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- Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)
The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. With small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as its main target, the programme will support innovation activities (including eco-innovation), provide better access to finance and deliver business support services in the regions. It will encourage a better take-up and use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and help to develop the information society. It will also promote the increased use of renewable energies and energy efficiency. The programme will run from 2007 to 2013.
ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP)
The ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses.
ePractice.eu is a portal created by the European Commission. On ePractice.eu you are able to: create a public profile and expand your professional network, share your personal eGovernment case and experience and browse and gain insight into real life cases.
- Resilience of public eCommunications Networks - Good Practice Guide: Network Security Information Exchanges (NSIE)
- Authentication and digital signatures with mobile phone
RISE (Rising pan-European and International Awareness on Biometrics and Security Ethics) is a 36 month EU funded project which aims at setting up an international initiative to monitor ethical and policy issues raised by biometrics and security technologies.
- The Migration Office of Republic of Lithuania has started accepting applications for the new personal identity cards (ID cards) on 5 January 2009. ID cards will be used to identify the person in cyberspace, and will allow the secure signing of electronic documents.
- On 10 December 2008, the Secretariat of the Latvian Special Assignments Minister for Electronic Government Affairs has unveiled the eID card solution which will be introduced in Latvia in the upcoming years.
- Cross-border digital signature case (project) between Estonia and Portugal:
- The European Federated Validation Service:
- A nation-wide campaign for the promotion of the national eID card will be launched in Belgium on 22 April 2009 under the slogan "Your eID as easy as can be".
The European Parliament Approves Report on "Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administration" (ISA).
IDABC stands for Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens. It uses the opportunities offered by information and communication technologies to encourage and support the delivery of cross-border public sector services to citizens and enterprises in Europe, to improve efficiency and collaboration between European public administrations and to contribute to making Europe an attractive place to live, work and invest.
europa.eu -eGovernment portal of the European Commission
The eGovernment portal aims to provide information on EU policies in the field of eGovernment, and the funding programmes which support concrete initiatives to improve public services.
GUIDE is a European Union (EU) funded research project conducting research and technological development with the aim of creating a technological, institutional, policy and socio-economic architecture for secure and interoperable e-government electronic identity services and transactions for Europe. The project's approach is inter-disciplinary and involves technological, policy, and procedural research and development in institutional contexts across all the member states of the EU. The vision of GUIDE is to enable Europe to become the global leader of eGovernment services through the creation of an open architecture for identity authentication and management based on durable transnational cooperation and consensus on a pan-European basis.
eMayor is sponsored by the European Commission and aims to provide small and medium-sized government organizations (SMGOs) with secure and affordable eGovernment Web services. The development of eGovernment Web services in smaller municipalities is often hindered by a lack of financial, political and legal support.They often lack the necessary expertise or infrastructure to address crucial security and technical issues. By creating a standard yet customizable platform, the eMayor project aims to help SMGOs overcome these barriers.
FIDIS (Future of Identity in the Information Society) is a NoE (Network of Excellence) supported by the European Union under the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development within the Information Society Technologies (IST) priority in the Action Line: "Towards a global dependability and security framework".
PRIME aimed to develop a working prototype of a privacy-enhancing Identity Management System. To foster market adoption, novel solutions for managing identities had been demonstrated in challenging real-world scenarios, e.g., from Internet Communication, Airline Passenger Processes, Location-Based Services and Collaborative e-Learning. PRIME's work is now continued by PrimeLife, PRIME's follow-up project. http://www.primelife.eu/
BRITE (Business Register Interoperability Throughout Europe)
BRITE (Business Register Interoperability Throughout Europe) is an Integrated Project funded by the European Commission, DG Information Society & Media. BRITE involves a consortium of 22 organisations including European Business Registers and Chambers of Commerce, IT Companies, Universities and SMEs. It aims to develop and implement an innovative interoperability model, ICT service platform and management instrument for Business Registers to interact across the EU.
In the first week of January 2007, the European Commission signed an agreement to fund a 24 month research project ELLECTRA-WeB (European Electronic Public Procurement Application Framework in the Western Balkans Region). The overall aim of the project is to: "specify, develop and test an Open Source Application Framework for electronic Public Procurement and a set of Supporting Guidelines that will enable, on the one hand, Western Balkan ICT developers to cost-effectively develop, and, on the other hand, Western Balkan Public Administrations and Suppliers to easily adopt and use interoperable, user-friendly, secure and EU compliant electronic Public Procurement solutions".
