Period: Jan 01, 2006 - Mar 31, 2007
Status: abgeschlossen

The eGovRTD2020 was a global roadmapping project sponsored by the European Union 6th Framework research program. It aimed to identify and characterize the key research challenges, required constituency, and possible implementation models for holistic and dynamic governments in 2020 and beyond. A review of the current status of e-government research was given before a series of regional scenario-building workshops in which government, academic, and other participants collaborated to describe possible futures took place. After that a gap analysis assessed the differences between today and possible future outlooks for e-government research, and on that base a detailed research roadmap for the transformation process was developed. It addressed emerging social, economic, and political trends.

The specific objectives are:

  • Integrating multidisciplinary views into a holistic vision for eGovernment 2020.
  • Building scenarios of what eGovernment should look like in about 15 years and what research questions need to be addressed to get there.
  • Defining an eGovernment research roadmap 2020 thereby dealing with the gaps and needs for research in the years to come in order to pave the way to realizing the visions of eGovernment in 2020.
  • Strengthening the eGovernment community to implement the research roadmap for eGovernment 2020.


The vision of eGovRTD2020 was to transform the European Government landscape into a coherent community, anticipating customer needs and leveraging the potential of public agencies. It contributed as well to the European Community to become the world leading knowledge society.

Project partner

University of Koblenz-Landau (coordinator), Germany
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
University of Maribor, Slovenia

CeTIM - Center for Technology and Innovation Management, Germany
CEFASS - Centre Européen de Formation dans les Affaires Sociales et de Santé Publique, Italy
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Systèmes Informatiques de Gestion, France
The Australian National University, Australia
Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany/USA




Wimmer, Maria A.; Traunmülller, Roland (2008): Perspectives e-Government 2020: Results and Conclusions from the EC Roadmap 2020 Project. In: Proceedings of Third International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications - ICTTA 2008. S. 10.

Wimmer, Maria A.; Codagnone, Cristiano; Janssen, Marijn (2008): Future e-government research: 13 research themes identified in the eGovRTD2020 project. In: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-41), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008. . S. 10.

Wimmer, Maria A. (2008): Future eGovernment Research: Results and Recommendations from the eGovRTD2020 Project. In: European Review of Political Technologies. Bd. 6. S. 45 - 55.


Wimmer, Maria A. (2007): Reflections on the eGovRTD2020 Roadmap for eGovernment Research. In: Janowski, Tomasz; Pardo, Theresa: ICEGOV 2007, Macao, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. New York: ACM Press. S. 417 - 426.

Bicking, Melanie (2007): Roadmapping future eGovernment research: Government’s role and responsibilities in the virtual world. In: Seventh IFIP conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E 2007), Integration and Innovation orient to e-Society. S. 469-480.

Wimmer, Maria A.; Codagnone, Cristiano; Ma, Xiaofeng: Developing an eGovernment research roadmap: Method and example from eGovRTD2020. In: Electronic Government, Proceedings of EGOV 07. S. 1-12.

Pucihar, Andreja; Bogataj, Kristina; Wimmer, Maria A.:

Ma, Xiaofeng; Wimmer, Maria A.; Dawes, Sharon; Bicking, Melanie; Codagnone, Cristiano; Janssen, Marijn (2007): eGovernment R&D Roadmap 2015. In: eChallenges 2007.

(2007): Roadmapping eGovernment Research: Visions and Measures towards Innovative Governments in 2020. Codagnone, Cristiano; Wimmer, Maria A.: MY Print snc di Guerinoni Marco & C, Clusone.

Pucihar, Andreja; Bogataj, Kristina; Wimmer, Maria A. (2007): Gap analysis methodology for identifying ICT related eGovernment research topics-case of ontology and semantic web in the context of eGovernment. In: Markus, M. Lynne; Hampe, J. Felix; Gricar, Joze; Pucihar, Andreja; Lenart, Gregor: 20th Bled conference eMergence: Merging and Emerging Technologies, Processes and Institutions.

Wimmer, Maria A.; Janssen, Marijn (2007): Shaping the future of governments: Scenario building for 2020 and Roadmapping E-Government Research. In: Proceedings of the DG.O 07 Conference. S. 296-297.

Janssen, Marijn; van der Duin, Patrick; Wagenaar, Rene; Wimmer, Maria A.; Bicking, Melanie; Dawes, Sharon; Petrauskas, Rimantas (2007): Scenario building for E-Government in 2020: Consolidating the results from regional workshops. In: Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2007.


Bicking, Melanie; Janssen, Marijn; Wimmer, Maria A. (2006): Looking into the future: Scenarios for eGovernment in 2020. Springer Verlag. S. 392-404.

Bicking, Melanie; Janssen, Marijn; Wimmer, Maria A. (2006): Scenarios for eGovernment 2020: Towards a Roadmap for future eGovernment research in Europe. In: Exploiting the Knowledge Economy - Issues, Applications, Case Studies.

Bicking, Melanie; Wimmer, Maria A. (2006): Roadmapping E-Government RTD 2020: Visionen und Forschungsmaßnahmen hin zu einer Europäischen Staatsbürgerschaft und innovativen Verwaltung. In: OCG Journal .

Wimmer, Maria A.; Bicking, Melanie (2006): Visionen zur Entwicklung von Staat und Verwaltung in der IT-gestützten Interaktion mit Bürgern, Gesellschaft und dem Markt in 2020. Ergebnisse aus dem gemeinsamen Szenarien-Workshop des eGovRTD2020 Projekts und des Forums e|Government in Linz.. In: OCG Journal .

Bicking, Melanie; Wimmer, Maria A. (2006): eGovernment Research in Europe: Disciplinary Understanding and State of Play from eGovRTD2020. In: Grönlund, Ake; Scholl, Hans Jochen; Andersen, Kim V.; Wimmer, Maria A.: EGOV 2006 communications proceedings. Linz: Trauner Verlag. Bd. 18. S. 1 – 12.