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Join us at the 2021 Digital Government Summit on April 21st!

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We would like to invite you to the high-level digital government summit, ‘Government in the Service of Citizens – How ‘Co-Creation’ and Design Thinking Are Making European Public Services Truly Human Centric’, organised by the Lisbon Council and the Co-VAL project, on Wednesday April 21st, at 15h00-17h00 CEST.

During this event, experts from five flagship European projects will share insights from CULT-COOP-11-2016-2017 – Understanding the Transformation of European Public Administrations, the multi-annual Horizon 2020 research programme carried out by researchers from more than 50 leading European research organisations partnering on the projects COGOV, Citadel, TROPICO, Enlarge and our project. The discussion and debate will feed directly into the Portuguese Presidency’s Digital Assembly conference and the European Commission’s emerging Digital Government Action Plan.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Johannes Hahn, European commissioner for budget and administration, offering insight on the plans and priorities of the European Commission in public administration;
  • Sandy Speicher, chief executive officer of IDEO, the global design and innovation firm, showing how the most advanced design thinking is being used to address social challenges worldwide; and
  • Kyriakos Pierrakakis, minister of state and digital governance, discussing how the Greek government has radically improved digital service delivery to citizens in these difficult times.

Furthermore, our very own David Osimo, Director of research at the Lisbon Council will be among the leading researchers that will launch The 2021 Co-Creation Compass, a high-level policy brief, intended to spread best practice and collate the growing body of evidence about what works – and what serves citizens best.

The 2021 Digital Government Summit will be organised via Cisco Webex and participation is by registration only. Please register by sending a request to with “Digital Government Summit” in the subject heading.