SEERA-EI www.seera-ei.eu SEERA-EI project third PSC, Belgrade 21-22.12. 2009 BULGARIAN ICT ACTUAL PROGRAMS Belgrade, December 22 2009 Margarita Nikolova EA “ECNIS” [email_address]
SEERA-EI SEERA-EI project third PSC, Belgrade, 21-22.12. 2009 PARTNER STRUCTURAL CHANGES: State Agency for Information Technology and Communications at the Council of Ministers closed NOW : Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications + Executive Agency “Electronic Communication Networks and Information Systems” (EA “ECNIS” - projects & executive activities of SAITC) (Ordinance of CM No. 232/28.09.2009, into force: October 9, 2009)
Aim for its development : for sustainable solution of the fact that the broadband penetration rate in BG ( 11.2 % 01.2009 , 7,6 % 01.08) is still far bellow the EU-27 average (22,9 % 01.2008), remaining one of the lowest in the EU (source: EC report of March 2009)
Creation of new broadband infrastructure including backhaul facilities (e.g. fixed, terrestrial wireless, satellite-based, or combination of technologies) ;
Upgrade of existing broadband infrastructure (e.g. increased reliability, speed, capacity, reach, better quality of service, etc.);
Laying down passive broadband infrastructure (eg: civil engineering works such as ducts, and other network elements such as dark fibre etc), also in synergy with other infrastructures (energy, transport, water , sewerage networks, etc).
HOW WE INTEND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE VISION FULFILMENT UNDER CRYSIS CIRCUMSTANCES?
= Focus on reengineering of internal resources for their possible optimization in the scope of eGovernance and eServices.
= Focus on legal documents harmonization and update, for development of new policies: National Broadband Program development by March 2010 (BB action plan projects level) for enabling possibility for participation for funding by the RDF; DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ACCELERATED INFORMATION SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT 2010-2015 BY INCLUDING THE NEWEST TECNOLOGY TRENDS (Inter-ministerial working groups by MTITC, EA “ECNIS”, administrations’ IT directors, CIO)
= Focus on increasing the administrative capacity for Projects Development and Management and on access to non-budgetary funding (ESF, RDF, under national Operative programs, National Innovation Fund, Innovations priority of the OP “Competitiveness”)