The 2017 edition of eGovernment factsheets has been published by the European Commission's National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) community. The factsheets summarise policies and activities related to the implementation and the delivery of digital public services in 34 countries (EU countries, FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey).
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The European Commission has published a new European Interoperability Framework which will help European public administrations to coordinate their digitisation efforts when delivering public services.
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.
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.
The European Commission has opened today a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). Up to €27.5 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities. The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 May 2017.
The TOOP project is part of the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and will contribute towards increasing the efficiency of the Digital Single Market. The project will ensure that information is supplied to public administrations only once regardless of the company's country of origin. This step eliminates unnecessary burdens for European businesses which are asked to present the same data and documents repeatedly.