Reaping the Benefits of eGovernment
The contractor for the European eGovernment Awards, organised â€“ at the request of the European Commission Services and the 2007 Portuguese Presidency â€“ a competition to select the exhibitors for the "Reaping the Benefits of eGovernment" conference and the winners of the European eGovernment Awards 2007.
The following four themes were covered by the Awards:
In addition a fifth prize for the â€œmost inspiring good practiceâ€ will be Awarded to the initiative that provide creative solutions to common challenges and inspire others. For this prize there will be a vote by the public. All who register with the Good Practice Portal by 7 September 2007 can vote and provide comments (until 20 September 2007 at 16:00 CET).
Independent experts evaluated the applications and determined the winners of the Awards. The 53 best applications were given the opportunity to exhibit at the conference. Vice President and Commissioner of the European Commission Siim Kallas together with Minister Silva Pereira of the Portuguese Presidency will present the European eGovernment Awards 2007 for the most outstanding eGovernment solutions at the Ministerial Government Conference and Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal, on 19-21 September 2007 - winners will be announced on 20 September 2007.
Submissions from 31 of 34 eligible countries
Number of submissions: 310
Number of finalists: 52
SUBMISSIONS PER COUNTRY AND THEME
This report takes stock of good practices in 2007 based inter alia on the cases submitted for the European eGovernment Awards 2007. The report also describes the progress made in the period 2005-2007 toward the implementation of the i2010 eGovernment Action Plan for the following five areas: inclusive eGovernment, efficient and effective eGovernment, high impact services, key enablers and eParticipation.
Editor: Jeremy Millard
This catalogue provides a short description and contact details of all 310 cases that met the criteria for the Europe eGovernment Awards 2007, as well as a detailed overview of the 52 cases selected for the exhibition. The cases are divided into four categories: