EPMA’s key topics are connected with the development of the internet, information society and enlargement of the EU. These topics include:
- eGovernment – a transformation of public administration initiated by technological changes which is connected not only with ICT development but also with organisational changes of internal processes in public administration. This transformation is focused on more efficient services for citizens and business.
- Public Sector Information (PSI) – re-use of PSI originally created by public administration by any other non-governmental entities. Re-use of PSI is connected with a maturity of digitalisation and ICT deployment in public administration.
- eParticipation – use of ICT and internet for empowering democracy in society and for facilitating citizens’ involvement in decision making.
- Science and Society – the aim is to bring together these two seemingly distant topics, to increase people’s knowledge of scientific research results, and to bring the research closer to real needs of people.
- eInclusion – involving all citizens in ICT and internet usage, removing barriers for the disabled, women with children, people from remote areas and other groups of citizens that are endangered by the digital divide.
- eBusiness – strengthening SME’s capabilities to develop business by using ICT and the internet.
- Regional innovation – various aspects of regional development in relation to the development of information society in EU regions.
- Communication and dissemination – a unique skill of EPMA is the ability to explain complex issues of research projects simply and to ensure European-wide promotion of results to the appropriate target groups. Therefore, EPMA is a much appreciated partner, often leading the dissemination of European projects.
The following figure shows projects and activities implemented by EPMA, categorized into four main areas of impact: Public administration (eGovernment), Regional development, Civil society (eParticipation) and eBusiness.