This special edition of research*eu focus is dedicated to presenting the experience of the Large Scale Pilot Projects. The reason for this is simple: LSPs are the building blocks of our strategy to build, connect and grow. We have already done the hard part of building national eGovernment systems. Now we need to take the next step, and connect those systems so that the benefits of eGovernment can be enjoyed by all citizens regardless of their country of origin.
Then we can grow: into other areas, into other countries. By reinforcing the Digital Single Market, eGovernment will be an innovative driver for economic growth and prosperity. (N. Kroes, February 2012)