|23/03/2012 End-of-show report for CeBIT 2012|
The international ICT industry and CeBIT as its flagship show have injected fresh impetus into the global market. Five EU co-funded projects (PEPPOL, SPOCS, STORK, eCODEX, epSOS) demonstrated successfully how innovative ICT services can contribute to citizen and business mobility at their booth at the CeBIT.
Large Scale Pilot Projects and their principal supporters have done a marvellous job in Hannover and made the "Roadshow" stop in Hannover a real success. This was not only due to the excellent cooperation between all of those involved, but also due to the real team-spirit around "Build, Connect and Grow" during this CeBIT, which will now escort our way towards the dissemination and sustainability of the achievements of the Large Scale Pilots and the Connecting Europe Facility.
SPOCS and the other large- scale pilot projects have already demonstrated concrete benefits for citizens, businesses and governments during their pilot phases. eGovernment should not stop at national borders, and these five projects prove that European cross border eGovernment is obtainable, making the lives of citizens and businesses easier, while being more efficient and cost effective than existing public services.
As Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, stated at research eu focus magazine:“ LSPs are the building blocks of our strategy to build, connect and grow. We have already done the hard part of building national eGovernment systems. Now we need to take the next step, and connect those systems so that the benefits of eGovernment can be enjoyed by all citizens regardless of their country of origin. Then we can grow: into other areas, into other countries. By reinforcing the Digital Single Market, eGovernment will be an innovative driver for economic growth and prosperity."
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