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  • VisiOn: enabling citizens to control their data privacy
    on September 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

    The VisiOn project makes it easier to check that public administrations are storing personal data responsibly. […]

  • Standards and Open Source: Bringing them together
    on August 30, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    The aim of this EU-funded report is to analyse the collaboration models between Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) and Cloud Open Source software development initiatives, propose practical ways to further strengthen their interaction and to develop a roadmap of actions to improve the integration of open source communities in the standard setting process. […]

  • Mobile Age: making digital public services accessible to older people
    on August 30, 2018 at 7:45 am

    The Mobile Age project, funded by the EU, helps older people to access public services digitally. […]

  • Electronic Identification and Trust Services (eIDAS): clear Benefits for SMEs
    on August 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    From 29 September 2018 onwards, the European Union’s Electronic Identification and Trust Services Regulation (eIDAS) will apply directly in its entirety in the European Union. Now it is up to businesses as well as European citizens to take advantage of this revolutionary way of using electronic identification throughout the EU and doing business across borders. The eIDAS for SME pilot helps SMEs to discover eIDAS and how it can benefit their businesses, such as by creating more efficient business processes. The pilot includes webpages, webinars, a checklist and many other useful material. […]

  • RECAP: easy compliance with Common Agricultural Policy rules
    on August 29, 2018 at 7:45 am

    The RECAP project has developed tools to make it easier to follow EU agricultural regulations. […]

  • Workshop: Towards harmonization of Smart City models via an interoperable extension of SAREF for Smart Cities
    on August 23, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    SAREF is a reference ontology for the Internet of Things that has been published as an ETSI Technical Specification and includes dedicated extensions to specific domains (currently energy, buildings and environment). In 2017, a Specialist Task Force (STF) was requested by ETSI and the European Commission to further extend SAREF to new domains, including Smart Cities. […]

  • Helping activists and journalists scrutinise public spending
    on August 1, 2018 at 8:00 am

    An EU-funded project helps citizens track how public administrations are spending money. […]

  • OpenBudgets: an EU-funded project success story
    on August 1, 2018 at 7:45 am

    The OpenBudgets project created a platform that citizens, activists and journalists can use to analyse financial data from public bodies. […]

  • General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (27-28 June 2018)
    on July 23, 2018 at 8:27 am

    The 2018 General Assembly was hosted by Sofia during the Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union and attracted a broad stakeholder community. It featured the participation of Commissioner Gabriel, who in her speech highlighted some of the most notable achievements of the Partnership to date - such as the Urban platform and the Humble smart lamp post initiatives - and the increasing prominence of digital investments in the next multiannual financial framework. […]

  • ISA² Mid-Term Conference: Linking Public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens
    on July 4, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Registration is now open for the ISA² Mid-Term Conference: Linking Public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens. The event organised by the European Commission's ISA² Programme will take place on 29 November 2018 in Brussels and will be opened by the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel. […]

  • A Digital Single Market for the benefit of all Europeans
    on June 25, 2018 at 8:33 am

    "I believe that we must make much better use of the great opportunities offered by digital technologies, which do not know any borders. To do so, we will need to have the courage to break down national silos in telecoms regulation, in copyright and data protection legislation, in the management of radio waves and in the application of competition law. That way, we can ensure that consumers can access services, music, movies and sports events on their electronic devices wherever they are in Europe." - Jean-Claude Juncker […]

  • Digital Services: Supporting citizens, businesses and administrations in Europe
    on June 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    The Digital Assembly is a major annual forum that gathers more than 1000 stakeholders and high-level policymakers to debate the EU digital policy and the implications of recent technological developments. At the event an exhibition stand on "Digital Services: Supporting citizens, businesses and administrations in Europe" will inform visitors on eGovernment and Trust, the ISA² programme and the trans-European Digital Service Infrastructures. […]

  • The EU in 2017
    on June 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    The general report gives an update on how the EU is delivering on its 10 priorities, including the Digital Single Market. […]

  • eGovernment factsheets 2018 published
    on May 24, 2018 at 10:41 am

    The 2018 edition of the eGovernment factsheets has been published by the European Commission's National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO). The factsheets offer a comprehensive overview of policies and activities related to the implementation and the delivery of digital public services in 34 countries (28 EU countries, FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). […]

  • General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities
    on May 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is a major market changing undertaking supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industries, SMEs, investors, researchers and other smart city actors. This year’s event features an onsite matchmaking programme designed to stimulate investment in civic improvements, bringing city and industry representatives seeking support for projects together with motivated investors. […]

  • Workshop on a quality label for user-centric cities and regions
    on April 25, 2018 at 11:03 am

    We all long to live in places where our local or regional authority works for its citizens; where we have hassle-free interactions with the administration, can deal with them electronically if we want to, where we know our data is handled appropriately, but where we can also engage and make our voices heard about decisions that will impact our lives. Building on the input received during the co-creation workshop on 12 April 2018, the European Commission now organises this workshop to further define the content and the governance of a quality label for user-centric cities and regions. […]

  • Additional position papers sent in the framework of the consultation on the Review of the Public Sector Information Directive
    on April 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    The public consultation on the review of the Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive) ran from 19 September to 16 December 2017. This page shows the number of position papers received in the framework of this consultation. […]

  • Bank of Lithuania pre-commercial procurement on blockchain - call for tender
    on April 4, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    The bank is developing the Lithuanian Blockchain (LBChain) platform that will offer services oriented towards attracting FinTech businesses and foreign direct investment, creating innovative blockchain-based solutions and supporting their application in the financial sector as well as improving the quality of regulatory requirements. The procurement receives support from the European Assistance For Innovation Procurement and the European Structural and Investment Funds. […]

  • Summary report of the consultation on the review of the directive on the re-use of public sector information
    on March 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    The public consultation on the review of the Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive) ran from 19 September to 16 December 2017. This summary report takes stock of the contributions and presents preliminary trends that emerge from them, focusing on quantitative aspects. […]

  • Co-creation workshop on a quality label for user-centric cities and regions
    on March 21, 2018 at 9:46 am

    We all long to live in places where our local or reginal authority works for its citizens; where we have hassle-free interactions with the administration, can deal with them electronically from our home if we want to, where we know our data is handled appropriately, but where we can also engage and make our voices heard about decisions that will impact our lives. The European Commission organises this co-creation workshop to develop a quality label for user-centric cities and regions. […]