South East Europe jointly developed common advanced virtual accessibility solutions to support public services
R&D Project - European
- Contact person: Spiros Athanasiou
- Start date: 28-09-2012
- Duration: 25 months
- Programme: South East Europe Transnational Cooperational Programme 4th Call
- Funding: 1.784 MEuro
- IMSI funding: 130.8 KEuro
- Project webpage: http://www.secovia.eu
- Partners: Lepida LtD, Regional Authority Kyustendil, Region of Western Greece, Centre for public administration cooperation, TECLA - Association for the Transregional, Local and European Cooperation, The Development Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Maramures, Regional Development Agency of Gorenjska, BSC Business Support Centre, Kranj, Pannon Novum West-Transdanubian Regional Innovation Nonprofit LTD., Institute for the Management of Information Systems / "Athena" Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems / National Technical University of Athens, Association of Albanian Municipalities, Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency - SERDA, Centre for Development of Skopje Region Παρατηρητές Εταίροι: GRNET SA, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Minisrty of information society and Administration (FYROM), Austrian Association of Cities and Towns, Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia Herzegovina
SECOVIA (http://secovia.eu) is South East Europe (SEE) Transnational Cooperation Programme project and it has a duration of 25 months. It is co-funded by EU and by the states of the participating partners. It promotes jointly developed, advanced IT solutions that harvest the benefits of cloud computing to support access to shared public IT services, resources & infrastructures and tackle the digital divide among SEE territories. Its main planned activities are:
- Current status assessment on virtual accessibility services & infrastructures.
- Experience exchange on shared, public IT services & infrastructures.
- Assessment of SEE stakeholder needs and policies on shared, public IT services & infrastructures.
- Feasibility analysis and roll-out plan for proposed transnational providers of shared cloud-based services, & infrastructures (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
- Improvement of public-private investment policies on virtual accessibility.
- Consensus-based common policy positions on joint, cross-border cloud provision to serve the needs of SEE administrations.
- Capitalisation of results through stakeholder networking and follow-up initiatives.