There is an urgent need for the European
citizen to understands the significance of social, economic and cultural changes involved
with the new information society.
Non-understanding of the nature of these changes can
cause resistance and fear about our common future. To overcome this, Europe needs a series
of demonstration projects in real situations with the enablers and users in a realistic
Cities and towns are best suited to represent the 'chemistry' of all social, economic
and cultural changes in the Information Society.
The city of The Hague has brought together 17 cities and regions. Together with 35
industrial and commercial partners, they form INFOCITIES.