The Institutions of the European Union endeavour to be transparent, open and accessible. They want to be seen in the best possible light by the public at large. We share this objective, and intend to contribute to its achievement.
partners are preserving digital legislative information. The project, lead by
the Minnesota Historical Society, is working with legislatures in several
states to explore enhanced access to legislative digital records. The purpose
of this meeting was to provide an update on recent activities, concentrating on
a demonstration of the open source eXist native XML database .
been selected by the project for building pilot applications for importing,
searching, exporting and managing digital legislative information, much of
which is already in XML format. In conjunction with the meeting, the project
has published a white paper on XML Native Databases,
providing background information on how XML has changed the way data can be
stored and accessed, and providing a primer on the differences between the
different types of XML databases.
of the eGovernment Interest Group (eGov IG) is to explore how to improve access
to government through better use of the Web and achieve better government
transparency using open Web standards at any government level (local, state,
national and multi-national). The eGov IG is designed as a forum to support
researchers, developers, solution providers, and users of government services
that use the Web as the delivery channel, and enable broader collaboration
across eGov practitioners.
Extract from the newsletter of the library public
relations ( "BRP"), a letter that we would like to see spread by the
Office of Publications on behalf of EU institutions, the equivalent of
Sophia Semantic Engine is software that
analyzes and understands natural language, creating a layer of interpretation
in applications that interact with users in a linguistic form and applications
that deal with unstructured information. The Sophia Semantic Engine is based on
proprietary morpho-syntactic analysis modules and on a semantic lexicon of
broad coverage. Domain-dependent modules for semantic analysis are developed on
top of a base syntactic analysis component.
workshop is an initiative of DG INFSO, European Commission that will
encourage the sharing of good practice in the area of efficient and
effective eGovernment. It will take place in Brussels, on March 17th.
In particular, the workshop will take stock of eGovernment good
practices related to Measurement – how Member States, Regions and
public administrations in general measure their performance (back
office) and/or the impact and user satisfaction of the eGovernment
services. Ultimately, this workshop will aim to share good practice
initiatives, knowledge and experiences on the field as a means of
accelerating the uptake of eGovernment services and improving both
policy-making and research.
Areas of interest include:
Case studies: Reports on tangible results of efficiency gains in eGovernment.
Towards 2015: Efficiency and effectiveness to reduce the
administrative burden; improve organisational processes; promote a
sustainable low-carbon economy (Ref. Ministerial Declaration on
eGovernment of 18 Nov 2009, Malmö, Sweden).
Towards 2015: Efficiency and effectiveness to reduce the administrative
Increasing public engagement as a means to increase effectiveness.
Benchmarking efficiency improvement: methods to objectively measure
the efficiency gains of eGovernment policies and implementations.
Potential of a single structure for the delivery of social
assistance services (child support, unemployment, disability benefit,
Peer-to-peer benchlearning--learning from each other's activities and effort.
at the beginning of this New Year or even this decade, wishful thinking might
be permitted. We may classify
these wishes according to our favoured topics (or categories). They are
based on the 500 postings in French and some 450 in English classified according
to the following categories since two and a half years:
0 - Audience 1 - Access to documents / Registers 2 - EU Context 3 - Legislative procedure 4 - EU Law 5 - Publications 6 - Case Law 7 - Multilingualism