Wake up, 

Digital decade!

Digital Rights and Principles: Presidents of the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council sign European Declaration 15.12.2022

In "Personal EU language", this declaration means fairly direct support for the realization of something like the following within the framework of the Digital Decade -2030:

1. In the EU's digital decade, almost 500 million people to know that they have an important meeting in the central square today!

However, in order to move towards all the other goals of the Digital Decade, too, the central square thinking provides a whole new level of DD-synchronized discovery and access possibilities.

2. Personal EU: the essential button on the homepage europa.eu

These two words on the home page of almost 500 million people would help make it common in an instant. Pressing this button would open a new upper level of all citizen services, including the new Personal EU TeamFinder.

3. Union-wide Personal EU Toolbox

To be resolved:

EU citizens' online services lack not only a unifying address space, but also a meaningful real opportunity for citizens to channel the time and enormous development capacity they constantly spend uninterestingly on social media into Union-wide personal interaction. Correcting the situation would obviously create a new boost for the citizen her/himself and for the future of the cultural and economic prosperity of the entire Union.

The Union's Digital Decade 2030 goals even require decisive innovations in this area.


2a. On the Union's homepage europa.eu a "Personal EU" button, which leads to the next set of services. One of them is the "Personal EU TeamFinder.

2b. Registration with strong authentication for a new user 

2c. After registration, directly to the team view, with one citizen from each EU country (from a few options) who has a net profile similar to yours (life values, hobbies, development ideas, hopes for internationalization) among the citizens of their own country in terms of online history.

2d. The team is open and its window grid is both a video meeting view and a writing view.

2e.  Everyone can write/talk in their own window and reply to each other's windows.

2 f. Everyone can write in any language and see all writings in the language of their choice (Understander). So it's also an opportunity for a new kind of selective familiarization with new languages.

2g.  Teams can also report their theme results to other teams and to private or public sector levels connected to the Personal EU theme bank (Elevator).

2h.  Teams can select union-wide comparison online data from the growing data bank and AI (population, surface area, national animal, best Eurovision ranking...) and get the country-specific comparison data for everyone to see in their own window.  (Comparer).  A good help for opening Union-wide discussions.

2i. The service is adapted for smartphones/tablets as well as computers and smart TVs (3viator).

2j. A visual voting function where the team's detailed result for any common question is shown on a plus/minus scale. (Voter)

2k. Banking function and distribution of shares, where team members can together buy the same product/service from the online service.

Or sell together and get the agreed % share for yourself. (seller/buyer)

2 l. A common training section for all teams, which can organize both joint webinars and events in different parts of the Union. (Academy)

4. Digital @country.eu username when renewing our passports

To be resolved:

1. In practice, the European Union still does not have a common country-specific synchronized domain name, which obscures the understanding of the Union in the world, prevents valid Union-wide searches and e.g. makes it crucially difficult for the companies of Union citizens to form the necessary Union-wide networks of hobby, culture, startup entrepreneurs, maintenance, service and other activities in everyday life. With the right Union-level routing, the Union-wide country-specific discoverability of solutions and solvers and the probability of successful continuations as a result could be raised from haphazard raking to new, people's ideas and companies at the Digital Decade 2030 challenge level.


As an automatic extension of the physical EU passport, the digital network passport would offer EU citizens, even on a day-to-day basis, the opportunity to send only the brain to Union-wide matters, while the body can only go to one place at a time.

1a. Every citizen of the European Union should receive the safe and open domain firstname.surname@country.eu at the latest when renewing their passport, which gives the opportunity to union-wide teamwork and to get the EU's enlightened search engines to find and offer up-to-date public information Union-wide (@all.eu) or more limited (@itfise.eu).

1b. It would be reasonable to increase 30 times (3 to 90%) the number of users of EurID's .eu domain.

1c. The reference budget for this and for achieving the 1st stage of the TeamFinder service could be 1–2 euros per EU citizen. Funding e.g. 50% EU, 50% member states and partners.

5. Personal EU route map for synhronizing collaboration between all levels of society:

Political - Public - Private - Personal

In this case, the personal level map in the foreground.

It is also essential to think about how the route maps of the 3 other P-levels in the back look like when synchronized with this one.

All Digital Decade ideas have not to be digital:

6. Personal EU Meetpoints:
The European Union on the corner square

Dear Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Rome, Luxembourg, Warsaw, Lisbon, Athens, Ljubljana, Vilnius, Dublin, Valletta, Riga, Prague, Nicosia, Budapest, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tallinn, Vienna, Bratislava, Stockholm, Bucharest, Sofia , Helsinki...

As one capital of the European Union, you could easily help the entire EU and its nearly 500 million citizens to find a completely new fascinating dimension in their lives by developing a Personal EU Meetpoint in one of the city squares.

The Europe of the future is increasingly an innovation society, where everyone can and will do things internationally - and still be proud of their own nationality. Personal EU is a concept where every citizen has a pleasant challenge to assemble a team of like-minded people representing all EU countries: Union-wide, lifelong and challenging personal interaction for everyone in the EU!

Of course, we urgently need a good European internet portal to find and manage our personal associations.

But your city can easily give the necessary moral support to the idea of ​​Personal EU.

Right now you can quickly and cheaply do something important to speed up the process "manually". You only need 27 paving stones to do it! The abbreviation of one EU country on each stone - and the stones in a wide circle among the other street stones of the square.

People from different EU countries quickly understand the nature of Your Personal EU Meetpoint and activate themselves daily to find new and new friends from all over the EU.

One of the images above illustrates the idea of ​​a personal EU meeting point in your capital city. You may well come up with a square that suits the task even better.

The Finnish father of the idea, of course, hopes that Finland, inspired by the challenges of the network society, would be the first to set an example for all other EU capitals. Wait and see. Your city still has a great chance to be number one.

7. Your role combination

Personal EU thinking has many essential challenges for all members of the Union. For you too.

Whatever your role in society, your life is a collection of challenges. You should use them all for the common and your own benefit.

Why? Because Personal EU is not a traditional organization of professionals or individuals. Personal EU is a new kind of organization where everyone combines their resources.

The best way to do that is to gather around you your own personal EU team: someone like you, even from all the countries of the Union.


Using your Personal EU brings a totally new view to your daily life. 

The European union is not something strange and bureaucratic. It is your own personal union with someone like you from (up to) every EU country.

Your role today:

Understand the idea

Taste it

Express your interest

Be interactive

Your role tomorrow:

Find your unique team(s)

Be delighted with your Personal EU 


Developing the Personal EU idea is a most challenging job to the collaboration of the best European ICT developers. There is a strong social order for the Personal EU era, and there are at least enough Digital Decade opportunities to brilliant partial solutions. The big challenge is a seamless collaboration between the most essential Personal EU developers and the ability to take steps in such order, that the Personal EU technology quickly leads to a successful pilot team phase and a continuously growing union-wide interest.

