The new technologies being deployed and adopted by the public sector are bringing in:
Research and innovation activities on open government and ICT-enabled public sector innovation related continue to be supported by Horizon 2020 (H2020). In preparation for the first Work Programme, the European Commission carried out a consultation in 2013.
The Work Programme 2016-2017 supports eGovernment / ICT-enabled public sector innovation related activities through the following topics, under Societal Challenge 6: "Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies":
Details of the Work Programme 2016-2017 have been presented at the ICT 2015 Conference - Innovate, Connect, Transform - on 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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The Malmö Ministerial Conference on eGovernment set out the vision in 2009, to make European public administrations open, flexible and collaborative in their relations with citizens and businesses. The vision was translated into several concrete actions through the open government concept, in the European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015.
In particular, a number of eGovernment projects in eParticipation and cloud of Public Services areas have been launched to increase the capacity of citizens, businesses and other organisations to be pro-active in society, using new technological tools and innovative technical approaches.