Archives – Spring 2010 – News on Innovation (List)

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News about the “Innovation in Public Administration” theme from IIAS Members and our partners. You can also find them on a GoogleMap here.


Belgium

Federal Government Portal

Grande campagne nationale sur la eID date: D’ici fin 2009, tous les Belges devraient posséder une carte d’identité électronique (eID). Parce que peu de personnes utilisent ses nombreuses applications pratiques, le SPF Intérieur et Fedict lancent une campagne d’information intitulée “Ton eID, ça simplifie”.

Federal Staff Portal

Des eCommunities/eWorkspace à beConnected La nouvelle plateforme collaborative qui verra le jour dans le courant de l’année 2010 a été baptisée. Suite à l’appel lancé fin 2009, le SPF P&O a reçu plus de 100 propositions de noms différents : un vrai succès ! Le choix s’est finalement porté sur beConnected. Moderne et dynamique, ce nom suggère l’idée de mise en relation, de partage et de collaboration. De par sa similitude avec le .be, la première partie de beConnected fait également référence à l’environnement fédéral. Plus d’infos sur beConnected.

Pdata obtient le label Anysurfer
: Les pouvoirs publics, tout comme les entreprises ou les citoyens, doivent réagir rapidement aux nouvelles tendances de la société et rendre compte plus souvent et de manière précise de leur gestion. Ils doivent pouvoir extraire rapidement, des données disponibles, toute l’information pertinente dont ils ont besoin et communiquer en toute transparence le volume et la composition du “personnel” aux acteurs concernés: parlementaires, institutions internationales, syndicats, citoyens, universités, presse, … Le site web www.pdata.be a été développé à ces fins en 2003. www.pdata.be vient d’obtenir le label d’accessibilité Anysurfer.

Solution eHR (electronic human resources)
A terme, un guichet électronique vous permettra de demander vos congés par voie électronique, d’avoir un aperçu de votre dossier personnel en un simple clic. Les fonctionnaires dirigeants disposeront en permanence d’une situation actualisée de leur personnel, ce qui facilitera l’analyse de données et la prise de décisions. Les formations de base ont déjà débuté.

Médiateur fédéral, un pont entre le citoyen et l’administration. Depuis le 1er octobre 2008, le citoyen a la possibilité de contacter gratuitement le médiateur fédéral grâce au numéro de téléphone “vert” 0800 99 961. Ce numéro gratuit devrait contribuer à améliorer l’accessibilité de l’institution.

CanadaCanada

Institute of Public Administration of Canada(IPAC)

Innovative Management Award 2010: Submit your organization’s/ministry or department’s entry for IPAC’s 2010 Innovative Management Award sponsored by IBM and KPMG which will recognize governmental/public sector organizations that have shown new and innovative ways of cutting across bureaucratic boundaries and silos to address the complex issues facing society.2010 Theme: Collaboration at Work – Deadline: April 30 2010

2009: The finalists are known : The IPAC Award is sponsored by IBM and KPMG to celebrate and encourage innovative managerial initiatives in the public administration of Canada.To recognize the exceptional management within the public sector of Canada, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada launched “The IPAC Award for Innovative Management” in 1990. The theme of the 2009 competition is “Turn Arounds”. Here is a list of the finalists.

The Innovation Journal

The Innovation Journal launches a call-for-papers, for its Special Issue on Research and Innovation Process. This issue will explore the links between innovation process and research production. Authors do not need to limit themselves as several areas will be examinded.
Deadline for submission of completed papers: By March 1, 2010.

FranceFrance

Qualité Publique (France)

5,6,7 juillet – Les Rencontres de la Modernisation de l’Etat – Acteurs publics

Tous les acteurs de la modernisation de l’État pourront échanger au cours de 16 tables rondes, 24 ateliers, 3 conférences plénières, 2 débats politiques, 2 petits-déjeuners débats et la traditionnelle remise des Victoires de la Modernisation de l’État à l’Assemblée nationale le 7 juillet.

Secteurpublic.fr.

Creation of ATHENA, the human and social sciences alliance

Under the reform of the French academic and research system, ATHENA is the fifth alliance to emerge. It aims to open up relations between actors, promoting initiatives for coordination and partnership.

La nouvelle politique d’aménagement numérique du territoire pour la prochaine décennie

Ce plan pour l’aménagement numérique du territoire illustre la priorité donnée par Michel Mercier à la lutte contre la fracture numérique et vise à permettre à tous les Français et à tous les territoires de relever le défi de l’innovation, de la croissance et de l’emploi durables.

Stratégie numérique : le plan d’action de la Commission européenne

La mise en œuvre de l’ambitieuse stratégie numérique pour l’Europe dévoilée par la Commission européenne permettrait de contribuer notablement à la croissance économique de l’UE et de faire profiter tous les secteurs de la société des avantages de l’ère numérique. La moitié des gains de productivité réalisés dans l’UE au cours des 15 dernières années étaient dus aux technologies de l’information et des communications et cette tendance est susceptible de se renforcer.

