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Joinup is a collaborative platform created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme. It offers several services that aim to help e-Government professionals share their experience with each other. We also hope to support them to find, choose, re-use, develop and implement interoperability solutions.

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  • News Malta’s ICT agency reaches out to youth and NGOs
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    Malta’s ICT agency reaches out to youth and NGOs

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    Last Saturday, Malta’s Information Technology Agency (MITA) reached out to the country’s youth and non-governmental organisations. The agency organised a public workshop, demonstrating eGovernment services, to show how these can ‘revolutionise government interaction’. The workshop took place at the MITA data centre in Santa Venera and consisted of two sessions. The first,;
  • News EU Standards Directive needs revision, researchers say
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    EU Standards Directive needs revision, researchers say

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    The 2012 European Directive on Standardisation needs to be revised, three researchers on ICT standards say. The directive is hindering European companies that wish to implement software standards. Negative side effects are especially dire for small companies, the experts say. “To avoid unfair competition, European governments and public sector organisations should only refer to software sta;
  • Case eID and e-Signature in cross-border situations, the ...
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    eID and e-Signature in cross-border situations, the Estonian experience

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    Since the first digital signature was given back in 2002, the e-signature service is fully part of the Estonian ecosystem. The number of submitted e-signatures followed an increasing curve since its go-live, to reach 130 million uses in 2013 and 270 million by 2016.   Going beyond its national borders, Estonia successively launched concurrent initiatives on this track: As from;
  • News Hungary to increase use of open source software
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    Hungary to increase use of open source software

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    Open source office alternatives on government PCs The government of Hungary intends to increase public administrations’ use of open source software and open standards. A decree published on 18 May explains that the transition should go hand in hand with the strengthening of the country’s nascent open source software service sector. The decree requires the creation of “provis;
  • News First courses online in Italian Moodle-based MOOC
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    First courses online in Italian Moodle-based MOOC

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    The first nine courses have been made available online on 21 April by EduOpen, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform developed by a consortium of 14 universities across Italy and the country’s Ministry of Education. EduOpen is built on Moodle, an open source software learning management system. The platform aims to soon host some 68 courses online, including several in English. Stude;