ERNACT or the European Regions Network
for the Application of Communications Technology
has just celebrated 21 years as a successful European network operating in the field
of the Digital Agenda.
“ERNACT regions have worked together over the years to develop and transfer practical
e-services for citizens and business, broadband and innovation strategies and applications”
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan Quinn
ERNACTs objectives for 2013 are focused on making a successful transition to the
new EU programming period 2014 – 2020 by:
ERNACT regions have a strong record of achievement in interregional project development
and management and linkages with other European regions:
The benefits for your region of co-operating with other like-minded regions in the ERNACT network are:
The ERNACT network has established a model for European cooperation, between regions wishing to work together in European Union Digital Agenda and related programmes.
The model encompasses Member Regions, Interregional Management Committee and the ERNACT office.
Member Regions: can be local or regional authorities or other public sector non-profit organisation.
Interregional Management Committee (IMC): comprising of representatives of member regions, the IMC is responsible for overall strategy, management and financial control of the ERNACT network.
ERNACT Office: The network’s office or secretariat, which delivers the services of the network to members and projects. The office is located in CoLab, a campus digital start-up incubator, located in the North West Ireland Crossborder
Staff & Systems: ERNACT has taken care over the years to retain a core team of experienced project development and management staff and has unique systems that suit its role as a European network of public authorities involved in multi-project and multi-organisational operations.
The most important of these systems are:
Overall, ERNACT is increasing its use of digital media systems within its own cooperation networks and to extend cooperation to other regions - this is particularly important to regions divided by large distance.
Colm Mc Colgan
Digital Marketing Officer
Jose Manuel San Emeterio