The Information Society: A
chance for everyone? Will it strengthen competitiveness in Europe?
What technological challenges are at stake? How can we change
the rules to support this process in a sustainable way?
These were some of the main
themes underlying the IST 2000 event held in Nice. This conference
provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges ahead, at the
dawn of the 21st century, in line with the European Commission's
The IST event is organised
each year by the European Commission Information Society Directorate-General,
to promote results of its Information Society Technologies (IST)
Programme and present main guidelines of the European Union regulatory
activities in the ICT (Information & Communication Technologies)
field. The IST 2000 event was held in close co-operation with
the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Economy, Finances
and Industry, in the framework of the French Presidency of the