Your role today:

Understand the idea

Decide to be an essential part of it

Express your interest

Be interactive

Your role tomorrow:

Grow to a seamless collabotarion with the other Personal EU developers

Use your unique expertise towards a successful Personal EU era 


Interactivity is the soul of a society. To earn an own union-wide society requires a little more interactivity from you, because team members are all in different countries, have their own home language, own surroundings. On the other hand just those things make an own Personal EU so exciting and challenging - and if you like, successful to everyone, too.

Personal EU is like a class in the school. A full EU team has lifelong learning union-wide challenges.The size of the team is about the same as you had in school. The Personal EU world is the real world. Your Personal EU team could have common contacts and businesses with persons all over the world. You can decide your worldwide challenge level and values. You can decide your environment and energy policy. You create an own open world and play it with your open rules.

On the way towards an general and optimal Personal EU team portal we all have to manually find the sympathy of brains, among existing friends and in different kinds of network user groups. By sending a simple friendly message and this link to a right forum is a good start to your Personal EU - and a continuing discussion about union-wide teams leads easily to a growing international friend gallery. Together you then decide the common and unique challenges of your Personal EU.

I wish you a successful interactivity in these and many other union-wide debates:

Should your union-wide or national favorite forum be found here? Please send the link and your greetings to the Personal EU group of Facebook and refer to this Interactivator page. 


Investing in the Personal EU idea is investing in your union-wide success. You are making an investment in the unique richness of the European resources, which grow into an unforeseen success by cross-union cooperation of citizens in a very big scale.

Understanding the enormous benefits of the Personal EU era helps you now be among the early birds and concentrate your social, technical and financial resources to ensure the big scale success of challenging "union citizen" developments.

This is a cross-union and cross-society challenge, which means a need of a wide public-private collaboration and shareholders from many EU countries. What's more, this is a PPPP (Politic-Public-Private-Person) challenge, which requires research and development co-operation with the Commission and the EU Framework programs.

In the vision Personal EU is on the goal level a PPPP corporation with 500 million shares (one for every citizen of the union). Maybe 1/4 of the shares are paid by the union, 1/4 by the member states, 1/4 by the industry and 1/4 by the citizens themselves. And that vision is just the start level of a Personal EU era and its wide union/worldwide businesses.

Your role today

- Understand the idea

- Invest in it

- Concentrate your resources into union-wide Personal EU collaboration

Your role tomorrow:

- Be important to the Personal EU teams

- Be a part of the union-wide human-centric development programs 

Strategy manager

As a strategic Personal EU development process manager you need a clear picture on the total thinking and how the pieces are connected to eachothers.

The idea is very simple: Persons are the base level of life in the union. To create the opportunity to a good Personal EU era for every citizen in the union, the EU programmes, and projects should be developed using union-wide person-centric "testbeds". Every project member should have the challenge to collect his/her own team/class from similar project members in other EU countries. Reports, analyzes, results and experiences should be collected to common data banks of the projects and programmes: Developing the project subject would give a straight connection to development of the Personal EU team tool, too. 


Big friendships are made from small friendly smiles - and big processes from small feedback, suggestions, tips, helps, participating... a network of recommenders, advocates who like the idea and will do much to help it.

On this site you can see early Union-wide reactions from early birds representing all union-wide information society levels and sections.

Time has changed since then - and made the Personal EU concept much more relevant than before: the proliferation of social networks, Brexit, the Covid pandemic,conflicts, AI... Right now, Europe needs the strong actors that are providing its "missing organizational level". Are you one of them? Is it now, isn't it?

8. Let's start by investing €1/citizen 

€1/citizen for "Tomorrow's Personal EU" (50% from the EU and the rest from member states, partners and citizens), should sound fair for first steps of the Personal EU TeamFinder, the TeamToolbox and for synchronizig ongoing other projects to the same direction.  However, the immediate benefit from the increase in popularity of the EU website would be many times over – even worth several euros.

9. Know the history: Plan 2003-2006

Sometimes good ideas are born too early - and there is no order title for them in the selection list yet. This is what happened to the Personal EU initiative in the early years of the millennium. The applause of information society experts from 17 EU countries, an online discussion group of interested parties from 50 countries, written statements of support from key parties, project applications from several countries and a preliminary decision on the selection of the EU presidency country as the information society theme eventually ran into the wall that the EU framework program at the time lacked the essential selection criterion for the project "union-wide civic action".

You can read the paragraphs containing project application material and defense statements from years ago at the end of this section. But in 2024, the time will be different, and citizens throughout the Union have, at the latest, in the pandemic years and due to the power struggles of neighboring countries, in more and more important turns, emerged as trendsetters and accelerators of constructive decisions for the states and the entire Union.

Today, the Personal EU idea, more current and relevant than ever, approaches its development in another way, with the classic Plan B.

Thank You, early birds, for Your support almost 20 years ago!

Congratulation to your concept. It is very human and ci

. I suggested to Uppsala University and Lulea University (Sweden) to concentrate to your message in a new eGovernement proposal within FP6 IST RTD program.. I will return back soon how we can progress this idea in Hungary..."

Mrs. Tunde Kallai
managing director
European Project Coordination Office
tkallai@axelero.hu 2005 /03

"Palaan aikaisempiin keskusteluihimme mainiosta Personal EU-ideasta. Olen edelleen yhtälailla viehättynyt sen perusideasta, tuoda eurooppalainen yhteisöllisyys kansalaisten ja yksilöiden tasolle. Monissa maissa havaittavissa oleva EU-skeptisyys ja suorastaan vastaisuus selittynee tietysti monilla tekijöillä, mutta vähäisin ei liene ilmiön vaikeus ja byrokraattinen institutionaalisuus. Ikään kuin Euroopan unionia rakennettaisiin virkamiesten ja poliitikkojen omiin tarpeisiin. Erityisesti unionin laajetessa sitä uhkaa suoranainen vesittyminen, ellei yhteisöllisyyttä ja arjen tasolla tapahtuvaa kanssakäymistä onnistuta tuomaan lähemmäksi yksilöitä, ilman EU:lle niin tyypillisten virallisten instituutioiden säännöstelevää ja valvovaa läsnäoloa. Ideasi toteuttaa tämä uudenlaisin tietoteknisin ratkaisuin on raikas ja sopii erinomaisesti Suomen puheenjohtajakaudelta muistiin jääväksi pysyväksi virstanpylvääksi. Kuten usein uudenlaisten ideoiden kanssa käy, niiden synnyttäjä joutuu tekemään myös suurimman työn toteutuksessa. Toivottavasti olet löytänyt siihen tarvittavan ajan ja resurssit ja toivottavasti myös innovaatioympäristömme rahoittajat ovat oivaltaneet ideasi merkityksen. Olen mielelläni käytettävissä puoltamaan mahdollisia resurssointiesityksiä."

