P R O G R A M M E

 

FOR DEVELOPMENT

OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY

IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

SOFIA, OCTOBER 1998

 

A broad public discussion of the draft is forthcoming

 

In INTERNET:

http://www.bild.net/infosoc/

 

The main tasks for the realisation of the outlined National Strategy for Information Society Development in our country are pointed out in the programme suggested. These tasks are included in it on the basis of the sector materials from the first phase of the draft. Naturally, the programme is a first approximation and it is opened for new tasks from these sectors which have not presented materials in advance, as well as from all other sectors.

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER PROGRAMMES

 

The activities under the current programme for realisation of the National Strategy should be synchronised with the following initiatives:

 

 

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

 

Only part of the funds needed for the realisation of the programme could be provided by the State budget. For that purpose it is necessary to look for other sources. Such sources could be:

 

 

For the correct and effective operation of this programme it is necessary:

 

 

No

Activity

Terms

Leading Organisation

Supposed Financing

1. STATE ADMINISTRATION

1.1.

Building unified information and communication environment of State management with its own cable network, high-speed transport technologies as ATM

2001

Council of Ministers (CM), Committee of Posts and Telecommunications (CPT)

Budget

1.2.

Integration of the national information massifs, introduction of unified system of national identifiers      

1.3.

Computerisation of the court system      

1.4.

Building of unified information system for the national cadastre      

1.5.

Incorporation of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Union for studies, technological development and demonstration activities (1998-2002)

1998

CM, Ministry of the Education and Science (MES)

Budget and PHARE programme

1.6.

Further development of the national academic information network with inclusion of the schools

2002

MES, Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS), Higher Schools (HS)

Higher Schoolsí and BASís own sources,
international programmes and foundations, budget

2. HEALTH CARE

2.1.

Building a computer healthcare network
First stage: Exchange of information between health care institutions, higher schools, scientific institutions and administration as well as the specialists in the health care area
Second stage: Establishment of healthcare information sites for usage of the network by the citizens



2001






2005



Ministry of Health Care (MH)




MH



Budget, fees from insurance funds, insurance companies and private physicians

2.2.

Introduction of individual electronic cards in the healthcare system

2006

MH

Budget, fees from insurance funds, charges form the population and the EU funds

3. EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND RESEARCHES

3.1.

Laying down a concept and creation of support centres for communication and information services

1999-conception

2001-creation

MES, HS, BAS, CPT

Budget and own sources

3.2.

Introduction of education on ICT in the high and professional schools  

MES

Budget

4. FINANCES

4.1.

Improvement of the finances sector information structure

2002

CM, Ministry of Finance (MF)

Budget

4.2.

Development of the finances sector information functions in consumersí benefit

2002

MF

Budget

5. INDUSTRY

5.1.

Working out of "Programme for participation of MI in the IS"

1999

Ministry of Industry (MI)

Budget

5.2.

Incorporation of MI in European programmes for supporting the transition to IS: INFOR 2000, MIDIA II, ESIEC, MISAC, GIP, ADE, MAGNET, ECCN

1999

MI

Own funds

6. AGRICULTURE

6.1.

Establishment of advising information system for various branches

2003

Ministry of Farming, Forests and Agrarian Reform (MFFAR)

Budget and EU programmes

6.2.

Establishment of a register of the farming lands

2003

MFFAR

Budget and EU programmes

7. TRANSPORT

7.1.

Establishment of integrate common transport systems for document-less forming he shipment activity

2002

Ministry of Transportation (MT)

Own funds

 

7.2.

Building a system for information servicing of a border point

2001

MT, MF, Committee of Standardisation and Metrology (CSM), Ministry of Interior (MI)

Budget and EU programmes

7.3.

Establishment of a system for document-less transmission of information EDIFACT

2001

Ministry of Commerce and Tourism, MT

Budget and EU programmes

8. TRADE

8.1.

Investigation on the problems with the usage of Cyrillic in the information systems and the electronic data exchange      

9. STANDARDISATION

9.1.

Reconsideration of the technical normative acts in view to transition to voluntary standards

1999

Ministries and departments

Budget

9.2.

