In a nutshell
The eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015 calls upon the Commission to examine the potential of eGovernment to reducing carbon footprint of governments including best practices and also invites Member States to develop and agree indicators and evaluation procedures for measuring the reduction of the carbon footprint of their administrations as a result of eGovernment services.
In this policy context, the European Commission (DG Connect unit H3 Public Services) and ePractice.eu organise a workshop under the title ‘Green eGovernment: Making public administration greener with green eGovernment’ on 16 October 2013, to discuss Member States’ feedback regarding current procedures for carbon footprint savings as a result of eGovernment services. The workshop seeks to bring together experience on how improvement of public organisation processes can be accompanied by ‘green’ policies and thus result to carbon footing savings. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of opinions, to cultivate constructive dialogue and to develop policy implementation opportunities.
The main objective is that European Commission and MS to be able to estimate the carbon footing savings that result from eGovernment services. In order to achieve this, specific targets, indicators and evaluating procedures for measuring the reduction of the carbon footprint of MS administrations as a result of eGovernment services need to be developed and agreed.
Best practices, ideas and methodologies on the matter will be presented.
Event Topics & Questions
- Do public organisations in your country gather measurement data regarding the carbon footprint savings as a result of eGovernment Services? How is this done and what sort of data is collected?
- What are the key indicators and targets that should be utilized to measure how eGovernment services contribute to carbon footprint savings?
- How can existing MS initiatives and best practices on targets, methodologies and evaluation procedures be identified and further disseminated?
- How and to what extent can methodologies developed by international standardisation organizations be applicable in public administrations and help MS make achieve reductions in carbon emissions as a result of greener eGovernment services?
- What are the eGovernment services that at present have the greatest potential for carbon footprint savings?
- How can public administrations leverage the opportunity offered by Green eGovernment services?
- What is the best way to establish a common understanding of commitments, targets and methodology among stakeholders?
This event anticipates robust participation by eGovernment experts, practitioners and stakeholders, across the public and private sectors, such as CIOs and other C-suite executives, civil servants, representatives of governmental authorities, academics, environmentalists and IT professionals. The event’s agenda will include presentations from high-level speakers from the EU and Member States administrations, international bodies and the private sector.
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Submission of summaries/PPT slides
To be considered for a speaker placement for this event, kindly submit a summary of one page and 3 PPT slides of your intended presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with a cc to firstname.lastname@example.org. Regarding your summary, please download and complete the "Proposal form" that may be found in the presentation and documents section below. Final presentations should not exceed 6 power point slides and should be concise and factual.
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.
- Submission of summaries - presentations: 13 September 2013
- Speaker participation confirmation: 20 September 2013
- Submission of final presentations: 4 October 2013
- Event date: 16 October 2013
- Publication of Event proceedings: Beginning of November