In the summer of 2002 the government set up the Ministry of Informatics and Communications (IHM) as the legal successor to the Informatics Government Committee (IKB). The key objective of the ministry was to bridge the gap between Hungarian society and other societies, which included not only the developed but some developing countries. To this effect, in 2002 IHM set the objective of bringing Hungary up to the lower middle range of EU countries in regard to its level of information society development. To meet this objective they highlighted the areas of information skills, access and content.
- Development of the Hungarian Information Society in the Last Decade: Hungarian Country Report 1998-2008, at 11 (full-text).