Anticipatory & Adaptive Governance

e-SENS / Sense4us / Atrocity Watch / Botswana Speaks / iMentors / STORK 2.0

e-SENS

An European Large Scale Pilot-project, will merge the results of five EU projects in the areas of e-procurement, e-health, e-legal information and business life cycle, to develop and facilitate access of citizens and businesses to public services across borders by electronic means.

SENSE4US

A European Union FP7-ICT project, seeks to integrate open data and social media discussions into the broad range of information available to policy- and decision-makers and to build a decision support system that presents a visualization of information to assist in the decision-making and policy-making.

Atrocity Watch

Is part of the UN action “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), bringing together industry and academia to predict atrocities and prevent them.

Botswana Speaks

The Botswana Speaks Parliamentary Initiative started in September 2012 with the aim to enhance democratic processes in Botswana through the use of new ICTs by fostering communication between citizens and their elected representatives in the National Assembly. The initiative runs a pilot online platform through which Members of Parliament can view citizens’ messages and treat them as meaningful policy preferences that will lead to actions with wider societal impact. The Botswana Speaks Parliamentary Initiative is co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

iMentors

iMentors is the only e- infrastructure mapping project to date covering all e-infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The overall objective is to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of international actors involved in e-infrastructures development projects and initiatives in SSA. The aim is provide valuable insights on the gaps and progress made in the region. This will enhance the coordination of international actors involved in information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives in SSA. iMentors is an EU co-funded project.

STORK 2.0

STORK2 aims to contribute to the realization of a single European electronic identification and authentication area. It does so by building on the results of STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linked), establishing interoperability of different approaches at national and EU level, eID for persons, eID for legal entities and the facility to mandate.

Public Service Redesign

STORK 2.0 / e-SENS / UPSIDE / eSkills Match / ECI Link / E-CODEX / STORK

STORK 2.0

STORK2 aims to contribute to the realization of a single European electronic identification and authentication area. It does so by building on the results of STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linked), establishing interoperability of different approaches at national and EU level, eID for persons, eID for legal entities and the facility to mandate.

e-SENS

An European Large Scale Pilot-project, will merge the results of five EU projects in the areas of e-procurement, e-health, e-legal information and business life cycle, to develop and facilitate access of citizens and businesses to public services across borders by electronic means.

UPSIDE

UPSIDE is an FP7 project aimed at strengthening ties within and between regions. It includes mentoring emerging triple helix clusters by established regions as well as establishing international ties for EU regions. eGovlab will contribute by providing eGovernance expertise and infrastructure for other partners to test pilot ideas.

e-Skills Match

Aims to develop a European wide learning technology system. That is dynamically adapted to changes occurring in the labour market. The project will create classifications that will support retraining for acquiring the necessary e-skills and digital competences to access the desirable jobs within ICT or non-ICT sectors.

ECI Link

ECI link is a project funded by the European Commission that started in March 2012. It reflects on different challenges the regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiatives has from the legal, campaigning and technical perspectives. DSV is capturing all discussions with the aim to generate training material.

STORK

STORK established a European eID Interoperability Platform that allows citizens to access eGovernment services securely, effectively and quickly in any Member State they live in, move to or temporarily reside by using the electronic identification systems provided by their home countries. It is implemented by a consortium of 35 partners, including 18 EU Member and Associated States, a number of companies and organizations from the private, academic and civil society sectors.
The six STORK operational pilots - “Cross–border Authentication Platform for Electronic Services” pilot, “Safer Chat” pilot, “Student Mobility” pilot, “Electronic Delivery” pilot, “Change of Address” pilot, “ECAS Integration” pilot - are viable solutions providing real services to citizens and constitute a new development for interoperability in the field of digital identity. Via the pilots, STORK offers several cross–border eGovernment identity services.

Smart & Sustainable Communities

MuniZapp / Thundermaps / CISMOB / Ground Truth 2.0

Ground Truth 2.0

A H2020 project coordinated by UNESCO-IHE, where we as in eGovlab, Stockholm University are the Swedish National Demo Case Leaders. This project will deliver the demonstration and validation of six scaled up citizen observatories in real operational conditions both in the EU and in Africa. It will strengthen the full feedback-loop in the information chain from citizen-based data collection to knowledge sharing for joint decision- making and cooperative planning. The project focuses on environmental indicators in urban and rural areas related to spatial planning issues, with a specific focus on flora and fauna as well as water availability and water quality for land and natural resources management.

ThunderMaps

eGovlab is mentoring Thundermaps, a start-up based in Goteborg, Sweden. Thundermaps is developing a smart city technology that enables citizens to engage with the public authorities and understand what happens in their city. Thundermaps uses data released by the government agencies in a creative way to improve public safety and risk reporting. At the same time, this citizen-centric e-service, facilitates community engagement and smart communication via interactive dialogue/reporting between the stakeholders involved.

CISMOB

CISMOB main vision is to promote innovative ways to reduce carbon footprint and increase the sustainability of urban areas by improving the efficiency in the use of urban transport infrastructure through ICT. In a context of increasing availability of sensor technology to monitor and record large amounts of data, a common challenge to policy makers is to identify the best practices to take advantage of these new sources of data and use them to prioritize intervention areas, to manage efficiently current road networks, to inform citizens and motivate them to choose more sustainable mobility options.

Munizapp

Munizapp is an application for smartphones that citizens can use to simplify the process of giving feedback or report problems and complaints in the area where they live. All that is required is to report a detected issue by taking a picture, and then send the notification via smartphone. Munizapp then communicates with the local case management authority.