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Friday, 20 April 2018
Combating Misinformation: An Ecosystem in Co-creation, by eGovlab, OECD, ICA and OU

Today’s large flows of information create new challenges for government administrations. In the age of social media, it is not surprising, given the real-time nature of social media outlets that government agencies as well as non-governmental organisations use these means to ensure immediate awareness in cases of breaking events, such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks. However, along with valid information misinformation has been found to be transmitted in social media even during crisis and emergency situations. Misinformation is a common problem in all media, but is exacerbated in digital social media due to the speed and ease with which it can be spread. Furthermore, at this speed, providing countervailing corrective information in a timely manner is even more challenging. The social web enables people to spread information rapidly without confirmation of truth.

Digital disruption through misinformation highlights the need for national governments to create an inclusive, transparent and accountable digital sphere to address this phenomenon.

The main challenges and potential solutions for governments and citizens are examined in this report by ICA, eGovlab of Stockholm University, the Open University in UK and the OECD.

Monday, 03 July 2017
eGovlab on Creativity and eGovernance at CEA @Tallinn 19 May 2

The Creative Entrepreneurship Academy this year held a conference on “Creativity and eGovernance: Designing Innovative public e-services”, which took place from 19-22 May 2017, in Tallinn. Myrsini Glinos from our team gave a presentation on eGovlab’s work nationally and internationally around inclusive public e-services. The conference provided an opportunity for dialogue between the public sector, bu​siness community (IT-businesses, start-ups, etc.) and creatives, with the goal to exchange knowledge and stimulate innovative ideas. Other speakers at the conference included key people from the Ministers Office and Information System Authority in Estonia and the Open Knowledge, the Helsinki Infoshare Region and Snowcone in Finland.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
 e-Skills Match platform

You can help us shape the e-Skills Match platform that aims at mapping your ICT skills and providing tailored-made courses through MOOCs and OERs.

The platform has developed a self-assessment system (in the form of a multiple-question questionnaire) that measures the ICT skills of the user, according to the European e-CF and ESCO frameworks. With the completion of this process, the system identifies skills, explores matching jobs and suggests online courses to bridge existing gaps.

We invite you to test and evaluate the original e-Skills Match platform.

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Thank you!

eGovlab Team

Thursday, 22 June 2017
“Managing the Public Sector Digital Transformation” a training course for public sector CIOs and IT leaders

Six top European universities from six European countries, namely the University of Leuven (Belgium), RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer/FIT (Germany), the International Hellenic University (Greece), Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland), Delft University of Technolοgy (the Netherlands) and University of Stockholm (Sweden), together with the Greek National Center for Public Administration and Local Government organise a training course for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the public sector. The event will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece from 10 to 13 Oct. 2017 and is supported by the Greek government. The audience will be CIOs and IT leaders from the public sector at General Director and Director level from all over Europe.

 

Monday, 19 June 2017
Ground Truth 2.0 co-design workshop in Stockholm

A diverse group of individuals representing public agencies, industry, academia and citizens, came together on 12 May for the first Ground Truth 2.0 co-design workshop in Stockholm, one of the locations of the Swedish Demo Case. The workshop was designed to identify needs in relation to the issue of water quality that impacts on cooperative planning, management of natural resources & environmental stewardship.