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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 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 Vatican library: open source for long-term preservation
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    Vatican library: open source for long-term preservation

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    The combination of open source and open standards ensures long-term preservation of electronic records and prevents IT vendor lock-in, says Luciano Ammenti, head of the IT department at the Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana) in Vatican City. Open standards and open source solutions are a key part of the Vatican Library’s long-term digital conservation project. The library stor;
  • News France will chair OGP in 2016
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    France will chair OGP in 2016

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    France will chair the Open Government Partnership from October 2016 to October 2017, after the OGP Steering Committee accepted France’s application at a meeting in Mexico on April 24. France, represented by Thierry Mandon, France’s Deputy Minister for Government Reform and Better Regulation, joined OGP in April 2014, and was elected as a member of the OGP Steering Committee in August 2014. According the OGP governance rules, "Steering Committee leadership is to be comprised of;
  • News Experts on Core Data Models gathered in Riga
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    Experts on Core Data Models gathered in Riga

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    On May 6, 2015 the ISA Programme of the European Commission hosted the 2gr workshop on core data models for public administrations. The workshop was held in Riga, back-to-back with the 5th conference on Semantic Interoperability for e-Government. The workshop brought together more than 30 experts- members of the Community of Practice, from 14 countries, next to representatives from European Commission Institutions, to share their experiences with the development, management and applications of;
  • News Montenegrin app to request government data
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    Montenegrin app to request government data

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    The Montenegrin Centre for Democratic Transition (CDT) is to develop a mobile app that citizens can use to ask government agencies for data of public interest. The Centre is one of four winners of the Technology for Citizen Engagement competition, organised by the Cyprus office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mahallae, a digital neighbourhood for civic engagement developed by Cypriot civil society and innovators from the Euro-Mediterranean region. The 'Ask for Data
  • News German states pilot open source patient portal
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    German states pilot open source patient portal

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    Provides access to regional personal electronic health records system Germany’s Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area, with the three states of Baden Wuerttemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, are testing an open source patient portal that provides access to a ‘personal’ Electronic Health Record (p-EHR) system. The patient portal is the front end for the patients personal cross-;