Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

News about Open Government

A new section within the Joinup Open Government community is devoted to discussing the draft outputs and results of an ongoing study on the new generation of eGovernment services and how can the public sector become an agent of innovation through ICT. Read more
The ISA programme of the European Commission has just published 20 eGovernment solutions for public services. Read more
At the occasion of the Digital Assembly in Riga (17-18/6/2015), Latvia signed a document to become a partner in the e-Sens and e-Codex Large Scale Pilot projects. Read more
The Connecting Europe Facility will open up funding opportunities. On one hand, the Commission will procure the core platform of Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). On the other hand, calls for proposals (grants) will be published to help linking the national infrastructure in the Member States to the core components. Read more
CeBIT, the biggest ICT event in Europe, hosted e-SENS, e-CODEX and the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF DSIs - Digital Service Infrastructures) programme, showcasing some exciting solutions for modernising public administration around Europe. Read more
Storm Clouds is recruiting new cities for free. If your city want to act as a replication pilot site by implementing the services available in the cloud-based platform, please contact them. Read more
Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission, wrote a letter to President-elect Juncker on making the Commission digital. Read more
From 08/10/2014 to 10/10/2014
ICT Proposers' Day 2014 has started on the 9th of October in Florence! If you couldn't join us, you can still benefit from this event by watching the live webstreaming. Read more
Many cities have already recognised and started to tap into cloud computing’s strengths, offering the latest services to citizens, visitors and businesses. Read more
This Work Programme was adopted on 10 December 2013. The parts that relate to 2015 (topics, dates, budget) have been updated. For more information, please visit the Participant Portal. Read more
Do you want to know more about the implementation of the European Commission's strategy for Open Government & Mobile e-Government? Then register now for the ICT Proposers' Day 2014! Read more
Are you interested in the next Horizon 2020 funding opportunities for investing in Emerging Technologies? Come to ICT Proposers' Day 2014 to discuss your ideas and network with potential partners! Read more
Following the major launch of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme, part of the Future Internet PPP phase 3, open calls for SMEs, startups and Web entrepreneurs are organised. Learn about these open calls, participate in upcoming events, and take your chance in getting one of the accelerator seats and funding! Read more
ePractice brings together policy makers and practitioners in the fields of eGovernment, eHealth and eInclusion, through a number of communities. Joinup, on the other hand, has communities of developers and a catalogue of interoperability solutions. Both ePractice and Joinup users will benefit from the consolidation of the applications into a single platform, which aims at providing a direct link between the solutions and the practitioners. ePractice will be migrated to the Joinup platform by the end of June 2014. Read more
The EU is funding several research projects that are trying to determine what makes an effective way of engaging citizens online. Discover some of them... Read more
Valladolid and three other European cities participating in a pilot experience of digital public services. (article in Spanish, 7/2/2014) Read more

Developed by leading IT companies, public authorities, universities and NGOs from across Europe, Puzzled by Policy reduces the complexity of policy-making by consulting with people in a way that is both fun and engaging. Combining innovative online tools with traditional face-to-face consultation techniques ensures accessibility, transparancy and inclusion, transforming the way in which policy influencers interact with the public. 

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What happened at ICT2013 in Vilnius (6-8 November 2013) in the field of eGovernment/Public Services?

A summary of the exhibition, conference, H2020 work programme session, networking sessions, and much more...

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One third of Austrian MEPs use the OurSpace e-participation platform to discuss with young people. Politicians from other European countries already joined the discussion forums. Provide feedback to decision makers and evaluate the platform. Join the debate now!

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EC DG CONNECT premises, Avenue de Beaulieu 25 - 1160 Auderghem/Brussels


Workshop to discuss Member States’ feedback regarding current procedures for carbon footprint savings as a result of eGovernment services.

The workshop seeks to bring together experience on how improvement of public organisation processes can be accompanied by ‘green’ policies and thus result to carbon footing savings. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of opinions, to cultivate constructive dialogue and to develop policy implementation opportunities.

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