Seppo Laine
SVP, Inovaatio-ohjelmat
Finpro 2005 /03

"Personal EU on kannaltamme arvokas konsepti, koska se tuo yksilökeskeisyyden yhteisöissä avaintekijäksi kasvun, työllisyyden ja kestävän sosiaalisen kehityksen ratkaisijana . Suomen puheenjohtajuuskaudella pitää tarkastella tietoyhteiskunnan kasvun generaattoreita ja ilmiöitä uudesta näkökulmasta. Personal EU on trendien valossa varteenotettava työkalu tietoyhteiskunnan kestävän kehityksen suuntaamiseksi."

Bror Salmelin
Head of Unit
European Commission
Information Society
New Working Environments 2005 / 03

"Olen tutustunut Personal EU -konseptiin ja puollan sen rahoitusesitystä. Erityisen  mielenkiintoisena näen mahdollisuuden yhdistää Learning to Translate -tutkimushanke Personal EU -konseptiin. Niin EU:n yhtenäisyyden kuin kilpailukyvyn kehittymisen näkökulmasta laaja kielikirjomme on ongelma-alue verrattuna vaikkapa Yhdysvaltoihin."

Katrina Harjuhahto-Madetoja
ohjelmajohtaja, tietoyhteiskuntaohjelma
Valtioneuvoston kanslia 2005 /03

"Tietoyhteiskunta on mitä suurimmassa määrin henkilökohtaisen vuorovaikutuksen lisäämistä ihmisten kesken nykyaikaisia viestintäteknologioita käyttäen. Samalla avautuu mahdollisuuksia ja tarpeita sekä itse kunkin henkilökohtaiseen kasvuun että uudenlaisten yhteistyömuotojen synnylle. Personal EU hanke on tässä mielessä kaikki hyvän tietoyhteiskuntakehityksen kriteerit täyttävä idea ja kehityshanke. Erityisen hyvää siinä on mielestäni kansainvälisen (tai toisin sanoin EU-kotimaisen) vuorovaikutuksen lisäämisen idea suoraan ihmisten kesken. Se tekee hankkeesta konkreettisen ja samalla kuitenkin laajakantoisia poliittisia päämääriä edistävän."

Risto Nevalainen
(TIEKEn aiempi toimitusjohtaja) 2005 /03

"Personal EU-konsepti on käyttökelpoinen tapa lähentää EU-kansalaisia toisiinsa aivan ruohonjuuritasolla. Projektin vaatima tekninen infrastruktuuri on pääosin olemassa. Tarvitaan vain käynnistävä voima, joka saisi tiedon asiasta leviämään laajemmin EU-kansalaisten parissa ja innostaisi heitä lisäämään kanssakäymistään. 

Uudet teknologiat luovat koko ajan uusia ja monipuolisia mahdollisuuksia henkilökohtaisten yhteyksien hoitamiseen."

Jarmo Hallikas

"Aamusella Google Alerts ilmoitti 'Personal EU' keskusteluista -IST2006 -konferenssissa.
Selailtuni aiheeseen liittyviä sivustoja ja blogeja kiinnostuin aiheesta yhä enemmän, ja mieleeni nousikin monia ideoita lähinnä politiikan tutkimuksen näkökulmasta. Tiedustelisinkin, olisiko jollakin tavalla mahdollista liittyä testiryhmän toimintaan, tarjota tiedonhaku-apua tai viedä ideoitanne eteenpäin täällä EUI:ssä? Täällä on noin viidensadan talous- yhteiskunta- ja oikeustieteilijöiden joukko kaikista Euroopna maista, ja idean esittely täällä jonkinalaisen luennon, aivoriihen tai työpajan muodossa olisi hyvinkin mahdollista."

Samppa Rohkimainen
European University Institute
Department of Political and Social Sciences
samppa.rohkimainen@eui.eu 2006 12 02

"I am very glad that we met at the IST-2006 Event in Helsinki on the "Collaborative Working Environment to enable Innovation & Promotion of SMEs Business Competitiveness" networking session. I would like to use this opportunity to express and confirm our willingness to cooperate on the identification, creation, development and any other necessary effort towards FP7 project elaboration, and hope that we are able to find the way to initiate a fruitful cooperation. We value the Personal EU idea, and are ready to cooperate towards its successfull implementation.

Vladislav Jivkov, jivko, v@unisoft.bg
Head of Projects & Programmes Department, UNISOFT BULGARIA SA, 2006 11 21 

"Hello again, my Friend! It was really a pleasure and your Project is impressive. I'll try supporting with my humble powers. Good luck and good work! Keep in touch; best regards. Dan." 

Prof. Dr. Ing. Danut Iordachescu
Centro Láser-Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
danut.iordachescu@upm.es 2006 21 11

"Seurattuani useamman vuoden ajan Mainostoimisto Takapiru Oy:n Kurt Linderoosin yltyviä ponnisteluja käänteentekevän Personal EU -konseptin toteutumiseksi ja unioninlaajuiseksi julkistamiseksi Suomen EU-puheenjohtajuuskaudella suosittelen mielelläni asianosaisille sekä määrätietoisia ponnisteluja tavoitteeseen pääsemiseksi että Linderoosin edelläkävijyyden ja jatkotyön arvostamiseksi alkurahoituksen mahdollistamilla keinoilla. Hän on henkilökohtaisesti tehnyt merkittävää työtä suomalaisten verkkopalveluiden kehittämiseksi ja edelläkävijäkäyttäjänä, alkaen Suomen ensimmäisistä telefax-laitteista, ja jo 1980-luvulla Elisa sähköpostista ja Infotel Tietoverkosta. Hän on soveltanut Tietoverkkoja omassa ammatissaan, itsensä, asiakaskuntansa ja ystäviensä parhaaksi, ja ottanut ennakkoluulottomasti käyttöön erilaisia uusia verkkoviestinnän välineitä."

Jari Karpakka, tuotejohtaja
Elisa Oyj, Tuotteet –yksikkö, Laajakaista ja ISP
jari.karpakka@elisa.fi 2006 /03

"Tutustuttuani Kurre Linderoosin esittämään Personal EU -ideaan ja seurattuani hänen työtään ajatuksen toteutumiseksi Euroopan unionin laajuisena toivon omasta puolestani, että hanke saisi toteutumistansa varten riittävät rahalliset resurssit. Jo 1990-luvun loppuvuosina totesin EU Agora -projektin puitteissa, että Linderoosilla on vahva tuntuma ja vastuullinen ote kansainväliseen ICT-osaajien verkostoitumiseen. Myös yhteistyömme uuden bisneskulttuurin rakentamisessa Espoon kauppakamarin puitteissa on ollut hedelmällistä. Itse Personal EU -konsepti unionin uutena toimintatasona on sopivan haasteellinen sosiaalinen ja teknologiaratkaisu Lissabonin strategian ja unionin tietoyhteiskuntaohjelman vauhdittamiseksi - ja erityisesti sen Suomen EU-puheenjohtajakaudelle 2006 kohdistuvat haasteet kannustuksen arvoinen tie nostaa maamme kansainvälistä painoarvoa tällä saralla."

