27 November 1997
From: Theodor.SCHLICKMANN@BXL.DG13.cec.be Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 13:43:34 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Newsflash The European Commission today adopted a proposal for an Action Plan on promoting safe use of the Internet. This takes the form of a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions with a proposal for a Council decision adopting a Multiannual Community Action Plan on promoting safe use of the Internet. The Action Plan is the follow up of earlier initiatives by the European Union, and refers directly to the 16 October 1996 Communication on Illegal and Harmful Content on the Internet and Green Paper on Protection of Minors and Human Dignity in Audiovisual and Information Services, and the Parliament resolutions of 24 April 1997 and 24 October 1997. The Action Plan is closely linked with the Commission Communication and proposal for a Recommendation of 18 November 1997, which outlines political measures on protection of minors and human dignity in the audiovisual services: http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/dg10/avpolicy/new_srv/comlv-en.htm The Action Plan contains action lines on creating a safe environment through establishing a European network of hot-lines and industry self-regulation, developing filtering and rating systems and awareness action. The text in English is available online at: http://www2.echo.lu/legal/en/internet/actplan.html Other language versions will be available shortly.