New Workshop Date: 20 December 2011 - Two events to run in parallel on the day
In a nutshell:
The European Commission is pleased to announce the organisation of the event ‘Seamless eGovernment’ on Tuesday 20 December 2011 focusing in the area of eGovernment services. Discussions will revolve around the provision of seamless eGovernment services throughout Europe.
This session will run in parallel to the ‘User-Centric eServices’ event and it is highly recommended that participants join both sessions and benefit from this full day event in Brussels, where they will have the chance to meet with European Commission officials and professionals in their domain.
One of the main goals of the European Union remains the enhancement of the mobility of citizens and businesses across national borders. This mobility requires easy access to public services in a uniform manner throughout the EU territory.
The provision of seamless eGovernment services depends mainly on two prerequisites: the evolution of the national infrastructure and middleware that will enable cross-border information exchange, and the convergence of public service paradigms among the EU member states. In the “Cross-border eGovernment services” event held earlier this year, participants had the opportunity to explore different aspects of interoperability issues related to the necessary eGovernment infrastructure.
The first day event “Seamless eGovernment” on 20 December will focus on the usage paradigm that will allow citizens to enjoy the same nuisance-free experience when interacting with public administrations irrespectively of nationality and location.
The “Seamless eGovernment” event invites all eGovernment stakeholders as well as public administrations, and especially those linked to European Union funded initiatives to join us in discussing one or more of the following workshop topics:
● How seamless services can cut red tape and save on governmental budgets.
● Similarities and differences between identified barriers and enablers for the provision of seamless services across eGovernment domains.
● Studies on best cases, success stories, and knowledge sharing activities related to eProcurement in the EU with special interest to eDelivery.
● Reporting on the current status of seamless citizen services within the EU or/and amongst EU Member States.
● Seamless eGovernment services: do they provide an added value service in public administration?
● Touching the transition to ubiquitous and smart eGovernment services.
● Assessing the outcomes from the two Large Scale Pilots PEPPOL and SPOCS (pending confirmation of speakers).
● Interoperability mechanisms of eProcurement at European level.
Additional subjects falling within the umbrella of the workshop’s theme in general are also welcome based on potential speaker proposals.
This event intended for policy-makers and practitioners interested in ‘Seamless eGovernment’ at European, national and local levels 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; European Commission officers; ePractice members etc.
To register for this event, please create an ePractice account if you are not a current member. Subsequently, kindly login and once you are in the workshop announcement page, simply click on the orange button that reads ‘Participate in this event’ to activate your registration. ePractice members can simply login and click on the same page as described above.
Submission of summaries/PPT slides:
To be considered for a speaker placement for this event, kindly submit a summary of one page and seven PPT slides of your intended presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 November. Please download and complete the "Proposal form" that may be found in the ‘Presentation and documents’ section below.
Deadlines to remember:
• Submission of summary (one page)/ presentation (seven slides): 25 November 2011
• Speaker confirmation: 30 November 2011
• Submission of final presentations: 10 December 2011
• Workshop date: 20 December 2011
• Publication of workshop proceedings: End of December 2011
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.
Please, direct all queries to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The event officers will assist you promptly.