The aim of the course is to raise awareness about challenges but also possibilities of digital government. It’s about both democratic processes and how digitalisation changes public administration. As new technical solutions are developed, the processes relating to digitalisation must be transparent and have the trust of the citizens.
The course is organised around lectures, group work, case studies and study visits. Active participation is important for the course and for the learning process, therefor participants are expected to share their experience, challenges and thoughts.
This year’s participants come from Georgia, Moldavia, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden. Such rich and diverse group plays a substantial role in how course turns out. There is a lot of different practices and ways to do e-government and the things that work in Sweden might not work in Moldova or Ukraine.
But one thing is clear- there are lessons we can learn from each other.
The summer course “Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic Public Administration” is offered within the framework of the Swedish Institute’s programme “Summer Academy for Young Professionals”. It is intended for people with at least a master’s degree, who work in public administration or political organisations in Eastern Europe.