Internet na Wsi


Program e-VITA prowadzony był w latach 2004 – 2011. Miał na celu wsparcie wykorzystania technologii informacyjnych w rozwoju wsi i małych miast. Partnerami w programie byli Polsko-Amerykańska Fundacja Wolności, Fundacja Wspomagania Wsi i Cisco Systems Poland (2004-2006). Realizatorką była Fundacja Wspomagania Wsi.

Program e-VITA

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e-VITA (2004-2005)

e-VITA - Information Society Building in Rural Areas

On January 2004 three Partners: Polish-American Freedom Foundation, Cisco Systems acting in cooperation with Cisco Foundation and Rural Development Foundation have concluded the Memorandum on joint implementation of Program “Active Village. Information Society Building - e-VITA”. RDF become an operator of the Program.

The goal of the Program was to stimulate and support civil and economic activity in rural areas using the potential provided by information technologies with a view to facilitate building of exemplary rural information communities in Poland.  [read more]

Practical implementation of the program took place in 6 rural communities, which were chosen in effect of all Poland contest.



        1. Białogard (zachodniopomorskie voivodship)
         2. Cekcyn (kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship)
         3. Mały Płock (podlaskie voivodship)
         4. Recz (zachodniopomorskie voivodship)
         5. Stoszowice (dolnośląskie voivodship)
         6. Zelów (łódzkie voivodship)

The main activities to achieve above goals of the Program included:

Implementation of the elements of IT infrastructure:
Implementation of integrated information systems of diverse scale in 6 locations:
a)  a multiple-component, full-scale, end-to-end implementation in one location (Stoszowice municipality),
b)  smaller-scale, Starting Kit implementations in further 5 locations. 

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Delivery of IT-related knowledge and promotion of IT potential and application concepts.
a)  General computer training and specialist training and advice was provided to more than 1200 individuals from the selected pilot communities.
b)  Development and pilot implementation of model IT application projects in several communities (municipalities) of diverse level of development. The activities include testing and practical implementation of a range of tools such as: cooperation system for local educational institutions, sales of products and services via Internet, development of local information portals (e.g. agro-tourism),  the development of educational and cultural initiatives.

· 22 local projects in 6 participant communities were implemented by local NGOs and other institutions with the use of IT infrastructure provided within the Program (over 700 people actively engaged).

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- A permanent system to gather and disseminate IT-related knowledge in the form of a specialist Internet service (contained by the “Rural Web Site”: is in place. The main purpose of the portal Witryna Wiejska is to share program experience and to support the development of small communities. During the implementation of the program the portal was visited by over 60 000 people.

- Approx 1.200 local leaders from all over Poland were presented with activities, experiences and results of the Program to be able to replicate actions within their communities.

- 5 different publications (18 500 printed in total) were presented to local leaders.

Direct effects of the program include:

    * capacity building of local communities: skills, knowledge, experience and access to IT,
    * social integration around common tasks,
    * project approach problem solving,
    * increasing knowledge and motivation of local governments to invest in IT development.

Benefits gained by recipients of the program and model operations worked out in 6 participant communities during the program are useful as examples and encouragement for taking similar initiatives by other rural communities.

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