December 2020

Human-Centric Digital Government: Decoding the Berlin Declaration

Just days after European Union member states signed the Berlin Declaration on Digital Society and Value-Based Digital Government, a pan-European pledge for a new approach to digital transformation in Europe, the Lisbon Council convened the High-Level Roundtable on Human-Centric Digital Government: The Berlin Declaration in Practice. Before an eclectic audience of of highly ranked civil servants, local authorities, researchers and think tankers, Eileen Fuchs, head of division for digital policy, European Union and international affairs at the federal ministry of the interior for building and community in Germany, kicked off the discussion illustrating the key messages of the Berlin Declaration. Francesco Paolo Schiavo, general director at the ministry of economy and finance of Italy; Jonas Slørdahl Skjærpe, chief information officer at the Labour and Welfare Service (Norway); and Maria Taivalsaari Røhnebæk, senior researcher in the Co-VAL project and fellow at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), presented how human-centric services and co-creation are paving the way for a digital public service of the future. The roundtable formed part of the Co-VAL project, a 12-partner consortium co-financed by the European Union.

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