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Joinup - Public review of German municipal eGovernment manual

Public review of German municipal eGovernment manual

Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior is organising a three-month, online public review of a new manual for municipal eGovernment services. From 22 September until 30 November, a website will allow readers to comment on the document.

The document, titled “Wie kommunales E-Government dennoch gelingt – Ein Kochbuch für Praktiker” (How municipal eGovernment will nevertheless succeed - a practitioner’s cookbook), is available online.

In the introduction, the authors state that Germany has little to no municipal eGovernment services, quoting a 2015 Fraunhofer Fokus study. They also note that in regions with ageing and declining populations, and with financially squeezed local administrations, the supply of government services are at risk. Here eGovernment solutions can help public administrations to maintain service and supply levels.

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