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Where do we come from? Where do we stand? And where to go from here? Though the feeling might be that of a high-school psychology blog, there is no existentialism in these questions – at least in the current case. In order to formulate with efficacy digital transformation roadmaps for governments, policy makers must first […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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30.09.2020
To many, the road to e-governance may seem rocky. Not only during some client meetings, but also in seminars and just conversations in general, an age-old question is often brought up: “Digitalization, okay, great. But there are too many legal obstacles to implement it in our country.” Today, we get this one off the board […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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23.09.2020
Young people are the most reluctant social group to engage in voting. Research has clearly shown that across the past two decades, starting from seminal works on social capital and democratic participation, citing diverse explanations – from a decline in the perceived value of voting, to general disaffection towards institutions and party systems. In the […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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16.09.2020
Since 2014, the yearly appointment with the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) of the European Commission is a perfect opportunity to assess the state of affairs on digitalization in all Member States. The 2020 issue of the Index, despite relying on data previous to the pandemic outbreak, gives us the possibility to evaluate countries’ […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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06.07.2020
Nothing is easy when there is a global pandemic in action. We have come to learn this the hard way, all of us, experiencing in first person all the problems and setbacks caused by the Covid-19 crisis. And still, in times where face-to-face contact is forcefully restricted, we can rely on resources for learning, communicating, […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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15.06.2020
| The project is responsive to the following SDG of the United Nations: 17 |   How did we manage to reach 160 countries in the NCSI? This is a blog post about the barriers, lessons learnt and interesting facts of the management of the NCSI.   The NCSI is one of those projects that […] Read more
Published by Radu Serrano
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27.05.2020
| Activities are responsive to the following SDGs of the United Nations: 11 – 16 – 17 | In a democratic society, the quality of the relationship between governments and citizens is a key talking point – and if not, most probably it should. Across the layers of governance, municipalities certainly represent the closest governmental […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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06.05.2020
As social distancing is enforced in most parts of the world, the Covid-19 outbreak has already issued a concerning verdict. We might be living in the information age, but digitalization has yet to reach – whether partly or in full – key components of the way life and service provision are organized. Naturally, healthcare jumps […] Read more
Published by Federico Plantera
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04.05.2020
Digital transformation experts of the Estonian-based consultancy organisation e-Governance Academy have encouraged countries to facilitate e-governance and public e-services for more than 17 years. To date, the main arguments to develop public e-services were the hassle-free, transparent and more efficient governance to save time and money. The current Corona pandemic added one more argument: e-governance […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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30.03.2020
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