R4eGov is a project supported by the European Commission to help tackle one of the major challenges facing eGovernment in Europe today - the ever increasing mobility of people and transactions across and within national boundaries.
eTEN Procure project
The eTEN Procure project aims at enabling electronic bids for public procurement procedure through safe and intuitive web services for SMEs, across 5 pilot regions in the EU.
eEpoch is an IST Programm of the EU founded project aiming to demonstrate in practical terms and with actual demonstrations the technical specifications formulated by the eEurope Smart Card Charter - in the framework of eEurope - to guarantee the interoperability of the smart cards in terms of European Citizens' Identification, Authentication and Signature.
FASTeTEN is a project to deploy a bundle of services for secure electronic document exchange across Europe. The bundle of services, FAST – Fournisseur d'Acces Securises Transactionnels (Secure Access Gateway) – has been successfully developed and piloted in France. The FAST bundle of services includes applications for authentication and secure receipt of documents. FASTeTEN is demonstrating FAST in different eGovernment contexts in Spain (eProcurement) and the United Kingdom (educational services). A group of potential future deployers will monitor the demonstration deployments with a view to further implementations of FAST across Europe.
European Federated Validation Service
Evaluation of a federated validation service acting as an intermediate trust infrastructure between the PKIs of Europe's national public administrations. Now that EU public administrations increasingly use electronic certificates to support secure e-mail and electronic signature, there is a parallel need to establish trust relations between the certification services providers used by national public administrations. This is to allow civil servants in the Member States that participate in IDABC networks to use the electronic certificates issued by their national certification authorities in IDABC’s pan-European administrative networks. Hence, a BGCA could provide the necessary degree of trust and confidence required to allow the Member States’ public administrations to use their electronic certificates in both national and pan-European secure e-mail exchange and for electronic signature. IDABC sponsored project.
http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/2318/5927 and http://www.epractice.eu/cases/bgca
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies. ETSI is a not-for-profit organization with almost 700 ETSI member organizations drawn from 60 countries world-wide. It is officially recognized by the European Commission as a European Standards Organization.
Complementary ePractice Cases:
The Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme projects
The ECRN (EUROPEAN CIVIL REGISTRY NETWORK) project will establish a secure and certified electronic infrastructure that will allow Civil Acts Registrars in different countries to exchange information on Civil Act certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce). The pilot will start with four pilot sites in four different countries ( Italy, Belgium Germany and the Nederlands)
epSOS (European Patients Smart Open Services) aims at building and evaluating a service infrastructure demonstrating cross-border interoperability between Electronic Health Record Systems in Europe.
The NET-SHARE project intends to create a network of experienced ICT organizations, from several European countries, to provide support to European SMEs through sharing of the experiences and knowledge gained mainly during participation in the SME domain of the former eTEN programme.The network will be composed by former and current coordinators, and also participants, of eTEN projects in the SME domain, with a vast experience in the ICT area.
eGovMoNet is a European Thematic Network to stimulate development and take-up of good-practice for eGovernment measurement of user-satisfaction and impact.
The main objective of this project is to achieve critical mass for the establishment of a Pan European eParticipation Network (PEP-NET). Such a network will act as a repository and disseminator of good practice and exchange of experience, and be a visible resource for all interested parties across the European Union.
The vision of the PEPPOL project is that any company and in particular SMEs in the EU can communicate electronically with any European governmental institution for the entire procurement process. The project will set up integrated pilot solutions across borders.
The iCars Network contributes to the deployment of Transport ICT technologies (or ITS - "Intelligent Transport Systems") by exchanging knowledge and experience on these technologies among a wide variety of stakeholders on a number of specific topics
PrivacyOS is a thematic network for privacy protection infrastructure within the current European Commission's ICT Policy Support Programme. The Project has started at the beginning of June and brings together industry, SMEs, Government, Academia and Civil Society to foster development and deployment of privacy infrastructures for Europe.
SPOCS – Simple Procedures Online for Cross-border Services – has been set up thanks to the 2008 CIP ICT PSP Programme of Work and has officially begun on 1st May 2009. The ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP) aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses. SPOCS aims at building the second generation Points of Single Contact through the availability of high impact electronic procedures. The project builds on solutions developed in Member States as they implement the Services Directive. Therefore, its goal is cross boarder interoperability based on existing systems.
T-Seniority is an innovative ICT-solution especially fitted in areas of public interest that is directly addressing ICT the main themes of the i2010 in 2007, especially focusing in ICT for accessibility, ageing and social integration, reinforcing both European and existing national initiatives.
NESIS is a Network promoted within the ICT-PSP programme, an activity of DG Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission running within the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). It aims to support public authorities in addressing the problems of providing information for monitoring and reporting environmental impacts and threats.