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Action 27: Member States to implement Malmö and Granada declarations

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This action aims at Member States implementing commitments on interoperability and standards in the Malmö and Granada Declarations by 2013.

This action has a large scope so is to be considered as a continuous action. The Commission is monitoring the current status of implementation in Member states and EU administrations through the National Interoperability Framework Observatory in what concerns: implementation of the EIF and eGovernment services, availability of PSI,  cross-border eGovernment services for the free movement of businesses and citizens, use of EU wide IOP specifications. Follow-up of the implementation of the Malmo declaration actions will be included in the National Interoperability Framework Observatory actions.

The Malmö Declaration commits EU public administrations to promote open standard to ease the path for the new products. It also commits to align national interoperability frameworks with applicable European frameworks.

The Granada Declaration complements the Malmö Declaration on eGovernment by encouraging the development of more efficient interoperable public services that promotes the re-use of public sector information, increase the efficiency of government and lead to a measurable reduction in administrative burdens on citizens and businesses as well as contribute to a low-carbon economy.

What is the problem? Absence of common standards

Europe does not yet reap the maximum benefits from interoperability. Weaknesses in standard-setting, public procurement and coordination between European public authorities prevent digital services and devices working across borders as well as they should.

Why is the EU action required? Guidance for standardisation

This action is the "umbrella" action for the Interoperability and Standards Pillar of the Digital Agenda.

What has the Commission done so far?

The European Commission published draft guidelines in June 2013 on the selection of standards and specifications and the socio-economic impact of using them.

Details of the implementation of the Malmö and Granada declarations are available on the DAE implementation web site.

What will the Commission do next?

The Commission is monitoring the current status of implementation in Member states and EU administrations through the National Interoperability Framework Observatory in what concerns: implementation of the EIF and eGovernment services, availability of PSI,  cross-border eGovernment services for the free movement of businesses and citizens, use of EU wide interoperability specifications.

Follow-up of the implementation of the Malmo declaration actions will be included in the National Interoperability Framework Observatory actions.

How can governments better support the enterprises? Is the reduction of administrative burden enough or we can do more?

In the current times of economic crisis businesses not only struggle to grow but even to survive. They need an environment that favours their development.

Which actions and policies can the public sector set up to provide such an environment? Creating service infrastructure? Providing consultancy service to expand and internationalize their business? Developing One Stop Shop services?
 

Thursday
06
Feb
2014
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Brussels, Avenue de Beaulieu 33, meeting room 0/54
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These questions (and more) are at the center of the workshop Public Services for Businesses: recipes for supporting growth, that follows up to the Digital Agenda Assembly workshop "Going Smart and Accessible in Public Services and Cities", held in Dublin last 19th June 2013. It is organized by Tech4i2 on behalf of the European Commission.

7 high-profile speakers will present the key lessons learnt from international best practice. Representatives from the public sector, practitioners, experts and other stakeholders will gather together in this one day workshop to identify policy options to be proposed and adopted by the public administrations across Europe.The discussion will start from real cases and experiences and take into account 4 key areas already identified:

• Ease of use of online services and reduction in administrative burdens
• Non-regulatory support for SMEs
• Public procurement
• Support for cross border trade and internationalization

Registration is free on a first come first served basis.

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The Europeone e-Government Conference will bring together experts from the Commission, the Member States, the Candidate Countries and the Private Sector. The conference will focus on issues related to interoperability, key enablers, cross border services, trust and privacy, new technologies tendencies, and e-procurement. Experts will discuss and exchange ideas/experiences on how to empower European citizens and businesses in order to improve their mobility across Europe. Discussions will also focus on how Governments are transforming in order to be more efficient, productive and push economic growth in these difficult global times. The event is organized within the context of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU.
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03
Dec
2012
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04
Dec
2012
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Nicosia, Cyprus
This is an open event intended for Member States, policy-makers and practitioners interested in improveming the transparency of government decision making at European, national and local level and anyone interested in the area of public administrations as well as businesses and/or citizens who interact with them: eGovernment project implementers, stakeholders in FP6 and FP7 research projects, researchers, businesses, ePractice members etc. This event is all about networking. A few selected speakers will set the scene with a 15 minute presentation and the rest of the programme will be dedicated to roundtable discussions and networking purposes.
Tuesday
06
Nov
2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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The objectives of this 1st European Conference on e-Public Procurement and 1st Exhibition of European e-Platforms are: Discussing the implications of the single digital market on public procurement; Presenting the new advances of e-procurement available through Software as a Service (SaaS); Discussing the role of e-procurement to improve the management of each organization; Identifying major macro-economic benefits due to the dissemination of e-public procurement; Discussing alternative strategies to simplify and to overcome e-procurement obstacles; Analyzing the new European Directives for e-public procurement; Presenting e-procurement impacts on innovation and on SMEs access to public markets; Proposing new initiatives to increase cross-border public procurement. An exhibition of “best-of-breed” services of e-platforms is open during the whole day.
Wednesday
20
Mar
2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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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.
Thursday
17
Nov
2011
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18
Nov
2011
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Poznan International Fair, Poland
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