On 6 October 2017, the Ministerial eGovernment Conference took place in Tallinn, Estonia.
The conference was being held as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and gathered the European ministers responsible for e-government to sign a joint Tallinn e-government declaration. They met along with the leading e-governance experts and civil society groups to discuss the transfer of e-governance knowledge and expertise between countries. With about 400 participants, it was an excellent opportunity to promote TOOP between its main target groups (representatives of public administrations and e-government experts).
TOOP project coordinator Prof. Robert Krimmer presented the project at the session titled “Policy frameworks for borderless government”, providing some insights into potential effects of TOOP on cross-border provision of public services. TOOP was also represented at the exhibition space of the Conference, explaining the TOOP approach to cross-border implementation of the once-only principle on the basis of the three pilots, using an interactive application, allowing the visitors of the booth to explore and learn more about the project and the partners involved.