Digital Cyprus - First Press Conference by Dr. Stelios Himonas (28 Jan 2015)

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The creation of the Digital Cyprus platform was announced during a Press Conference on January 28, 2015. The Press Conference has taken place at the Ministry of Energy, Industry, Commerce and Tourism. Dr. Stelios Himonas, Digital Champion of Cyprus explained how the Digital Cyprus platform promotes Cyprus, while at the same time encourages people of all ages to learn coding. More importantly, the platform aims to promote transparency, to cultivate mutual respect and understanding and therefore contribute to social reforms and advancement. “The goal is to create and maintain a web community of volunteers that love Cyprus and want to help concentrate material on Cyprus which will be available to everyone,” Himonas said.

Digital Cyprus, a web-based open programming platform designed to present all manner of information regarding the island, is expected to be unveiled to the public during the first six months of 2015, according to Digital Champion Dr. Stelios Himonas. “The goal is to create and maintain a web community of volunteers that love Cyprus and want to help concentrate material on Cyprus which will be available to everyone,” he said. Digital Cyprus will host anything that has to do with Cyprus, its people, objects, history, economy and the current state of affairs, Head of Future Worlds Center Yiannis Laouris revealed. “Any citizen of the republic can upload a subject they find important with help from the volunteers to develop it properly and to classify it correctly,” he added.

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