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.

The workshop will provide an overview of the Breaking Barriers to e-Government project. Panellists will introduce key issues that can constrain eGovernment growth, 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

12.00

Introduction by Nick Batey, eGovernment Unit, European Commission

12.05

William Dutton and Rebecca Eynon: Continuity and Change: A Perspective from an Earlier Decade

12.30

Florence de Villenfagne: Legal barriers relating to Public Administration transparency

14.00

Sjaak Nouwt: Legal barriers to electronic government in the field of liability law, intellectual property rights, electronic signatures and electronic commerce

14.30

Helen Margetts and Rebecca Eynon: Organisational Culture as a Barrier to eGovernment

15:00

Interactive session: using a Wiki to overcome barriers to eGovernment (all panellists)