Kari Ruoho
Espoon kaupunki

"EU:n perustuslakia koskevien kansanäänestyksien yhteydessä on tullut esille huoli siitä, että EU on liian etäällä ihmisistä. Ranskalainen on huolissaan siitä, että valta häneen suoraan vaikuttavista asioista siirtyy keskitetylle hallintokoneistolle tai siitä, että monikielisessä ja -kulttuurisessa Euroopassa hänen huoliaan ja ajatuksiaan ei oteta huomioon. Samat huolet koskevat tietysti kaikkia eurooppalaisia - myös meitä suomalaisia. 

Teknillisessä korkeakoulussa 15.-17.6.2005 järjestettävän kansainvälisen AKRR'05-konferenssin yhteydessä tarkastellaan sitä, millä tavalla voidaan kehittää ihmisläheistä eurooppalaista tietoyhteiskuntaa. Aiheelle on 16.6. omistettu koko päivän sessio, jossa puhujina ovat mukana mm. EU:n komission edustaja Stefano Bertolo, hallituksen tietoyhteiskuntaohjelman johtaja Katrina Harjuhahto-Madetoja, professori Kirsti Lonka Helsingin yliopistosta, sekä johtaja, KTT Seija Kulkki Helsingin Kauppakorkeakoulusta. Tilaisuudessa järjestetään myös aivoriihi, jossa konferenssin osallistujilla on mahdollisuus tuoda esille omia ajatuksiaan ja ideoitaan. 

Session yksi lähtökohta on Suomen puheenjohtajuuskaudella 2006 julkistettavaksi kaavailtu Personal EU -aloite. Aloitteen perusajatus on, että kukin voisi valita työ-, kehitys- ja harrastusryhmänsä hengenheimolaisistaan useasta EU-maasta. Innovatiiviset tietotekniset yhteistyövälineet voivat tukea tällaisia tiimejä ja niiden yhteistoimintaa sekä auttaa ihmisiä arvostamaan ja ymmärtämään toinen toistensa ajatuksia yli kielimuurien. Euroopan unionin nopea kehitys yhdenmukaistaa tehokkaasti, mutta voi uhata pieniä ja vähän isompiakin kieliä. Kuitenkin kielet ja niiden taustalla olevat kulttuurit ovat rikas innovaatioiden lähde. 

Oppivien järjestelmien huippututkijat kokoontuvat kansainväliseen ja monitieteiseen AKRR'05-konferenssiin esittelemään viimeisimpiä tutkimustuloksia, jotka edesauttavat Personal EU -tyyppisten tavoitteiden toteutumista."

Timo Honkela
Teknillinen korkeakoulu, informaatiotekniikan laboratorio

"Kiitos ideastasi. Jo sopii, laitan sen eteenpäin valtioneuvoston kansliaan, jossa EU-asioiden päävastuu on."

Tarja Filatov
tarja.filatov@mol.fi 2004 07 01

"Kiitokset palavasta viestistäsi, joka todella teki tästä päivästä hiukan erilaisen. Sanat Personal EU sisältävät valtavasti energiaa, itse asiassa saatat olla löytänyt jotain todella merkittävää mutta kuten kaiken energian kanssa on asianlaita, se pitäisi ensin vapauttaa ja sitten valjastaa hyötykäyttöön."

seppo.laine@finpro.fi 20040612

"Lähetän tässä lyhyen perusesittelyn aiheesta Personal EU. Se on kuvaus suomalaisen tietoyhteiskunnan uudesta tilaisuudesta nousta kansainväliseksi edelläkävijäksi konkreettisesti vuoden 2006 toisen vuosipuoliskon aikana - tämä edellyttää valmisteluiden käynnistämistä ja työtä NYT. Idean "isä" Takapiru Oy ja Kurt Linderoos, joka on esitellyt ja testannut Personal EUta jo monille tietoyhteiskunnan päättäjille ja kehittäjille. Nyt olisi meidän aikamme kuulla lisää ja lähteä mukaan toimintaan valitsemallamme tavalla. Asia esitellään 24.8. Suomen EU-presidencyä valmistelevan sihteeristön vetäjälle valtioneuvos Antti Peltomäelle. Olisi hyvä saada EK:n näkemyksistä kuvaa ennen sitä. Olisiko teillä - Hannele ja Jukka - tunnin verran aikaa palaverille aamukahvin merkeissä?"

Liisa Nakari, KTM, M.Sc. (Econ.)
liisa.nakari@palvelutyonantajat.fi 2004 08 05 

"Ajatuksesi eurooppalaisten linkkittämisestä on oiva. EU:n sivujen tarjotessa luonnostelemanne kaltaisia palveluja saattaisi vierailijoiden määrä kasvaa rutkasti ja kävijöille tarttua kaikenlaista hyödyllistä tietoa aivan huomaamatta. Eurooppa voisi maanosana todellakin olla näyttämässä esimerkkiä tällaisessa projektissa, joka ei teknisesti, tulkkausjärjestelmää lukuunottamatta, liene mahdoton toteuttaa. Kyseisen kaltaisia palveluita on kuitenkin yksityisten tahojen tarjoamina olemassa niin maksullisina kuin maksuttominakin. Ongelmana taitaa usein olla keskustelun valvonta ei-toivottujen sisältöjen sytntyessä. 25 keskustelijan yhtäaikainen seuraaminen vaatii kuitenkin todella paljon. Ehkä keskustelijoiden määrästä ja käännöspalvelusta tinkimällä projektista tulisi totuttamiskelpoinen Suomen puheenjohtajuussivustoille. Olen keskustellut asiasta ystäväni FiComin toimitusjohtajan Reijo Sventon kanssa. Hän lupasi miettiä jatkokehittelyä ja olla sinuun yhteydessä."

Paavo Lipponen
paavo.lipponen@eduskunta.fi 20040812

"Kiinnostava aloite. Jotain tällaista varmasti tarvitaan, että yksilötasokin voi kokea motivoitua osallisuutta EU:iin. Nykyinen byrokratian läpitunkema EU:n apparaatti puiteohjelmineen ja rakennerahastoineen ei suosi nopeasta tarpeesta kumpuavaa yhteistoimintaa. Personal EU voisi olla avain siihen, että tietoyhteiskuntaan liittyvä nopeus ja vaivattomuus tulisivat osaksi EU:n mahdollistamaa monipuolista kanssakäymistä oli kyseessä puhtaasti työhön / tieteeseen tai yhtä hyvin harrastus- / kansalaisjäerjestötoimintaan liittyvä tekeminen.

