How to remove barriers and create a true pan-European digital single market will the subject of a series of meetings between EU officials and local representatives in October and November in the UK and Europe.
There will be two London meetings on 24 and 25 October. The first will discuss Londoners’ response to the Digital Agenda.
Rural broadband will be high on the agenda at the Cardiff and Edinburgh meetings, with Cardiff also discussing eHealth, eGovernment and other uses and applications, the participation of Ofcom Wales, ICT research and innovation prospects.
City councillors from Birmingham, Manchester, and Bristol will meet local stakeholders and provide feedback to the EC director-general Robert Madelin at a London meeting.
Times and venues are still vague, as are whose opinions are deemed worthy of attention.
The meetings, intended to chart local courses of action, are a follow-up to a similar series a year ago just after the European Commission published its Digital Agenda.
A report on those meetings just published found that 1900 civil servants, regulators, industry representatives, members of parliaments, universities, NGOs and consumer associations attended, averaging 75 per country.
The report said press coverage was not an objective of the exercise as such, adding “some (countries) actively decided not to seek media attention”.
To get on the delegate list contact John Doyle at EC INFSO, Belgium, and Jon Zeff in the media directorate at the department for media, culture and sport, or the office.