This workshop will provide an overview of the 'eGovernment Barriers' project, which investigates the legal, organisational, technological and other barriers to expanding effective e-Government services using the Internet.

This is the second workshop of the Breaking Barriers to e-Government project. The workshop will provide an overview of the project that investigates the legal, organisational, technological and other barriers to expanding effective e-Government services using the Internet. Panelists will introduce key issues that can constrain e-Government growth (eg liability law, IPR, e-signatures and the re-use of public sector information) and outline the research designed to address them. We will solicit feedback from the audience on our choices, and on good cases that might address each barrier.

Agenda

Time

Session

09:30

Coffee and Registration

10:00

Welcome and introduction by Nick Batey, eGovernment Unit, European Commission

10:05

Rebecca Eynon: Breaking barriers to eGovernment: a project overview

10:15

Florence de Villenfagne: Legal barriers relating to public administration transparency, re-use of public sector information and e-procurement

10:45

Sjaak Nouwt: Legal barriers to eGovernment in the field of liability law, intellectual property rights, e-signatures and e-commerce

11:15

Julián Valero: Legal barriers to eGovernment: administrative law and the relationships between public administrations, citizens, and other ICT actors

11:45

Coffee break

12:00

Parallel small group sessions

Re-use of public sector information

Liability

Administrative law

12:45

Graham Walker: Concluding comments / close of workshop