The OSEPA Project comes under INTERREG IVC Programme which aims, by means of interregional cooperation, to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies and contribute to economic modernisation and increased competitiveness of Europe. The INTERREG IVC Programme is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective of the Structural Fund policies for the period 2007-2013 and it is financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The OSEPA project aims to conduct a systematic debate among European public administrations supported by analysis and exchange of experience on the issue of free and/or open source software (FOSS). Consequently, it is critical to explore on the main benefits and disadvantages, as well as the cost effectiveness resulting from FOSS adoption and use by public authorities.
The project is being implemented by a consortium of thirteen partners across European local and regional Public Administrations which mainly are national associations of municipalities and communities, regions, municipalities and knowledge organisations. The Lead Partner of the consortium is KEDKE and its core responsibility is the management and coordination of project.
In the context of the OSEPA project MFG (Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Wurttemberg) carried out the 1st Steering Group Meeting and the 1st Study Visit of the consortium at its premises on 7th, 8th and 9th of June 2010.
In the context of the project, on 18th and 19th March 2010, KEDKE carried out the kick off meeting of the consortium which completed successfully. All project partners attended the meeting except “Romanian Towns Association”. Meeting participants attended their deliberations. The meeting started with a welcome address by KEDKE. The Agenda was presented and the meeting began. Each session started with a presentation, followed by a Q&A and a discussion session which led to the adoption of common decisions of the Consortium in each subject matter. Most of the decisions taken concerned the first six months of the project. All presentations and other relevant documents will be made available at the project website only for the consortium members. Until OSEPA website is constructed partners can download presentations through this location.
Kick-Off Meeting Presentations