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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE IN EUROPE

Objective

PACE aims to contribute to the growth of the European e-commerce market in the Public Administrations (PA) sector. For this purpose, PACE implements a programme of Integrated Accompanying Measures benefiting PAs, 5FP Projects, Suppliers, and Policy Strategists. PACE seeks to facilitate rapid take-up, implementation, and transfer of technologies and know-how gained in the execution of RTD projects as a way to enhance adoption of e-commerce solutions by PAs. PACE's approach will structure a learning environment that integrates knowledge on trends in technology, the market, work and business practices, and legal, ethical and socio-economic issues, with training, awareness raising, conferences and other dissemination activities. Through this combination PACE aims for sustainability.

OBJECTIVES
The overall objective of the PACE project is to accelerate and expand the European e-commerce market in the arena of Public Administrations, through the implementation of a programme of Integrated Accompanying Measures for the benefit of Public Administrations, 5FP Projects and relevant e-comm. Clusters, Solution Suppliers and Policy Strategists. PACE will generate a learning environment exploiting the synergies of different accompanying actions (studies, dissemination, training and awareness raising activities, working groups, etc.) with a view to creating a sustainable process grounded on Telecities, the largest European network of cities involved in the Information Society. PACE will enhance successful e-commerce development and implementation by providing the necessary consideration for socio-economic issues, including trends in technology, the market, legal and ethical considerations, world-best work and business practices and employment impact (see objectives of CPA1, KAI and KAII).

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Main milestones and results are: completion of deliverables and achievement of objectives on time; completion of survey, trend mapping and project case studies; working groups meetings 4 time a year and 2 main conferences; web site and help desk facilities; training of 15 Telecities trainers, Virtual Resource Centre, 3 Awareness events for 160-180 PAs decision makers, Virtual Campus on line. Final developmental plan and memorandum of agreement for PACE's sustainability.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
Address
Square De Meeus 18
1050 Bruxelles
FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX
Belgium
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
FONDAZIONE CENTRO STUDI INVESTIMENTI SOCIALI - CENSIS
Italy
Address
Piazza Di Novella 2
00199 Roma
GMD - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Schloss Birlinghoven
53754 Sankt Augustin
HELIOS ICT MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
21 Saint Thomas Street
BS1 6JS Bristol