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Webinar on the use of e-Documents in public administrations

Public administrations increasingly rely on electronic documents as an essential element in the digitisation of their administrative processes. In this Webinar ISA will present the findings of two studies conducted in the context of Action 2.15 of the ISA (Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations) Programme on e-Documents.

VIDEO PARTERRE project: Citizens' voices in urban planning

Thanks to the PARTERRE project citizens can now influence urban & environmental planning of their community more easily. During several years PARTERRE has demonstrated and validated its business potential. New e-participation methods and tools for spatial and strategic planning at the European level are now more reachable.

Cross-border health project epSOS: What has it achieved?

In June 2014 the large-scale epSOS pilot, providing smart cross-border health services, came to an end. The epSOS team has written a letter to highlight the achievements of the project, outline initiatives taking the results forward, inform about where project outputs can be accessed after the project, and last but not least thank everyone involved.

e-Mark U Trust Competition - Trustmark Design Wanted!

Are you a young artist or designer? We look for a new symbol for safer and trusty online services. Join in, send your idea to the “e-Mark U Trust” competition, your creation can be on trusted websites across Europe, do not lose your chance!

Samos 2014 Summit on ICT-enabled Governance

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.

Bridge the Innovation Gap by Innovation Procurement

New forms of cross-sector collaboration can be enabled by Pre-commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions. This high-level event will offer an opportunity to hear first-hand from the Committee of the Regions, the European Parliament, the European Commission, Cities and Regions how they are supporting the implementation of Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) and Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

Final workshop of SEED Project (Speeding Every European Digital)

During the conference, members of the SEED project will show their best-practices on citizens engagement and innovation in public administrations through the use of digital advertising and cloud in public services technologies. Private and public organizations attending the workshop will be able to find out the benefits of implementing innovative projects in their organizations and getting involved in the international deployment of SEED as partners of the project in order to promote entrepreneurship initiatives based on cloud-computing technologies. Moreover, several aspects of the new programme Horizon2020 of the European Commission will be introduced as well as European policies oriented to innovation in public administrations and citizens. The ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) will present its guidelines to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union and its key priorities focus on Innovation, Research and ICT.

Nordic Digital Agendas Day

The first Nordic Digital Agendas Day will be dedicated to innovations and future plans in the field of information society focusing especially on eGovernment.

Simple Procedures Online for Cross-Border Services – digital barriers taken down!

SPOCS (Simple Procedures Online for Cross-Border Services) was a CIP large-scale pilot project that was active between May 2009 and December 2012. SPOCS aimed to build the next generation of online portals (Point of Single Contact or PSC), which every European country now has in place, through the availability of high impact cross-border electronic procedures.

Final Report: Study on eGovernment and the Reduction of Administrative Burden (SMART 2012/0061)

This study was foreseen under the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015. Administrative Burden Reduction (ABR) can be achieved through the integration of eGovernment tools; the smart use of the information that citizens and businesses have to provide to public authorities for the completion of administrative procedures; making electronic procedures the dominant channel for delivering eGovernment services; and the principle of the “once only” registration of relevant data. The latter ensures that citizens and businesses supply certain standard information only once, because public administration offices take action to internally share this data, so that no additional burden falls on citizens and businesses.