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Syndicate: <ties-list> Contest of The Global Bangemann Challenge

From: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@SOLAR.RTD.UTK.EDU> (by way of Diana McCarty)
Subject: <ties-list> Contest of The Global Bangemann Challenge


Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 00:13:54 -0500 (EST)
From: Louis Padulo <>
Subject: tak, check this out

The Global Bangemann Challenge (GBC) is run by the City of Stockholm and
supported by the European Commission. It is a contest for best practice and
the prime world event for pioneering information society projects. The
Challenge opened in May 1997 and the spirit of the contest is to stimulate
networking, sharing and emulation of knowledge and experiences and to 'build
the future together' rather than a simple competition of one project against
another.  The final prizes are primarily intended to highlight experiences
that present some of the most inspirational and innovative approaches to
building the information society in their local contexts.

This contextualised approach is important because of the large technological
disparities existing between different areas of the world, particularly
between richer and poorer areas.

There are 11 categories in the Challenge and some 500 submissions, from close
to 300 cities and 65 countries are expected by the final deadline of 31st
December 1998. The categories are as follows :

*New business structures
*Information technology for small and middle-sized enterprises
*Electronic commerce
*Information technology in all forms of education
*Lifelong learning
*Public services and democracy
*Health and community care
*Culture and media
*Supporting the environment
*Equal access to networking
*Improving traffic and transport

Visit the  web address for all details about
the Global Bangemann Challenge..

Dr. Louis Padulo
President Emeritus, University City Science Center
2020 Walnut Street - Suite 32A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
voice: 215/564-6405
fax: 215/564-3988
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                        *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education  *
* Founder of CAADE                                                   *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education)      *
* President, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA)                *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.               *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
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