The Interlink project cultivates synergies with other Governance for the Future projects. Interlink participates in the eGOV cluster, which fosters collaboration across projects with similar themes, connects project coordinators with policymakers to discuss pressing issues, and encourages participation in the Conference on the Future of Europe. The eGov Cluster supports the following activities:
- Policy issues and perspectives presented by European Commission, including REA officials
- Participating Project consortia present their respective project objectives and goals
- Ongoing actions focusing on conducting regular liaison meetings; forming working groups on specific thematic areas (co-creation, technical solutions); appointing ‘project ambassadors’ on various topics; investigating Dissemination and Exploitation Booster Support
The eGOV cluster collects:
- mGov4EU (Mobile Cross-Border Government Services for Europe) pushes forward the practical use of inclusive mobile Government services in Europe, bringing such services in line with EU citizens’ expectations for safe, resilient and sustainable mobile communication. Innovating electronic identity management, storage of data and the exchange of electronic documents are key elements. Starting from the foundation of Single Digital Gateway Regulation (SDGR), mGov4EU provides new ways of cross-border service provision correlated and interlinked with eIDAS Regulation on cross-border identification and authentication. mGov4EU leverages for the first time both together, SDGR and eIDAS for mobile-device usage. mGov4EU will implement the once-only, digital-by-default and mobile-first principles in a user centric and user friendly manner in order to support and complement the practical implementation of the eIDAS and the Single Digital Gateway Regulations.
- GLASS brings together recognized European SMEs and large enterprises, with universities and public authorities from all parts of Europe, to cooperate for the development of a novel eGovernance paradigm. The multi-disciplinary expertise of each organization, including big data analytics, distributed systems, blockchain, deep learning, innovation & project management, business development, risk management, legal compliance and eGovernment service delivery, as well as the active engagement with stakeholders and end-users throughout every phase of the project, creates a consortium capable of successfully delivering the expected outcomes.
- ACROSS will leverage on next generation of pre-exascale infrastructures, still being ready for exascale systems, and on effective mechanisms to easily describe and manage complex workflows in these three domains. Energy efficiency will be achieved by massive use of specialized hardware accelerators, monitoring running systems and applying smart mechanisms of scheduling jobs. The pace at which data are generated by scientific experiments and large simulations poses new challenges in terms of capability of efficiently and effectively analysing massive data sets. Artificial Intelligence, and more specifically Machine Learning and Deep Learning, recently gained momentum for boosting simulations’ speed.
- inGOV: the aim of the inGov project is to develop and deploy a comprehensive IPS holistic framework and ICT mobile tools that will support IPS co-creation and governance. The project will enhance and, where needed re-design, existing EU solutions, including EIF, EIRA, Core Vocabularies etc.
What about the GOVERNANCE FOR THE FUTURE call?
The Interlink project and its synergies are funded by the specific call DT-GOVERNANCE-05-2018-2019-2020: New forms of delivering public goods and inclusive public services.
The Main Challenge: Governance is being transformed by new approaches to delivering public services which allow for the involvement of citizens and various other actors. The challenge is to critically assess and support as needed this transformation based on open collaboration and innovation platform supported by ICT (government as a platform) and on an open environment and ecosystem with clear frameworks and guidelines for modular service quality (‘government as a service’) in accordance with the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 32 and the European Interoperability Framework Implementation Strategy.