|» IST Information Day,
On 31 January 2006 ARC Fund, jointly with State Agency for Information Technology and Communications, organized an Information Day to present the funding opportunities for IST research and development through the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes.
» e-Municipality Report Out of Print,
The e-Municipality Report 2005 has been released this week, as a jointly sponsored product of ARC Fund and the government’s Coordination Center on Information, Communication and Management Technologies (CCIT). The report is the second edition after a pilot study conducted in 2004 which assessed the online presence of Bulgarian municipalities and the extent to which they provide certain e-government services. The baseline study was sponsored by UNDP-Bulgaria.
» ARC Fund to implement a Safer Internet Hotline,
As of August 1st, 2005 ARC Fund has officially started a project to establish a national hotline under the EU Safer Internet Program. The Internet hotline – abbreviated as SAFE-NET BG – will become member of the European network of hotlines supported by the European Commission. Hotlines allow members of the public to report illegal content on the Internet. The hotlines then deal with the reports by passing them on to the appropriate body.
» e-Bulgaria 2005 Report Release,
ARC Fund has released its latest e-Bulgaria 2005 Report which analyzes the progress in ICT infrastructure deployment in the country, as well as the penetration and use of Internet and ICT-related services in Bulgarian households, enterprises, schools, universities and government institutions over this year. The report presents a wealth of empirical and qualitative data, synthetic indicators, trend analysis and projections, policy options and recommendations for the future development of information society in the country.
» Training seminars for IST companies under the GET-IN project on June 16-17, 2005 in Sofia,
On June 16-17, 2005 ARC Fund as partner organization in the GET-IN project organized a training sessions for SMEs aimed at encouraging and facilitating their participation in the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission, and its IST Thematic Priority in particular.
» The European IST Consortium Organized a Training Seminar for Bulgarian researchers and IST companies on May 31 - June 1, 2005 in Sofia ,
On May 31 and June 1, 2005 ARC Fund, as partner organization in the European IST project together with BASSCOM, the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies, organized the first series of training sessions for research organizations and IST companies in Bulgaria, aimed at encouraging and facilitating their participation in the IST Thematic Priority of the 6th Framework Program (FP6) of the European Commission.
» Brokerage Day for IST companies and research organizations in Brasov, Romania,
The European IST consortium organized a Brokerage Day for companies and research organizations willing to participate in the upcoming 5th IST Call under FP6 in Brasov (Romania) on May 20-21, 2005
» E-Democracy 2017: An Essay Writing Contest Launched by Bulgaria Development Gateway,
The Bulgaria Development Gateway has awarded the winning prizes in its second online essay writing contest dedicated to the topic of “E-Democracy
2017: Challenges to Political Parties and Civil Society”. The contest was organized jointly with the Coordination Center on ICT and the Information Centre of the Council of Europe in Sofia, and took place under the auspices of the Minister of Public Administration, Mr. Dimitar Kalchev.
» “IST-BONUS” Services to Facilitate Participation in the EU Framework Programs,
ARC Fund has joined an international IST-BONUS consortium supported by the European Commission (under the FP6 IST Program) which will support organizations from the new EU member states (NMS) and accession candidate countries (ACC) in identifying appropriate projects, forming research partnerships and project consortia, and benefiting from the EU funding opportunities to develop new technologies, products and applications in the areas of e-business and e-work.
» Free Software Guru Mr. Richard Stallman visits ARC Fund,
On Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 Richard Stallman, founder and guru of the Free Software movement visited ARC Fund to meet with representatives from academia, private business, the Bulgarian Association for Information Technologies and other NGOs. Mr. Stallman gave a special informal talk on the four freedoms of software, the implications for education, and called for civil activism to support free software development, diffusion and usage.
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