Stimulating broadband in the EU New Member States - BReATH closing conference

Venue: Internation Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) room 15

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Dec 11, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 11, 2006
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The EU IST project BReATH is organizing its closing conference on 11 December in Geneva, Switzerland, collocated with the Broadband Europe 2006 conference, hosted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). At the BReATH closing conference, European broadband experts and stakeholders will discuss how the development of broadband can be stimulated in the EU New Member States.


The objectives of the event include:
- The presentation of BReATH project results, in particular the case studies and the good practice framework for broadband development in the New Member States.
- A discussion of the way ahead for residential and SME broadband deployment in the New Member States and Acceding and Candidate Countries.
- Putting the BReATH findings in perspective by looking at broadband development results from related projects, especially those targeting NMSs.


The event is structured into 3 sessions and a panel discussion:

Session 1: EC objectives and user perspectives
Session 2: Regional initiatives in NMSs
Session 3: Developing good practices
Panel discussion: The way ahead


Participation in the BReATH closing conference is free of charge, but registration is required via the Broadband Europe online registration page.

For more detailed information on the agenda, the venue and on Geneva, please visit the BReATH closing conference website.

About BReATH (Broadband e-Services and Access for the Home)

BReATH is a Specific Support Action project funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme in the thematic area Information Society Technologies. The main objective of BReATH is to stimulate and support the transfer of know-how and best practices in planning and delivering broadband e-services and access to the EU New Member States (NMS) and Acceding and Candidate Countries (ACC), involving as many stakeholders and actors as possible and fostering cross-border research collaboration.


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