The conference LORIS 2007 contributed to further development of twinning collaboration between European towns
The international conference LORIS (Local and Regional Information Society), which was held concurrently with the ISSS conference (Internet in Public Administration and Self-government) in the Congress Centre Aldis in Hradec Králové, significantly contributed to further development of mutual collaboration between European towns. There met deputies of more than two tens of towns here. They exchanged experience, formed new contacts and discussed about development of e-government at the local and regional level, as well as about use of EU sources for further enhancement of collaboration at the level of towns or development of e-tourism. The main organizer of the conference was Vysočina Region and financing was shared by the European Commission within the programme TT on the grounds of a call for "Support of active European citizenship" of Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The Czech Republic was represented among the participating towns and regions for example by capital Prague, towns Jihlava, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Karviná, Litovel, Nový Jičín, Znojmo or Otrokovice. Among partner European towns there were of course present Slovakian capital Bratislava and towns Nitra, Moldava nad Bodvou, Banská Bystrica, Dubnica nad Váhom, Kremnica, Martin, Nová Dubnica, Púchov and Trenčín, Hungarian towns Budapešť, Encs, Karcag, Nyiregyháza, Polish towns Warsaw, Walbrzych, Wroclaw, Lithuanian Vilnius or Dutch Purmerend. (more)
LORIS 2007 Conference Programme on Sunday 1st of April prepared for participants departing from Prague to Hradec Kralove
European Information Society Conference, April, 16--18, 2007 Hämeenlinna, Finland (more)
Slovakian Golden Crest 2006
In Slovakia a traditional competition Slovakian Golden Crest has known its winner already since November 2006. The main aim of this competition is to support informisation of Slovakian self-governments and award exceptional projects, to support exchange of experience and evaluate the effort to use ICT technology effectively to increase quality and availability of services for the citizens. The main prize Dexia GrandPrix was awarded to the Web pages of the town Dubnica nad Vahom and they were also nominated to the international competition EuroCrest, results of which will be officially announced at the conference ISSS 2007 in Hradec Kralove. The winner of the category "Web of the town" is Bratislava, in the category "Web of the village" the first place was taken by the Web pages of Krivosud-Bodovka village and the laurels from the category "Web of the self-governing region" were taken by the Web pages of Zilina region. Further details including other awards can be found on the Web page Union of towns SR (in Slovak language only).