Launch of the CLARITY website and network
CLARITY - Open eGovernment Services
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Launch of the CLARITY website and network

by tsveinsdottir   |   07 Jul, 2016

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Welcome to the CLARITY project website and blog.

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

The CLARITY objectives are:

  • To mobilise stakeholders  across the open government ecosystem
  • To conduct a needs assessment and gap analysis to understand gaps in the market and support growth in innovative solutions for open eGoverment in Europe
  • To work with stakeholders to develop a blueprint for the next steps to encourage the provision and responsible take-up of eGovernment applications to enhance accountability, transparency and trust in public sector services

CLARITY is divided into six Work Packages, each of which tackles specific issues and questions.  Throughout the project, the consortium will seek engagement and feedback from stakeholders within the open eGovernment ecosystem. This will be achieved through the CLARITY website, LinkedIn profile and network group,  Twitter and other dissemination and communication methods.

We invite you to join the CLARITY network to:

  • Contribute to the future vision for open eGovernment applications in Europe
  • 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
  • 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

Thordis Sveinsdottir, CLARITY project manager.

thordis.sveinsdottir@trilateralresearch.com

Update and News
  • 01Aug

    Next Generation Internet

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    The internet is a technology ‘commons’ unlike anything before – a shared benefit and shared responsibility for all of its users. It was never designed to perform the tasks it is expected to perform, and it is certainly not future proof as-is. We need to do better in making sure that the internet as a shared global technical and social infrastructure is able to carry its heavy responsibility. This is especially relevant as we are about to embark on fascinating new journeys where we depend entirely on a safe, secure and open internet as a carrier - including an expected flood of connected devices on the outside and inside of our bodies, vehicles, buildings and infrastructure.

  • 18Jul

    Real digital innovation requires a paradigm shift

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    The sharing economy is having an enormous impact on our cities. In the coming years new technological developments will change them even more drastically. The question is: who owns the platforms? The Google's and Airbnb's of this world, who are unaccountable and primarily in it for the money? Or the platform cooperatives, who focus on open technology, the commons and actual sharing? Should we take it one step further and radically change our economic thinking?

  • 18Jul

    New policy addresses gaps in eHealth service provision

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    Brand new data and cyber security policy from the Department of Health (UK) addresses gaps in eHealth service provision identified the by CLARITY consortium. Just days after the CLARITY consortium submitted their Gap Analyses, which highlights gaps within the current provision of open eGovernment services, the UK Department of Health has announced plans to increase spending on cyber and data security to more than £50m, and also for introducing digital systems that allow patients to track how their data is used, and by whom.  This report thus responds to the following gaps highlighted in CLARITY work so far.

     

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