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)

Program Partners




Polish-American Freedom Foundation

The mission of Polish-American Freedom Foundation is to strengthen democracy values and civil society, create conditions for equal individual and social opportunities and to foster the growth of market economy in Poland. To support its mission, the Foundation implemented a number of development programs, VITA Program having being an effort to stimulate grass-roots initiatives of the less active communities and initiate collaboration between local development actors. Drawing on the program experience along with common consent among experts as to the information technology development potential to overcome tremendous developmental limitations of rural areas, the Foundation decided to continue its involvement in supporting community initiatives. The new Program, a continuation of the original VITA, will be a partnership effort with a focus on supporting rural communities’ initiatives aimed at socio-economic development with the benefits of practical IT applications.



Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems is the world's leading supplier of data-networking equipment and software. Its products include routers, switches, access equipment, and network-management software that allow data communication among dispersed computer networks. The firm has also entered newer markets, such as home networking, security devices, storage technology, and Internet-based telephony. The mission of Cisco Systems is to accelerate customers’ success in internet economy.
Cisco’s objective for the joint Program with PAFF and RDF was to develop several e-transformed communities, especially those in rural, heavily underinvested regions, which suffer from high unemployment, social tensions and virtually no infrastructure in place. Therefore increased attractiveness & visibility of those communities is on top of Cisco’s attention. The e-transformed communities would serve as role models and best practices for other regions and towns of Poland, as well as for communities of other EU accession countries. Cisco believes that this Program will bring major change in standard of living and create equal opportunities for all.



Rural Development Foundation

The mission of Rural Development Foundation is support of social and economic development of rural areas and small towns of Poland. The mission has been achieved through variety of assistance programs for rural communities, local governments and individuals. The specific programs managed by the Foundation so far included micro-loans and training delivery for rural entrepreneurs, easy-access bank loan products available to small business sector, financial products (grants and loans) for local governments and civic committees to assist with school construction, low-interest loans and grants for water and sewage systems implementation along with training programs designed for small business operators and local NGO leaders, the latter in connection with diverse grant competitions. Rural young people have long been the Foundation’s special-care target group. As a large proportion of youth remains affected with unemployed and deprived of education enhancement opportunities, the Foundation developed a „Young Leader School” program – a combination of skill-learning sessions with a small grant program for those who want to undertake actions in favor of their communities. This care about the young people and constant search for solutions with which to satisfy their needs, and help prepare them to make the most of today’s global economy opportunities lies at the heart of the Foundation’s decision to take on the challenge to participate in the Program.


The resources of the Program comprised the following contributions of the Parties: 

  • Cisco - USD 720,000 of which 550,000 contributed in the form of hardware (list-price value) and 170,000 contributed in cash by Cisco Foundation 

  • PAFF - USD 350,000 

  • RDF - USD 266,000