Project Overview


SENSITIC is an acronym indicating development and reinforcement of actions to promote awareness of communication and information technologies (SENSItise awareness of Technologies for Information and Communication) for the general public and small and medium undertakings within the Atlantic region.The purpose of the SENSITIC 2 project was to gauge the impact of the Information Society in seven regions of the Atlantic Arc: South East Ireland; Carmarthenshire in Wales ;Brittany,Poitou -Charentes and Aquitaine in France; Rioja in Spain; the Algarve in Portugal.

SENSITIC II was therefore part of a desire to contribute to the aims of the eEurope 2005 plan in favour of the Information Society and to transfer its experience to the other region s in the Atlantic Area so as to promote a knowledge of their areas and ensure their competitiveness.

Project Achievements

  • to contribute towards rebalancing the territory of the European Union through actions reinforcing its structure and of interest to the Community;
  • to facilitate trans-national co-operation conducted by the member States and other authorities in charge of territorial development;
  • to improve the territorial impact of Community policies
  •  to measure the progress achieved by the Information Society in six areas: citizen, enterprise, governance, education, tourism, culture.
  •  to benchmark the results between seven regions representing the five countries covered by the INTERREG IIIB Atlantic programme.
  • to allow the areas to better manage the conduct of their surveys in a sector that has become essential to their planning but one that is particularly changeable.
  • to help inform decision makers on t he ‘inventory ’ of Information Technologies and by doing so to enable them to more effectively adapt their strategies in terms of activities associated with the Information Society.


Non-refereed academic paper:

Grene, M, O’Foghlú, M, O’Connor, R, (2005) “Information and Communications Technologies in the South East”, In WIT Erga Journal, Autumn 2005

SENSITIC Report 2005

Research Matters, January 2005.

Newspaper Article – ‘TSSG Endorses SEISS Initiative’ – January 2004, Munster Express, circulation 10,000.

Newspaper Article – ‘New Skills, New Opportunities, New Technologies, New Challenges’ – November 2004, Munster Express, circulation 10,000.

Newspaper Article – ‘Celtic Tiger – Hidden Region’ – October 2004, Munster Express, circulation 10,000.

Newspaper Article – ‘South East scores high on Computers and low on Broadband access – November 2004, Waterford News and Star, circulation 5,000.




Partner list:

SENSITIC partners:

* Aquitaine Europe Communication (AEC) – Aquitaine FRANCE
Aquitaine Europe Communication: Lead Partner
Cité Mondiale
23, Parvis des Chartrons
33074 Bodeaux CEDEX
Tel: +33 (0)5 57 57 01 01
Fax: +33 (0)5 57 57 97 17
* Arantis – Poitou-Charentes FRANCE
Téléport 1, Arobase 2
Av. du Futuroscope
BP 70263
86 963 Futuroscope – Chasseneuil cedex
Tel: +33 (0)5 49 49 43 40
Fax: +33 (0)5 49 49 43 42
Bretagne Technopole de Brest Iroise
29285 Brest
Tel: +33 (0)2 29 00 12 45
Fax: +33 (0) 2 29 00 10 92
Information Society Rioja Fondation (Fundación Riojana para la Sociedad del Conocimiento)
Avenida de Portugal, 3 entlo.26001 LOGRONO
Tel: +34 941 28 68 45
Fax: +34 941 28 74 95
CPINAL – Centro Promotor de Inovação e Negocios de Algarve ~
(BIC -Business Innovation Centre): partner of the project
Av. Dr. Bernardino da Silva,
8700-301 OLHÃO
Tel: +351 289 707920
Fax: +351 289 781121
* Antur Teifi – Wales UNITED KINGDOM
12-14 John Street, Llanelli,
Tel: +44 1554 772122
Fax: +44 1554 777755
Waterford Institute of Technology