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The Digital Local Agenda is a planning instrument to fight the digital divide and ensure that all people in the world can enjoy the benefits of the Information Society.

The Digital Local Agenda, also known in some countries as the Local Digital Agenda, is a planning instrument aimed at fighting the digital divide and ensuring that people throughout the world can enjoy the benefits of the Information Society.

The Digital Local Agenda (DLA), is a planning instrument approved in 2005 by the II World Summit (November 2005, Bilbao, Spain) on the Information Society of Cities and Local Governments to fight the digital divide and ensure that people throughout the world can enjoy the benefits of the Information Society. It is mainly addressed to local and regional public administrations as enablers of this worldwide eInclusion process.

The DLA was proposed to the summit by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and the European network ELANET that organized, in June of the same year, the EISCO 2005 conference where the Agenda was first discussed as an answer to the i2010 strategy of the European Union and launched, through the “Cracow Declaration”. The Declaration established 10 objectives in the field of eGovernment and eInclusion.

In April of 2007, in Hämeenlina (Finland), the EISCO conference approved the Digital Local Agenda Manifesto and established five digital areas and 28 goals as priorities for the development of the agenda. It was also agreed that during the EISCO 2008 conference (25 -27 September, Naples) an assessment of the work done would take place and a roadmap to guide the process would be produced. A notable achievement of this conference was the fact that the Manifesto was supported by the main institutional and thematic networks participating in the event (CEMR, ELANET, EUROCITIES, eris@, IT4ALL, e-FORUM, the eGov society research network and DEMO-NET).

 

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