ePractice.eu cases are written summaries of real-life eGovernment, eHealth and eInclusion projects or business solutions developed by public administrations, entrepreneurs and corporations. Case studies included in our portal are based on actual experiences, and reading them provides a picture of the challenges and dilemmas faced by the professionals working in the new eGovernment domains. For extended details on this subject, please visit info/cases.
The cases on the portal will become the basis for case learning, whereby we will examine the experience from as many analytic viewpoints as possible and draw conclusions that are useful to practitioners.
Yes, you can edit your case (there is no need to submit it again). Please edit your case and keep it up to date. We are very interested in learning about a case from different viewpoints, and may in fact contact you to suggest editing options. We retain the right to revise and shorten your summary and main learning points for quick access. Please make sure that the information you provide on your case reflects the most relevant current status.
In order to better facilitate access to your case, our editors might add the corresponding tags to your case if they feel it will improve its visibility on the Internet.
Cases already published on other websites are welcome. You must, however, be the case author, or make the content your own. If you are a service provider discussing a public sector project, we will ask you for contact details and will check whether your client is aware of your activities and is comfortable with your entry. We may end up making a case entry whereby both of you are given the opportunity to present and/or comment separately.
You will be able to publish all cases you consider interesting for sharing with no limitations on number. The more cases you share with the portal community, the more we all benefit.
The ePractice.eu Good Practice label is given to the highest ranked cases in the portal: to those rated with more than 80 points by the ePractice.eu experts or given more than four stars by the registered members of the community. Cases from external best practice projects with a proven credibility, grade of excellence and scope of research also qualify for the distinction, as well as all the European eGovernment Awards 2007 finalists. Up to 10% of the cases published in ePractice.eu receive the Good Practice label.
Only 1% of the cases published in ePractice.eu receive the Best Practice label. This hand-picked recognition is granted to the 5 final winners of the eGovernment Awards 2007 and to the cases selected to be part of the ePractice.eu workshops.
The Editor's Choice distinguishes good practice cases that are particularly interesting to the community due to the quality and extent of the information provided, the scope of the project, its innovation and relevance for the sector. This label is given by the ePractice.eu Editorial Team on a weekly basis.
Currently, users with more kudos do not receive prizes or incentives from ePractice.eu aside from being highlighted on the portal itself. In the future, prominent portal members will be awarded various perks (free event entrances, editorial rights on the portal, etc.).
Please refer to the kudos explanation page in order to view which activities on the site render the highest number of kudos.
Please refer to the kudos explanation page in order to view the number of kudos awarded for each activity on the portal. If you find that your contributions and the activities you have participated in were not correctly rewarded please contact the portal staff.
Member's kudos are shown on their personal profile. The easiest way to view your own kudos is to go to your personal profile and 'Preview your profile as others see it'.
Kudos are updated on a regular basis (but not on a daily basis). If the kudos are not added to your personal profile within 7 days after your participation please contact the portal staff.
All activities which score kudos are defined in the following tables: kudos
As of today, the portal language cannot be changed. You can, however, select documents from our resource database in their different languages of origin. You will find the option to select documents according to their language in their sub-menus. At a later stage, we will implement multilingual features.
Your case must be submitted in English so that all community members can enjoy reading your cases. You can, however, attach documentation in its original language.
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Please enter the Workshops area, where you will find information and links to the registration forms.
You can send your suggestion of the event you are organising to the ePractice.eu Team through this link.
The Communication Team will contact you in the frame of the 'Assisetd Event' functionality to help with the promotional aspects of your event free of charge. Through this functionality, and in addition to other features, your conference/event will have a dedicated webpage for online registration of your participants, as long as your event satisfies certain criteria.
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