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European Journal of ePractice n° 1

This is the first issue of the European Journal of ePractice (EjeP). It marks the beginning of a deep engagement not only with sharing but also with analysis of good practice across EU27+. Our authors, who are all members of the ePractice.eu community, showcase success factors for professionals in eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth. While there are challenges ahead, tremendous momentum is building up.

European Journal of ePractice n° 2

This second issue of the European Journal of ePractice presents a variety of case studies that show Governments are willing to experiment. From interoperability, to RFID via online portals to bridging the digital gap, public actors take home important insights every day. Government's ways are now naturally e-enabled.

European Journal of ePractice n° 3

This third issue of the European Journal of ePractice analyses attempts by local, regional and national governments and agencies to use new technologies to promote social inclusion. In its i2010 eGovernment Action Plan, the European Commission sets out a vision for the take-up and use of e-services across member states with the objectives of not only improving efficiency and saving taxpayers' money, but also expanding democratic participation.

European Journal of ePractice n° 4

The fourth issue of the European Journal of ePractice provides insightful and provocative reflections on the topic of 'efficiency and effectiveness' of public eServices. There are analytical articles but also a couple of very telling concrete examples of how innovative deployment of ICT combined with institutional and organisational change have contributed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of public administrations.

European Journal of ePractice n° 5

The papers for this issue of the European Journal of ePractice were submitted at a time when there was some certainty left in the structures of governments and the services they delivered. They are being published at a time of unprecedented turmoil in business and governance. The global financial crisis of late 2008 has redefined the business/government landscape. Some banks have become bankrupt, and there is concern that even Iceland may as a country be insolvent.

European Journal of ePractice n° 6

The European Commission's eGovernment Action Plan considers innovations in eIdentification, interoperability and open source software to be keys to opening the door to the transformational potential of eGovernment. The developers of eGovernment services are therefore directing additional resources on these innovations as a means for providing high impact services. But will initiatives in these areas work? Will they facilitate the efficient and correct operation of public eServices? What does the evidence suggest?

European Journal of ePractice n° 7

As the European Union moves towards elections to the European Parliament in June 2009, there is a chance to reflect on the status of democracy and participation across the continent. Never before have there been such contradictory and auspicious developments in thinking about how all sections of European society can engage in policy making and political debate. On the one hand, it is clear that many have disengaged from formal politics, voter turnout is falling, membership of political parties is declining, and there is a widespread sense of a loss of trust in government and politicians.

European Journal of ePractice n° 8

Today, citizens aged 65+ make up close to 18 % of the total population in all EU countries and the percentage of elderly will increase further in the following years. The most dramatic raise is expected in the 80+ age range. Ageing of the population together with unhealthy life styles are generating an increased prevalence of chronic conditions that place additional strains on both health and social support systems. In this scenario, existing health systems must make the transition to new models of care, with a shift towards integrated patient management.

European Journal of ePractice n° 9

Participation and collaboration, so far, reach a small minority of users. Ferro and Molinari frame the debate in the context of the participation ladder theory, and remind us that European eParticipation
projects reach an average of a few hundred users: this kind of government-led 2.0 initiatives very much share the traditional problems of low take-up of eGovernment. There is the risk of repeating

European Journal of ePractice n° 10

Over the last decades Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have entered almost all aspects of our lives. The multimedial and multimodal power of ICT allows adapting systems and services to the needs of all user groups. Access has become easier due to time and location independence of ICT based services.