eGovPoliNet Project Concludes

  • 2015•02•28     Koblenz


    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:

    1. University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
    2. Technical University Kosice, Slovakia
    3. Technical University Delft, Netherlands
    4. Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
    5. Volterra Partners LLP, United Kingdom
    6. Innova SPA, Italy
    7. Free University Brussels, Belgium
    8. University Laval, Canada
    9. Brunel University, United Kingdom
    10. Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, USA
    11. University Groningen, Netherlands
    12. University of Auckland, New Zealand
    13. Khmelniskiy National University, Ukraine
    14. UNU-EGOV, Portugal
    15. University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    16. EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbH, Germany
    17. Saint Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics, Russian Federation

    UNU-IIST (until 30 June 2014) and UNU-EGOV (from 1 July 2014) contributed to all working packages through research, review and development of glossary terms and grand challenges.


    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:

    • WG 8.5 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP WG 8.5)
    • SIG of The Association for Information Systems (AIS)
    • SIG of The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)
    • SIG of the Digital Government Society (DGS)