EPSA event

Public sector innovation: tools and methods to create an innovation-friendly ecosystem

12 May 2022
9.00 - 16:00 CET

About the event

New challenges require public administrations to embrace and integrate innovation to develop new solutions for persistent problems, and to set new directions of administrative reform. In this sense, public sector innovation goes beyond merely adopting new procedures. It rather involves systematic organisational change to promote and foster innovation. To do so, administrations have several tools and methods at their disposal, e.g. innovation laboratories to help design and implement innovative solutions across departments and units.

This workshop introduces the concept of ‘innovation’ from a theoretical perspective, explaining the meaning of innovation strategies and processes. Practical exercise in the break-out rooms will focus on learning to work with tools to self-assess the level of innovation of your project/entity and dwell into your specific challenges faced in the implementation of your innovation projects.

Who can apply?

This workshop is addressed primarily to (chief) executives, public managers and innovation team managers. It provides a framework to reflect on practice. The goal is to share a better understanding of what innovation means and to interactively create action perspective for each individual participant to take their real-world innovation cases to the next level. The number of participants is limited and will be based on short application form to be filled below.

Registration for this workshop is closed.

EIPA moderator(s)

The programme

08.50 Registration of participants on zoom platform
9.00 Welcome

Christoph Klika, EPSA project manager and expert on EU policy implementation, EIPA

9.15 Introduction and interactive getting to know each other

Menno Spaan, Haagse Beek Organisatieadvies
Ritske van der Heide, Haagse Beek Organisatieadvies
10.00 What is Innovation? – Setting a theoretical framework for understanding innovation

Menno Spaan
, Haagse Beek Organisatieadvies
Ritske van der Heide, Haagse Beek Organisatieadvies

10.45 Break
11.00 Practical exercise in break-out rooms:
Under the guidance from experts and using different methods and tools participants will be learning to create innovative solutions to persistent problems
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Innovation-friendly ecosystems and exchange of good practice: EPSA cases and other examples

The second part of the workshop focuses on creating an Innovation-friendly ecosystem. Participants start by self-assessing the Innovation-friendly ecosystem in their organisations and move on to exchange experiences and learn from EPSA 2021 winning project and good practice certificate project:

– ‘LabX – experimentation laboratory for the public administration’, AMA – Administrative Modernisation Agency, Portugal;

– The Innovation Laboratory’, The State Chancellery, Latvia

14.30 Break
14.45 Dwelling into innovation: continuation of work in break-out rooms
15.45 Conclusion and Evaluation
16.00 End of the Day