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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 EC eGovernment Action Plan for government modernisation
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    EC eGovernment Action Plan for government modernisation

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    20 actions to boost online public services The European Commission (EC) has set out 20 actions, from boosting eProcurement and creating an electronic VAT registration system to the development of cross-border eHealth services, all of which aim “to accelerate the implementation of existing legislation and the related take up of online public services”. The Action Plan was announced;
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    Failure Demand: Swedish Agencies Seek to Help More Citizens at First Contact

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    The term "failure demand" used in the title of a Swedish study published in 2015 describes a concept that may be well-known to public services all over the world. In studies from 2013 and 2014 the Swedish Social Insurance Inspectorate ("Inspektionen for Socialförsäkringen", ISF) and experts from Karlstad University, Sweden, had noticed that many citizens contacti;
  • News EC aims to build EUR 6.7 billion science cloud
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    EC aims to build EUR 6.7 billion science cloud

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    Horizon 2020 projects data to become open by default The European Commission wants to build a EUR 6.7 billion cloud infrastructure to help Europe's millions of scientists and technology innovators store, share and re-use their science data. The science cloud will connect and improve existing research data infrastructure. In 2017, the EC will make open by default all scientific data produc;
  • News First TransparencyCamp to take place in Europe
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    First TransparencyCamp to take place in Europe

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    TransparencyCamp Europe is to take place for the first time as part of a series of events to promote transparency and Open Government in the EU.  The event, scheduled on June 1st 2016 in Amsterdam, is organised by the Dutch Open State Foundation and the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Netherlands holds the presidency in the first half of 2016. TransparencyCamp, or;
  • News Study: Cross-border eGov services low on agenda
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    Study: Cross-border eGov services low on agenda

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    Cross-border eGovernment services score low on national policy agendas, according to a study on cross-border cooperation between the Nordic countries. Well-organised, national eID infrastructures are not interconnected, the report says. “A coordination on Nordic level would probably be advantageous for the countries as such, as well as for Nordic interoperability”, the report recommen;