Project Clarity
CLARITY - Open eGovernment Services
Project Clarity

The CLARITY project supports European Member States in their pursuit for greater trust, transparency and efficiency within their open eGovernment initiatives and highlight best practice within this field.

To be able to support European Member States Clarity:

  • Mobilizes and engages with the multidisciplinary network of stakeholders across the European open eGovernment ecosystem.
  • Conducts an interactive needs assessment and gap analysis in order to understand gaps in the market to support the growth in innovation in open eGovernment applications.
  • Works with the open eGoverment network to develop a blueprint for the future of open eGovernment in Europe.

Join the CLARITY network to:

  • Receive updates on, and attend innovation activities such as focus groups, workshops, the week-long CLARITY Sprint Event and the CLARITY Exhibition and final conference
  • Contribute to the future vision for open eGovernment applications in Europe by contributing your ideas.
  • Learn the findings from the needs assessment and gap analysis which will deliver up-to-date data on current gaps in the provision, design and development of open eGovernment applications
  • Use and contribute to the establishment of the interactive Open eGovernment Marketplace – a space for the advertising of various open eGovernment applications from across Europe

The CLARITY project is a two-year project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework. Grant Agreement number: 693881

Project Coordinator: Rachel Finn, Trilateral Research Ltd

Project Manager: Thordis Sveinsdottir, Trilateral Research Ltd, thordis.sveinsdottir@trilateralresearch.com
 

The CLARITY Partners

The CLARITY consortium has specifically designed targeted stakeholder engagement, communication and exploitation activities throughout the project. CLARITY is made up of an experienced and well positioned team of seven consortium members, combining expertise in public administration, open government, data science, Stakeholder engagement and networking, computer science and engineering, social science, humanities and business and economics.

They are well integrated into existing open government networks, and will continue to leverage their relationships with these networks, as well as to build new relationships in order to drive stakeholder engagement and networking throughout the projects activities. Combined, this proficient group have an extensive network at their disposal in order to fully support the coordination and support activities that are required to successfully accomplish this project. The list of partners are presented below:

Trilateral Research Ltd.
Trilateral Research Ltd is a niche research and advisory consultancy bringing together strategy, technology and policy. Our team collaborates across design, engineering, law, social science, economics, and technology, to bring innovative approaches and methodologies to socio-technical problem solving. We specialise in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, privacy, risk, surveillance and security issues and effective stakeholder engagement strategies. Trilateral Research is involved in a number of projects on the social, ethical, innovation and legal impacts of new technologies and data practices. Our focus is on assessing and evaluating systems to determine solutions to enhance innovation whilst ensuring responsible practices. Trilateral Research is the CLARITY project coordinator and leads dissemination and stakeholder engagement efforts on behalf of CLARITY.

Website http://www.trilateralresearch.com

INTRASOFT International
INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence and expertise that serves the needs of over 500 EU institutions, national governments, telcos, banks and private sector enterprises.

INTRASOFT International's expertise and strength lie in its:

• proven capacity and successful track record in undertaking and delivering, complex, mission - critical projects

• ability to combine technical expertise with thorough understanding of customer’s business needs

• highly-skilled, efficient and flexible human resources base with an international culture

Website http://www.intrasoft-intl.com/

Ontology Engineering Group - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
The Ontology Engineering Group (OEG-UPM) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has been working on semantic infrastructure since 1995. It is composed of around 30 researchers with a consolidated reputation in the fields of: Ontological Engineering, Data Integration, Linked Data and Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing and Semantic e-Science. The group leads the Open Data Institute node in Madrid, and has been involved in several projects and initiatives related to Open Data and Open Government, at the local, regional and national levels. In CLARITY, OEG-UPM is leading work package 4, focused on the next steps for the provision and adoption of eGovernment services in Europe. Additionally, OEG-UPM is involved in the critical review of European Policy.

Website http://www.oeg-upm.net/

Open Knowledge Sweden
Open Knowledge Sweden is non profit organisation and it is part of Open Knowledge International which is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.

Website http://se.okfn.org/

Zaragoza
Zaragoza is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. On 1 September 2010 the population of the city of Zaragoza was 701.090 within its administrative limits on a land area of 1.062,64 km2 (410.29 sq. mi), ranking fifth in Spain. It is the 35th most populous municipality in the European Union. The population of the metropolitan area was estimated in 2006 at 783,763 inhabitants. The municipality is home to more than 50% of the Aragonese population. The city lies at an elevation of 199 metres. Zaragoza hosted Expo 2008 in the summer of 2008, a World's fair on water and sustainable development.

The Zaragoza city council has had a Web presence since 1994, with the objective of providing access to the largest number of people, regardless of their personal circumstances or the technological platform they use, improving day by day the capacity and speed of the Municipal Website (www.zaragoza.es) which must be easily accessible, useful and user-friendly. We want to ensure equal opportunities for citizens, and provide, through a single access point, all new digital products and services (e-government) so that no social group is excluded, ensuring adequate provision of public services across a broad spectrum.

Website http://www.zaragoza.es

Waag Society
Waag Society—institute for art, science and technology—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation. Waag Society explores emerging technologies, and provides art and culture a central role in the designing of new applications for novel advances in science and technology. The organisation concerns itself not only with technologies related to the Internet, but also with those related to biotechnology and the cognitive sciences. Because these areas that have a huge impact on our culture and identity, intuitive and curiosity-driven research by artists and designers is paramount. Artists and designers know better than anyone that they must question technology in order to get to the bottom of things, overthrow sacred cows, stimulate imagination and fantasy, create unexpected connections, and—above all—search for meaning.

Website http://waag.org/nl

The city of Skellefteå
The city of Skellefteå has approximately 72 000 inhabitants, an area of 6800 square kilometres and is situated in northern Sweden, approximately 300 kms south of the Arctic Circle. As most other Swedish municipalites, Skellefteå is responsible for a broad range of services for the citizens, including the political decision-making and democratic obligations necessary to develop and maintain the city. One of the target areas that we focus on is developing a “smart city” together with the universities present at Campus Skellefteå – mainly Luleå University of technology. Open data and the ability to develop eGovernment applications are a key aspect in this development. For several years, Skellefteå has been developing different solutions for making the services available through different channels and a rather broad range of e-services are currently available. Many of them are included in the smartphone app “My Skellefteå”.

Website http://www.skelleftea.se or http://portal.skelleftea.se/language-en

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