Establishment of a public body for standardisation and gradual taking up the functions from the State body

1999

CSM

Budget

10. DEFENCE AND SECURITY

10.1.

Modernisation of the command, management and communications systems

2002

Ministry of Defence (MD)

Budget

10.2.

Preparation of new training programmes and implementation of new facilities in the ICT area

2001

MD

Budget

11. DATA PROTECTION

11.1.

Establishment of a National Agency and National Council on Data Protection

1999

CM

Budget

11.2.

Laying down a national concept an programme for its realisation

2000

National Agency

Budget and EU programmes

 

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  2. Recommendations to the European Council.

    http://www.bild.net/bangeman.htm

  3. White Paper on growth, competitiveness, and employment - The challenges and ways forward into the 21st century.
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Materials submitted under the bid:

  1. Coordination Council on Information Society Problems.
  2. Protocol No 3 of 10.06.1998

    Protocol No 2 of 02.06.1998

    Protocol No 1 of 17.07.1998

    Protocol No 2 of 20.07.1998

    Documentation for participation in the bid concerning the Strategy for IS.

  3. Ministry of Education and Culture, Scientific Research Institute of Education.
  4. Informatics and information technologies in the education.

  5. Ministry of Interior.
  6. National strategy for counter-action to the crime.

    Programme of the Ministry of Interior for Euro-integration.

    Concept for information activity in the Ministry of Interior.

  7. Ministry of Defence (Colonel V. Takov).
  8. Priorities of the MD in the ICT field.

  9. Capital Municipality.
  10. Priority tasks of the CM in the area of information provision and communications related with the activity of the local auto-management in Sofia.

    Protocol No 44 of 08.06.1998

    Protocol No 3 of 16.05.1998

    Ordinance for keeping and preservation of cleanness.

  11. "Information Society Development" Association (subcontractor according to the bid) - areas:
  12. Information technologies.

    Health Care.

    Electronic media and printing.

    Statistics.

    Defence, security and protection of population.

  13. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (subcontractor according to the bid) - areas:
  14. Telecommunications, communications infrastructures.

    Agriculture.

    Financial sphere, tax and customs system.

    Culture. Copyright.

    Data protection.

  15. Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (subcontractor according to the bid) - area: telecommunications
  16. Analysis of the current situation.

    Trends of telecommunications development.

  17. National Camber for Business Development (subcontractor according to the bid) - area: small and medium enterprises.
  18. Draft for strategy and national programme for Information Society development in the Republic of Bulgaria.

    Action programme for carrying out the national strategy for encouragement of the development of the small and medium enterprises.

  19. Dimitar Atanasov.
  20. New information technologies and counteraction to the crime.

  21. Company for Inter-discipline Studies of Ethnic Communities and Settlements.
  22. Basic considerations for building information environment for registration, analysis and study and socialisation of the cultural heritage.

  23. Slavcho Manolov.
  24. Electronic commerce, financial sphere, banks.

  25. Plamen Mateev.
  26. IS strategy for the cadastre.

  27. Tanya Vojnikova.
  28. Libraries and Information Society.

  29. Plamena Markova.
  30. IS social aspects.

  31. Blagoy Delev.

Standardisation.

  1. Assen Lefterov

           Transport

 

Borislav Georgiev. Status of the IS problems in the commerce and services area.

 

CONTENTS

 

This DRAFT for NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR INFORMATION SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT is prepared in accordance with Resolution from April 29, 1998 of the Coordination Council on the Information Society problems at the Council of Ministers by a team consisting of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neli Ognyanova - Director and Senior Research Associate Dr. Avram Eskenazi, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Georgi Lozanov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emil Markov, Prof. Dr of Technical Sciences Kiril Boyanov, Senior Research Associate Dr. Miroslav Iliev, Senior Research Associate Petar Popov, Research Associate Dr. Petja Asenova, Steven Francen, Tatjana Hinova, Hristo Georgiev. In the draft preparation teams from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, the "Information Society Development" Association, the National Chamber for business development, etc. took part. The information base of the Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development was used. The Committee of Posts and Telecommunications is assignor of the work-out.