eGovernment in Europe
eGovernment has developed significantly in recent years and is now seen as a tangible reality by millions of citizens. The impact of eGovernment is being felt by citizens and companies well beyond government services, with tools such as electronic identity helping citizens and business in everyday activities across society.
However, much more still needs to be done. In May 2010, the European Commission revealed its Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE), a major roadmap defining the key roles that the use of ICT will have to play if Europe wants to succeed in its ambitions for a flourishing digital economy by 2020.
To help implement EU eGovernment policies, the Commission has specific budget allocations dedicated to actions in this field. The EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), which runs from 2007 to 2013, supports eGovernment research under the Information Society Technologies activity area. Under FP7 the eGovernment research strategy is structured around two core challenges: the first is to develop advanced, interactive, secure and user-driven eGovernment services for business and citizens; the second is to facilitate organisational transformation in the public sector towards dynamic, interoperable and service-driven public organisations.
The following subject areas could be of interest to you:
Large scale pilots