Convening under the timely theme Modernising the State for the Post-Crisis World, The 2011 Government of the Future Summit gathered European decision makers and senior government officials and explored key topics, such as the role of innovation in public services and the importance of state institutions in driving forward growth in the economy at large. Among the highlights were The 2011 Jean Monnet Lecture delivered by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the Eurogroup and prime minister of Luxembourg; the launch of a new publication Driving Public Entrepreneurship: Government as a Catalyst for Innovation and Growth in Europe, produced jointly by the Government of the Future Centre and Oxford Economics; the presentation of an animated video clip about the Government of the Future Centre; interventions from Meglena Kuneva, chair, Government Executive Innovation Circle and former European Commissioner; Pierre Nanterme, CEO, Accenture; Paul Demaret, rector, College of Europe; Rolf Alter, director, directorate for public governance and territorial development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); John Walker, chairman, Oxford Economics and co-author of Driving Public Entrepreneurship: Government as a Catalyst for Innovation and Growth in Europe; Thomas Børner, chairman, programme for welfare technology foundation, Ministry of Finance, Denmark; Tom Auwers, director-general, Federal Public Service Social Security, Belgium; Ruggero Golino, head of division, temporary welfare benefits, National Institute for Social Security, Italy; Roser Artal, director, organisation and information technology, Catalan Health Department, Spain; Timo Laitinen, director-general, State Treasury, Finland and François-Daniel Migeon, director-general, state modernisation, Ministry of the Budget, Public Accounts, Civil Service and State Reform, France.
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