VINTAGE PROJECT
Information Society Impact Assessment

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ISIAS  =  Information Society Impact Assessment
Increasing public awareness and understanding of the potential impact of the Information Society and its new applications.
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The aim of the project is to:

To develop impact assessment models and scenarios relating information society strategies to sustainable development objectives, considering environmental, social and economic aspects in an organic manner.

Specific objectives are to:
West Flanders, Belgium
Milieubureau voor Ondernemers vzw   (Lead Partner)

Bremen, Germany
PRODUTEC Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH & Co KG   (Partner)

Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council   (Associate)

Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Partner)

Donegal, Ireland
Donegal County Council   (Associate)

Helsinki, Finland
Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)   (Partner)

Helsinki, Finland
Culminatum Ltd OY, Helsinki Region Centre of Expertise   (Associate)

Lower Saxony, Germany
City of Ganderkesee, Department "Youth, Culture and Tourism"   (Associate)

Sicily, Italy
Consultecno Srl (CNS)   (Partner)

Sicily, Italy
Servizi Speciali di Maria Calatolo & C. S.A.S.   (Partner)

Sicily, Italy
Comune di Alcamo   (Associate)

West Flanders, Belgium
Leiedal Intercommunale   (Associate)

The ISIAS project, while with a predominant emphasis on impact assessment, was thus addressing two tasks of the ISPO call :

  1. "initiatives to facilitate through improved awareness and demonstration of concrete cases [in this we rely on regional scenarios and local case-study simulations], the take up, spreading, and dissemination of [the most useful and appropriate] telematics services and applications in particular by SMEs and regional/local administrations to support, expand, or improve their operations [through a better capacity to govern the future]."
  2. The "development of demonstration actions [the collective process of scenario-building], in particular in small communities [our five regional testbeds] acting as small-scale, flexible test sites where new approaches [for making decisions about the Information Society] can be tried out and best practices disseminated [through inter-regional co-operation], with the wide participation of citizens from different social groups [and regional contexts], as well as with the active involvement [in the local IS Workgroups] of social partners, voluntary associations, etc."

Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
Gaeltacht
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrland
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom