Innovation in E-Government: Satellite Applications as Enablers of Smart Public Services

Dissemination of the GOES Project at the OPEN DAYS 2011 WORKSHOP: “ Innovation in E-Government: Satellite Applications as Enablers of Smart Public Services” – Brussels, 11th October 2011

Satellite information, navigation and telecommunication applications enable the delivery  of new, innovative public services and the improvement of existing ones. They could support more efficient interaction on all levels of governance, better quality and diversity of the available services. Continue reading

Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

The UN Road Safety Collaboration has developed a Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 with input from many partners through an extensive consultation process through meetings and the Internet. The Plan provides an overall framework for activities which may take place in the context of the Decade. The categories or “pillars” of activities are: building road safety management capacity; improving the safety of road infrastructure and broader transport networks; further developing the safety of vehicles; enhancing the behaviour of road users; and improving post-crash care. Indicators have been developed to measure progress in each of these areas. Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector and other stakeholders are invited to make use of the Plan as a guiding document for the events and activities they will support as part of the Decade.

GOES Project at the DIEGO Intermediate Conference – Brussels on 29th September 2011

Dissemination of the GOES Project at the  DIEGO Intermediate Conference - Brussels on 29th September 2011

DIEGO project (Digital Inclusive e-Government) is an EU co-funded project framed in the context of the Digital Agenda for Europe EU programm.

In this seminar, partners presented the policies and trends of the ”DigitalAgenda for Europe” affecting European public administrations, looking particularly to create direct contact with citizens, taking into account the issues surrounding digital inclusion. Continue reading



Since 2003, the OPEN DAYS has become an annual key event at which cities and regions showcase their capacity for creating growth and jobs, implementing European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local level for good European governance. Conceived and developed by the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, this communication and networking platform regularly enlists loyal support from thousands of local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts, whose achievements have been manifold in the areas of economic success and social integration, co-operation between regions, fruitful public-private partnerships at local level, and with research centres and universities.

OPEN DAYS 2011 will consist of about 100 sessions –  workshops and debates – exhibitions and networking opportunities for the about 6,000 participants coming to Brussels. OPEN DAYS is organised in partnership with regions and cities from all over Europe, and including contributions by companies, financial institutions and international associations and academic organisations.

Among the workshops planned for this year, we have selected those that are related with the GOES project. These are the following:


Workshops – Tuesday 11 October 2011

14:45 – 17:00, 11A19

Innovation in E-Government: Satellite applications as enablers of smart public services


Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room


Workshops – Wednesday 12 October 2011

09:00 – 10:45, 12B15

Security across borders – For the benefit of the citizens

European Commission, DG REGIO E2

Venue: European Commission, Centre Borschette, Room 0C

09:00 – 10:45, 12A25

Future Cities – Creating Smart and Connected Communities


Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 6


Workshops – Thursday 13 October 2011

11:15 – 13:00, 13A57

Achieving social cohesion, security and resource-efficiency through satellite services


Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 51

2nd GOES Meeting – Ancona on 14th and 15th June 2011



Tuesday, 14th June 2011

3:00 p.m.

Working meeting on the state of the art of GOES project: technological development of the Information System of Civil Protection. Situation regarding the information systems currently in place at each partner institution.

Coffee Break

5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the videoconferencing system with direct testing

Presentation of the Goes Official Web Site.


Wednesday, 15th June 2011

 9.00 a.m.

Proceedings of the Technical and Financial Table in order to verify the progress of the project and any critical stage of the activities;

Coffee break

11.30 a.m.

Proceedings of the Steering Committee in order to verify the stage of progress and project stakeholders involvement;

12.30 a.m.

Meeting with the Representatives of the Province of Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Macerata, Pesaro Urbino for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

3.00 p.m.

Tourist tour for the partner delegation.