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eGovernment resource book, synopses of IST projects relating to eGovernment

Funded under: FP6-IST


European IST research has been addressing major emerging challenges in a range of domains. A number of IST research activities, supported over the years, have paved the way for policy developments, helping Europe to exploit its strengths and to benefit from technological innovation.
eGovernment today is one of Europe�s next challenges. It plays a central role in the eEurope 2005 Action Plan1 and it figures prominently in the recently adopted strategy for restoring confidence in the electronic communication sector. It attracts significant ICT investment in public sector by all levels of government - local, regional, national and attracts increasing interest by citizens, businesses and the political environment.
It is in this context that European IST research on eGovernment is launched under the 6th Framework Programme. Building on work already done in previous Framework Programmes, as well as on work in a number of related IST domains (e.g. eBusiness, eWork, eHealth, security, mobility, etc) a new eGovernment research agenda has been developed for the next four years to come.
It builds around two core research challenges, advanced eGovernment services for citizens and businesses, and the required organisational transformation. The objective is to support multi-disciplinary IST research and development that will help to transform government organisations and services across Europe, while increasing transparency and efficiency in the public sector. This can only be achieved if research has a direct contribution to the related policy development.
eGovernment research in FP6 is therefore set to advance the frontiers of exploiting digital technologies for responsive, interoperable and performing public sector organisations that offer interactive, secure and user-driven services across Europe.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Information Society, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2003, 123 pp, free of charge
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ISBN: ISBN 92-894-5509-8
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