Perspective of eGovernment in the Digital Agenda: Going Local and Future Research

11 Oct 2011 18:00
11 Oct 2011 20:00

IES Autumn Lecture Series: Making Malmo Real: EGovernment in the EU

Tuesday 11 October: Perspective of eGovernment in the Digital Agenda: Going Local and Future Research
Alyan Varghese, European Commission & Geert Mareels, CORVE

More than 80% of citizen interaction takes place at the local level, according to the OECD. Hence, the role of local government in providing more effective and efficient services is crucial. The two speakers in our lecture this coming Tuesday will discuss the role of Local Government in addressing key issues in eGovernment policy and research, specifically towards achieving the eGovernment-related goals of the DIgital Agenda. The way in which EU-level policy interacts with local government policy, in this field, will also be raised. 

Geert Mareels has spent 14 years as a political advisor to 4 different Flemish (Belgian) Ministers and 9 years as chief of cabinet. Since October 2004, he is responsible for managing the e-government programme of the Flemish Government.

Aniyan Varghese works in the ICT for Government and Public Services Unit, in the DG Information Society, and has wide experiences at the Commission in policy development and research programme management in eGovernment, trust and security, software systems, and new methods of work.

Click here to see the full programme of the lecture series.

All lectures will be conducted in English. The lecture series is free and open to all, but registration is required for organizational purposes.


This lecture series is organised in cooperation with the Citadel Statement Group.