EPSA event

Digitalisation and Public Sector Innovation

20 May 2022
9.00 - 16.00 CET

About the event

The digital transformation affects fundamentally the way public administration work: from administrative procedures, decision making, and the service delivery to citizens. Adapting to technological change is a challenge. At the same time, this change contributes to a development of transparent digital practices, fosters collaboration among different levels of  administration, and contributes to increasing the efficiency in delivering services to citizens.

This workshop will focus on identifying challenges and drivers of reforms that public administration face currently. Experts from OECD and European Commission will introduce current policies and policy frameworks to respond to technological change. Moreover, we will discuss the role of Artificial Intelligence and its technical and legal foundations to be used in public administrations.

This workshop addresses all levels of public administration officials.

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The programme

8.50 Registration of participants on zoom platform
9.00 Welcome and Introduction
Christoph Klika, EPSA Project Lead, EIPA
9.15 OECD Digital Government Policy Framework
Benjamin Welby,  Senior Policy Analyst – Digital Government and Data, OECD
9.45 EU policies and instruments

– Digitalisation and innovation in European public administrations
Gudrun Stock, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission

– Digital-ready policy making
Zsofia Sziranyi, DG DIGIT, European Commission

– European Digital Government EcoSystem (EDGES): GovTech Incubator
Georges Lobo, DG DIGIT, European Commission

10.30 Q/A
10.45 Break
11.00 Digital Innovation in practice: learning from EPSA projects

Timon Jakli,  Marketing Manager, Vienna provides space, Austria
Mihály Dán, e-government advisor, Municipality ASP, Hungary

12.00 Lunch
13.00 Artificial Intelligence: legal foundations and data protection
Florina Pop, Data Protection expert, EIPA
14.15 Break
14.30 Artificial Intelligence in the public sector

– Landscape on AI in the public sector
Luca Tangi, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

– AI handbook for the public sector
Marina Manzoni
, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

15.45 Concluding discussion
16.00 End of the day