The Second eSafety
Regional Observers Meeting held on 15 June 2006 in Gothenburg, Sweden
analysed eSafety developments in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The European Commission gave a strategic overview of the eSafety Initiative, while eSafety Support gave a presentation of current eSafety Priorities and the planned Communication Platform for eSafety, which will aim to make the advantages of eSafety systems known to the general public. In the afternoon session, regional observers and stakeholders reported on ongoing activities in their respective countries.
Discussion took place around a number of topics, including cooperative systems, public awareness and the use of incentives to speed up the implementation of eSafety systems.
The meeting ended on a positive note, concluding that the Nordic countries are all very advanced in the implementation of eSafety systems. However, a number of areas where further efforts are required were identified, including the need to raise public awareness of eSafety systems, keep eSafety on the political agenda and increase cooperation amongst the Nordic countries and between the Nordic countries and other EU countries.