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GoDigital - Action 2:

Ενθάρρυνση της Επιχειρηματικότητας των Μικρομεσαίων Επιχειρήσεων (MME) στο Internet - Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου
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Objectives: Maximizing the impact of measures aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to make the most of electronic business opportunities is of great importance. The European Commission Communication looks at how Europe can best learn from experience with various strategies and support mechanisms, assess these, and then share best practices. To this end, the Communication presented a comprehensive outline of initiatives, under European Union programmes targeting SMEs' specific needs. GoDigital project is one of the most important initiatives, which covers almost all EU countries.
For greatest possible efficiency, the GoDigital project is linked to similar national and regional programmes in EU Member States. All GoDigital initiatives are presented on a dedicated GoDigital Web-site (, offering links to all GoDigital stakeholders and providing a forum for sharing best practices on e-business across Europe, namely

  • identify and disseminate best practices and showcases for SMEs to use e-business
  • make SMEs aware of the particular benefits of e-business
  • identify and discuss the practical obstacles that SMEs in general and the target sectors in particular face in e-business
  • widely disseminate "Go Digital" policy orientations

The initiative has been successful, given the increased amount of interest. The well-organised campaigns have attracted many participants. More than 120 conferences, seminars and workshops have taken place in various countries across Europe. During the events best practice has been presented, experience between SMEs has been exchanged, EU e-business policy has been disseminated and e-business related information has been diffused. Events have resulted in valuable feedback as well as further follow up events by most of the organizations. The contract partners and their reports can be found from the table available via the following links:
Twelve contractors have been chosen and a series of events have been held across Europe in the year 2002.

Six contractors have been selected for the year 2003 events.
Greece is participating in the above project through EDET. Eighteen (18) consortia have been created to cover SMEs needs all over Greece. AUA is actively participating, in the GoDigital project coordinating the consortium of the region of Peloponnesus aiming to introduce around 2500 SMEs into the basic internet services and e-business practices.

Support: ΕDET , ΕΕ
Duration: 2002 - 2006
Scientific Coordinator: T. Tsiligiridis (AUA)
Partners: Chambers of Commerce in the region of Peloponnesus,