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The Knowledge Base of Innovative E-government Practices is a compilation of recent case studies of Innovative e-government solutions, services and applications. The Knowledge Base does not promote one solution over another, but rather highlights e-government practices that place the citizen in the forefront.

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The Web Portal of the Finnish Government
Institution: The Government Communications Unit, Prime Minister’s Office
Theme: ICT for MDGs
Implementation Date: Mar 13, 2006
Summary: The webportal of the Finnish Government was re-opened on 13 March 2006, after having been renewed as regards its technical implementation, visual image and contents.

New functions include a press release subscription service, an event calendar, a larger image bank, and materials of Government sessions available on the website. Reforms are ongoing.


Already existing sections include:
  • Current issues, providing the key topical contents of the website, including press releases issued by the Government and ministries, information on Government decisions and speeches by the Prime Minister and ministers.
  • Cabinet in office, providing access, for example, to ministers' CVs, contact details and information on their special advisers.
  • The section titled Government activities provides information on topical material regarding the work of the Government including the Government’s weekly programme, information on Government decisions plus reports, communications, statements by the Prime Minister and answers to parliamentary interpellations.
  • The Ministries section provides an access to all ministries’ own web pages and a guide on the ministries’ mandates.
  • A separate section for European Union affairs.
  • The Directories offer an alphabetical index and links that help to find information.

Each page of the website provides an access to the search function, directories, Finnish and Swedish pages, feedback, contact information, sitemap and the presentation of the website (About the site).

The website provides services in Finnish, Swedish and English. The Finnish-language pages have the widest range of information

Impact: IMPACT
Source: http://e.finland.fi
Project Home URL: http://www.government.fi/etusivu/en.jsp
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