TROPICO Online Series 2020
Collaborating for Digital Transformation – Achievements, Challenges and Future Solutions
25th Nov, 2nd Dec & 9th Dec
Societies and governments across Europe aim to become more open and connected using digital tools. Providing ICT-enabled public services has become a priority for most European governments, promising more efficient and high quality services. Connecting various stakeholders is a central objective of contemporary open and digital governments. In this context, governments increasingly seek to establish collaborations, on the one hand between governments, and on the other hand between governments and the private sector. These collaborations provide both shared public services and aim to establish new ICT-enabled public services.
The TROPICO Online Series 2020 aims to unpack how public and private actors collaborate to facilitate the digital transformation in Europe and which challenges they face.
The consortium invites you to participate in these multiple, virtual sessions where we present ongoing research and discuss relevant topics related to this theme.
SESSION 1 - 25 NOVEMBER 2020
Collaborating for Digital Transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic
SESSION 2 - 2 DECEMBER 2020
Digital Transformation: The Challenge of Better Collaboration within Government
SESSION 3 - 9 DECEMBER 2020
Public-private collaboration for eHealth innovation
Session 1: Collaborating for Digital Transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 14:30-16:30 (Berlin Time, UTC+1)
The Online Series start off with the pressing concern of tackling the current COVID-19 pandemic. Governments around the world struggle to get the infection rate under control. New policies and services are being introduced, of which some are meant to monitor and control infection outbreaks. This session focuses on some of these new services, and how collaboration between governments, private firms and third sector organizations can help in generating and providing new services.
Session 2: Digital Transformation: The Challenge of Better Collaboration within Government
Wednesday 2 December 2020, 14:30-17:30 (Berlin Time, UTC+1)
Session 2 focusses on the research and findings of TROPICO Work Package 6, which is aimed at studying the collaboration between governments and how this affects the digital transformation of these governments. Emphasis is placed on collaboration in the context of Smart Cities and government-wide portals for citizens.
Session 3: Public-private collaboration for eHealth innovation
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 14:30-17:30 (Berlin Time, UTC+1)
Public-private collaboration for eHealth innovation. Session 3 is directed towards the research conducted in TROPICO Work Package 7, which investigates public-private collaboration and how this affects the creation of new eHealth services. Emphasis is placed on how governments collaborate with private firms, third-sector organizations, non-profit organizations, citizens and users to jointly create new eHealth services and how this affects the overall innovativeness of these services.