Onnea räjähtävälle hankkeellesi ;-)"

"Hienoa että olet ottanut roolin olla uusien tuulien ennakkoluuloton airut. Olen mukana täysillä sillä näen sieluni silmin nimenomaan cAme tapaisen työkalun esiinmarssin, siis todellisen esiinmarssin. Speksistä saa fiiliksen että visio tasolla asiat ovat hanskassa, sillä tavoite krumeluureineen on esitelty, täytyy sanoa, vastaansanomattomasti. Jos jotain tuossa voisi ehkäpä painottaa, niin tuo yksittäisen kansalaisen roolia voisi / tulisi ehkäpä hieman kirkastaa. Näitä kohtia olisi muutama, teknologian, kansainvälistymisvaatimusten, sukupolvi kysymykset sekä käytännön tarpeen (-eiden) esille otto. Myös EU:n halu jalkautua lähelle kadunmiestä askarruttaa aika monia. Visio piirtää runsaalla pensselillä kuvaa sitä että personal EU on tietoyhteiskuntastrategiaa on the highest level. Juuri näin, mutta olisiko pienen ihmisen näkökulma hieman tarkennettavissa ym. mainituissa kohdissa. Minulla on ainainen pelko siitä että hyvät tavoitteet monesti jäävä hautomoasteelle ilman kunnollista käsitystä siitä mikä on tarve konkretialla ja ratkaisuesimerkkejä esittäen. Nopea viittaus vielä teknologiaan – jos oletamme pääsemme liikkeelle ja unionin www-sivuilla löytyy linkki, joka tarjoaa kollaboraatiopolun. Tekniikan tulee äärimmäisen helppokäyttöinen, linkit tietokantoihin ja –liitteisiin saumatonta, laitetuki laaja, eri tietoliikennenopeudet tuettuja. Eli kuten olemme tehneet cAmen."

mika.kolbe@came.fi 2004 08 24

"Ensimmäisellä lukemisella avautui vasta hyvä otsikko mutta toisella kolahti jo sisältökin. Tykkään ideasta, sisältöön vielä lisää konkreettisuutta jotta menee helpommin perille. Juuri tämäntapaista ajattelua tarvitaan tietoyhteiskunnan kehityspanoksiksi jotta homma ei kutistu pelkiksi pelilaitteiksi joista ei ole hyötyä muille kuin niiden tekijöille."

"Takapiru Oy:n toimitusjohtaja Kurt Linderoos on saarnannut jo vuosia ideoimastaan Personal EU -konseptista. Nyt konsepti näyttäisi vihdoin saavan tuulta purjeisiinsa. Linderoos arvelee ajan olevan nyt kypsä siihen, että koko unionin kattava yksilötiimien järjestelmä - Personal EU - voisi käytännössä luoda meille eEurope-ohjelman vision mukaisen "maailman valistuneimman tietoyhteiskunnan".Jo 500 miljoonan yksilön yhteisöksi kasvanut Euroopan unioni tarvitsee huomisen ratkaisukseen uuden täydentävän ja tasapainottavan organisaatiotason, euroopanlaajuiset arkipäivän kansalaistiimit, esittää mm. Tietoyhteiskunta .fi'n eEurooppa-osion isänä toiminut Linderoos. Linderoos esittelee Personal EU -konseptin Suomen EU-puheenjohtajuutta 2006 valmistelevan sihteeristön vetäjälle valtioneuvostossa 24 .8. ja peräänkuuluttaa samalla julkisen vallan, elinkeinoelämän, opetusalan ja kansalaistoiminnan avainhenkilöiltä henkistä ja toiminnallista tukea hankkeen toteutumiselle. Aikaa ainutlaatuiseen H-hetkeen, Suomen EU-puheenjohtajuuteen, on enää 677 päivää, muistuttaa Linderoos. Ennen valtioneuvostoa Linderoos kertoo saaneensa konseptilleen kannatusta mm. TKK:n tietotekniikan osastolta, Dipolista, Finprosta, Eteläranta Kympistä, FiComista sekä tietoyhteiskuntaohjelmajohtajalta. Myös eduskunnan puhemies on Linderoosin mukaan rohkaissut häntä jatkamaan asian edistämistä."

"Kaiken muun melskeen keskellä olen jonkin verran ehtinyt keskustella "Personal EU" -ideasta täällä valtioneuvoston puolella, lähinnä Valtioneuvoston tiedotuksen väen kanssa. Valitettavasti en ole itse ollut yhteydessä Markkuun, mutta olen ilomielin yhteydessä häneen - samoin kuin Harjuhahtoon täällä VNK:ssa."

Antti Peltomäki
antti.peltomaki@vnk.fi 2004 08 30

"Mietin, mistä päästä pitäisi Personal EU-puuhun kiivetä. Verkostojen muodostamisella pitää yleensä olla yhteinen tarve, teema, joka ryöpsäyttää kommunikoinnin liikkeelle. Viestintä ei ole verkostoissa välttämättä jatkuvaa vaan se tulee tarveryöppyinä. Näitä tarpeita voivat olla esim. yhteinen opiskelu, matkailu, yhteisen julkaisun toimittaminen jne. (kuten sinäkin jo olet luetellut). Kerran käydessäni Arabiemiraateissa eräs opettaja kertoi ideastaan perustaa maailmanlaajuinen lehti, jossa paikalliset koululaiset/opiskelijat olisivat toimittajia. Lehti kertoisi tavallisten ihmisten asioista tavallisten ihmisten vinkkelistä. Tällä hetkellähän elämme globaalien uutisten aikaa, jolloin näemme maailman vain CNN:n ja Reutersin suodattimien läpi. Samat uutiset leviävät ympäri maailmaa ja ne kertovat mitä tapahtuu suurissa kaupungeissa ja kriisipesäkkeissä. Pienten paikkakuntien uutiset eivät läpäise. Yksi ajatusmalli Personal EU:sta voisi olla nettijulkaisujen toimittajaverkosto, jossa tehtäisiin uutisia tavallisten ihmisten näkökulmasta. Jokainen toimittajaverkosto voisi keskittyä johonkin yhteiseen teemaan, joka voisi olla harrastukseen tai matkailuun tai luontoon tai opiskeluun tai ruokaan tai peleihin tai ... liittyvä. Näin muodostuisi EU:n laajuinen Personal-julkaisu, joka sisältäisi tavallisten ihmisten tarinoita tavallisille ihmisille. Toimittajaverkostot kommunikoisivat aktiivisesti uusia sisältöjä suunnitellessaan. Lisäksi tarvittaisiin kääntäjäverkostoja (ei välttämättä robotteja). Aina porukassa olisi useamman kielen taitajia tai opiskelijoita, jotka kääntäisivät tarinoita ja juttuja. Pioneeriryhmät voitaisiin ottaa nuorista - koululaisista ja opiskelijoista. Tämä voisi olla uusi ja tehokas tapa opiskella vuorovaikutteisesti uusia yhteisiä asioita, uutta viestintää, erilaisia kulttuureja sekä kansainvälistyä. Ja kun käännämme tämän opiskeluelementin aikuisille, silloin saamme mukaan yrittäjät, yritysten työntekijät, ikääntyvät jne."

eero.pekkarinen@tokem.fi 2003 10 31 

Draft found in the archive for an application for framework program (2006?)
"How Personal EU could make the European Network of Living Labs better":

1.Basic Facts

Organisation and Legal entity




Living Lab full name

Personal EU


Host organisation name

Oy Personal EU United Brains Ltd.


Host organisation VAT number



Host Organisation type (University/Research/SME/Other Business/Public/Other)



Postal address

Niittymaantie 13 C 26


Zip code/city

FI-02200 Espoo






+358 500 704464


Web-site (URL)



Living Lab established [year]


Contact Person




First name



Last name






Postal address

Niittymaantie 13 C 26


Zip code, city

FI-02200 Espoo





Mobile phone

+358 500 704464








2.11. EnoLL would give the concept of Personal EU the needed visibility, as it aims in interlinking persons across Europe, as the EnoLL links Living Labs services.

2.12. The open community-lead approach of the Personal EU can be a valuable asset also for the emerging toolset for interlinking EnoLL sites, to better develop user-centric service models.

3.Living Lab Description

Overall description and profile

3.11. Mission/objectives of the living lab

The personal EU inspires individuals to be “perfect EU citizens” and link across the Member States (and even beyond) with similar-minded persons. The concept supports development of community tools, following bottom-up principles fulfilling the needs of the individuals, teams and groups when they interact in their different roles (private and professional ones) in their everyday life.

This interlinking of “similar minds” can be a valuable asset also as component in the new user-centric innovation paradigms so much needed for the development of user-centric services in the knowledge society. Hence this action could well be a part of the EU PPPP policies for the coming years. (Politic – Public – Private – Person collaboration.)

To allow every EU citizen personally with pleasure to understand his/her union citizenship and steering EU directives and a richer union-wide living level by having an own personal union-wide team CONSISTING OF “SOMEONE LIKE ME” FROM UP TO EACH EU COUNTRY.

The EU should adopt the Personal EU concept to be an official part of its future PPPP collaboration (Politic. Public. Private. Person.)

3.12. Sector and/or regional coverage, development strategies

The pan-European dimension can already be verified through the Personal EU forums on e.g. Facebook, where it has found friends from ALL countries of the union. Tools, methods and practises will be developed and demonstrated by the network in various European contexts.

The concept covers all sectors, regions, ages (except babies).

It should be developed step by step as a normal practice inside and between all EnoLL Living Labs and should be followed up as a part of all coming EU presidency themes.

3.13. Role in context of regional/national/European innovation system

Collaboration between similar-minded individuals adds new activity to their roles as consumers and as producers: They inspire each others to buy together specific products and services. They find very soon their individual roles and common challenges as result units of unique union-wide business ideas.

Personal EU teamwork inspires to a new value society thinking and produces new advanced networking on all levels from local to pan European. This makes the Personal EU team members to an essential potential as drivers of the social networking.

The Personal EU networking gives an extraordinary development environment for development of network tools, services and new qualified value networking. The Personal EU principles are essential for every EU citizen, offering large scale challenges for all businesses involved in any EnoLL Living Lab.

All this supports the EnoLL concept and helps it to ensure its future success.

Every single citizen (whatever her/his role in the society is) is a unique base unit of human life. No one else can live instead of her/him. The most living labs live between the ears. The shortest way from this base to the union is a union-wide Personal EU team.

“All business is local”, as local as the person making it is. Personal EU is person-centric and covers “all businesses” of every single EU citizen (except secrets regulated by laws and moral).

Personal EU’s role in the local and regional innovation system is to motivate and activate citizens to be in a new way union-widely self-organized when solving their personal 24/7/365 problems and turning them into victories and benefits for themselves and their public/private neighborhood.

In the national innovation system the Personal EU concept gives special value to the unique national resources of every single citizen.

The national roots and cultures form an essential part of the citizen’s unique innovativity for the present and future. Every language in the union is an unique describer of nuances in that innovative richness. The Personal EU concept aims at saving all the European languages and at using their richness as unique elements in the national AND union-wide innovation upgrading. By seeing that the union valuates the citizens personal national identity as a real and honest value, the citizen easily starts to like the union and likes her/his new extended role.

For the union’s member states the future of national languages is a question of life or death. The Personal EU concept is proud of every single European language – and sees a future European “anylanguage-to-anylanguage” translation/interpretation system development to be extremely essential for making the “European Dream Society” come true. Now the union’s innovation systems waste a power of 200 million citizens who can not communicate (not to mention innovate) in any language union-widely with each others.

In the European innovation system the Personal EU concept as a “missing star” and missing organization level could inspire 500 000 000 individuals to lead a more meaningful life in daily Personal EU team collaboration. The “someone-like-me-from-each-union-country” team idea could mean (up to 10) millions Personal EU teams. The steps of the collaboration could be

• finding the inspiring union-wide “someone-like-me-from-each-union-country” reality

• finding more and more daily level solutions to essential issues/problems

• finding the idea of qualified buying together (because of similar needs)

• finding the idea of doing/selling together (because of similar expertise and synergy requirements and the fact that “we are an union-wide company”).

• finding corporations as friends (because they need precisely right good union-wide skills and entrepreneurship as resources – and as target groups).

• finding the EU with its all organization levels as a friend (because the union loves and needs challenging people who can think, work and innovate union-widely in good understanding).

• finding their role and team friends in the outer world (for making EU “the worlds most advanced innovation society).

3.14. Technology/service/application focus/area(s)

The Personal EU concept offers a grateful starting point for the open source development of a natural but still missing tool totality - for eliminating essential gaps: “EU gap”, distance gap, language gap, viewpoint gap, opinion gap, daring gap, investing/earning gap, challenge level gap… towards a ”world’s most advanced innovation society”. Examples of missing tools:


a “Personal EU Team Finder”: bringing to you “the one like You” from as many EU countries as possible. A tag cloud based engine could exist in an open ID-safe AMI@Work/ Enoll member area. Such a tool would be essential, because without it collecting a big amount of Personal EU teams is almost impossible.


User/Citizen involvement

3.21. Type/size etc of users/citizens (groups) engaged

• International multilingual value based teams and groups, consisting of about max 30 persons.

• Mentor structured “help desks”. F.ex. Facebook’s group of interest has at the moment members from 49 countries, including ALL EU countries. It proves the functionality of cross-team volunteer mentors, representing his/her country (EU countries, neighbor countries, other countries globally). A mentor system helps individuals to find information and inspiration in their own languages. Especially in waiting for the essential the “Personal EU Team Finder” such pilot forums are a must as opinion leaders.

The next mentored helpdesk step could be a structured interactive web magazine contenting top 10 Q/A, newest good practises, national views to “eunal” challenges, discussion forums by challenges…

3.22. User driven approach used

• Your Personal European Union

• Anything I can do we can do better

• Solve your essentials with someone like you from each EU country

• You-centricity towards the “world’s most advanced innovation society”

• Grow personally to an union-wide success level

3.23. Specific experience from users/citizens engagement

• The interactive Personal EU group in Facebook already has members from ALL EU countries and 19 other countries. Experiences: http://groups.to/personaleu/

• A LinkedIn network around the Personal EU questions (by Kurt Linderoos) has 940 business contacts and a discussion flow about collaboration and tool development. Http://www.linkedin.com/in/personaleu

• Earlier Personal EU pilot teams (cAme team application, www.collaboratum.fi). The teams consisted of citizens from up to 11 EU countries. The enthusiasm was great and innovativity good, even if the person profiles were very different. A “Personal EU Team Finder” however is needed to allow the possibility to multiply the concept and create groups with “someone like you” from up to each EU country.

Service creation and business model (services offered by your LL)

3.31. Kind of services offered

• Now presentations about the Personal EU era vision, route, role in the ENoLL: www.personaleu.eu

• Opportunity to join some Personal EU “testbeds” (Facebook’s Personal EU group, collaborative teams using cAme, without EU27 finder or other tailored tools)

• My resources over the net in finding the right “orchestra” for next steps (as described in 3.14.)

3.32. Primary stakeholders

• As the community and individual notion is so strong in the Personal EU concept and actions, it has to be seen as one community, supported by its members and the actions done within the community. This incorporates all EnoLL: owners, developers, investors, users. Essential stakeholders can be found from AMI@Work circles, software components from some early supporters and existing EnoLL labs/projects, from EU’s own structural ICT developments and challenges.

3.33. Values cr eated per stakeholder

• All values created will support birth of a completing success factor and citizen-centric “organi©sation” level for the European union.

3.34. Who pays for the services?

The revenue model of such a modern open innovation project is based on the community offering itself and its common experience for development environment for services, but also on using the developed tool sets commercially outside the core community. Because union-wide individual Personal EU teams are unic and attractive target groups for international business activities, this social networking tool revenue model can also base on selective commercial “sidebar” operations, as soon as the traffic intensity is high enough.

Owner of the Personal EU concept

Developers of the Personal EU concept

Other agreements with the Personal EU concept


You (as an EU citizen)

Personal EU team (1 person from 3 to all union countries)

Stakeholder of any Living Lab


(PPPP adm)



Member states


The base unit of the union’s success

The key in developing the “world’s most advanced innovation society”

Investors in their own international future businesses

The union-wide PPPP admin and coordinator of the networked citizen-centric EU R&D

Write themselves into the history of the Personal EU process

Announcing their messages to selective union-wide potential

Supporting their national nuances to the union-wide innovation society


Every EU citizen should as EU resource own 1 of Personal EU’s 500 million shares

Should have right to find each others through a “Personal EU Team Finder”

Should get financial, organizational and mental safety to their investments

Should earn the confidence and inspiration of all parts by drawing strong citizen-centric future lines


Should not pay money for growing to a good EU citizen

Should benefit from teamwork by getting better Personal EU

Should have opportunity to growing value added

Uncommercial (l)earning centre of the new era


3.41. Who makes what and how

• The base idea, popular pan-European Personal EU teams in structured free of charge collaboration with all kinds of essential partners, requires use of real person facts, reliable ID- and banking-safety and after that interactive openness towards all PPPP collaboration parts. Open source development in a most challenging European way should be the route of Personal EU.

• Personal registration and challenge profiling however should be the only way to entry and interactivity – independent from user’s position in any organisation. To reach optimum PPPP collaboration the work and private info profile are significant: in networked western future times there is no return to closed hierarchies and work/person separation any more. This openness means unseen individual challenges for resources of all present organization levels “from top to root” – in frame of law and one’s authority certainly.

• All EnoLL/LL program declarations and their “to do’s” have to be signed by valid response/contact persons, who also can be found in the ENoLL registry. Also presenters of commercial “sidebar” messages to the Personal EU teams should register at least their response/contact persons in the EnoLL system.

3.41. Availability, usage and dependence of particular infrastructure (IT-networks, buildings and other specific environments)

• The Personal EU membership and base challenge/service should be open and free for every EU citizen – using even simplest dotcom machines and connections, mobile phones or interactive tv. The availability should be completed by public library services and school connections on all education levels. Commercial licenses of the Personal EU format could be hired to amusement places (restaurants a.o.).

• The ENoLL network of networks is an ideal surrounding for the Personal EU because of same user and challenge base.

• The Personal EU concept doesn’t need specific buildings to be great. A simplified “real life” reminder and symbol for the Personal EU era however could be created to the cities of (at least) every EU capital: Personal EU Meetpoints. On a square in the city center a circle (diameter 25-50 m) signed with all member state names.


3.51. General Living Lab management expertise

No one has full expertise in managing a future era. Best system and technology management for Personal EU can be found inside the ENoLL lab owners. My personal mgmt expertise:

• 33 years as owner and expert team leader of Takapiru Oy, a mgmt consultant in cooperation of the inner and outer corporate profile. Expert

• 3 years as “Mr. Personal EU” after establishing of Oy Personal EU United Brains Ltd., 2005.

3.52. Co-creation facilitation expertise and experience

• I’ve raised the Personal EU concept from scratch, beginning 1998. As creative generator and moderator I could be useful board member of the coming Personal EU organization.

• CV of key person Kurt Linderoos in an appendix

3.53. Methods, Tools and Processes

Generally – for involvement and engagement (motivation) of users/citizens: Making them remember/understand that everyone personally is base unit of life and citizen of the entire European union (50% of laws come from EU level) and that they could have a stimulating personal tool to grow their value and innovativity to an union-wide level.

To get involvement and commitment of other stakeholders: Making them understand that all their future plans could reach new success levels by creating and supporting better citizen/individual/personal involvement.

To facilitate collaboration and co-creation in-between different stakeholders: Making them allow partial use of their operations to cross-labs union-wide Personal EU teams.

To manage living lab related data, information and knowledge: collecting mentors, discussions, team feedback and method wishes to a helpdesk and developing it to a Personal EU academy.

Organisation and Governance

Importance of importances


Your Personal EU team

Your Living Lab


Your business

Your research center

Your country

The European union


3.61. In Personal EU’s business-citizens-government partnership the Personal EU teams should find response and support to their most essential challenges – even if those aren’t as high ranked on the other part’s lists.

The nature of the Personal EU concept is to be the essential shortcut between the citizen and the union. Therefore it should not just be a Living Lab but a common EnoLL philosophy and tool to do things through all Living Labs.

The business-citizens-government partnership should be “individual-driven” co-operation where

• the business and government help every single citizen to find his/her “peers” in all other EU countries (the way of doing, a Personal EU team finder)

• the business and government benefit from the common sense and synchronised growing buy/sell power of a coming Personal EU era.

Governments role is to guarantee the atmosphere for a continuing PPPP collaboration inside EnoLL and to confess its mental support to the process through its projects and processes.

Businesses involved in different Living Labs usually already know the power of “citizen-driven” business ideas.

The Personal EU concept means PPPP collaboration at its bests. The government accepts, publishes and (mostly) mentally supports the process as a partner (“Eunally”, nationally, regionally and locally). The public and private sector collaborate actively using the Personal EU concept to develop their future human-centric plans into large scale European (and global) victories. The citizens all over the union participate actively in the process, because the Personal EU way of doing gives them personally an fascinating immediate daily union-wide level – for personal, regional, national and “EUnal” success.

The Personal EU concept challenges the ENoLL to be a real

1) citizen (individual/person) centric

2) union wide life development process for all EU citizens – towards a “world’s most advanced innovation society”.

It requires

1) keeping the common challenges of every single Personal EU team as bases for their LL choices

2) offering just the suiting parts (if any) of each LL’s “to do’s / to get’s”

3) allowing each unique Personal EU team collect from different Lls their unique challenge combination – those f.ex. 10 “to do’s / to get’s” which are the most essential for each specific team

4) allowing each unique Personal EU team a pleasant way to make their problem solving question by question to those Lls (without being forced to handle questions which not are essential for them) – for getting the newest union wide conclusions and progress

4) allowing each unique Personal EU team easily to report their workspace and work  flow ideas and wishes to the LLls and to the coordinating ENoLL development system – for continuous work flow and workspace development

3.62. What kind of commitment exists?

There is a strong commitment by the developers, and increasing interest showing e.g. by the growing Personal EU group on Facebook. Politically the strong user/individual-centricity is difficult to capture, but on the other hand it is evident that the signals coming from the open innovation community are reinforcing the approach of Personal EU.

“Almost successes”: Collaboration in the AMI communities, union-wide OpenGov-Personal EU proposal 2005, theme of the IST 2006.

3.63. Established national and international collaboration

As above. Added to it: Personal EU’s parallell session day “Towards a human-centric European union” in the intl AKRR05 conference. Key note speaker from Commissioner Viviane Reding’s cabinet. Good relationship but not officially with EnoLL circles.

3.64. Other specific assets and arrangements such as IPR-principles (if any)…

To create a more specific and reliable springboard for the Personal EU concept I concentrated my resources in establishing 1.1.2006 Oy Personal EU United Brains Ltd and working full time for it (instead of 50% time for Personal EU 1999-2005). Owner of the domain www.personaleu.eu (more than 100 illustrated pages in English and Finnish) and email @personaleu.eu.

3.65. Relationships with the main stakeholders: research organizations, companies, funding organisations, users/citizens, buyers

Wide network connections (AMI@Work, LinkedIn, Facebook, Messenger, Skype, GoogleTalk), debate in the union’s and national discussion forums, interactive blogs in English and Finnish (Wordpress, Blogger, Kauppalehti…), participating in several union-wide seminar/conference meetings and discussions yearly. “Good but unofficial relations.”

References and Track record

3.71. Significant results and impact generated by your Living Lab so far

The Personal EU concept has “promising recognition” in AMI/ENoLL circles.

3.72. Scale and type of key activities performed (regional/national/EU)

Personal EU pilot teams (manually collected). Collaboration in the AMI communities, proposal union-wide OpenGov-Personal EU project, candidate to theme of the IST 2006.

Future plans

Because the theoretic maximum of future Personal EU teams is ~10.000.000, there are many ways to develop it.

The common trend should be building an individually inspiring interactivity between the citizen and the union.

3.81. Brief description of direction and future plans

• To direction Living Labs:

The most living labs live between the ears – where the human life lives. As a citizen/user-centric process the EnoLL clearly should chrystallize its mission to be the shortest way from the individual to the EU – that means from the individual to ”someone like me” in all other countries of the union. As an advanced PPPP (Politic. Public. Private. Person.) organization/process ENoLL with all its Living Labs is an extremely essential opportunity to make 500 000 000 human resources grow up to an union-wide level where they should be to make the ”worlds most advanced innovation society” come true. My plan is to start the chain reaction to make ENoLL to choose this route. On organization level it should mean a common citizen-centric cross-labs database, equipped with a ”Personal EU Finder” and an individual-centric working group system: based on the person’s profile description the common labs database picks a list of challenges from ALL ENoLL projects – for individual choice.

• To direction EU Presidencies:

I see the presidencies as racers in the union’s relay race, where the Personal EU concept is the baton and a Personal EU era the finish line. Originally the message in the baton was the essential thing – and so it shall be in the themes of the presidencies, too. After having once ”almost succeeded” in putting the Personal EU message in the presidency baton (Finland 2006) I try to r catch all coming presidencies.

• To direction Personal EU era:

All details and routes described above aim at an era, where the European union is completed with the missing organi(c)zation level: the Personal level. In my vision the union officially has accepted the Personal EU team level to be a piece of the collaboration puzzle – just like the president, parliament, council, commission, member states now are. In my mind the Personal EU level could be seen as a corporation with one share owned by every citizen of the union. The straight connection ”I – EU” and its new benefit levels to all is Personal EU’s ”name of the game”. The only goal of my plans is to make this accepted and supported by all PPPP levels in the union.

• To direction Next Owners:

The Personal EU era concept is too big for a ”one-man-corporation”. Much bigger players are needed to forward the development and position in essential EU circles. Therefore Oy Personal EU United Brains Ltd. AAnd its contents must be connected to names of stronger EU collaborators to be an essential part of their visions, missions and next operations.

Deals with suitable partners have not yet been done.


Personal EU homepage www.personaleu.eu (with links)

The Personal EU route map, (illustrated above), presented Feb 05th 2005 Brussels, in the international workshop of the Commission’s New Working Environments office (Archive of the AMI Communities)