Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Log in
Community of Practice


European Local Authorities Network for the Information Society

ELANET’s European mission is to aid governments in the area of eGovernment and the Information Society at a local and regional level. In particular ELANET supports the advancement of the Digital Local Agenda as a Community of Practice of eGovernment experts who can explore and use new paradigms of the internet in the following ways:

  • to contribute to the contents and development of methodologies for the DLA;
  • to encourage and promote the participation of new experts in launching DLA processes throughout Europe;
  • to carry-out  promotional initiatives for the Community of Practice within individual countries and at European level, such as EISCO;
  • to participate in European projects like ADDME! and CEMSDI that have been prepared by members of ELANET and other partners to promote eCapacity Building of civil servants and other practitioners in inclusive eGovernment planning and deployment using the DLA as a main instrument;

The community is open to maintain relations with other specialised networks and forums like IT4ALL, eris@, e-Forum and Telecities/Knowledge Society Forum of EUROCITIES, Global Cities Dialogue.


ADD ME! is a pan European network bringing together into a common framework and learning environment - by means of a community of practice - the different social and institutional organisations that support or can support disadvantaged groups in becoming major beneficiaries of public services to which they are entitled. In this context, three main groups of people are being addressed:

  • elderly poor and retired seniors;
  • youngsters not in education, employment and training (NEET), and non-EU teenagers that are integrating into a local community with their families or by themselves;
  • individual civil servants from small or medium size local governments, mainly those administrations that do not pertain to large metropolitan areas and suffer the digital divide.

CEMSDI is focused on capacity building of civil servants and other practitioners forming part of the service delivery chain in territories needing of active eInclusion policies to eliminate or reduce the digital divide. The project focus lays, in particular, on local governments serving around 8.000 inhabitants or less, where empowerment of civil servants and their administrations is vital to ensure the implementation of digital inclusion policies targeting socially disadvantaged, to modernise the organisations of the public administration and efficiently deliver eGovernment and other local services. The project will use the DLA (Digital Local Agenda) as key instrument for achieve their focuses.

DLA Project
DLA Project

Common methodology for the implementation of Digital Local Agenda and its impact on regional digital policies. The project fosters a permanent exchange of experience among partners. It also establishes a cooperation network to update and improve knowledge on the information society and its applications in public administrations’ services. As specific objectives, the project seeks to

  • Design a general DLA transferable to every Region;
  • Elaborate a Common Methodology to adapt the general DLA to every particular local situation;
  • Involve all key stakeholders in the project and in the process of building a DLA;
  • Exchange experience;
  • State the basis for future collaboration.
DANS cluster
DLA Project

The “Digital Agenda for the North Sea (DANS)” cluster project connects three Interreg funded projects Creative City Challenge (CCC), Smart Cities and E-CLIC, but with an impact beyond the project partnership and reaching the whole North Sea Region.

The cluster has two aims. Firstly to combine elements from individual projects (e.g. creativity, innovation and e-services) and secondly to focus on supporting the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The cluster is aiming to attract important new stakeholders on both a regional and national level in order to exchange best practice. The transnational collaboration will provide a solid basis upon which the Digital Agenda for Europe may be implemented within the North Sea Region.

Document Actions