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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 Dutch consider mandatory eGovernment standards
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    Dutch consider mandatory eGovernment standards

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    Government fine-tunes Digital Agenda for 2016-2017 The Dutch government wants to make the use of open standards mandatory for public administrations, to provide business and citizens with easier access to eGovernment services. The government is developing a generic digital infrastructure, and its services and standards are to be used by all public administrations, writes Henk Kamp, the country;
  • News Paris Region unveils officials information system
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    Paris Region unveils officials information system

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    Île-de-France - the Paris Region - will publish as open source Babylone, its software solution to aggregate and manage information on elected officials. The region’s administration hopes other regions will reuse the software, and pool resources for updates and future versions. The Babylone software helps the region manage all the information on its elected officials, including contact;
  • News "Helsinki Region Infoshare service increasing trust ...
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    "Helsinki Region Infoshare service increasing trust toward city and officials"

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    Over the last five years, more than 1200 datasets have been published on the open data portal of Greater Helsinki, comprising the Finnish cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen. According to the City of Helsinki, just opening up the data has resulted in 1-2 percent savings. Making lots of our city purchase data public has opened up a new view for citizens into city administration, and it;
  • News Open data on open data portals
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    Open data on open data portals

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    The Open Data Inception project presents a comprehensive list of more than 2600 open data portals all over the world. The information is geotagged so it can be searched by topic as well as country. The list has been compiled by the Open Data Soft company as a showcase. They wanted to bring together as many open data resources as they could, and present these on a map per country for easy browsing. The creators aim to maintain the list and ask visitors to contribute links to portals and dataset;
  • News Lithuanian police switched to LibreOffice
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    Lithuanian police switched to LibreOffice

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    Now piloting use of Ubuntu Linux The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux. The savings were the main motive for the switch to LibreOffice, the police confirms in an email to the European Commission’s Open Source Observatory (OSOR). The switch saves the police EUR 1 million. The compl;