HARGITA NET program -Rural Development ProjetionsIstván Becze, program co-ordinator Co-financed by the European Union within the programme "Europe for Citizens" 2007 – 2013 • What is the program about? • What were the results? • What new opportunities are in the program? A Hargita Háló rendszere A Hargita Háló felépítése A Hargita Háló működése egy-egy településen Substance of the program: Informal network that makes continuous connection between the villages of the region trough telehouses, self-governments, schools and other public institutes. The program helps to make the basic infrastructure that ensures the broadband Internet connection for the obturaged villages. The essence of the program is more than simply ensuring the Internet accessability: - Making and using common database Opportunity of video and voice-conference Oportunity of telephonia Storage space Continuous information serving Organisation of common programmes, trainings Development of local economic and civil life Steps of the realisation of the project 2000 the youth organisations of Csík hollow construct telehouses, youth offices, centres. 2000 for the initiative of the CSTIT, in the support programmes, appeared the support for telehouses 2002 the general assembly of the CSTIT decided to found a telehouse network, and the project team of Hargita Háló (Hargita Net) was formed. 2003 The description of the HH was born, and was sent to the supporters. 2004 – with the support of the Hungarian IHMRMDSZ the realisation of the HH program started, in the first part 21 acess point was cosecrated in 6 villages and in Csíkszereda on 23rd of November. 2005 July 30 – The starting deadline of eHungary points of Hargita Háló Situation analysis of the program: more, than 7 access points: - mainly telehouses, 34 public access points - self-governments, schools and other public institutes are members of the system (network of more than 400 computers) - The participation in the program is regulated by contract Hargita Háló points in the Csík hollow Madéfalva Madaras Dánfalva Szentmihály Karcfalva Rákos Szentimre Simon Kozmás Szentmárton Csíkszentgyörgy Kászonaltíz Csíkszereda Kászonújfalu Vacsárcsi Szentkirály Fitód Tusnádfürdő Csinód Menaság Nagytusnád Bánkfalva Szenttamás Újtusnád Jakabfalva Csicsó Lázárfalva Szépvíz Csíkszentmiklós Gyimesközéplok Borzsova Szentdomokos Mindszent Gyimesfelsőlok Strengthened the cooperation of local communities: - agreements on local village levels - in the budget of self governments showed up the support for telehouses - it was usually base of the cooperation between the local people – self-government, public occupants, the non profit sphere Thanks to the program, the broadband Internet access came into existence in rural villages: - in villages to where the profit oriented way can not get to - it is available for individuals, businesses and other institutes There examples for practical use in the everyday life of the rural areas: - every day communications - bank administration - writing compositions - acquiring training materials - accessory supply for agricultural machinery - acquiring seed - administration in connection with marketing of agricultural products The public development and training programs began: - ECDL courses - language and farmer courses Telehouses as local supply centres: - getting support for local cultural, youth and sport programs - look for tender opportunities and making tenders - support information can gained trough the system Doing village development tasks: - making and continuously refreshing village webpages - making reports about the happenings of village and send them to the medias - making digital image material about the village - editing the local newspaper HH PR materials: - a good image was drawn about the program - there is HH logo, tablet, placard, webpage New tasks, challenges • Development centre of villages and small areas • Supply centre for farmers • Information sharing • Connection and lobby system • Seat for farmer organisations Thank you for your attention!