Following the same format as last May, the eEurope Advisory Group met on the 21st and 22nd of October in order to achieve two main objectives: to report on work being done within the Expert Section and to have a wide discussion with the Member States on the main issues raised in the preparation of the post-eEurope Agenda. A joint meeting of both sections gave Member States the opportunity to hear the results of reflections on the future challenges for the next five years. This work will contribute to the Commission Communication on the challenges for the European Information Society beyond 2005, planned for adoption in mid-November. Member States expressed great interest in this meeting. For the Experts, the session was also devoted to adopting an Interim report on e-inclusion (the final one will be delivered next March) and to discussing the final report of the High Level Group on Digital Rights Management set up by the European Commission. The Member States also met separately. The meeting was dedicated to an overall view and discussion of the main events and issues addressed by the Commission's Information Society Directorate General and to a focus on new policy issues such as Mobile Payment.