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Governments ENabled with IPv6

GEN6 (Governments ENabled with IPv6) project is settled within Theme 4 of ICT PSP work programme 2011 focusing on “ICT for Innovative Government and Public Services”. The reasoning for this call was to support the “Digital Agenda for Europe” by innovating and making government services more effective and fully interoperable.

Project participants are government institutions from Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Greece, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Turkey. Within the project, selected e-government IT infrastructure and applications will be made IPv6 enabled within pilots. GEN6 project has four different types of national pilots:

  • IPv6 upgrade of eGoverment Network Infrastructures, e-Identification, Services and Applications (Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Turkey).

  • IPv6 upgrade of Secure Cloud Services (Luxembourg).

  • IPv6 upgrade of Energy Efficiency in School Networks (Greece).

  • IPv6 upgrade of Emergency Response Environments (Slovenia).

The participants of Turkey pilot are ULAKBİM and TURKSAT. The participants of this pilot are selected to achieve the objective according to their current roles in e-Government service and their previous efforts on IPv6 transition activities in Turkey. The pilot aims the IPv6 support of e-Government Gateway (EGG - ). EGG is an existing service and offers around 200 e-Government services to more than 15 million registered users. Around 50.000 new citizens are subscribing to EGG every day. These numbers point out the public interest on this service and reveal possible wide impact of enabling IPv6 on such a service. The experience to be gained by realization of such a big scale pilot in the scope of the project would derive best practices, guidelines, methodologies and toolkits for the transition of e-Government services all around Europe.