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by xavier last modified 2008-09-10 14:37

On September 16, the first edition of a nationwide event will mark the official launch of the PloneGov initiative in Italy. The Chamber of Commerce of Ferrara, the first Italian participant in PloneGov, will host the event and share its experience with other Italian and European Public Administrations.

ePractice.eu, September 2008

The PloneGov initiative is creating a collaborative software ecosystem, where government organisations, non-profit and the private sector work together to share the costs of enhanced capabilities. The objective is to deliver tools for Public Administrations and online web services to citizens most effectively and efficiently by reducing or eliminating the duplication of effort between localities through sharing and collaboration. Hence it aims to enable governments to benefit from greater technological independence and build together tools that are suited to their own needs.

This is the first edition of a nationwide event that will mark the official launch of the PloneGov initiative in Italy. The Chamber of Commerce of Ferrara, the first Italian participant in PloneGov, will host the event and share its experience with other Italian and European Public Administrations.

National and international experts will attend and explain how Italian public organisations could benefit from sharing best practices and develop collaborations. The topics will include a general overview of Plone and PloneGov as well as CommunesPlone, which will be treated as a reference case study and an example that can be possibly replicated in Italy.

The history of Open Source Software sharing among Italian Public Administrations will be furthermore addressed. Some talks will be given by influential opinion makers like consultants to CNIPA – the Italian National Agency for Digital Administration (CNIPA), and by representatives of Italian PloneGov Organisations.

The target audience is that of Italian Public Administration deciders and stakeholders like the ANCI – the association of more than 6 000 Italian communes – and the CNIPA itself. Even though there is no preclusion for any kind of audience, priority will be given to the Public Administration personnel.

Participation is free of charge. Registration through a web application form is available at http://www.fe.camcom.it/plonegov/evento-160908


More: http://www.plonegov.org/events-1/ferrarra-sept-2008

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http://www.zeapartners.org/articles/plonegov-italy001