Posts Tagged: eu

European Civil Servants Trying to Stay Relevant With Social Media

This morning, an article in The Guardian outlined some main points from the Digital Agenda Assembly in Brussels on how EU countries can achieve culture change in government, through the use of digital tools such as social media. British-born Robert Madelin, director general of the European Commission’s directorate-general for information society and media, acknowledges thatRead… Read more »

Malmgren: Towards a Theory of Jurisprudential Relevance Ranking – Using Link Analysis on EU Case Law

Staffan Malmgren of Stockholm University and the free access to law service of Sweden,, has posted his Master’s thesis, Towards a Theory of Jurisprudential Relevance Ranking – Using Link Analysis on EU Case Law (2011). Here is the abstract: The concept of relevance is central to both jurisprudence and information retrieval. But what doRead… Read more »

New UK Free Case Law Service: Judgmental

Judgmental appears to be a new free case law service for the UK. Judgmental‘s content appears to include case law from the UK, ECJ, ECHR, and Ireland. The years of coverage seem to vary for each court. The Judgmental Website doesn’t appear to include a detailed description of its content, so one must browse inRead… Read more »

Čyras on Legal Frameworks of Virtual Worlds

Professor Dr. Vytautas Čyras of the Vilnius University Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics has posted On a Legal Framework in a Virtual World: Lessons from the VirtualLife Project, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Professor Čyras describes the regulatory infrastructure of VirtualLife, theRead… Read more »

European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015

The European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015 has been posted. The plan includes several legal informatics components, including eSignatures, eIdentity, and online access to laws. Click here for a review of the plan by Andrea Di Maio of Gartner. HT Jacques Raybaut.

September 1 Application Deadline: EU Civil Justice Action Grants

A call for proposals — with submission deadline of 1 September 2010 — has been issued for Civil Justice Action Grants, with the designation JLS/2010/JCIV/AG, by the EU Directorate General for Justice, Freedom, and Security. Applications are invited respecting the areas of e-Justice or the training of legal practitioners. For more information, please see theRead… Read more »

An invitation from the EIF chair to help choose the questions for commissioner KROES

Hello This is my first post on govloop! It would be great if you can complete and cross post this survey on your blog. I also seek questions which you can address to commissioner Neelie Kroes. The survey only takes 5 mins of multiple choice questions asking for familiarity with issues Survey is HERE Note:Read… Read more »

E-government and sex

Amongst the many papers presented at the Ethicomp 2010 conference was one by Georgia Foteinou, consultant on e-government within the EU and new member states, and researcher at Oxford. Her paper is entitled “E-exclusion and the gender digital divide“. Georgia has examined the available data from Cap Gemini’s exercises on behalf of the EU, whichRead… Read more »