Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Publications about Open Government

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02/10/2014
The European Commission is piloting the potential of a Cloud of public services for the development and the delivery of more flexible public services by combining building blocks and allowing service sharing between public and private providers. Discover in this brochure which projects have been and are funded in this domain. Read more
14/07/2014
Thanks to the PARTERRE project citizens can now influence urban & environmental planning of their community more easily. During several years PARTERRE has demonstrated and validated its business potential. New e-participation methods and tools for spatial and strategic planning at the European level are now more reachable. Read more
04/07/2014
The United Nations eGovernment Survey 2014: eGovernment for the Future We Want was completed in January 2014 and launched in June 2014. The theme of the 2014 is particularly relevant to addressing the multi-faceted and complex challenges that our societies face today. The publication addresses critical aspects of e-government for sustainable development articulated along eight chapters. Read more
23/05/2014
Governments are increasingly aware of the importance of making their online services user-friendly. However, their focus is still mostly on making services available, leaving ample room for improvement in areas such as speed and ease of use, and transparency. Lack of progress in these areas can undermine citizen's trust in online public services and impede their use. Read more
20/05/2014
Simply said, ENGAGE is a door for researchers that leads them to the world of Open Government Data. By using the ENGAGE platform, researchers and citizens will be able to submit, acquire, search and visualize diverse, distributed and derived Public sector datasets from all the countries of the European Union. Read more
08/04/2014
This study was foreseen under the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015. Administrative Burden Reduction (ABR) can be achieved through the integration of eGovernment tools; the smart use of the information that citizens and businesses have to provide to public authorities for the completion of administrative procedures; making electronic procedures the dominant channel for delivering eGovernment services; and the principle of the “once only” registration of relevant data. The latter ensures that citizens and businesses supply certain standard information only once, because public administration offices take action to internally share this data, so that no additional burden falls on citizens and businesses. Read more
18/03/2014
The fifth edition of the “Build, Connect, Grow.eu” WebZine has just been released! You will discover the latest steps taken in fostering efficient cross-border eGovernment systems across Europe, follow the progress being made and learn how Large Scale Pilot projects are moving services forward to the next level. Enjoy your reading! Read more
04/03/2014
What is CEF Digital? How will Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) deliver networked cross-border services for citizens, businesses and public administrations? Read more
13/02/2014
Open Government, engagement of young people, open participation, emerging technologies in the public sector, innovative mobile eGovernment, privacy, cloud of public services...

What is our vision of the societal challenge around Public Services? Which are the funding opportunities for these topics in the recently launched Horizon 2020 framework programme?

Mechthild Rohen, Head of the Public Services Unit in DG CONNECT speaks about this. Enjoy this short video.

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12/02/2014
The H2020 Information Day 'Innovation and Public sector' was held on 10 February 2014 in Brussels. The aim of the Info Day was to explain topics related to ICT-enabled public sector innovation in H2020 (in SC6, SC7 and LEIT/ICT).

Find all the presentations, and the video recording, on the related website - see below.

The event was well attended and demonstrated great interest for our activities on ICT-enabled public sector innovation; over 300 participants from more than 230 organisations, representing various types of stakeholders (public administrations, universities, companies, etc.) and different countries.

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