Administrative Burdens are reduced by 0.78€ per capita thanks to iSAC

10 Oct

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Projecte: iSAC6+

Is any administrative burden reduction possible with iSAC?

A strong affirmative answer comes up from the pilots with significant service change/modification enabled by iSAC. Administrative burden reduction was achieved by both citizens and public administration through iSAC. It is estimated that the associated burdens to businesses are also relieved as they are part of the measures regarding the citizens in the piloting. The quantitative ABR is -0.78 Euro per capita. The quantitative and the qualitative burdens reduction are higher in those pilots with higher service modification.


Administrative Burdens (AB) are defined as the costs to businesses and citizens of complying with the information obligations resulting from government imposed legislation and regulation. The Administrative Burden Reduction (ABR) is a goal in this project.

This is the result of the application of the SCM (Standard Cost Model) to the local administrations that piloted the ABR (Administrative Burden Reduction) enabled by iSAC:                                             

    ABR per Capita
ABR Citizens   -0.44 €
 Adm. Costs Saving   -0.35 €
 ABR   -0.78 €

The ABR are counted apart the citizens ABR from the Administrative costs saving though computed in all in the overall ABR.

The ABR per capita depends on the population of the piloting city, as well as other geolocalised behaviours of their citizens regarding their habits of transportation, relationship with the local administration, and needs of information motivated by the type of administrative assignments and policies that are being served in that city:

  ABR ABR per Capita
TER ABR citizens -61,178 € -0.29 €
TER Adm. Costs Saving -84,091 € -0.39 €
TER ABR -145,269 € -0.68 €
PRATO ABR Citizens -25,089 € -0.13 €
PRATO Adm. Costs Saving -21,629 € -0.12 €
PRATO ABR -46,717 € -0.25 €
SMED ABR Citizens -24,414 € -0.89 €
SMED Adm. Costs Saving -14,361 € -0.53 €
SMED ABR -38,775 € -1.42 €


In the left column there is the measure of the ABR with the Standard Cost Model, where 1h = 20 Euros regardless whether it is involving a civil servant, a citizen or a company representative, whether it is in Germany or Italy or Poland or Sweden or any other EU country.

The result is an ABR of -0.78 euros per capita[1], which would result into nearly 400 million euros[2] of burden reduction if a solution like iSAC was extended for all local administrations of Europe. Only the Administrative Savings experienced in this project would represent nearly 174 million euros if extended to all Europe, that is the 25.9% of the Humanitarian Aid of the EU in 2006 [3]. These outcomes were presented in the General Assembly and workshops of NET-EUCEN[4] and their feedback was to push up those figures up because we did not take into account the effect of the 2.0 approaches that are present in the newest versions of iSAC and that civil servants will be better assisted in their learning curves, that is, iSAC is used for their training and information provision. Furthermore, deploying the benefits over not only local but regional, national and European administration and organisations would compensate by large the fact that big cities are not potentially the focus of our project.



[1] ABR is per capita -0.44 euros for citizens and -0.34 euros for cost savings in local public administrations.

[2] We considered 503 million citizens in the EU-27 as of 2012

[3] that is of 671 million euros in 2006, and the 0.34% GDP of 2005, (consulted online on October 9, 2012)

[4] , activities that took place on October 3-4, 2012


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