Computer and Systems Sciences DSV
Stockholm University / eGovLab, Borgarfjordsgatan 12, SE - 164 07 Kista, Sweden | Phone: +46 8 16 20 00
Stockholm, Sweden- 15 March, 2017
eGovlab has joined forces with the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) in building the foundation that will curb corruption.
Moreover, eGovlab, WEF and the Accountability Lab recently co-led the Forum’s Building Foundations for Trust & Integrity project in Mexico, in a joint attempt to promote the use of education in building integrity from the bottom-up. The country’s substantial civic engagement in the battle to put an end to corruption has presented Mexico as the ideal case study and fitting regional model for reform.
Through PACI, these three organizations are now bringing together the very best engineers, anthropologists, design scientists, academics and programmers from around the world to develop new educational approaches and materials for building integrity based on these principles. Whether brainstorming about primary school civics courses in Mexico; developing creative accountability approaches; or using technology for transparency in Sweden, the Knowledge4Trust Initiative (soon to be launched) will provide practical support for those change-makers across the public, private and civic sectors, who are looking to build transparent and solid mechanisms to battle corruption.
11th March 11am: eGovlab hosted a workshop on blockchain in partnership with MIT Media Lab. Participants included the Swedish agencies Arbetsförmedlingen and Transportsyrelsen. The discussions evolved around the potential of blockchain from decentralising authorities to enabling new forms of transportation through personalised consumption indexes.
eGovlab and Stockholm University present its activities as a strategic national component for digital government in the MENA-OECD Working Group 2 on Open and Innovative Government and the ESCWA e-Government Council
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 February 2
This year Hack for Sweden will be held at eGovlab and Stockholm University’s premises in Kista. Participants will be invited to hack and solve societal challenges within 24 intense hours. Hack for Sweden 2017 is larger than ever before! It is the result of a unique collaboration among 27 Swedish government agencies and organisations that want to enable the development of new services and products using their official open data.
At a turbulent time in global and European politics, can new technologies help to better support our democracy?
At this one day conference we will be discussing with parliamentarians, policy makers, academics and civil society how digital tools and technologies might help us better understand, engage and build the trust of the public when considering the policies that affect their lives.