Title COMPetency Assessment & Training for the uptake of eGovernment services by public authorities
Project Number DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147361
Product European Workshop eGovernment Competences
Title European Workshop eGovernment Competences
Product Type distribution methods
Marketing Text On 25 September 2012 the COMPATeGov project consortium presented the project results at the European Workshop „eGovernment Competences“ in Berlin. Among the more than 30 participants were employees and managers from local and state authorities, professors from a number of different universities, and project partners.
After a welcome address by Prof. Dr. Dieter Wagner (University of Potsdam), Dr. Bohrer, head of the working group „eGovernment, IT strategy and state-wide administrative development“ in the Senatorial Administration for the Interior and Sport Berlin, introduced current eGovernment initiatives and projects. Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Schuppan, scientific director of the IfG.CC, reflected upon how these and other eGovernment reform initiatives change public administration. He illustrated how these changes affect the competence requirements for personnel in public administration at two levels. At a first level, new competences are necessary to modernise public administration with eGovernment; at a second level, different competences are necessary to work within these transformed eGovernment structures. He stressed that solely functional knowledge and skills are by far not sufficient anymore to establish and work within public administration transformed with eGovernment. In addition, a high level of personal and social competences are necessary. Afterwards, Sirko Schulz, research associate at the University of Potsdam, presented the COMPATeGov competence model for eGovernment which had been developed in the COMPATeGov project. This competence model comprises all competences that are necessary in the context of eGovernment. During the subsequent discussions it became obvious, of what high relevance such a competence model is for the introduction and implementation of eGovernment. Participants highlighted its special usefulness for human resource management and VET development. Particularly well received was the COMPATeGov portal with its illustrative display and the different export functionalities.
The afternoon commenced with presentations of results from related EU projects. Christian Stracke from the University of Duisburg-Essen who presented results from the eCOTOOL, AGRICOM, WACOM, ARISTOTELE, and InLoc project. These all circle around competence modelling in different sectors. Eleni Kaliva, research associate of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas in Thessaloniki, presented results from the Rural Inclusion project with a special focus on the living labs used to train eGovernment practitioners. In addition, Katrin Walter, research associate at the University of Potsdam, presented results from a project that had researched eWorking competences in networked eGovernment structures.
Finally, various examples of use of the COMPATeGov competence model were demonstrated. For example, the competence model can be used to develop VET offers that specifically strengthen those competences necessary to modernise public administration with eGovernment. In the COMPATeGov project such VET offers have already been developed. For example, a two-day intensive eGovernment course for public managers and a coaching in process management for staff-level were presented. These courses have also been tested during the project. The process coaching conveys basics in process management and enables staff in public administration to survey, model, analyse, and optimise processes in their organisation.
Participants of the eGovernment Competences workshop were impressed with the results of the COMPATeGov project. Several representatives signaled their organisation's interest to use the results and to cooperate with consortium partners to sustain the results.
Target group all project stakeholders
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