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In this issue - April 2017

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RegioStars Award 2017
RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions. Do you think your project deserves to be known and rewarded? Then submit it! After being selected by an independent jury, representatives from the finalist projects will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony. You might be one of the winners.
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eGovernment: delivering innovative public services for citizens and businesses
The digital transformation of government will benefit citizens and businesses, save administrations money and create a new marketplace for public service applications. EU-funded projects have helped to overcome obstacles and provide the building blocks for administrations to deliver new digital services across departments and across borders.
eGovernment: delivering innovative public services for citizens and businesses
A major milestone for an EU cross-border Digital Public Services ecosystem: Get on board!
In case you have missed the e-SENS event you can still embark on the journey of a new era for Digital Public Services and contribute to the EU Digital ecosystem for public administrations and beyond.
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Reinforced commitment towards open government in Germany
Germany is going strong on integrating Digital Technology in businesses. Could open government efforts improve the development of more and better online public services?
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17 IT solutions shortlisted for the Sharing and Reuse Awards
The aim of the European Commission's Sharing and Reuse Awards contest is to raise awareness about the benefits of sharing and reusing IT solutions in the public sector. The first results of the contest have now been announced. In total, 118 applications were received, out of which 96 fulfilled the eligibility criteria. The Evaluation Committee shortlisted the 17 best solutions fromĀ Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Spain, and the Netherlands in 4 categories.
Sharing and Reuse Awards
Cross-EU digital services
Access to the European public services with national eID is becoming possible
Germany, the Netherlands and Austria have successfully connected their electronic identification and authentication infrastructure, making it possible to use Austrian and German eID to access Dutch online public services. Specific examples include an agricultural portal, handling traffic fines and services delivered by municipalities. The endeavour was carried out within the framework of the Citizen Lifecycle Pilot of the e-SENS project, co-financed by the EU.
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H2020: Public Sector Innovation
H2020 Pilot on Open Public Reviews
The Open Public Review (OPR) provides an engaged stakeholder community and the wider public the opportunity to give open and transparent feedback on the progress of European Commission funded research projects in emerging technologies in the public sector. By reviewing and scoring project deliverables and initial results, participants can provide valuable feedback to the project coordinators on initial objectives, future impact and potential.
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