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Annual Report - On-Line Partners
 

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The true strength of the Internet is not in its ability to deliver infinite amounts of information to a passive audience; rather, it lies in its potential to create real communities where people actively correspond with each other to achieve a concrete purpose. The On-Line Partners Program (OLP) represents an effort to tap into this potential of the Internet by promoting academic links, expanding educational resources, and facilitating cooperation between scholars and students in Central/Eastern Europe with their counterparts in North America and Western Europe.

OLP is building a global academic community by facilitating matches between Eastern and Western scholars and students, thereby creating a vital, living network to advance social science scholarship and cooperation. CEP coordinates the work of individuals with common interests and periodically provides partners with useful updates. By using e-mail and accessing the Internet, CEP On-Line Partners are able to share information across social science disciplines, trade syllabi, offer suggestions on articles and papers in progress, and direct each other to useful resources. Through this multiplex exchange of ideas, advice and information, OLP reduces the isolation experienced at universities from Slovakia to Kazakhstan.

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