The public sector services in obtaining specific information and documents (that should face the needs of the citizens who are living in border areas) are not met the way they should be in the modern information society. The discrepancy between the citizens’ needs and the administrative capacity, especially if located on opposite sides of the border, results in major time and material losses, also in social tensions rising. Opportunities of using e-government solutions by public authorities both internally and across the border are underutilized.
It is important to prepare the concept and implement cooperative pilot projects to raise know-how and improve service provision, taking into account the needs to offer services on both sides of the border at the same quality level.
The aim of the “Increasing capacity of local governments in providing e-services in Ida-Virumaa-Leningrad oblast cross-border areas (e-G2C)” project is to increase the administrative capacity and e-readiness of local and regional authorities in providing socially significant public services through cooperation and implementation of e-government solutions in cross-border region.
The project has three main objectives:
- Develop e-solutions empowering the archives of border municipalities to provide e-services;
- Create and implement socially relevant e-services in the territories of the partner municipalities;
- Disseminate informationon the availability of new e-services in Estonia, Russia and Latvia