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The European Centre for Government Transformation hosts a series of policy roundtables that explore thematic issues across government, such as in the areas of employment, public finances, digital government and procurement, looking at the challenges, opportunities and solutions around some of these hot topics facing public service organisations. The roundtables unite prominent keynote speakers, senior civil servants within public agencies, and subject matter experts within their respective fields for debate and networking on such topics as getting people back to work, ensuring sustainability of public finances and using new technologies to transform services. The ultimate goal is to develop a peer community of practitioners, and start a working dialogue that looks at innovative solutions to these challenges.
May 22, 2012 - Sustainable Employment:Keynote speaker: Xavier Prats-Monne, Deputy DG Education and Culture, European Commission; formerly DDG Employment With the Eurozone economies battling hard to stave off a double-dip recession, the outlook for employment and job creation has been noticeably downgraded. A key objective for governments is to harness the potential of the employment and skills sector to support the emergence from recession and drive future growth. This roundtable examined these issues in detail, highlighting how innovative approaches can help foster inclusive labour markets and lasting job opportunities.
April 17 , 2012 - Digital GovernmentKeynote speaker: Robert Madelin, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission.A sustained period of economic uncertainty presents huge challenges for governments, and increases the pressure on the public services they deliver to citizens. Yet within this crisis also lies an opportunity: to begin building a new generation of public services by harnessing the potential of 21st century technologies. This roundtable discussed how this can be done, drawing on examples of digital innovation in public services across Europe.
March 27, 2012 – Collaborative Border Management: Delivering Smart & Secure BordersSpeakers included: Stefano Manservisi, Director-General, Home Affairs, European Commission.Established as the leading forum of its kind in Brussels, the third annual Collaborative Border Management conference, brought together border and customs communities alongside EU and international policy makers and stakeholders to discuss opportunities for collaboration across agencies and institutions involved in customs and border management.
May 4, 2011 - Public ProcurementWith the current pressure on public finances, there is a promising opportunity to streamline and innovate procurement operating models across the European Union. This workshop explored challenges in public procurement procedures, examined solutions and highlighted leading practices—across the European Union single market, at a national level and within key sectors of the economy.View the Roundtable Executive Brief
March 29, 2011 - Employment and Skills: Raising Europe’s Game to Overcome the CrisisUnemployment rates are at record levels across the Eurozone. Governments currently face new and increased labour market difficulties. Combined with a growing skills gap. This workshop examined the challenges and highlighted how innovative approaches can help to get people back to work, such as improving the efficient of employment agencies and up-skilling the future workforce.View the Roundtable Executive Brief
March 22, 2011 - Sustainable Public Finances: Restoring Balance and Improving PerformanceWith most European Union member states facing long term structural budget deficits, achieving sustainable public finance has become increasingly complex. The workshop examined the challenge of repairing public finances, reducing operating costs while increasing revenue yield for government tax and revenue agencies.
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