We at eris@ are “building upon” the success of European Broadband Portal phase I
- The EBP website and its content is evolving to be more dynamic and provides a high level of accessibility and availability.
- The user community develops both in scale and the depth of its engagement through proactive on-line and direct marketing of EBPII.
- The emphasis of intervention moves from being passive (on-line / advisory) to active (advising, developing capability, supporting, guiding)
- The programme proactively seeks to collaborate with similar programmes (e.g. Broadband mapping / bottom-up broadband) to present a coherent support strategy for end users, engaging partners where this makes sense, but owning the regional relationship and their development
The European Broadband Portal (EBP) is now in its second phase. (EBPII)
The development of the EBP was initiated by the European Commission (DG Information Society & Media) following an open Call for Tender for the supply of a “Web Portal for Exchange of Good Practice for Broadband Deployment”. The was contract awarded to eris@ the project commenced in January 2008 and lasted for a period of 30 months. Following a review and approval the second phase commenced in January 2011 and runs until December 2012.
The EBPII project seeks to animate a coherent on-line community of relevant stakeholders, providing them with the tools for effective sharing of experiences and good practices and a participatory environment for seeking common and shared solutions.
Alignment to Digital Agenda – The EBPII blueprints are designed to “bridge the gap” from policy to practice, to bring solutions to life, to make a vision a reality, and to contribute directly to the Digital Agenda for Europe 2020.
Our first blueprint is focused on broadband infrastructure development that can be applied in many contexts with “bottom-up” approaches being a primary example.