- Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:07
Pictures from the first study visit in Bremen / Lower-Saxony.
The ENGAGE project celebrated during 17, 18 and 19 April its first meeting in Bremen (Germany). Participants from eight countries had a busy schedule which included motivating study visits related to High Speed Broadband extension projects in the region of Lower-Saxony and the holding of the first project thematic workshop: How to define relevant regional plans for HSB connections?
The meeting launched the ENGAGE project’s programme of activities which will include the identification of good practices, the establishment of an expert network, thematic workshops, study visits and staff exchanges. The project’s findings will be channeled into the development of regional implementation plans allowing participants to set the roadmap for the development of Next Generation Access networks and associated services as key elements for their sustainable growth. Finally a ‘White Paper’ will be transmitted to the European Commission and European local and national policy makers, to help ensure a more efficient use of financial resources in the development of HSB networks in rural Europe. Following the first meeting project partners were already beginning to put lessons learnt into action at local level.