• Deploying cloud based services that meet the demands of large-scale scientific projects
      Logo of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud
      Projects story27 September 2019

      In 2019, 10 public research organisations from 7 EU countries completed the EU funded Helix Nebula Science Cloud pre-commercial procurement (HNSciCloud) and kick-started the uptake of new cloud-based systems with big data storage and analysis tools needed by large scientific projects. The HNSciCloud consortium won the 2019 Procura+ Award ‘outstanding innovation procurement in ICT’. May 2020, an extended buyers group of 40 countries started buying the larger rollout across Europe of cloud research services based on the HNSciCloud results.

    • e-SENS - paving the way to the ‘live’ phase of cross-border digital public services
      Projects story13 June 2017

      The project was launched in 2013 and involved over 100 public and private actors from 22 countries. Its job has been to consolidate and solidify the work done in previous Large Scale Pilots, providing generic IT solutions for cross-border communication which can be applied to any policy domain.

    • eGovernment: delivering innovative public services for citizens and businesses
      eGovernment: delivering innovative public services for citizens and businesses
      Projects story1 March 2017

      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 “Once-Only” Principle (TOOP) Project launched in January 2017
      Projects story26 January 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.

    • WeLive

      The WeLive project is devised to transform the current e-government approach by facilitating a more open model of design, production and delivery of public services leveraging on the collaboration between public administrations (PAs), citizens and entrepreneurs. WeLive applies the quadruple-helix approach based on the joint collaboration of 3 PAs, 4 research agents and 5 companies, constituing the consortium, plus citizens to deliver next generation personalised user-centric public services.

    • WeGovNow

      WeGovNow will tap into emerging technologies for effectively supporting co-production by civic society stakeholders and collective proposition development, whereby citizens are partners, as opposed to customers, in the delivery of public services. By integrating a set of innovative technologies within a unified citizen engagement platform, the project will overcome the current limitations of existing digital tools for citizen reporting, e-participation and communication between the citizen and the government.

    • STEP

      The objective of the STEP is to develop and test a pilot cloud eParticipation SaaS platform which would be available both as a mobile application and through a web platform. If the work plan is rolled out as initially expected, the platform will be enhanced with web / social media mining, gamification, machine translation, and visualisation features, which will promote the societal and political participation of young people in the decision-making process on environmental issues.


      SONNETS will tackle the issue of empowering the public sector in becoming a core innovation driver by dedicating itself to the following core questions:

    • smarticipate

      Smarticipate aims to bring the public into the urban planning process, giving citizens access to data about their city and enabling them to better support local decision-making. The platform will be tested in three major European cities: London, Rome, and Hamburg.


      Online services made available by the public administration (PA) typically rely on standardised processes, copied from their offline counterparts and designed only from the public sector organizations’ own perspective. This often results in online services that fail to adapt to the specific needs of citizens and companies.