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"NET on Wheels" Entre Douro e Vouga

 - 05/01/2006

Logo of the Internet Spaces Project The Entre Douro e Vouga Digital (site in Portuguese) project will present the NET on Wheels initiative at a session chaired by the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education in Arouca on the premises of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia Home, accompanied by the President of the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC).

NET on Wheels is an itinerant scheme dedicated to raising awareness and mobilizing people vis-à-vis Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The object is to fight e-exclusion. Two vehicles equipped with laptops with wireless Internet connections and enabled for citizens with special needs will travel around the five municipalities covered by the project ((Arouca, Oliveira de Azeméis, São João da Madeira, Santa Maria da Feira and Vale de Cambra) to train citizens on how to use the facilities. The two monitor staff accompanying each truck shall help familiarise people with ICTs and the Internet in retirement homes, associations, schools, companies and other locations.

The EDV Digital project is one of the 26 Digital Cities and Regions projects currently underway. These projects, which together encompass an area with more than 7 million inhabitants, are financed by the Knowledge Society Operational Programme and are intended to help improve quality of life, education and community services, access to culture and knowledge, and company competitiveness by making ICTs widely available based on embedded initiatives in various regions around the country.

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