Promoting public sector innovation via digital solutions

This article was published under the 2015-2020 European Committee of the Regions mandate.

Summary

SEDEC/VI-030

Last updated 20 February 2019


1 December 2017
Adopted at CoR Plenary


June 2017
appointment of the rapporteur

Digital by Default: How Innovation Can Transform Public Sector

Frank Cecconi promotes public sector innovation via digital solutions: “the public sector has a crucial economic role to play as regulator, service provider and employer in modernising public services”.

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Objective

The public sector has a crucial economic role to play as regulator, service provider and employer in modernising public services

Impact

18-19 February 2019

At the SEDEC Commission Meeting in Palermo, Sicily on “the Digital Agenda: Territorial Strategies for Addressing Technological Innovation in Infrastructure and Services”, Cecconi shared his conviction that “simplification needs to be written with capital letters when we talk about digitization of public services, in order to ensure that public services are accessible to each and every one of us.”

17 January 2018

Cecconi participates in the European Liberal Forum’s event “How to ensure that digital transformation brings benefits to all” in Paris.

21 November 2017

Cecconi spoke at the OECD Public Sector Innovation Observatory seminar, discussing digital transformation.

October 2017 Cecconi participated in the Knowledge Exchange Platform thematic seminar on public sector innovation in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities: “Yes, local governments innovate!”. 

September 2017

Report adopted at the SEDEC commission meeting.

July 2017

Rapporteur and his expert discussed the upcoming report with representatives of DG Research and Innovation, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME’s, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology as well as the Estonian Presidency.

Frank Cecconi

Frank Cecconi

Rapporteur

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