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Egoprise Project started



22 partners from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus join forces to facilitate administrative services for small and medium sized enterprises in rural Baltic Sea region.

Involved are ministries and national umbrella organizations (associations and chambers) representing the public and the private sector as well as several universities. Lead Partner of the project is the "e-Government Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern".

The project, co-financed by the European Union, was approved in the 2nd Call of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 in September 2009. The official start was assigned by the Kick-off meeting taking place in Berlin in January 2010.

In the next three years egoprise develops e-government solutions meeting specific needs of small and medium sized enterprises in rural Baltic Sea region. Public administrations will be turned to more business oriented service suppliers, in order to relieve SMEs from administrative burdens and improve their access to information & qualified staff.

In a first step the project will identify the most challenging business related processes and weaknesses. For selected processes changes in workflows and procedures will be implemented, supported by technical e-government tools. Among others, a digital platform will be launched, facilitating the exchange of information and easing the cooperation between businesses, universities and public administrations. Moreover a multilateral business registration web service will be designed, providing multilingual support for businesses, when starting an enterprise abroad.

We are happy to inform you regularly by this newsletter. If you have any questions or remarks, feel free to contact us.



Kick-off meeting in Berlin




Approximately 30 participants followed the invitation to the kick-off meeting of the international project "EgoPrise" held on 28th and 29th January 2010 in Berlin, pronounced by the Lead Partner, Special Purpose Association "e-Government in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern". Representatives of all partner organizations met each other in the permanent representation of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the Federal Government in order to familiarize, exchange experiences, define first tangible activities- and last but not least to celebrate the successful project application. Work package leaders, namely Outi Aaltonen (Seinäjoki University), Gunnar Prause (University Wismar) and Tove Ingerslev (CV 2) gave an overview on activities planned within egoprise. To prepare next steps a working group meeting has been scheduled for end of March in Seinäjoki.


Outlook:



+ Working Group meeting 23.-25 March in Seinäjoki, Finland +
+ More information about egoprise will be available soon at www.egoprise.eu +


Project Coordinator:

PLANCO Consulting GmbH

Contact Person: Björn Gabler 
Hagenower Str. 73
D-19061 Schwerin

Tel.: 0385-3993722
Fax: 0385-3993721


 


Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Parntership Instrument)


e-Government Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Eckdrift 103 - 19061 Schwerin - Germany

Phone: +49 385 773347-11 Fax: + 49 385 773347-28