Brussels, 20 Sep 2005
The European Commission has published a call for tenders for a study on 'bringing together and accelerating eGovernment research in Europe'.
This study has the following objectives:
- analyse eGovernment research project activities, outputs and results in a structured manner, and enable wider visibility and exploitation of their research and downstream implementation results, including mapping of research achievements of EU-funded, national and regional projects. This action should also provide the tools and mechanisms for effective dissemination of EU eGovernment research and related downstream implementation results,
- identify gaps in advanced eGovernment research, good practice and policy within i2010, as well as in the 2020 timeframe, with analysis of intermediate steps and different options, justifications, potential impacts, risks and benefits, and key players, and propose ways of addressing them. The study should consider technological, societal, organisational, institutional, legal and economic factors, while the role of new and advanced technologies for eGovernment should be a key factor. The analysis and proposed ways forward should explicitly be based on the interplay of research, good practice and policy, aiming for sustainable innovation in all these 3 dimensions. While the starting point is eGovernment, this should if justified address innovative services of public interest more generally. It should also address the role of eGovernment for better public policy,
- develop specific aspects to reinforce international cooperation for eGovernment research/good practice/policy and their potential impact, for a coherent international dimension. Collaboration with representative bodies or key research/policy/good practice organisations in the USA, Latin America, Asia, Canada and Australia should be explored.
For further information, please contact:
Directorate-General Information Society
Attn: Ms Dympna Mc Sweeney
BU 31, 07/12
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 14.10.2005.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 21.10.2005.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.