Initiative

About the Inter-Municipality Initiative

The Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegion has been under way in Slovenia since February 10, 2011. The names of the organizations involved and the Members are published.

The eRegion as a research and development area has been a component of the annual Bled eConference and various events organized in Slovenia and the neighboring countries since 2000. The current activities of the initiative are thematic meetings and workshops. Annual conference The eRegions Conference: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development was organized in 2011-2016.

A major focus of the initiative is to encourage organizations having interest in any aspect of cross-border eCollaboration in the region to engage in a joint Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based prototype development. A prototype is the beginning of an action leading to a possible joint EU project proposal of an eSolution or an eService development solving a problem shared by the organization in at least three countries.

There is a significant attention given to the cross-border (macro) regions in the European Union in recent years. In the East and South Europe that means the Danube, the Adriatic & Ionian, and the Alpine regions. Several countries are on the New eSilk Road proposed by the China’s initiative named “16+1”, meaning 16 Central & East European countries + China. The Baltic eRegion is on the  New eAmber Road.

The eRegion portal is designed to support the cross-border eCollaboration. It is powered by SRC d.o.o. Ljubljana. Organizations having interest in being linked are invited to propose links to be published at eRegionsCountries, or Actors.

Contact person: Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegions & Editor, eRegion PortalGricar@FOV.Uni-Mb.si.