WORKSHOPS AT THE NGO INTERNET FIESTA 99
In workshops - for which simultaneous interpretation in German and English was provided - participants engaged in discussions on regional, European and global issues, debates were initiated, mutual understanding was promoted and the way for new co-operations was paved.
Experiences with the Internet
of organisations active in the non-profit sector, advantages of electronic
networking of NGOs, possible mistakes in using the new information and
communication technologies and motivation for entering the Information
Society. Representatives of regional NGOs and associations took part in
Opportunities provided by
the Internet to improve relations of NGOs with the outer World. How does
the use of the Internet improve communication among NGOs as well as between
NGOs and their target groups, and how does it ease networking with government
and the economy? NGOs and associations play an important role in informing
and educating society as a whole. Representatives of national organisations
discussed these issues with a delegate of the European Commission, DG V.
The international dimension of the non-profit sector and the function of NGOs in efficiently allocating international resources for solving social problems. Delegates of various international organisations took part in this workshop. The presentations and discussions were characterised by 'scenes between information and knowledge societies'.