Net-Safe Project

Net-Safe Project in Latvia
Net-Safe Project in Latvia
The Net-Safe Project started on the 1st of September 2006 and will last till 31st 2008. The main objective of the Net-Safe Project is to facilitate safer use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). To achieve this, it is important that society, public bodies, industry and internet service providers (ISP) collaborate on improving internet in terms of quality and safety.

The Latvian internet safety awareness node consists of two partners:

The Secretariat of Special Assignments of the Ministry for Electronic Government Affairs of the Republic of Latvia will represent the project at an e-government level in Latvia and implement project activities in accordance with state policy. The Secretariat is responsible for e-government, information society and information technology policy development, implementation and co-ordination.

The Latvian Internet Association (LIA) is a public organisation of national internet service providers acting for the development of the Latvian internet landscape. The participation of LIA clearly demonstrates the will of Latvian ISPs to enhance internet services in Latvia. The main role of LIA within the project will be to ensure efficient communication with Latvian ISPs as well as to involve various experts from the IT industry.


Act as the Latvian awareness node of the European safer internet network

  • Devise a cohesive, hard-hitting and targeted awareness campaign using the most appropriate media, taking into account best practices and experiences of other countries
  • Establish and maintain formal or informal partnerships with key players in Latvia (governmental agencies, press and media groups, ISP associations, user associations, education stakeholders)
  • Promote dialogue and information exchange between stakeholders from the fields of education and technology
  • Where appropriate, cooperate in areas related to the Safer Internet plus programme, such as the wider field of media and information literacy or consumer protection
  • Inform users about European filtering software and services, as well as about hotlines and self-regulation schemes
  • Actively cooperate with other national nodes in the European network by exchanging information about best practices, participating in meetings and designing and implementing a European approach, adapted to national linguistic and cultural preferences
  • Provide a pool of expertise and technical assistance for the starting-up of new awareness nodes (mentorship)
  • Actively participate in Europe-wide events as well as organise national, regional and local events in the context of the Safer Internet Day
  • Cooperate with any forthcoming national hotline and with the EUROPE DIRECT service

More information is available on the webpage

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2007-05-08 14:41.