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N2 | Almere ICiTy: On the way to a Knowledge City

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Lead Partner Municipality of Almere
Contact Person Gerard Jansen
Position within organisation: Programme Manager
Telephone number : 00 31 36 5484171
Fax number : 00 31 36 5399934
Email address :
Website :
Project type : Investments (70%)
Partners involved :
Relevant measure(s) : 2.2
Total eligible cost (€) 7,000,000
Summary Top
The new town of Almere wants to be a city where the information- and communication technology (ICT) is used for better living, working, learning and entertaining. In an ambitious plan the local government presents a vision (the i-vision) about how that can be achieved. It results in a programme with two mainstreams: an internal programme to improve the information and the services of the municipality and an external programme with projects to be carried out with (semi-public) institutions and private partners. Projects and activities in the field of ICT have to stimulate the availability and accessibility of knowledge, information, services en products, and so contribute to the quality of the local community in a complete and attractive (i) city.
Objectives Top
Bringing every citizen, home and school, every business and administration, online and into the digital age. Creating a digitally literate Almere, supported by an entrepreneurial and innovative culture ready to finance and develop new ideas. Ensuring that the whole process is socially inclusive, builds consumer trust and strengthens social cohesion. Providing optimal conditions for business, especially for ICT-driven companies. Promoting Almere as a modern, sophisticated en pleasant place to live, work, learn and relax.
Outcomes Top
Broadband: a high capacity (broadband) telecommunication infrastructure, including the ‘first mile’ based on the concept of fiber from the home and fiber from the business. E-Government online: citizens have easy access to government information, services and decision-making procedures on-line. Local communities online: citizens in different constellations (neighbourhood, area, city) share/exchange there knowledge, information, hobbies and services. E-Learning: bring internet and multimedia tools to schools; distant learning; permanent education; e-library. E-Working: citizens work (more) independent from time and place and therefore reducing the automobility. Healthcare online: maximise the use of networking and smart technologies for health monitoring, information access and healthcare. E-Participation for the social excluded: the development of the information society takes full account of the needs of disabled and social excluded people. Accelerating e-commerce and e-services: speed up e-business and e-services; expand use of online shopping and online services.
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