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Community Engagement And Local Partnership

Camden Town-Hall, London

Tuesday 11th December 2001, 10.30am – 16.00pm


Teamware Group, a Fujitsu subsidiary, and specialists in bringing communities together online has announced a one-day conference titled ‘Community Engagement and Local Partnership’ to discuss the use of the web as major tool for developing the next phase of the e-Government initiative across local authorities.

Aimed at council members and officers, the event in Camden, London, will provide insight into how the web can be utilised by local authorities to communicate and work with citizens, neighbourhood groups, local businesses, committees facilitated by the authority and joint committees with other authorities or agencies.

Host of the conference and Teamware strategist, Paul Kingston states, “The benefits of the web as a tool for local government interaction go well beyond the immediate requirement by central government to provide services online. It can provide a meeting place, a reference library and a news board for each project, each area of interest and electoral ward. Tony Blair has given each local authority the mission of leading its local community and becoming “the power of community in action”. This new role requires engagement with other agencies, with citizens, and with local business. The web can be the core and enabler of that engagement.”

Speakers from the London Boroughs of Camden and Brent, from Howard Rheingold Associates, Teamware, and from Kista Borough Stockholm in Sweden, will cover a broad range of topics including; ‘Renewing local democracy through participation’, ‘Web support for working with citizens and partners’, ‘The care and nurturing of the online community’, and ‘Why local government is becoming a thought leader in Europe’.

“Delivering services online is currently the main driver for local government but this is only the first phase of the e-government job. Not only must local authorities join up their own services, but must work towards the bringing together of local government with local people and local business,” concludes Kingston.

Teamware works with many local government organisations including, Bridgend County Borough Council, City of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Dundee City Council, Preston Borough Council, Stoke-On-Trent City Council and the Metropolitan Police Service, as well as many other local authorities in other European countries.


About Teamware

Teamware Group develops, markets and supplies software and services designed to facilitate human networking and create interactive intranet, extranet and Internet solutions. With nearly 20 years of expertise in product and technology development, Teamware today focuses strongly on web communities. Teamware is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. It operates through Teamware Interactives in Europe and USA as well as its partner network worldwide.

For more information on Teamware, please visit our home pages at http://www.teamware.com

Editor’s Contacts

Interviews, market data, demonstrations, photography/screen shots and information on all Teamware products and services are available from Graham Thatcher/Juliette Doel at MCC International.

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MCC International Ltd
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