Flexibility has won an award in the European Commission-backed eWeek 2001.
We were awarded the prize in
the category: Best
Contribution to Public Awareness about ework.
Each year awards are made to the enterprises or activities
which have made a substantial contribution to the development of the Information
Society in Europe.
The results were announced after presentations at a ceremony
in Brussels on November 12. The final decision was made by a combination of
a panel of expert judges, voting at the conference, and voting by the public.
(pictured left, Editor Andy Lake receives
the award from Liliane Caumont)
Our entry was for not only the Flexibility website
but also The Complete Guide to Flexible Working - the book we
wrote that was published earlier this year - and other writings and
activities undertaken by Flexibility.co.uk.
And another nominee...
We're also pleased that a website conceived and developed
by the Flexibility team, Fife Direct, was shortlisted in
another category: Best Initiative Supporting Regional Development.
Direct was one of the two runners up. The prize went to a project in Kuusamo,
Finland, which has created numerous teleworking jobs in this remote area. We
will be reporting on this project in Flexibility shortly along with
other case studies highlighted at the awards.
This is the sculpted award presented to winners
-"Global Village 4" by Liliane
We are of course delighted to receive the award, and the
recognition for Flexibility's work in promoting awareness of the new
ways of working.
And we'd like to thank all our readers, and in particular
those who voted for us in the run-up to the awards.