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eEurope 2005 Action Plan

The objective of the eEurope 2005 Action Plan is to provide a favourable environment for private investment and for the creation of new jobs, to boost productivity, to modernise public services, and to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the global information society. eEurope 2005 therefore aims to stimulate secure services, applications and content based on a widely available broadband infrastructure.

This action plan succeeds the eEurope 2002 action plan endorsed by the Feira European Council in June 2000. eEurope is part of the Lisbon strategy to make the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy with improved employment and social cohesion by 2010.

The eEurope action plan is based on two groups of actions which reinforce each other. On the one hand, it aims to stimulate services, applications and content, covering both online public services and e-business; on the other hand it addresses the underlying broadband infrastructure and security matters.

By 2005, Europe should have:

  • modern online public services (e-government, e-learning services, e-health services)
  • a dynamic e-business environment

and, as an enabler for these

  • widespread availability of broadband access at competitive prices
  • a secure information infrastructure


More information on the eEurope 2005 Action Plan:


Follow-up to the eEurope 2005 Action Plan is the i2010 initiative.

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