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The CLARITY project brings together stakeholder networks across Europe into an engaged and mobilised community that supports innovation in open eGovernment applications. If you are interested in contributing to the future vision of open eGovernment in Europe and in helping to bring it to life, we invite you to join the cause. Please sign up for our newsletter below and stay informed of opportunities to participate, interact and collaborate with other people in our network.


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: Tally Hatzakis, Trilateral Research Ltd, tally.hatzakis@trilateralresearch.com

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  • 04Jul

    Do We Need Libraries?

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    When we are discussing open eGovernment services, we should also consider not only “government” related services but openness of other services, too. We work towards drivers and changes on open eGovernment services with the CLARITY project. Considering our work in this project, I started pondering the following questions: what should governments do when they take decisions for libraries? What will happen to libraries in digital era? Who needs librarians? Who needs libraries? Is it merely “nostalgia” now that when we have almost everything in digital form? Libraries are funded by our tax money, do we really need libraries anymore? Maybe we just digitize and automate everything and save the state the cost of having librarians and convert libraries to restaurants, pubs, office spaces?

  • 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.

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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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