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  • 04Jul

    Eight considerations for the up-take of open eGovernment service in Europe

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    The CLARITY partners delivered report D2.3 Considerations for the up-take of eGovernment service in Europe to the European Commission on the 31st May 2017. 
    The report builds on extensive desk research and interviews with open eGovernment practitioners and experts.  The focus is on ascertaining the drivers and needs that lie at the heart of open eGovernment service provision and the barriers that slow down or hinder successful take-up of said services within four focus area.

  • 15Jun

    Handbook for citizen participation

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    On the 8th of June Waag Society hosted a session for Dutch municipalities to investigate the pratical implications of new open eDemocracy tools. Focussing on the successful Your Priorities application participants spent the afternoon discussing how new forms of citizen participation influence the policy making process and what this means for the decision making workflow.

  • 13Jun

    What happens to little geospatial metadata in the big big open data world?

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    In Finland National Land Survey of Finland provides metadata portal for geospatial datasets and everybody can use it to create metadata descriptions for their datasets. The national metadata portal was created to meet with the EU’s INSPIRE directives demands on metadata for geospatial information. The directive was created in 2007 and in that time open data was not yet risen to the status where it is now and hence data storage and opening of the data has been dealt through other services.

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Futurium

Let Commission and your own government know what public administrations can do better


Tamas Erkelens
CTO Office, city of Amsterdam

Digital Social Transition

I have used the Futurium platform to voice my concerns on digital inclusion. As government services are increasingly are becoming only accessible through online channels it should be a priority to make sure we are excluding anybody.



Read more about Tamas' idea on Futurium
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