News archive - Event Announcement: SEE Regional e-governance Workshop

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will host South Eastern Europe's first regional eGovernance Workshop on September 25-26, 2007. Furthermore, the SEEITA Conference of IT Businesses and Associations, a regional IT event focused on the private sector will be held September 27, 2007 - also in Skopje.

The Press Release issued by the Stability Pact describes the following:

The Stability Pact and the USAID Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI) are jointly organizing the first eSEE Initiative Workshop on eGovernance at the Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on September 25-26. The event will bring together over 30 key governmental decision-makers from the region to discuss best practices in the fields of eLeadership, eCustoms, eProcurement, eCommerce, eBiz, and eEducation in order to develop a roadmap for eGovernance implementation in the region.

The workshop is a continuation of the activities of the Stability Pact eSEE Working Group and related broadband task force, which seek to integrate the region into the global knowledge-based economy through joint ICT and eGovernance strategies. Key approaches include regional benchmarking, focus on best practices and spurring the transfer of knowledge. The eGovernance workshop will also set the stage for the launch of the eGovernance Center in Slovenia, due to open in the fall of 2007.
Supported by donor governments, private sector and NGOs, the center will serve as the eGovernance focal point for the region. As such, it will help the development of the information society in the region through a range of support activities, including further workshops, project preparation, and coordination in the development and implementation of eGovernance solutions.

Mr. Michael Mozur, Deputy Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, notes: “The speakers and discussion leaders at the eGovernance Workshop will include leading US and EU eGovernance experts. Thus, this workshop is a unique and exciting opportunity for high-level governmental decision-makers from all over the region to meet and to pursue eGovernance solutions with international leaders in this field.”

The workshop is part of USAID RCI’s program to improve the region’s ICT capabilities and to increase the region's competitiveness as a whole.
To complement this public-sector workshop, RCI, together with USAID Macedonia and MASIT, is organizing the 5th SEEITA Conference of IT Businesses and Associations, a regional IT event focused on the private sector, which will be held September 27 at the Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje.

Further information:
For more information about this workshop or to schedule an interview with eGovernment representatives, please contact
Filip Stojanovic
USAID Regional Competitiveness Initiative
Implemented by Segura/IP3
Mob: +359 888 702 629
Fax: +359 2 981 30 77

Source: Stability Pact Press Release via e-mail.

Entry created by Elke Dall on September 22, 2007
Modified on September 25, 2007