WP Summary

This WP relates to a "RTD–Innovation" activity type and constitutes a core part of INTELCITIES Activity area D: e-Governance Development and Innovation. It aims the development of a multi-dimensional and multi-actor "City e-Governance Policy Model" to facilitate an enhanced role and contribution of ICTs to the achievement of "Good Governance" principles and goals in European urban decision-making in context of the Knowledge Society.

The Model will specify the requirements of e-Governance processes and structures involving effective and participatory interactions, relationships, and networks of local governments and the local actors in city administration and planning and management. It will provide strategies on key issue of e-governance policy development and delivery relevant to building and developing a knowledge infrastructure that is able to link together e-administration of cities, strategic planning, development control and participative e-Governance processes with the urban stakeholders.

This holistic approach of governing and policy will build on leading evidence from existing e-Governance "Best Practices" and the participating WP11 cities of establish practices in the area. It will be further advanced by the results of the INTELCITIES Technology Development and Demonstration WPs while ensuring exchanges and complimentarity with the remaining crosscutting horizontal WPs.

The main role of WP11 will be to assist the implementation in the Project's city pilot studies and to subsequently capture the experiences gained to populate and develop the City e-Governance Policy Model.

The 'e-Governance' team is lead by the Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Research Center, Germany and involves 13 other research, technology and city partners and associates including GoPro Reykjavik, Iceland; ForsebĪ“ck IT & Euro Intelligence, Sweden; Systema Technologies S.A., Greece; NetU Consultants, Cyprus; Venice International University and VENIS SpA, Italy; University of Cyprus; SERI, Austria; ITI, Greece and the cities of Reykjavik, Athens, and Venice. Two other cities–Karlsruhe, Germany and Linz, Austria have committed to support the effort as partners of the Project's User Group.

For more information, contact the WP11 lead, Dr. Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira at paskaleva@itas.fzk.de, or the partner contact persons provided in the Partner information.