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ProjectsAward yearCountryOrganisationSectorShort english description
ISupport2019NetherlandsHague Conference on Private International Lawcross-sectoralAn international legislative framework was adopted and reinforced in the 2000s in order to facilitate the recovery of child support in cross-border cases. However, obstacles pertaining to distance, language and exchange of paper mail remain. The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) realised early that Information Technology (IT) could be used to alleviate these obstacles. Its 2007 Convention on the international recovery of child support explicitly foresees the use of IT. In 2009, HCCH produced a first vision of iSupport as a single electronic tool to service the 2007 Convention and other international instruments.
EU Blockathon2019SpainEuropean Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformIn 2017, 10 % of EU consumers (approximately 43 million citizens) were tricked into buying a fake product instead of a genuine one, with all the associated security and safety hazards. Over three times more people (35 %, approximately 150 million citizens) wondered whether the product they had purchased online was real or fake (source: EUIPO study).
OiRA – Online interactive Risk Assessment tool2015Pan-EuropeanEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)cross-sectoralOiRA is a web application (tools generator) to create interactive risk assessment tools (OiRA tools). These OiRA tools can help MSEs to put in place a risk assessment process – starting with the identification and evaluation of workplace risks, through decision making on preventive actions and implementation, to monitoring and reporting.
Multilingualism and New Technologies: Sharing Know-How with the Next Generation2013Pan-EuropeanEuropean Parliament, Directorate-General Interpretation and ConferencesPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformUnderpinning democratic debate in the European Parliament (EP) is a cutting-edge multilingual conference service that allows members to express themselves freely in any of the 24 official languages of the Union. As the lawmaking powers and stature of Parliament have grown steadily since the Treaty of Rome in 1957, so has the importance of delivering a competent, professional and flexible interpreting service, provided by the Directorate-General for Interpretation and Conferences (DG INTE).
OSOR2011BelgiumDirectorate General for Informatics – European CommissionInformation society, technology, media and audiovisualThe main objectives of the project was to re-use as much as possible already available open source solutions.
Epso development programme2011BelgiumEPSOPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe agreed aim of EPSO’s far-reaching modernisation programme was to adapt the methods of personnel selection to meet the Institutions’ current and future needs in a more efficient way, while remaining true to the principles of fair and open competition.
EU careers - Enhancing awareness and attractiveness of European public sector career opportunities2011BelgiumEPSOPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
ITIC - IT Infrastructure consolidation2011BelgiumEuropean Commission DG DIGIT APublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
European commission job screening2011BelgiumEuropean Commission DG Human ResourcesPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reformThe yearly Job Screening exercise has strongly pushed towards an alignment of the planning processes for activities, the budget and human resources
EPrior - The european eProcurement platform2011BelgiumEuropean Commission DG InformaticsEconomic affairs, competition, SMEToday this platform is available for free to Member States, in Open Source, and it offers direct and easy connection to PEPPOL. This open source version of ‘ePRIOR’ is known as ‘Open ePRIOR’.
Sysper22011BelgiumEuropean Commission Informatics Directorate-GeneralPublic administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform‘Sysper2’ is in this context a cornerstone for staff empowerment, administrative simplification and HR professionalisation in the European Commission.