Raising Public Awareness about the Information Society
The objective of the EU structural funds support scheme for 2015–2023 is to raise awareness of the opportunities and dangers of the information society, as well as of developments of Estonia’s e-State, in order to improve the planning and development of the basic service infrastructure and promote its take-up.
The support scheme aims to increase awareness of both the existing service infrastructure and future development needs so as to ensure the infrastructure’s sustainable development and cross-border operation.
The total volume of the support scheme is 5 million euros and it is funded from the EU structural funds (European Regional Development Fund, the extent of European funding amounting to 85% or 4.25 million euros).
Activities will be carried out in 2015–2023 (eligibility period: from 6 June 2015 to 30 June 2023).
The first level intermediate body is the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and its implementer is the Information System Authority. The activities are carried out based on an action plan approved by the first level intermediate body.
The activities and targets
The Information System Authority, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and other parties, shall carry out, organize and order the following activities with the help of the support scheme:
- Evaluations, concepts, studies and analyses concerning the information society;
- Standards, frameworks, methodical guidelines and training materials;
- Trainings, seminars, workshops, information days, conferences and courses;
- Communication and marketing campaigns, notification activities and presentations.
The support scheme activities are targeted at:
- Parties involved in the development of basic service infrastructure and of e-services (public sector, policy-makers, entrepreneurs);
- The current and future users of ICT solutions (individuals, entrepreneurs, officials);
- Opinion leaders and media representatives;
- Representatives of public and private sector of other countries and international media;
- Bodies responsible for information society related policy formulation.