An IDEA like IKEA: eCollaboration Swedish Design

Suppose you have a problem, what’s the best way to solve it? How about inviting a selected number of experts on the topic from all over the world, pay for their travel, lock them up in a former prison on an island, seduce them to present their views, facilitate that by excellent food, cleverly moderate […]

OSCE Anti-Corruption meeting in Dublin

From 22 – 24 April 2012, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held a meeting in Dublin about “Promoting Good Governance and Combating Corruption in Support of Socio-Economic Development”. I was invited as a panellist for the Session “The key role of civil society towards developing comprehensive and effective anti-corruption approaches”. My […]

It’s high time for a CitizenVision 2.0

Electronic Government is no longer an appropriate framework for innovation in the public sector. The emphasis must shift to Collaborative Governance, and a CitizenVision 2.0 can support that transition Ambition Fifteen years ago in the Netherlands the first program started of what later became known as Electronic Government (eGovernment). Public Counter 2000 introduced the one-stop […]

European Citizens’ Initiative: first step towards Europe 2.0

Whether we like it or not, Europe is becoming increasingly important. For that very reason, new tools are needed to increase the quality of european democracy. The European Citizens’ Initiative is a first step.. Matt Poelmans. Member of the Board, Foundation Democratic deficit If anything, the euro crisis has made it clear that we […]

Dal punto di vista dei cittadini: la eCitizen Charter olandese

Laura Massoli of the Italian Department of Public Administration interviewed Matt Poelmans   Q1.  The release of the eCitizen Charter in 2006 provided clear and common requirements  for Government  in the provision and delivery of public service. How did you come out with the Charter? Which was the general process and the kind of stakeholders […]

UNDESA Workshop on “Engaging Citizens to Enhance Public Service Delivery and Strengthen Accountability”

  This Workshop explored how the engagement of citizens—and their organizations in civil society and the private sector—can contribute to improve public accountability in public service delivery and spending. The Workshop enhanced knowledge and built a shared understanding of what participatory institutions, approaches and tools can be adopted by countries to make public service delivery […]

Hoogste tijd voor een Burgervisie 2.0

De Nederlandse overheid is 15 jaar bezig met verbetering van het openbaar bestuur. Daarbij zijn successen behaald, maar hebben zich ook de nodige mislukkingen voorgedaan. Aan het aantal plannen voor de overheid kan het niet gelegen hebben. Wel dat die onvoldoende op elkaar zijn afgestemd. Een blauwdruk voor de e-overheid zit er echter niet in. […]

Wil de echte overheid opstaan?

Net zo goed als dé burger niet bestaat, geldt dat ook voor dé overheid. Het was daarom zeer gedurfd van HECROI om een symposium te wijden aan de “Echte Overheid”. Maar daar is alle aanleiding toe. De afgelopen jaren buitelen de plannen voor modernisering van de overheid over elkaar heen. Hadden we eerst de e-Overheid, […]