• Build-Connect-Grow: the Future for eGovernment

    eGovernment Conference at CeBIT, Hannover, 6 March 2012

  • Digital by Default - A revolution in public service delivery

    Technology has a central role to play in the reform of the public sector, offering more innovative and individualised services. This event aims to provide essential information on how public sector organisations can deliver efficient, cost-effective public services that are responsive to the needs of citizens and businesses.

  • 6th Ministerial Conference "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans"
    17/11/2011 to 18/11/2011

    The Polish Presidency of the European Union and the European Commission are organising the sixth Ministerial eGovernment Conference, entitled "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans". The conference will attract approximately 900 top-level stakeholders from around the world: government leaders and officials from national, regional and local levels, industry representatives, civil society and experts. In addition to the conference, an exhibition will be organised which will showcase the most recent European developments in the field of eGovernment – both at national and European level. Each Member State will demonstrate up to three cases according to its own priorities and approaches to eGovernment. The exhibition stand of the European Commission will host the successful Large Scale Pilot Projects which play a very important role in the implementation of cross border services in Europe. They have already demonstrated concrete benefits for citizens, businesses and governments in Europe in areas such as eProcurement, eIdentification, eJustice, mobility of citizens and businesses, etc. Attendance is by invitation only and the number of participants is limited.

  • Five new cross-border online public services
    Press releases17/11/2011

    The European Commission is showcasing a family of five new online public services to the "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans" conference of the Polish Presidency in Poznan this week. The five projects have already demonstrated concrete benefits for citizens, businesses and governments during their pilot phases. eGovernment must not stop at national borders , and these five projects prove that it does not have to, making the lives of citizens and businesses easier, while being more efficient and cost effective than existing public services . The Commission provided half the funding for the projects (€62.67 million out of €125.34 million). Poland, currently holding the EU Presidency, participates in a project piloting the use of eDocument, eDelivery, eSafe and eServices for people working in the travel industry, real estate or construction, through its Institute of Logistics and Warehousing in Poznan.

  • Pre-conference to the 6th European Ministerial eGovernment Conference "Innovation for eParticipation"

    Organised one day before the 6th European Ministerial eGovernment Conference and Exhibition "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans", the Pre-Conference is intended to show the results of important European eGovernment research in generating and implementing e-visions and e-solutions, as well as the possibilities to build new strategies upon current results. The focus will be on the three following themes: Innovations for Government e-participation; Innovations for Business e-participation; Innovative e-services. This 3rd Pre-Conference is jointly organized by two governmental agencies involved in innovation: VINNOVA from Sweden and Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) from Poland. It is hosted by the Poznan University of Economics. The pre-conference will be followed by a dinner and is free of charge. Participants have to pre-register on the website of the pre-conference.

  • Collaborative production of eGovernment services

    The notion of collaborative production of eGovernment services refers to the modernisation of the way governments engage and work together with their citizens in developing policies and how these citizens are empowered to harness the opportunities that new technologies have to offer. During the workshop, the achieved benefits and public value created through the joint production of services by public administrations and citizens will be discussed through the presentation of case studies. The interim findings of a study on collaborative e-Government will also be presented and discussed.

  • Digital Agenda: Second week of Going Local to Member States
    03/10/2011 to 06/10/2011

    From 3 - 6 October, European Commission officials will participate in events organised in Denmark, Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic in order to present to stakeholders and the public the Digital Agenda for Europe. This week's events will focus on the Digital Single Market, Broadband, ICT for Society, digital challenges and solutions for businesses and public authorities in the border region, innovation for digital inclusion, IT security and e-government. To find out more about these and other forthcoming events, check out the Digital Agenda Going Local page.

  • Workshop “Regional governments against the digital divide; DIEGO, a scalable deployment model of inclusive e-government”

    The seminar will be focused on the regional and local aspects of the new “Digital Agenda for Europe” and the implementation of the “European eGovernment Plan 2011-2015”, mainly in what regards to the challenges and opportunities for Public Administrations to deliver its services to their citizens in a more innovative, inclusive and accessible way. Furthermore, the seminar will also deal with some financial instruments and strategies for e-government solutions, since the need for investment and maintenance of digital platforms requires an economic and technological effort on the part of the Public Administrations. Thus, we will discuss about the possibility to combine the resources of the EU Programs and the Structural Funds, as well as the option to collaborate with SMEs through the PPP strategy in order to guarantee the sustainability of the e-government platforms. This seminar is framed on the 1st International workshop of the European project DIEGO, which will be presented as an effective method to promote inclusion through the use of new technologies in public administrations.

  • European Conference on eGovernment - Final Call for Papers
    16/06/2011 to 17/06/2011

    As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, e-Government continues to arouse interest and attention. New dynamic issues such as e-democracy, e-citizenship, e-Identity and e-voting have become core elements in the development of public sector delivery. The organisers of the event have launched a final call for papers that is open until 25 November 2010. Case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.