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Report on the implementation and faster adoption of the policies of open government in europe

23 january 2017

According to data provided by the european commission, the reuse of the big data in the 23 largest eu countries could reduce administrative costs in a 15-20%. The reuse of public services by other administrations, by businesses and citizens makes possible the development of customised services, innovative and adapted to the needs of the population.

Aware of this, the european commission adopted last year, Action Plan for the E-government 2016-2020 (Opens in new window) , whose objectives are modernizing public administration in icts, to make it possible to cross-border mobility with digital public services that are interoperable and facilitate the interaction between government and digital citizens/companies to dispose of high-quality public services. In support of the plan has been recently published a report (Opens in new window) it provides an overview of initiatives relating to the government open and collaborative work in the european union, whose aim is to provide advice on how to do more open the new Plan of action for the E-government while invites citizen participation in the process.

This report is divided into four main sections. Firstly, it includes an analysis of current ecosystem of open government in europe according to the definition below this, we have studied in detail about 400 of existing initiatives. In addition, this initial section compiles a set of good practices in governmental issues and identifies digital catalysts and fourteen barriers impeding this development.

Of all this information, the report concludes that, at present, all eu member states have open governance practices, most of them carried out by public authorities of each country, covering all government sectors. However, most of the practices are related to the opening of the public services which include open data portals and programmes designed to improve interoperability between different public administrations. And to a lesser extent, with the opening of the political process that is a greater commitment, citizen participation and transparency.

Below, it includes a set of 13 recommendations for effective combination of policies that would increase the practices of open government throughout europe; they all structured according to the following political objectives of high-level segment:

  • A more transparent functioning of the government.
  • Improve policy-making through greater participation.
  • Digital better public services through cooperation.
  • Release the economic potential of public assets.
  • Support for the updating of the open government in general.

The third section of the report includes a methodology for supporting processes including in the Plan of action, looking at the mechanisms and tools for stakeholders to share and discuss their needs with the administration through the platform for consultation Futurium-eGovernment4EU.

It is important to stress that the methodology involves collaboration between the european administrations at the regional and national levels, which will result in the exchange of experiences, good practices and lessons learned in the area of e-administration. Finally, the methodology offers recommendations for the evaluation of the Plan of action in its E-government integrity, allowing set goals and following its evolution year after year.

With the final document, contains a report on the design of a plan of participation and communication which describes how to inform different interest groups and raise awareness to attract the interested parties to the beijing platform for consultation.

Under the title “ towards the implementation and faster adoption of open government ”, this document calls on the functioning of the government more transparent; greater participation in the development of effective policies and working more closely together to improve public services.

This would require both to implement a principle Only, the use of standards and specifications of ict as open methodologies for the design of public services, collaborative and infrastructure services shared reusable digital based on open standards. In this way we could unlock the economic potential of the assets-governmental organizations and support new ecosystems will also increase the acceptance of open government in general.

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