The crossborder IT2RHINE 2020 E-Commerce project aims to answer crossborder electronic commerce challenges on an Upper Rhine regional level.

The object of the project is to understand through pratical on the ground surveys and approaches why electronic commerce growth remains stagnant in a crossborder context  whilst elsewhere it benefits from two figure growth. 

The partners, including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Alsace Region, the Chamber of Commerce subsidiary IHK ZETIS G.m.b.H, the Chamber of Commerce Sudlïcher Oberrhein, the European Consumer Centres' Network (Kehl), the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Management of the University of Strasbourg, and the IT specialised business networks (Rhénatic, CyberForum, bwcon Südwest, IT Forum Rhein-Neckar), coordinated by ADEC, will support and bring awareness to many of the electronic commerce sector stakeholders in the Upper Rhine inorder to stimulate and make them aware of local e-commerce.

Good practices examples, recommendations and seminars will be presented to e-consumers, to e-merchants and to IT providers in order to encourage them to participate in this market in real progression. To do this the project will use the January 2012 European Communication on e-commerce and other online services. The project partners will also look at questions concerning training and employment in this sector. 


The IT2RHINE 2020 E-Commerce project has developped out of a first crossborder project IT2RHINE, running between 2009 and 2011 by key actors of the Upper Rhine ICT sector.

The project is cofinanced by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – within the framework of the INTERREG IV Upper Rhine programme.  

Project start date: 20/06/2012
Cofinancing period: two years
End of project: 30/09/2014


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