Policy sharing, policy learning

INTERREG IVC Thematic Capitalisation Event

Brussels, Belgium

May 2014 22 Register Now



There are emerging trends in several regions across Europe - citizen participation in the definition of public policies, development of open innovation and integration of digital innovation into ’thematic policies' - which are capable of transforming the relationship between policymakers and citizens, and impact the future of public services.

Are these trends being shared between European regions? Are new forms of e-Government emerging? What are the challenges and opportunities? How are these new behaviors, practices and initiatives contributing to influence and regenerate public policies? How can they reinforce smart specialisation strategies? Discuss these and other issues in this workshop with a panel of experts representing several e-Government stakeholders.


Gil Gonçalves 

Expert in E-government services, INOVA+, Portugal

Mr Gonçalves is Chief Scientific Officer at INOVAMAIS – a leading company in innovation studies, research management and technology transfer. He is also a lecturer and researcher at the Engineering School of the University of Porto. His main fields of expertise are ICTs for sustainable and smart cities and regions, simulation of complex systems, and system engineering. Gil is a founder of several technology-based start-ups that develop ICT-based solutions for efficient and effective administration and work, healthcare and environmental monitoring.

Christophe Pannetier 

Expert in E-government services, i-solutio, France

Mr Pannetier is an expert on public policies, economy and digital innovation. He is CEO of a business consulting company working on digital innovation for territories. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of IT and project management for public authorities in France and in Europe. He holds a PhD in Policy Science and is a lecturer in Science Po Lille. Christophe was recently elected as councillor on innovation in a city of 22,000 people near Lille.


Giovanni Grazia  

ICT Project Manager, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Mr Grazia is an ICT Project Manager at Regione Emilia-Romagna, an Italian local government authority, where he is responsible for designing, evaluating and implementing open source solutions, open standards and reuse actions. He is a web accessibility and usability expert and has more than 10 years of experience in developing e-governement projects.

Eva Lundin 

Senior Advisor, Hedmark County Council, Norway   

Mrs Lundin is senior advisor in the department of International Relations at Hedmark County Council. Mrs Lundin has more than 15 years experience of regional development in various positions, institutions and countries. Starting as a project manager in an ICT and entrepreneurship project for Swedish farmers, Eva continued as a mid-term expert in a SIDA-financed project in FYROM, introducing EU to Macedonian farmers' associations. Mrs Lundin has a Master's degree in Economy from the Swedish University of Agriculture. She has been deputy head of trade and industry at the County Administrative Board of Dalarna Sweden. 

Isabella Marangoni 

Officer in charge European Policies Dept, City of Venice, Italy

Ms Marangoni is the officer in charge of the City of Venice European Policies Department, which has managed all the EU projects in which the City has been involved since 2001. She has been project manager in several projects led by the City of Venice, such as the INTERREG IVC project I-SPEED, which fostered competitiveness and sustainability of the tourism economy through the efficient use of ICT.


Event report

Read the "photo-reportage" on the policy learning and the inspiring ideas we have exchanged in Brussels.


E-government services


Gil Gonçalves, Christophe Pannetier / E-government services: main results and recommendations


E-government services


Policy recommendations: view / download
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Report: view / download

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