In 2005 the Information Technology Committee developed, for the first time in our country, an integrated Digital Strategy for the period 2006 – 2013.
The Digital Strategy 2006 – 2013 aims at the creation of all the necessary conditions for the materialization of a “digital leap” in terms of productivity and quality of life in the period 2006 – 2013. As for the next period, the Digital Strategy sets as the country’s basic objective, the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and of new skills.
Having set the strategic goals, the Information Technology Committee, which is the highest institutional body for the planning of the strategy and for the development of IT, made the following 4 steps for the drafting of the country’s digital course for the period 2006-2013.
1st Step : Examination – identification of the source of the problems that impede the use of ICT in our country.
2nd Step : Analysis of the International Policies on Information Society and the New Technologies. Identification of the good examples and of the failures of the other countries.
3rd Step : Study of the international and European developments in the field of Information Society (EU policy i2010, WSIS developments etc.)
4th Step : Setting the basic directions of the digital strategy for the period 2006 – 2013, always taking into account the particularities of the Greek economy and society.
The digital strategy 2006 – 2013 replaces the “White Paper” for the Information Society and strengthens the role of the existing Operational Program for the Information Society, by reexamining its goals. At the same time, the new digital strategy meets the challenges of the 4th Operational Period (2007-2013) and is compatible with the new European policy for the Information Society “i2010” and with the “Jobs and Growth’ action plan, both of which were worked out in the first semester of 2005.
On the 12th of July 2005 the Information Technology Committee started the consultations regarding the digital strategy. Based on the consultations’ results the IT Committee will prepare the final text which will be submitted to the Governmental Committee for approval towards the end of the year.
If you wish to participate in the public discussion (deliberations), please answer the relevant questionnaire and send it to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.