spanish political organization into Autonomous Communities, the direct application of these policies has corresponded to each of them, which adapted the outline to their interests and needs. So, it analyzes the situation in three of the Autonomous Communities, Catalonia, Andalusia and Extremadura, with different demographic and economic characteristics, providing recent indicators and the programs that are in development just now.
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Institutional Policies In Spain

In Spain, they started to promote digital inclusion policies since the initiatives for the promotion and development of the Information Society in the year 2000 began (Figure 1).

Figure 1.

Timeline of public policies on SI in Spain

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