IPA – Innovation for Public Administration

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Giovanni Cervioni
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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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IPA – Innovation for Public Administration

Description

Description

The general objective of the project is the spread of creative culture and innovation within Local Public Administrations of the territories involved. Project aims at professionalization of HR in public administration by means of development and implementation of competency-based methodological framework and electronic tool which supports recruitment process and adaptation of new clerks to work conditions. Main product of the project is dedicated to public administration institutions of all levels, but it may be useful also for PA schools, training companies and vocational training system, consultants, potential candidates for positions in PA and policy makers. In recent years, the effects of the global crisis on public budgets have considerably weakened the areas of intervention of institutions at national, regional and local level. The PA has to reconsider its functions, services, organisation, and resources. Moreover, there is need to change the way public spending is conceived (less assistance and more selection) and the way PA deals with citizens and their needs. This proposal intends to provide solutions to this: by developing skills for creativity and innovation in PA workers and administrators, this project will improve the quality of services to citizens, enhancing the capacity of public servants to work together with companies and knowledge producers. 

Keywords / TAGS
– Labor market
– ICT
– Access for disadvantaged
– Equal opportunities

Coordinator contact details

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cbe@cbe.be

Coordinator Country

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UK, Italy, Poland, Germany, France, Malta, Ireland

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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Partners

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Public administrations

Theme

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  • Quality
  • Recognition, transparency, certification
  • Utilization and distribution of results
  • Others

Target Groups

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  • Head teachers/principals/managers
  • Non teaching administrative staff
  • Other

Type

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  • Methods for Training of Teachers/Staff
  • New Skills Network

Sector

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  • Administrative and Support Service Activities
  • Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Soci
  • Others

Educational sector

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  • Other sectors of adult education

Year

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2015
additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
eng
Languages you will look for

Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Hyperlink
    http://www.next4pa.at/en/home.html
Comments/Description
    NEXT4PA aims to spread the culture and the practice of creativity inside Public administration as a way to improve services offered to citizens and support cooperation between the private and public sectors. In recent years, the effects of the global crisis on public budgets have considerably weakened the areas of intervention of institutions at national, regional and local level.
    The PA has to reconsider its functions, services, organisation, and resources.
    Moreover, there is need to change the way public spending is conceived (less assistance and more selection) and the way PA deals with citizens and their needs.
    This proposal intends to provide solutions to this: by developing skills for creativity and innovation in PA workers and administrators, this project will improve the quality of services to citizens, enhancing the capacity of public servants to work together with companies and knowledge producers.
    Capitalising on a Transfer of innovation project that operated in the industrial sector, NEXT 4 PA will transfer concepts and methodologies to develop creativity in individuals and organisations, that were originally designed in the Netherlands and then tested all over the EU.
    By realising training, coaching and learning actions, the project will develop the creative capacity of public servants, with the aim of creating new ideas and innovate local administrations.
    The transfer will take place in a cross border environment: in fact, the transnational cooperation will be between Friuli Venezia Giulia, Slovenia and Carinthia, thus reinforcing the capacity to cooperate between PAs in neighbour countries.
    The applicant, FORSER, is an association for training in PA, supporting organisational processes, innovation and management. Through this project, FORSER supports the idea that the development of a common training, at cross-border level, would help reduce juridical, cultural and administrative barriers.
    The University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration, supports the national PA with training and development programmes. Through this project, the University supports the realisation of good public governance for the development of the economy, and the increasing importance attached by the EU of administrative capacity requirements for EU membership.
    The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences supports the rising demand for citizen focussed policies, efficiency and effectiveness, which requires that the management of public institutions have a greater understanding and knowledge of business, law and social skills.
    SIAV, the service agency of the Industrial Federation in Venice, will be the scientific coordinator. Outcomes include: a comprehensive path to train experts, professionals, public servants and administrators to develop their creativity; a robust dissemination activity to enhance cross border cooperation between PAs; a rich valorisation program to improve public – private cooperation in innovation development.

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    eLearning for eGovernment (ELGI)
Hyperlink
    http://www.elgiproject.eu
Comments/Description
    Interoperability is the ability of information systems to process, store and exchange electronic documents using uniform technology standards and processes. In the age of the advanced information society, the interoperability of information systems of different organisations, both public and private, is becoming a main factor for the efficiency of the economy. The EU Digital Agenda, one of the 7 flagships in the Europe 2020 strategy, defines interoperability as a main line of action. While most European countries have developed excellent legislative frameworks and have set up the necessary institutions for interoperability implementation, the knowledge of the specialized regulations and the necessary skills among the actors involved remain inadequate. The present proposal will improve the knowledge and skills of stakeholders in eGovernment projects across Europe through the development of an innovative e-learning tool based on the consortium’s own state-of-the-art research. ELGI – eLearning for eGovernment project addresses the issue of interoperability in the context of eGovernment and the establishment of pan-European cross-border electronic services.
    The project will improve the knowledge of stakeholders in eGovernment projects across Europe through the development of an innovative e-learning tool based on the consortium’s own state-of-the-art research.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Modern University in modern Europe. International transfer of innovation in the field of vocational
Hyperlink
    http://www.mume.eu
Comments/Description
    Marketing TextThe project aims to support both people with extensive professional experience (over 45 years old) and those who are just entering the labor market (less than 30 years old) by developing the compendium of best practices and professional development path. The project will be implemented in an international partnership between the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Finland and Hungary, and Poland as the leader of the consortium.
    The duration of the project is December 2012- November 2014. Europe is increasingly experiencing negative effects of population aging. They are visible in the changing demographic structure of the labour market, situation of people aged 50 + in the labour market and the cooperation of representatives of this age group with younger co-workers (under 30). The situation is particularly difficult in the public sector, where many people aged 45 or 50 + are employed. They are rarely released from work which makes employment of young people very difficult due to "freezing of posts".
    The growing gap between age groups of workers makes it difficult to communicate and prevents the transfer of experience from older to younger workers, and knowledge transfer of new technologies the other way round. Such a blockade leads to tensions between different generations of workers – older receive tasks concerned as uninteresting, just to enable them to survive till the retirement age whereas younger compete trying to develop new work schemes that have already been created.

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
    COMPetency Assessment & Training for the uptake of eGovernment services by public authorities
Hyperlink
    http://www.compategov.eu
Comments/Description
    The question of changing and newly arising e-government competency requirements was at the center of the "COMPAT.eGov.de – Competency Assessment and Training for the Uptake of eGovernment Services by Public Authorities" project. New forms of networked interorganisational cooperation arise, shared service-center are set up, one-stop-front offices with networked back office-structures established. This changing working environment requires different and new competences for public servants. The project’s aim was to survey the e-gov competency requirements, develop a framework for e-gov competences, a curriculum and learning scenarios and evaluate these during pilot sessions. The competency approach has an output-oriented focus on a person’s holistic performance capacity in a working environment. This analytical approach enables the international comparability as well as the transferability and accounts for all competencies apart from their acquirement. Several initiatives have been started in the EU states during the last years increasingly improving the use of eGovernment services. Several studies show that progress has been made and that the degree of the adaptation of eGovernment services is fairly satisfying. In spite of these improvements topical elevations show that there are clear differences and obstacles concerning a uniform and common understanding of eGovernment and its introduction in the European countries. A determining obstacle on the way to a common understanding of eGovernment and the harmonisation of eGovernment services has been that there was no efficient authoritative frame for the assessment of the required competences as well as for the vocational education and training of the public servants. While progress has been made concerning the technical interoperability of eGovernment services, regarding the definition and assessment of competences as well as the vocational education and training of the public servants designing, implementing and running eGovernment services were still many duties.
    The COMPAT.eGov.de project helped to raise the quality of the competency inquiry and assessment as well as the VET of civil servants to make use of eGovernment services. Therefore, contents and results from the preceding and running EU projects Rural eGov, Rural Inclusion, eCOTOOL and WACOM were adapted and integrated. Methodically the project touched upon a literature review on present knowledge of the eGovernment competency research. Few and predominantly qualitative and explorative studies with a national focus had so far been conducted.
    Initially, changed and changing eGovernment competencies as well as the alignment of the current VET offers in the single countries were surveyed. A number of experts from different hierarchical and state levels as well as external experts (e.g. academics, consultants) were included in the quantitative sample. Secondly, the results were validated and deepened in the context of focus group workshops and a reference framework for the eGovernment competency assessment was developed. On the basis of this knowledge continuing VET offers were conceived, tested in pilot sessions and made accessible as digital learning objects in a web portal.

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

Stakeholders

Public administrations

Partnerships

The project aims to spread the culture and the practice of creativity inside Public administration as a way to improve services offered to citizens and support cooperation between the private and public sectors. In recent years, the effects of the global crisis on public budgets have considerably weakened the areas of intervention of institutions at national, regional and local level.
The PA has to reconsider its functions, services, organisation, and resources.
Moreover, there is need to change the way public spending is conceived (less assistance and more selection) and the way PA deals with citizens and their needs.

Other

Solutions

It is a project of transfer of innovation between different countries and working contexts

General

Methodically the project touched upon a literature review on present knowledge of the eGovernment competency research. Few and predominantly qualitative and explorative studies with a national focus had so far been conducted.
Initially, changed and changing eGovernment competencies as well as the alignment of the current VET offers in the single countries were surveyed. A number of experts from different hierarchical and state levels as well as external experts (e.g. academics, consultants) were included in the quantitative sample. Secondly, the results were validated and deepened in the context of focus group workshops and a reference framework for the eGovernment competency assessment was developed. On the basis of this knowledge continuing VET offers were conceived, tested in pilot sessions and made accessible as digital learning objects in a web portal.

Particular

Internal

Skype conference, mailing list

External

Web site

Educational Sector

Non educational

Equipment

Systems for quality monitoring

External evaluation

Systems to document taken actions

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

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