Open Innovations 2015 Forum, Moscow

Open Innovations 2015 Forum, Moscow On invitation by the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), I participated as a speaker at the Open Innovations 2015 Forum held in Moscow. My contribution at the round table on Electronic Government and Digital Citizens was about public innovation through citizen engagement, as contained in the eCitizenCharter....

SCHIPHOL AIRPORT ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL (ORS)

As of January 1, 2015, the Schiphol Environment Council will be the stage where all issues, interests and parties around the development of Amsterdan Schiphol Airport and embedding it within its environment come together. The three parties involved are government bodies, the aviation sector and residents. The Council is the successor to the current so called “Alderstafel Schiphol” and the “Schiphol Regional Consultative Committee” (CROS). Why an Airport Environment Council? Schiphol Airport is an important economic activity for the international competitiveness of the Netherlands with a relatively large impact on the environment. The balance between the development of aviation, increasing the quality of the environment and the potential for use of the space around the airport is a process where a lot of parties and their interests are involved. The Schiphol Environment Council is the place where all the parties and issues come together to negotiate, inform and consult. What does the Schiphol Environment Council look like? The Council consists of a Consultatieve Committee and Regional Forum. These two bodies each have their own tasks and work. The Consultative Committee and the Regional Forum will be led by a chairman. The main objective of the Consultative Committee is negotiating and advising on the strategic framework of the development of the airport and its surroundings. The focus at the Regional Forum is primarily on the provision of information and the wider dialogue on developments in the vicinity of Schiphol. Consultative Committee The Consultative Committee is an advisory body to the ministers of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. Furthermore, all parties can themselves table issues and submit requests for advice....