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BCO Network training and thematic group Public agenda

BRUSSELS

24 April

Training session

SERVICES FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS

25 April

Thematic group

SERVICES BCOs CAN OFFER OTHER THAN FUNDING

24 APRIL

Services for rural and remote areas

AGENDA

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Welcoming remarks

Jan Dröge | BCO Network Support Facility

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Overview of services in rural areas

Paul Soto | ENRD Contact Point

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Digital hubs and IT innovation drivers

Pacôme Elouna Eyenga | EIP-AGRI Service Point

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Smart rural area platform

Dominik Pascal Magin | Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany

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Field trip

Part 1: an optical fibre factory – Opticable

Part 2: a good practice project – the Hainaut Higher Education Network

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Networking dinner

25 APRIL

Services BCOs can offer other than funding

AGENDA

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Welcoming remarks and questionnaire findings

Jan Dröge | BCO Network Support Facility

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Types of services: case studies

Case study 1: Community and bottom-up projects

Ola Bergström | BCO Sweden: Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

Case study 2: Fibre Information Bus project

Dominique Brault | CREDO, France

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Case study 3: Housing standards and technicians’ certification

BCO Portugal: ANACOM

Case study 4: Training and capacity building

Johannes Feldmann | BCO Germany: Federal Broadband Bureau

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Breakout sessions

1. BCO communication and outreach

2. BCO training and technical assistance

3. Standards and advisory role of BCOs

The breakout sessions will be run in parallel. Each breakout session will be held twice and will last one hour. Participants will choose which two out of the three sessions to attend.

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Wrap-up and next steps

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Closing remarks of the European Commission

Credits:

Atomium by night photo © Niels Mickers

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