The objective of TERREGOV is to become the European reference for innovative technologies enabling the effective implementation of eGovernment services by local governments.
Considering that government services are offered by a number of administrations interacting one with each other and that local administrations often act as a front office to Citizens, the Project's goal is to make it possible for local governments, to become a channel for delivering online a large variety of services in a straightforward and transparent manner regardless of the administration(s) actually involved in providing those services.
From a technological perspective, TERREGOV focuses on the needs for flexible and interoperable tools to support the change towards eGovernment services, in emerging eGovernment interoperability frameworks. It unfolds in 3 technological R&D Streams:
-"Web Services and eGovernment Processes" combine flexible eGovernment interoperable services in end-to-end process workflows;
-"Semantic enrichment eGovernment Services" enable Web Services to discover each other on a semantic basis;
-"Support to Civil Servants" enable civil servants to focus on the added value of the service delivered to Citizens - increasingly acting as advisers. Most developments will be performed in Open Source to foster their dissemination.
Pilot Activities conducted in 4 European countrieswill provide User Drive and will address Social Care as a common application area. Experiments, trials and finally take-up will be implemented between 2005 and 2007.
Socio-economic Research will be conducted through an "Observatory on Interoperable eGovernment Services" to balance RTD and User drives. It will extend the specific pilot studies to a European-wide perspective and will address the impact of interoperable eGovernment technologies on Human Resource, Policy and Business Management in local governments. The Observatory's Annual Conference aims at becoming a major event.
Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project