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Sussex Online Vision Projects Partners Join in Resources

Sussex Online is an initiative by local and national partners to promote and support projects in East and West Sussex which aim to use new media like the Internet for community benefit.

The most recent Sussex Online events were meetings with US community networker Terry Grundwald July 24 - 26 1998, Details here. including Terry's presentation

The first Sussex Online event was held at Brighton University on Wednesday May 20 1998 to address two issues:

  • How can we use the Internet to help create a better Sussex?
  • How do we ensure new technology is designed to meet local needs?

The event was organised by a partnership of the Sussex Branch of the British Computer Society to coincide with their 30th anniversary, together with Sussex Rural Community Council, Sussex Community Internet Project, Brighton University and Partnerships Online.

Presentations from the day here.

The vision of these founding partners is:

  • A learning network for anyone in Sussex interested in how to use the Internet for community benefit - information, communication, collaboration.
  • The tools to provide individuals and organisations with appropriate facilities - including a Sussex Community Server.
  • Partnerships to bid for funds to develop the network, systems, training and support.

These pages will be developed further following event, but in the meantime you can read more about the vision, project ideas, the founding partners, and how to join in. You will also find links to others sites with more resources about community networking.

We also aim to establish this site - currently hosted by Partnerships Online - on an independent community server: one of the projects.

Prepared June 17 1998. David Wilcox <>