Ethical Technology Adaption in Public Administration Services

Funding: European Commission

The H2020 project ETAPAS explores the use of disruptive technologies in public administration. The aim of ETAPAS is to develop a framework for the responsible use of disruptive technologies in the public sector together with representatives of public authorities.

ETAPAS stands for „Ethical Technology Adaption in Public Administration Services”. The project is coordinated by the Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (Italy) and comprises partners from Italy, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Belgium, Sweden, France, and Austria.

The team surrounding Professor Iris Eisenberger and Professor Tina Ehrke-Rabel analyzed the current legal framework on disruptive technologies in the public sector and organized a workshop concerning legal challenges. The next steps within the project concern the legal assessment of the use cases, including a care-robot, chatbots and the automated recognition of fake news through artificial intelligence.



Involved Institutions

Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)

Intellera Consulting Srl



Sem & Stenersen Prokom AS

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Information Technologies Institute

Italian Institute of Technology

The Lisbon Council For Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal Asbl

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus

Municipality of Katerini

University of Graz

Karolinska Institutet


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004594