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One Year After the Tallinn Declaration – Taking Stock of Progress and Areas to Accelerate

ICT and Digital Agenda
Date: Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: Arts 56  |  City: Brussel

A year ago, 32 European countries formally signed the Tallinn eGovernment Declaration - agreeing to accelerate public sector digital transformation to build a more direct and responsive public administration founded on open standards and Open Source.

OpenForum Europe (OFE) welcomed the declaration with a well attended and successful event examining what the Declaration means in practice. A year on, OFE will take the opportunity of the first anniversary to discuss and assess the implementation of the Declaration and ways in which we can work together to accelerate roll-out over the coming year.

We are delighted to welcome representatives from the current EU Presidency, the European Commission and member state operational staff:
    • Mario Campolargo, Deputy Director-General DGIT, European Commission, will introduce and discuss DGIT’s internal approach and collaboration with national public administrations relating to adopting a default to open strategy for technology, process and people.
    • Gregor Schmied, Digitalisation & E-Government at the Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and Permanent Representation of Austria will provide an Council Presidency perspective on how the Presidency plans to realise the Declaration, as well as core outcomes of the recent eGovernment summit (26 September).
    • Daniel Melin, Senior Procurement officer with the Swedish National Procurement Services will provide information on how the Tallinn declaration has been realised on a member state level.
    • A representative of the Dutch government will provide an operational overview of Dutch eGovernment actions. (TBC)

OFE’s Open Governments Chair, James Lovegrove (Red Hat), will facilitate a discussion between our panellists which will touch upon some of the following questions:
    • What steps have been taken since the adoption of the Tallinn Declaration?
    • How can the Tallinn Declaration be transformed into real actions?
    • What are some best practice examples desktop, infrastructure, devops?
    • With the mainstream reality of open source, to what extent is the challenge more than technology but more cultural/organisational?
    • Are there some missing metrics in measuring Government digitisation?

The practicalities:
    • Date: 2 October
        ◦ 12:00 - 12:30: Welcome & lunch
        ◦ 12:30 - 14:00: Panel discussion
        ◦ 14:00 - open: Networking opportunity
    • Venue: OFE offices at Avenue des Arts 56
    • OFE Round Table format: 2 hours session, short introduction by speakers, followed by an open discussion held under the Chatham House Rule.

Register here:



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All Dates

  • Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:00 - 14:00

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