Création d’une commission pour le développement du haut-débit dans le monde

L’Union internationale des télécommunications (UIT) et l’UNESCO ont annoncé le 10 mai dernier la création d’une Commission de haut-niveau pour le développement numérique. Elle sera chargée d’élaborer des stratégies favorisant la mise en place de systèmes de transmission haut-débit dans le monde entier et d’étudier les applications possibles pour que le haut-débit améliore l’accès à des services sociaux comme la santé, l’éducation, la gestion de l’environnement, la sécurité, et bien d’autres.

Les collectivités locales de l’ouest de la France se mobilisent ensemblent pour la constitution d’un campus d’excellence

Les Pays de la Loire et la Bretagne revendiquent leur place dans le peloton de tête des régions de la connaissance. Dans le cadre du grand emprunt, l’Etat va dans les prochaines semaines lancer un appel à projets pour sélectionner un nombre limité de Campus d’excellence, synonyme de recherche de haut niveau, de qualité des formations et d’ouverture internationale.

Des chantiers TIC pour une modernisation incontournable de l’administration française mais à budgets maîtrisésMARKESS International, société d’études et de conseil basée à Paris et à Washington, D.C., spécialisée dans l’analyse de la modernisation et de la transformation des entreprises et administrations avec les technologies de l’information, annonce la parution de sa dernière étude dédiée au secteur public et intitulée « Bilan et Perspectives des Logiciels et Services IT dans l’Administration Française, 2009-2011 ».

AllemagneGermany

Verwaltung innovativ (Innovative Management)

Newsletter management innovation – June 2010 Issue (06/2010)

Dear subscribers, The following information is currently available for you:

  • “The responsibility of the individual for the big picture” – Authorities leadership meeting of the Federal State
  • Clear commitment to 115: Federal Government decides on the participation of key points in the single federal authorities call
  • Published: Guide to Online Consultations
  • Published: Guide to ITcontrol in the federal administration
  • Adopted: Concept for the benefit and impact in controlling the IT investment program
  • Introducing: GeoPortal.Platform
  • Bookmarked! Mass Modern State, 27-28. October 2010 in Berlin

Italy

PloneGov Italia

Un momento di scambio delle esperienze italiane (A Moment to Exchange Italian Experiences), was held on 25 novembre 2009:

The workshop included the illustration of several case studies from some member organizations, and will provide the needed space for discussion among members, some of which have already started to share their Plone solutions and to work in synergy on new projects. Find the papers presented by clicking on the following link

Afrique du sudSouth Africa


ICIMT 2010 : “International Conference on Innovation, Management and Technology
The International Conference on Innovation, Management and Technology aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Innovation, Management and Technology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Annual Public Sector Innovation Awards
CIDA City Campus Scoops the Prestigious 2009 Public Sector Innovator of the Year Award The purpose of the awards is to promote and encourage best practice in public sector innovation and service delivery and celebrate the successes of individuals, teams and departments in the quest for a more effective, efficient and accountable government.

CoréeSouth Korea

The government has set up the delivery plan to spread flexible work scheme in the second national employment strategy meeting chaired by the President on Feb. 18, 2010 so that more people can benefit from more convenient job opportunities.

What is Green e-Government ?
Since Aug. 15 when President Lee Myung-bak declared an era of green – an era of low carbon and green growth – green growth policy has been adopted as the nation’s first priority.

Sweden

Eurocities

The city of Linköping, Sweden, will host the Summer Event 2010 of the Knowledge Society Forum.The date for the event is 9th-11th June 2010. Increasing social inclusion and decreasing poverty through ICT. The event is organised as part of the activities taking place under the European Year for combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.

It will be held in the framework of the three days meeting of the EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum Summer Event – ‘How to plan and build the inclusive, sustainable and desirable city’; the latter will focus on ICT as a basic necessity when planning and building inclusive and sustainable cities.

Attendance to this open event is free of charge but prior registration via the website of the EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum Summer Event is required.

SuisseSwitzerland

Administration fédérale

La Suisse en tête de l’innovation internationale: La Suisse présente la meilleure capacité d’innovation au monde. C’est la conclusion de la dernière enquête sur l’innovation dans l’économie suisse que mène depuis 1990 le KOF, le Centre de recherches conjoncturelles de l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Zurich, sur mandat du Secrétariat d’Etat à l’économie SECO.
Or la stagnation conjoncturelle risque d’affecter fortement l’innovation, ce qui pourrait rejaillir sur le potentiel de croissance
à moyen terme. L’enquête a été réalisée en automne 2008, peu avant l’éclatement de la crise économique, sur la base du panel d’entreprisesdu KOF, qui repose sur un échantillon de 6000 firmes.

