European Commission's e-Government Action Plan would save hundreds billions of euros of European taxpayers every year as a result of administrative modernisation in the 25 EU member states.
Information and Communication Technology is the key to modernising government services: making them more efficient and more responsive. 100% take-up of electronic invoicing and electronic public procurement is predicted to save 300billion euros every year. e-Government initiatives in Europe have already resulted in significant saving of time and money in some Member States. e-Democracy can help reduce Europe's democratic deficit. The action plan proposes to support experiments in the use of ICT for more effective public participation in policy making.