Municipalities and public service organisations in Belgium’s Flanders region are exchanging their eGovernment practices and ICT policies. Many municipalities are considering an overhaul of their websites in order to improve eGovernment services, reports the region’s ICT Organisation (V-ICT-OR). Additionally, local administrations are looking for solutions to manage meeting minutes, and want to boost IT security, V-ICT-OR says.
So far this year, 5 of the region’s 21 knowledge networks, representing municipalities and local public institutions, have held their first meetings, at which attendees presented their ongoing eGovernment and ICT projects. Another recurrent topic at these meetings will be a review of IT security practices.
V-ICT-OR is planning to organise 50 such meetings in 2016 so that each of the knowledge networks meets 3 to 4 times this year.
The regional meetings are one of seven policy actions to be carried out by V-ICT-OR this year to improve the inter-administrative exchange of information. Other actions include the creation of a software catalogue tailored to local administrations, and pilot projects for innovative eGovernment services.
The actions are part of Flanders’ eGovernment policy 'Vlaanderen Radicaal Digitaal' (Flanders Radically Digital).