4th Ministerial eGovernment Conference : award ceremony
The Portuguese Government and the European Commission jointly organised the 4th Ministerial eGovernment Conference. The event took place in Lisbon from 19 to 21 September 2007 under the title "Reaping the Benefits of eGovernment". The Conference revolved around four main themes relating to ICT and Public Services: better public services for growth and jobs; participation and transparency; social impact and cohesion; effective and efficient administration.
On 20 September, the winners of the European eGovernment Awards were announced. The City of Amsterdam from The Netherlands, the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform of Norway, the City of Besançon from France, and the Portal of the Federal Government of Germany, received the awards celebrating Europe’s most innovative public services. The prize for the “most inspiring good practice” went to the State Police of Italy as a result of a public vote. The winners were each presented with the European Award Trophy by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud, and by Pedro Silva Pereira, Portuguese Minister for the Presidency. SHOTLISTLINK