European Strategies for e-Governance to 2020 and Beyond

  • Jeremy MillardEmail author
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 32)


This chapter examines both academic and grey literature on the transitions and developments in e-government towards notions of open government and open governance. This is viewed through the prism of European level strategies, the EU’s research and innovation programmes, as well as common strategies like the European E-Government Action Plan agreed to by all EU Member States. The three strands of the proposed European open governance setting, consisting of open data, open service and open process, are examined, as is the conceptualization of government as an open source service platform as well as a broader platform for collaboration between all societal actors. The purpose is to support societal-wide innovation for tackling pressing societal challenges where the role of ICT is seen more broadly than has traditionally been the case, i.e. as a general purpose technology. In this context, the chapter also examines emerging technologies likely to impact government in the short as well as longer-term, such as big data, artificial intelligence, drones and blockchain.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Danish Technological InstituteTaastrupDenmark

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