beta Discussing the Digital Government Declaration

[...] The declaration should be ambitious but also realistic, rooted in the startup culture, built around the notion that the key to innovation is implementation (and not just new ideas), and focused on a limited set of key principles that can improve citizens’ experience, lead to a better citizen/state relationship and generate change. We therefore propose to focus on three fundamental principles: once only, open government, identity and security, accompanied by a set of implementation measures.
Anthony Zacharzewski
Some elements of startup culture are helpful, others (such as rushing for users without thinking about accessibility) are less so. Perhaps we should say "the best elements of startup culture"
Anthony Zacharzewski, 05/06/2017 11:55
Marijn Janssen
This is a strange categorization. 'once only' is a principle underlying other aspects, 'identity and security' are organizational and shared infrastructure. Shared infrastructures/services are important (avoid fragmentation). I would recommend to use this instead of ‘once only’ (which is recurring over and over for decades and we have to move on by having a shared infrastructure which enables reuse, ensures security, privacy etc). a secure and shared infrastructure is the foundation.
Marijn Janssen, 05/06/2017 15:41
Marijn Janssen
Smart cities (which is interpreted to use of data to improve government nowadays) seems to be missing. Also Internet of things, which data can be used to tackle our societal issues (better use of resources, pollution, etc)
Marijn Janssen, 05/06/2017 15:43
Luigi Reggi
I would expect to find at least one priority focused on the demand side, since "European countries have progressed strongly on e-government" already... Digital skills and inclusion, civic education, are crucial factors to improve current take-up rates of e-gov services and meaningful participation
Luigi Reggi, 14/06/2017 15:16
If you are going to construct an argument for a declaration around 'principles' it might be a good idea to start with a fuller title for each principle - a meaningful single statement for each - before reducing them each to a couple of words... each principle should have a clear rationale, linking back to the themes highlighted in the background and in research like this
nmeyne, 15/06/2017 15:20
..and principles should also have implications - a 'so what' - that explains the changes needed and leads int an action plan..
nmeyne, 15/06/2017 15:24
Daniele Tatti
Ambitious, realistic, focused on few principles: it would be difficult not to agree. Yet I sense possible problems in building a Ministerial declaration in a bottom-up, citizen-centred fashion due to the trivial fact that not all governments are made equal.
Daniele Tatti, 21/06/2017 09:59
Enrico Ferro
We may also consider a no-stop shop approach for the services that allow its application. This is a netflix or spotify- like approach of automatic renewals that does not require the citizen to waste any time if the conditions don't change. To exemplify: renewal of yearly public transport passes, payment of car-related taxes may occur automatically if conditions do not change.
Enrico Ferro, 21/06/2017 10:13
Van Hoegaerden
Same as above: Citizen if OK, but citizens are also workers and business(wo)men. They have possibly other expériences in both role. I suggest you always highlight both faces.
Van Hoegaerden, 21/06/2017 13:56
Qiy Foundation
What we need is not just an "open government" goal, but rather an "open society" goal. In addition, we should not promote an "Internet of Things", but rather on "Internet of Everyone and Everything", whereby individuals can control the data which they generate by using connected devices or applications.
Qiy Foundation, 12/07/2017 12:23