Cloud approach for Innovation in Public Services (CLIPS), is a new approach to the delivery of public services through the cloud.

The CLIPS project develops a new approach to the delivery of public services through the use of the cloud. Its principle goal is to provide a framework that can be used for the implementation of cloud based public services which seeks to overcome major issues associated with cloud adoption notable in architecture design and security.

The definition and the implementation of new services follows a mash-up approach, to develop an ecosystem template (methodology and tool kit) where services are defined for the specific needs of one municipality. This template can then be reused across the European Union. Based on a fictional scenario of a family moving from one Member State to another and the associated complexities that this involves, the project seeks to demonstrate how cloud services could be used through the delivery of five pilots in five cities: Bremerhaven (Germany), Lecce (Italy), Novi Sad (Serbia), Santander (Spain), Stockport (United Kingdom).