Public innovation in the Digital Agenda for Europe: crowdsourcing ideas

Europe’s public services are in turmoil and there is increasing pressure put on public services to evolve urgently. We are committed in going digital to triple the bottom line of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.

Europe is hard at work when it comes to digital public services and sustainability with initiatives such as cross-border e-government, e-health for 2020, the European Innovation Partnership for active & healthy ageing, Digital Champions for e-literacy & e-inclusion, and soon a Smart Cities and Communities initiative.

This idea-generation space is launched to prepare the ground for the Mid-Term Review of the Digital Agenda for Europe (to be published in late 2012) and in preparation of the Digital Agenda Assembly. We aim to leverage the intelligence of Europeans to draw here the largest number of good ideas about one main question:

In which concrete ways should new Europe enable and deliver innovation in digital public services and sustainability?

  • For example, should we step up R&D in connecting activities and ‘liberating data’ in health and care?
  • Should we invest more – and in what – in Horizon 2020 in public sector innovation to enable citizens’ co-creation of digital public services?
  • What else?

Where will your ideas go?
The most voted and commented ideas will be analyzed and taken into account in the context of the the Mid-Term Review of the Digital Agenda for Europe. They will also be an input for support at European level such as in Horizon 2020 or other programmes and initiatives..
But we are also very interested in initiatives that you directly carry out to promote public innovation, which could be replicated across Europe.

How can we deliver public innovation through the Digital Agenda for Europe?

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  1. Make Empowerment a Right

    A critical element of re-empowering citizens to enable demnd-pull is the right to control their data in everyday transactions.

    The revision of the Data Protection Directive talks about the "Right to be forgotten". However the "right to be forgotten" pre-requities the power to say no or to be certain that you revoke the ability to misuse your data provided. And you have lost this power forever, when you identify or you devices/communicaton channels becomes recognisable.

    Therefore we need to enforce this in an operational way in a "Right to remain not identified",

    What constitutes this right - a right to…

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    • Empower Citizens - give citizens through technology the power to force processes to adabt to their needs

      The Public Sector is focussing on controlling citizens from a Command & Control paradigme - it will never work.
      The only operational alternative is to give citizens full control over reuse of their data forcing processes to orient to citizens needs. The same will restore markets. The public sector should open services towards citizens so they can combine, recombine and replace services according to need.
      It will eliminate surveillance, profilling, tracking and make identity theft almost impossible. I.e. eHealth would NOT have central profiling.

      12 votes
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      • GEOAVALANCHE - Social mapping for avalanche incident mitigation

        The idea would be to collect reports about avalanches, areas prone to and incidents happened from the crowd in order to making them available to official stakeholders. This would allow to foster warning service tools and raise awareness of avalanche risk to mountaineers through the use of crowdsourcing information.

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        • the Digital Local Agenda for Open Government in the EU

          Our idea is not knew to the EU but it still lacking a strong support through EU policy action. The Digital Local Agenda is being promoted by stakeholders at local level and an appropriate methodology is being built through the EISCO conferences since 2005. The objective is to address needs regarding ICT public services to citizens and enterprises mapping them and building plans right from the European territories at the local level, where most of the public services are delivered. Each Region should coordinate the building of DLA plans involving local governments and local actors (PPP) that traduce into priorities…

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          • Gift for Europe!

            Prove we love Greece and honour her Ancient Rites as much as we honour her Human Rights!

            Let us prove this Digital Agenda Assembly priniciple and premise is a true beacon in the night and relocate EU Parliament in spirit by taking Digital AGenda?Assembly Projects and all Members to operate for 6 months in Greece.

            Maybe as a rotational shift, but definately digitally it can be achieved! So you create a financial stimulus of relocation for delegates, housing, shopping, a miniature economy gifting itself and its operational costs to the Community whilst sharing the very latest knowledge The European Union…

            4 votes
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            • The 21st century media needs 21st century promise

              Development of social media will continue in the future.
              However, many problems -- personal information is exposed -- are also in the shade of development.
              We cannot enjoy ourselves comfortably.
              The 21st century media needs 21st century promise.
              I think needs the promise beyond a country of the global standard and we desire that the contents which showed the fundamental action about social media. It is shown to not only an adult but a child, we can expect educational effects.

              6 votes
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              • An EU Invention Calendar - Digital Projects & Smartphone Apps!

                A European Union Invention Calendar which quickly and efficiently selects 'ready to go' projects and become Smartphone Applications for Digitised Platforms and Format of Business.

                This Agenda shall need clever Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Technologists, New Thinkers, Business Plans, Data and Model Matrix blended with Financial Forecast of a minimal outlay investment for highest profit returns and greatest possible number of stimulus for employments, work-life balance for families, expected revenue and re-investment and changeability and flexibility built-in when industry and climate and economic plates shift!

                I am submitting before The European Union and The Digital Agenda and OECD, WIPO, WTO and EXIM…

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                • START-UP EUROPE.COOP: CREATE AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.COOP ORGANISATION FOR THIRD SECTOR

                  The time is now for a powerful Third /Social Sector to finally emerge from the ashes of Crash 2008 and stretch its wings right across every Country in the EU and the Greater Europe too, all 47 countries. This is a huge, virtually untapped sector which for far too long has been flying under the radar, As it is released it will bring with it a tidal wave of young, raw, new energy, innovation and livelihoods through new e-skilled Jobs - as it spearheads a Start-up Europe.Coop in a next generation of co-operatives - one that embraces Digital Agenda Europe…

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                  • Shipping - One Valentijn & One Ship

                    Shipping Tales of Seals jumping on-board grandfathers in-land Ship & Seal remembering his Ship each time he passed by, the feeling of falling asleep to the purring sound of a giant Caterpillar engine, watching the Captains reverse the giant Ship all the time altering languages between German, Dutch & English, rest time is watching satelite television from all over the world and waking up early to work another 15 hours to deliver goods from Holland to Switzerland.

                    Giant Sea Ship Tanker resting beneath your window, docked until Rotterdam calls in next load to deliver is ready, catching up with friends…

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                    • Introduce inducement prizes for public innovation

                      It's not about WHAT to finance, it's about HOW. Europe should make wider use of inducement prizes. See the US platform www.challenge.gov and the US "America Competes" act. Additional comments here: http://egov20.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/an-inside-look-in-the-us-croudsourcing-platform-challenge-gov/

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                      • IP Guardianship Law - Digitised Live Pulsating Clusters for Change

                        Clusters are a wonderful changeable entity which can be regulated, structured, protected and guarded to mechanize and digitise the largest amount of people at any one moment in time, yet always Live, operating in Real Time Sphere.

                        Allow me to build & develop this plan, which can be designed & crafted to suit each Digital Agenda the European Union has - and start moving you away from Research heavy and slow processes to becoming vibrant hot-house for growth and outcomes which can live on and exist in a vibrant and self-sufficient nature.

                        Most important to creating an Innovation Hub such…

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