On 8 December 1999 the European Commission launched an initiative entitled "eEurope - An Information Society for All", which proposed ambitious targets to bring the benefits of the Information Society within reach of all Europeans. The initial plan focused on ten priority areas, from education to transport and from healthcare to the people with disabilities.
This mailing list was set up soon afterwards by request of the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology for the discussion of a list of essential actions concerning the needs of the people with disabilities.
The eEurope initiative and its action plan have been approved during the Portuguese presidency of the European Union (first half of 2000).
In 2005 the European Commission adopted the initiative “i2010: European Information Society 2010
” with three policy priorities: 1 - Information Space; 2- Innovation Investment in R&D; 3 - Inclusion.
The Riga Ministerial Declaration on e-Inclusion of June 2006 has identified six themes which the European Commission uses to foster e-Inclusion:
ICT and Ageing
Digital literacy and competencies
ICT, cultural diversity and inclusion
ICT for geographical inclusion
The Ministerial Debate on e-Inclusion Policy held in Lisbon on 2nd and 3rd December 2007 marks the official launch of the European initiative on e- Inclusion, which is a proposal from the European
Commission to all relevant European stakeholders. The initiative includes the "e-Inclusion, be part of it!" campaign, which will run until end 2008.
This mailing list will support the European Initiative on e-Inclusion