eEnviPer presents Prototype (15/02/2013)

 

Belgrade, 15 February 2013. The EU-funded project eEnviPer today presented a working prototype for a new cloud-based e-government solution for the application, administration and consultation of environmental permits. Following translation, the pilot test of the platform will be launched in local and regional authorities in Croatia, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Turkey in April 2013.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the eEnviPer system combines public databases, workflow systems, citizen participation and geographic information systems into a single, layered, modular architecture.

Public authorities participating in the project were enthusiastic: “The system exceeds all our expectations. It’s very easy to use, and friendly for all kinds of users. I think this will really work!”, Anna Kagiampaki of the Region of Crete commented.

Dejan Dmitrovic of the Municipality of Indjija, Serbia, and one of the hosts of the meeting added: "The prototype that has been presented is very encouraging. It is designed to enable the easy use of the services for both public authority and the other users. We are definitely moving in the right direction."

The presentation took place during the fourth eEnviPer project meeting in Belgrade on 14-15 February 2013. Dragutin Protic of Evrogeomatika, a Serbian spatial data provider, explained: “This is a great demonstration of how e-government can simplify processes, increase transparency and reduce the bureaucratic burden. The eEnviPer project focuses on environmental permits, but I’m sure that the same platform would work in other areas, too.”

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eEnviper is an EU-funded project to implement an e-government platform to manage environmental permits. By March 2014, pilots in five municipalities and regions across Europe will have demonstrated how cloud computing can make this process more transparent, more accessible and more efficient. Through the use of modern web technology, eEnviPer helps to reduce the environmental impact of economic activities through the environmental permits process in a cost-effective manner.