beta Discussing the Digital Government Declaration

[...] * Ensure adequate digital skills in government. Decision-makers must have at least a basic understanding of technology. Experiment new models of recruitment, for instance through the creation of digital teams with staff from outside government, as implemented in UK and Italy.
Laia Pujol
See DigComp framework to specify what is "a basic understanding of technology".
Laia Pujol, 14/06/2017 10:50
This point should address all public servants, not only decision makers. If we want to have truly successful eGovernment, all public officials should have basic digital skills (to carry out everyday tasks, deliver services and engage with external stakeholders). Decision makers, on the other hand, should have more advanced skills to support policy formulation, delivery and impact assessment. Continuous training and certification should be two essential elements of digital skills provision for public servants.
Austeja, 20/06/2017 17:43
Enrico Ferro
Digital skills are an essential ingredient for a successful implementation of an open government paradigm. In particular data related skills promoting a more purposeful exploitation of existing knowledge bases may accelerate the diffusion of an evidence-based culture in decision making processes.
Enrico Ferro, 21/06/2017 10:17
Tadej Gabrijel
Public servants need two kinds of new skills: (1) new skills for efficient digitalization and (2) new skills to survive and exploit the digitalized environment.
Tadej Gabrijel, 06/07/2017 11:51