The Project

The Centro de Gestão da Rede Informática do Governo - CEGER will implement from 2010 to 2012 the international project "KNETWORKS - Dissemination and Networks of Knowledge in Atlantic Area" with the support of the Programme of Transnational Cooperation of objective European Territorial Cooperation "Atlantic Area Programme", in cooperation with institutions from Spain, France and the United Kingdom.

The KNETWORKS project will create a strong knowledge sharing and dissemination Network in the Atlantic Area to promote the exchange of Good Practices and implementation strategies for building and exploiting a 21st Century Knowledge and Information Society.

The creation of a Knowledge-based Society (KIS) is a complex, multi-dimensional set of activities, which involve the joint effort of many stakeholders, including companies, universities and governments. Furthermore, the implementation of the Knowledge and Information Society should be closely linked to the development of skills in conjunction with improving the quality of life of citizens.

The project’s focus will be the creation of a permanent network of excellence, based on Information Technologies (IT’s), by using an Internet-accessible concerted platform, that will enable all of the participating entities to collaborate, share and profit from a range of bottom-up innovations. This will be achieved by relying on real time promotion of the project’s development activities, shared use of the project’s platform, and by actively disseminating the products resulting from each stage of this initiative.

The project will study the conditions and requirements for the creation, in the short time, of the European Knowledge Centre (EKC) in the Atlantic Area.