Studies proved the feasibility for a web-based software solution which meets the requirements of a digital browser-based internal and external data exchange. Following proper procurement procedures a German software company developed a software module for online information and online participation processes. The system was installed in August 2007.
A germany county council transfers major responsabilities to a remotely located municipality. The new service aims at offering a wider range of better services as well as at saving in driving distances and time. Again, data transmission goes via fibreoptics from city hall to county hall, where data is processed and stored centrally. The new municipal car-registration service started to work in August 2006, the take-up amongst the political committees and the citizens has been very good.
Landkreis Rotenburg-Wümme and its municipalities installed a user-friendly web-enabled software solution aimed at registering new start-up businesses. The objectives were to avoid redundant data and have all business registration data stored on a server in one central database. The data collected by the municipalities is transmitted via internal glass fiber network to that server. Depending on different user rights, every authority involved in the business registration workflow is able to see and use the data. External authorities get access via a secure internet interface.
In 2005 a glass fibre connection between Rotenburg and Bothel was established. This laid the basis for a new generation of government-to-government services built upon shared databases. The construction of the connection triggered a political decision to create a fibre optic network which connects all town halls and the county hall and consequently enables every municipality to participate in e-government projects and services. All participating towns are able to access business databases, web services and the GII technology.
The business mapping application of Waregem allows the city to understand and see all the information relating to all the businesses on its territory, irrespective of where this information comes from: federal, Flemish or from its own data sources. Waregem was the very first municipality in Belgium to obtain a full and up-to-date picture of all its (4,500) companies. Information about all these companies is available electronically, including: the nature of activities, location of activities, number of employees, annual account, export destinations etc.
Obtaining affordable, quality child day care, especially for children under the age of 6, is a major concern for many parents. Child day care needs are met in different ways. Care in a child
One of the key conditions for offering back-office integrated electronic services is that all connectivity bottlenecks between government departments should be solved. A typical characteristic of a local authority is that its buildings are scattered around the municipal territory. Cost-effective solutions were engineered for six local authorities to solve this Missing Link connectivity bottleneck. The solutions were characterized by a pragmatic overview of the best available technology (like fiber, laser and radio) while taking opportunities into account (a high building).
The goal of the E-government Academy seminars was to share experiences, expertise and approaches (organizational, services offered, regional economic approaches, ICT-tools) between the participating regions. The workshops were intended to challenge mindsets and to foster thinking 'out of the box'. Each partner organized several workshops for specific target groups on specific topics, usually at the beginning of a project' phase. National and international experts were invited to these workshops.
Libraries are increasingly the cornerstones for service salivery (could this be providing services) in local authorities. Libraries - and librarians - have a potentially important role to play in today's knowledge society. However the labor-intensive in-out procedures for books results in repetitive and uninspiring work for librarians, limited opening hours, error-prone procedures and no added value. In may 2006 the book traffic in the library in Avelgem was completely automated and linked to electronic identity cards.
One of the main aims of the LoG-IN project is to improve the exchange of data between local and higher administrative levels by using technical networks. This serves to optimize the quality of local government administrative services for regional business by way of electronic services, with a resultant increase in competitiveness. The supply and processing of spatial data has a central role to play in the project. The LoG-IN Generic Information Infrastructure is a powerful internet infrastructure shared by 35 local authorities from 3 countries.