DG CONNECT organized the workshop "Towards a Cloud of Public Services" that brought together five on-going projects working on cloud computing for public services, with policy makers of the European Commission (24/9/2013, Brussels).  

Open-DAI, eEnviPer, OASIS, InGeoClouds and Seed are 5 pilot projects started in 2012 and co-financed by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

Bringing the project coordinators together was the opportunity to share best practices and to initiate networking amongst them and with representatives of the European Commission. Dissemination and sustainability aspects of the pilots were highlighted during the workshop.  

It was also the opportunity for them to learn more about the "European Cloud Computing Strategy and Partnership", "Open Data", the "European Citizens programme" and "EURES – The European Job Mobility Portal".     

As the workshop was very much apreciated, we will repeat it next year with the new selected projects of the 2013 CIP call.