Information Society and Media
CEI cooperation in the area of information society aims to provide a contribution to the development of knowledge-based society within the countries of the region. Specific activities are promoted and supported, especially in view of creating the environment for large e-applications and raising the awareness of the innovative IT solutions.
Maintaining media pluralism as well as safeguarding media transparency and independence are essential elements of CEI cooperation in the area of media. The CEI may act as a platform for implementing appropriate activities to promote a continuous debate, monitoring and awareness raising with the involvement of the different segments of the society. Priority is also given to media literacy education, considering that the major transformation of the media environment resulting from technological innovations requires adequate skills and competencies. Critical issues linked to the use of Internet and digital media are also at the core of CEI cooperation in the field of media.