Identifier: FP6-2002-IST-1 - Networked businesses and governments. Integrated Project

Coordinated Open Neural-points Space of European info-services e-Centres Net

Call 1 of the IST priority 24 April 2003
MUF Muficata, Multifinancial Capital s.l., Barcelona, Spain [Private-SME]
ICC The Institute of Computer and Communication Systems, Sofia, Bulgaria (ICCS) [Gov-Research]
LOG Logic DIS S.A., Patras, Greece [Private-SME]
CCI Coordination Centre for Information, Communication and Management Technologies at the Council of Ministers and UNDP, Sofia, Bulgaria [Public-Gov]
ECI Eceim IT Consultancy Ltd, Dublin, Rep Ireland [Private-SME]
STE Stelnet.com, Cagliara, Italy [Private-SME]
GIU GIUNTI Interac. Labs, Genoa, Italy [Private-SME]
ICS Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (ICSS-NTUA) [Gov-Research]
PC3 Public Computer and Communication Centres Association, Sofia, Bulgaria [Private-Organizatrion]
DEM DemoCentre s.c. a r.l., Modena, Italy [Private-Research]
VAR Varna Free University, Varna, Bulgaria [Private-Education]
FTC FUTURtec, Bergisch Gladbach [Private-SME]
QUA Qualital, University Consortium in Quality Engineering, Italy [Private-Research]
CIA CiaoTech S.r.l., Italy [privale, SMEs]
IAO Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Germany [Public, Research]
ISI Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey [Private-Education]
INF INFOBALT, Vilnius, Lithuania [Public Organization]
ONI ONI, Portugal [Multinational Organization]
ICI The National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, Romania [Public - research]
GEN Municipality of Genoa, Italy [Public, Gov]
UOA University of Athens Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Greece [Public, research]
ALE ALI Alias-Conseil, France [Private, SME]
PST Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico di Salerno, Italy [Private-Research]
VIG The University of Vigo, Spain [Public-Research]
MED MEDIAWORKS, Lithuania [Private, SME]


e-resources easy data
e-Quality for Europe

CONSEN (Coordinated Open Neural Space of European info-services e-Centres Net) is a proposed model for e-learning, e-working, e-living and e-Informing. CONSEN envisions serving simultaneously “anybody” from “anywhere” encompassing maximum standards with an emphasis on multilingual facilities and multicultural benefits. Such a network will go a long way to promoting the European e-community. The potential benefits from establishing such an Open Digital Info-services Space are enormous meeting head-on the current challenges confronting the European communities.

The basic concept behind the CONSEN open space is very simple: When individuals and organisations gain free and simplified access to an integrated open base of information, services, and platforms and are free to integrate and modify them the whole resource environment evolves. By satisfying their needs users and resource providers enhance and upgrade the system. Unlimited end-user participation will be a source of innovation.


The comparative CONSEN advantage will lay in unified standards, common procedures, experience proven best practices and coordinated services. All these will be based on CONSEN developed and implemented tools, operative e-centres with maximum collaboration providing multilingual and multicultural facilities for all European Union members.
Special attention will be given to the following priorities – improving and rationalizing e-government and services in rural areas, their economic development, redressing minority and gender imbalances and initiating a sustainable framework for improving European quality of life.


Other potential benefits are expected to materialize by addressing and vastly improving the European e-Work, e-Learning, e-Living, e-Informing, e-Government environments benefiting especially, but not exclusively, SME and citizens. The expected results will be achieved by establishing a unified network of co-ordinated e-centres consisting of info-service neural-points.