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Collaboration in Catalonia in the field of e-government

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The Catalan model to develop electronic administration that came into being by means of the Administration of Catalonia Consortium (AOC Consortium) is a model based on an integrated vision of all the administration entities. The idea was to implement an ambitious project of change and transformation in order to achieve transparent public administration, as a network and integrated as a whole, at the service of the citizens and the productive economy. It aims to simplify administrative procedures and foster collaboration and the exchange of information and communications technologies in their day-to-day management. The model enables public administration entities to cooperate in order to improve the development of electronic administration and the information society in addition to the design and development of solutions that take better advantage of positive externalities and economies of scale.

The AOC Consortium is a public body responsible for developing technological resources within the field of electronic administration that may be used in all the public administration entities in Catalonia by coordinating their relationships and interconnections. It develops tools and modules that enable efficient deployment in Catalonia through the modernisation and improvement of the public services, by guaranteeing the security of electronic transactions and proof of identity, and by playing a fundamental role in the promotion of interoperability. This mission is achieved by working in three strategic branches of activity, with a clear vocation of service and trying to advance the future needs that we can foresee in the current legal framework. 1. Inter-administrative collaboration services, aiming to strengthen the information exchange by telematic means among the public administrations in order to improve their own efficiency and effectiveness. That means promoting the information systems of the Catalan public administrations interoperability (IOP). This set of services makes it unnecessary to contact the citizens to hand in the relevant documents if the administration or public sector already has them, thus ensuring the observance of data protection legislation. This way could reduce time and costs in inter-administrative communications and procedures. 2. Common electronic administrations services, promoting the reusability of the e-Government solutions. 3. Identity, e-Signature and digital preservation, promoting security and offering trust in the internet use. The achievements and the interoperability could not have been achieved without partnership working between all the appropriate public sectors.

Award info
Award category: partnership working
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Information society, technology, media and audiovisual
Type of activity: e-government
Keywords: e-Administration, information and communication, public services
Short English description: The model enables public administration entities to cooperate in order to improve the development of electronic administration and the information society in addition to the design and development of solutions that take better advantage of positive externalities and economies of scale
Further information
Organisation: Consorci Administració Oberta de Catalunya (AOC)
Other applicants: Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) & Catalan local administrations through Localret Consortium
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Level of government: national level
Size of organisation: 50-100
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Country: Spain
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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Collaboration in Catalonia in the field of e-government (41.3945114° N, 2.1600553° E)
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