UNU-EGOV and the University of Minho organized a scoping workshop on 17 July 2014 at the UNU-EGOV premises in Guimarães to discuss possible areas and modes of collaboration.
The workshop was attended by 12 faculty members from the University of Minho, namely, from the Departments of Informatics, Information Systems, Law, and Management and Public Administration: Francisco Andrade, Luís Soares Barbosa, Manuel Barbosa, João Alvaro Carvalho, Rui Dinis, Vítor Fonte, António Nestor Ribeiro, Paulo Novais, Isabel Ramos, Luís Paulo Santos, Delfina Soares, and António Tavares. Three members of the academic personnel of UNU-EGOV also attended: Elsa Estevez, Sara Fernandes, and Tomasz Janowski.
The first presentation was delivered by Tomasz Janowski, who introduced the United Nations University, the newly established Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance, and explained the concept, evolution and trends involving technology adoption by governments including the latest stage in this evolution – Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (EGOV).
The presentations by the University of Minho introduced research carried out by various departments.
A discussion also took place on how to find, considering existing research by the University of Minho, a common research ground and potential areas of collaboration with UNU-EGOV.