SuisseTurkey

International Informatics Law Congress

International IT Law Conference The conference will discuss the importance of legal arrangements and practices in a digitalised society. Representatives of Turkish public institutions and associations will take part to this eventThe conference will host 1 opening session, 6 panel meetings, 8 workshops, 15 seminars and almost 30 academic notices.

Attendance to this conference is free of charge; registration can be performed online until 31 May 2010.

SuisseUnited Kingdom

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations

Transforming together -innovation, public services and the voluntary sector.
The Public Service Delivery Network annual conference, jointly organised with the Sustainable Funding Project Innovation Initiative was held on 3rd March 2009 . Keynote Enabling innovation – supporting and growing innovative public services This’s a summary of the Geof Mulgan’s intervention. Innovation much talked about inpublic services-but not systemitically understood and not systtemitically supported or managed resulted- a society full of innovative people and organisation that failed to make the most of them. Download
Geoff Mulgan’s presentation
(PDF, 1MB).


CapamCommonwealth Association for Public Administration & Management

The latest issue of Commonwealth Innovations publication is out. Commonwealth Innovations is published
quarterly by the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management.
To submit articles and notices for publication, or for copyright and further information about the publication, please contact awong@capam.org.
Editor: Ada Wong, Manager, Membership& Communications
CAPAM 2010 International Innovations Awards: CAPAM is pleased to announce the launch of the 2010 International Innovations Awards! We are now accepting applications for this awards cycle. The 2010 CAPAM International Innovations Awards theme is Cultivating Innovation for the Public Service of the Future.

EU European Union


Innovation & Creativity in Europe’s public sectors

This debate took place on May 13,2009 in Brussels under the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.
Emphasis was placed on the role of innovation in delivering public sector services. How the European public sector can innovate faster and increase productivity so as to be able to continue to provide high standards of social services with fewer resources? Download the reference document, report and profiles of the debate .


The Lisbon CouncilThe Lisbon Council

Innovating Indicators: Choosing the Right Targets for EU 2020

With reflection on the EU 2020 in full swing, Ann Mettler weighs into the debate with an analysis about the political economy of indicators, as well as concrete recommendations on targets for the EU’s new economic blueprint. “Innovating Indicators: Choosing the Right Targets for EU 2020” is a unique reflection on how to measure and evaluate societal progress and make the policy process more inclusive and meaningful to a broader number of people.Newsletter: Eco-Innovation, Government of the Future, and more

Read the latest Lisbon Council Newsletter, full of information about recent and upcoming activities, including Eco-Innovation Summit, EU 2020, Government of the Future Centre, Digital Europe, Why Skills areKey to Europe’s Future and much more.

OSOR

Open Source Observatory and Repository

Breaking the mould: Grosseto develops the OpenPortalGuard eID system

In 2003 the Italian Ministry of the Interior decided to launch a pilot project for the use of eID cards in Italy, and asked a contractor to develop the necessary software. Grosseto became part of an international network of public bodies working on open source eID solutions. The content and conduct of this project are available on this link .

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Economics : OECD Forum and Ministerial meeting to focus on innovation, growth from 26-May-2010 to 28-May-2010

New OECD forecasts for economic growth and strategies to boost innovation will be at the heart of discussions at the OECD’s annual Forum and Ministerial meeting in Paris on 26-28 May 2010. The OECD’s latest Economic Outlook will be released by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría with Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan.

UNPAN

United Nations Public Administration Network

E-government to Create Opportunities for All

The current global financial and economic crisis is putting tremendous pressure on governments to do more with less. Although financial markets stabilized in 2009 due to massive and internationally coordinated government intervention, the real economy is still in a state of shock with high rates of unemployment and tremendous squeeze on government revenues in many countries. E-government – once a bold experiment and now an important tool for public sector transformation – has progressed to the point where it is now a force for effective governance and citizen participation, both at national and local levels.

EuropeanCivil Registry Network

ECRN (European Civil Registry Network) is a project funded in the EC initiative, Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Program for Competitive and Innovation.

The ECRN project is striving to become the European Service Platform for the Civil Registry with the establishment of an ECR_Platform among the Civil Acts Registries of National Administrations. It is implementing an ambitious policy of strategic cooperation with key players of the Civil Registry in Europe with the set-up of an experimental system designed to ensure the safe and certain identification of the Civil Acts (birth, death, marriage, divorce etc.) exchange. Together with the cooperation in the public arena, ECRN is active in cooperation with European market technology leaders of the Civil registry and Demographic Services in Europe.

iGov Global ExchangeThe iGov was held 16-19/6-09 in Singapore. iGov Global Exchange is an open platform that brings together policy makers, implementers and developers to share experiences and best practices on the future e-Government model worldwide. It also showcases successful projects in building e-Government infrastructure and applications to better serve the needs of customers in the digital age. Read the conference proceedings.