Post-conference workshop of ONE Conference Brussels

Brussels, Room 2A in Albert Borschette Conference Centre, 36 Rue Froissart, B- 1040 Brussels, European Commission
Friday 25 April 9:00 – 13:30

Title: Benefits of a European Union Location Framework (EULF)
(Post-conference workshop of the EULF network)

This workshop is organised in cooperation with the ONE project.

Registration for the workshop is required. Participation is free. Register here!

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The European Union Location Framework (EULF) is an action under the ISA programme of the EU (action 2.13, http://ec.europa.eu/isa/actions/index_en.htmto improve the integration of location information in e-Government services. This action aims to address the EU-wide, cross-sector interoperability  framework for the exchange and sharing of location data and services. The EULF consists of a package of legal acts, methodologies, specifications (and standards), guidelines, and training materials required by public administration and stakeholder communities to facilitate the implementation, use and the generalisation of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) to a wider location context independently of the thematic sector (as part of e-government programmes). The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra is leading this action.

An integrated European strategic approach to location information will involve, amongst other things, improved alignment of EU policies, closer integration with e-Government strategies, and more coherent use of standards. Given the necessary championing and support, such an approach can deliver a wide range of benefits within the Europe 2020 agenda, to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It is vital to identify the potential benefits and to be aware of existing best practices in measuring and realising benefits from location information for citizens, businesses and government.
This workshop aims to contribute to the identification of the benefits of location information by presenting relevant cross-domain and cross-border applications and services and discussing the benefit topic from the perspectives of two relevant communities: public administrations (with a particular focus on e-Government) and the geographic information sector. Both communities are currently involved in making location-based data available to relevant public and private stakeholders and citizens. Moreover, the workshop will also contribute to identifying the barriers in delivering benefits and providing recommendations and guidelines on what could be done to both address these barriers and to streamline the delivery of applications using location information.

Objective
To present and discuss key benefits of the European Union Location Framework from the perspectives of public administrations and the geographic information sector, to identify the barriers in delivering benefits, and to provide recommendations and guidelines on what could be done to overcome these barriers.

Topics
- Introduction to the European Union Location Framework (EULF)
- Applications/practices in using location information 
- Benefits of location management and strategies in EU regions
- ‘Steps to success’ or ‘Strategies for success’: recommendations and guidelines for effective use

Location
Room 2A in Albert Borschette Conference Centre, 36 Rue Froissart, B- 1040 Brussels, European Commission, map

Target groups
The target groups are representatives of public administrations (with a particular focus on e-Government) and the geographic information sector who deal with making geospatial data available to relevant public and private stakeholders and citizens.
Another important target group is formed by people who are responsible for planning and delivering e-Government services using location information and  geographic information organisations that offer products and services using public sector location data.
Group size: 30-40 participants

Preliminary Programme

09:00 Welcome
Francesco Pignatelli  (EC Joint Research Centre)
09:00 – 09:05 Introduction to the workshop
Joep Crompvoets (KU Leuven)
09:05 – 09:15 Presentation ‘The ISA Programme and how benefits will be measured’
Yiannis Sagias (European Commission DG DIGIT/ISA)
09:15 – 09:25 Presentation ‘Introduction to the EULF’ 
Francesco Pignatelli  (EC Joint Research Centre)
09:25 – 09:40 Presentation ‘Benefits of location information’
Joep Crompvoets (KU Leuven)
09:40 – 10:10 Two examples of location-based information integration in the public sector
1) Petr Pavlinec (Vysocina Regional administration)  – Vysocina GIS (Czech Republic)
2) Lieven Raes (Flemish eGovernment Coordination Unit) – MAGDA Platform (Belgium)
10:10 – 10:15 Introduction Breakout 1 “What are the benefits and who will get them?”
Eva Pauknerova (Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre) 
10:15 – 10:45 Breakout 1 Discussion (based on pre-formulated questions)
10:45 – 11.00 Breakout 1 Feedback and Discussion
Eva Pauknerova (Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre)
11:00 – 11.20 Coffee Break  
11.20 – 11.40 Presentation ‘Measuring the benefits of location information – different approaches’ 
Andrew Coote (ConsultingWhere)
11:40 – 12:00 Presentation ‘Realising benefits in the context of EULF’
Ray Boguslawski (EC Joint Research Centre)
12:00 – 12:05 Introduction Breakout 2 “How do we make sure that benefits are delivered?”
Ray Boguslawski (EC Joint Research Centre)
12:05 – 12:50 Breakout 2 Discussion (based on pre-formulated questions)
12:50 -  13:15 Breakout 2 Feedback and Discussion
13:15 – 13:30 Synthesis
Eva Pauknerova (Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre)
Ray Boguslawski (EC Joint Research Centre)