The Action Plan does not have a dedicated budget or funding instrument; it aims however to serve as a catalyst to coordinate public sector modernisation efforts, funding resources and accompanying measures that are available to Member States through different EU programmes, such as for example the CEF Telecom, ISA² programme, Horizon 2020, ESI Funds, the EU Justice Programme and the upcoming Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP).
To help regional and local public administrations implement the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, a seminar took place in Brussels on 15 November 2016. The seminar presented the various funding mechanisms available for implementing the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, and discussed how to ensure alignment of these investments with the main priorities of the eGovernment Action Plan.
The one-day event was organised by the European Commission for both the EU fund management community and implementers in regional and local public administrations, to share ideas and tools on how to ensure coherent and effective investments towards the same policy goals in order to increase the impact of support and contribute to the acceleration of the digital transformation of governments in the EU.
One hands-on output of the day is a guidance document including a wealth of links and introductions to funding mechanisms as well as a simple tool that EU funds managers and administrations/implementers can use to assess whether their planned investment is in line with the principles and priorities in the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020.