More than 80 high-level experts in electronic governance from 20 countries will participate in the 5th International Samos Summit on "ICT-enabled Governance". The key issues for this year’s summit are Open Data, powered by the SHARE PSI 2.0 project and Global Systems Science, an attempt to enable policy makers with scientific method and tools for evidence-based decision making.

The Summit will present the new approaches and guidelines for internet technologies in the context of the Digital Agenda 2020 and the new HORIZON 2020 framework for research and development in the European Union. More than 15 international research projects will present their proposals for new electronic services and tools for policymakers, citizen participation in decision making, open governance and effective management through open data initiatives at national and local level, including the CONSENSUS, e-POLICY, e-GOVPOLINET, GEN6 , PERIKLIS and POLICY COMPASS projects.

The involvement of the younger generation of scientists takes place through the organization of the 2nd Summer School on “Open and Collaborative Governance”.