A humanistic Urban Communal Educational Net
EDCOMNET is an educational communal net, a virtual learning community platform for adult citizens to be set up in many regions of the European Union and associated countries like Israel. The net will act as a portal stimulating the active learning of social skills by the citizen, thus enhancing the social integration of individuals within urban communities. It will empower the individual citizen to be a self-reliant part of society, fostering creativity and autonomous opinion forming as well as decision-making.
The EDCOMNET system will be a network based information system consisting of a number of local servers. The different servers communicate through the Internet but will operate in the local language and will be embedded in the regional cultural context. In the underlying RTD project a novel multi-agent infrastructure will be developed enabling information retrieval relevant to the needs of average citizens as users.