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From 2004, Vannes has taken part in the National “Internet Town” Label created by the Association of Internet Towns and the “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations” (Deposit and Consignment Office) with the support of the Higher Education and Research Ministry’s “Délégation aux nouvelles technologies” (New Technologies Delegation).
This label allows the local council to assess and demonstrate the setting-up of a local citizen’s Internet available to all, in the public interest.
The jury of experts assesses the policies implemented by councils on the basis of criteria linked to active citizenship, participative democracy and the acquisition and appropriation of ICT by all the actors in a territory.
In 2006 Vannes was awarded the 4@ label in Lyon by Mr. Christian Estrosi, Vice-minister for land-use management and Mrs. Catherine Trautmann, European Member of Parliament.
Out of 569 councils taking part in the label, Vannes is among the twenty-four towns that obtained 4@. Only ten towns obtained 5@.
Vannes stands out by its policy of openness to its citizens and the emergence of communication feedback. This communication via its website and multimedia services (with “Médiacap”, the Youth Information Office, multimedia libraries, community centres, and the “Henri-Matisse” centre) has the purpose of providing social, cultural and economic services to all the inhabitants.
Some examples of services provided: teleprocedures, electronic public forums, training actions aimed at associations, businesses and young people, etc.
On the 13th October 2006, the Vannes Council website was awarded the Public Web Trophy, marking the best content progression (over a one year period), in terms of technical qualities and the quality of the offer.
2005-2006 novelties that made Vannes stand out:
On-line birth certificate (“Adèle”) and the possibility of downloading the application form for the electoral register.
- Reworking and creation of subsites
Vannes recruits; Jazz in Vannes; Council camp site; Arts centre; “Mediacapvalley”
- New Sections
Dogs for adoption; heritage work; locations of mobile speed cameras; the summer events calendar; major projects 2006/2007; downloadable screen wall paper.
Place Maurice Marchais
Tél. : 02 97 01 60 00
Monday to Friday from 8h to 12h15 and from 13h15 to 18h.Saturday morning from 9h to 12h.
CENTRE ADMINISTRATIF MUNICIPAL
7 rue Joseph Le Brix
Tél. : 02 97 01 60 00
Monday to Friday from 8h15 to 12h15 and from 13h15 to 17h.
Permanence of the state civil service, Saturday 9am to 12pm.Are given priority: the declarations of birth and death as well as passport applications (by appointment).
Saturday morning, home phone from 9h to 12h.