eGovPoliNet, a there years initiative supported by the European Commission’s FP7 programme to increase and sustain an international community working towards information technology solutions for public governance and policy modeling, concluded on 28 February 2015 – see the statement.
eGovPoliNet aimed at: 1) strengthening research and practice in Digital Public Governance and Policy Modelling, 2) overcoming the existing fragmentation in the field, 3) integrating research and practice capacities of individuals and organisations, 4) developing an international knowledge base to enable the sharing of skills and expertise and 5) building a sustainable framework to ensure long term viability and widespread adoption in Europe and worldwide. To this end, eGovPoliNet focused on generating interaction among experts from various scientific disciplines and practitioner groups in order to provide evidence and insight into the development of new methods of governance and policy modelling for those involved in the policy-making processes.
Coordinated by the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany, 17 partners from 14 countries within and outside the EU were part of the project consortium:
The policy community nurtured by the eGovPoliNet project continues through Working Groups (WG) or Special Interest Groups (SIG) within existing communities on governance and policy modelling: