Smart government and Public Sector Modernisation

July 8, 2014
15:00 to 18:00

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By invitation

Robert Madelin, European Commission, DG Connect, Director-General


Pia Marconi, Head of the Italian Department of Public Administration
Veronica Cretu, President of the Open Government Institute and member of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership
Linda Strick Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS – Berlin and Coordinator of “CloudforEurope”
Katrin Weigend, Federal Office of Administration, Germany



Leda Guidi, City of Bologna
Stefano Pizzicannella, Italian Department of Public Administration

The evolution of digital service infrastructures, such as eIdentity and eProcurement, together with the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme are giving impulse to the modernisation of Public Administrations, both at a National and at EU level. At the same time, significant European initiatives on cloud computing and open data/open services are providing technological tools for change. However, the Public Sector Modernisation does not only imply a technological switchover but also deep and complex organisational changes, including Open government policies challenges.   
The European Commission has recently proposed a politically‐mandated high‐level group that could provide better co‐ordination of all European and National initiatives towards an improved and more innovative Public Administration. The workshop will explore the need for such coordination and possible actions for implementation