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European Clusters

The GAUDI cluster on Innovation in eGovernment – co-lead by Catalonia, Lombardy and Kouvola Region, emphasising eTransaction. A thematic guide “A Guide to Policy and Practice on eGovernment for Local and Regional Authorities” has been prepared and is available after free registration (the PRELUDE Guides module will appear on the right side of the home-page).

The European Transport Telematics cluster (ETTC) led by Berlin Region aims to develop strategies for the initialisation of market-oriented projects on European level as well as customer-oriented concepts for transport telematics applications. PRELUDE regions that are steadily collaborating with Berlin in the eTransport cluster are Mid-West, Kouvola and Vysocina. A thematic guide “eTransport: Improving Urban Mobility Policy Guidelines” has been prepared and is available after free registration ( the PRELUDE Guides module will appear on the right side of the home-page).

The Innovative eLearning Methods and Approaches to Engage Non-Traditional Users cluster (LEARN) led by Yorkshire & the Humber has the objective to investigate and develop new, innovative institutional models and technology platforms to facilitate learning without boundaries, transcending age, gender, race, culture and disability. In terms of technology, the cluster will seek to identify approaches to increase access to and capacity for delivery on demand. The cluster will therefore investigate methodologies and technologies employed, and how these can be developed to accelerate the provision of learning services to non-traditional groups. PRELUDE regions interested in participating in this cluster are Silesia, Vysocina, PACA, Mid West, Kouvola. A thematic guide “A Guide to Policy and Practice on eLearning for Local and Regional Authorities” has been prepared and is available after free registration ( the PRELUDE Guides module will appear on the right side of the home-page).

The Job Mobility cluster (MOBICITI) provides innovative web-based one-stop IT solutions for both government and private community service organisations (chambers of commerce and industry, employment agencies, innovation promotion centers etc.), implementing one-stop-shop service centers (with qualified staff for personalized face-to-face consultation of citizens to help them organizing their professional career) as well as self-service portals for the mobile European citizen and worker who intends to create a business, to search for a job or for qualification, training and eLearning opportunities. A number of PRELUDE regions have already joined the initiative (Lombardy and Catalonia) and others intend to do so although they have not formally conformed their participation (Yorkshire & the Humber, Vysocina, Silesia and Kouvola) [Download the Action plan – 51 Kb]. Recently Kouvola Region joined with the Blekinge region in Sweden to form a European cluster on Enterprises in the Digital Economy (EDEn). The cluster focuses especially on SMEs and their capabilities in partaking in the information society and is able to respond to the challenges presented by digitalisation of business processes