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Thursday, 21 June 2018

With electric blue skies and warm summer weather, the Swedish Citizen Observatory was launched. A better setting could not have been hoped for. From 16th May onwards, two weeks of informative and fun activities were planned for the Vattenveckan organized by the Södermanland county in its 9 municipalities. Vattenveckan is part of the work under the action program for Södermanland’s environment that since 2016 is carried out annually with the aim of sharing information and knowledge around our water. The event emphasizes that water is a finite resource, and that as we all use it daily we have a responsibility to care about it.

Friday, 04 May 2018
Nordic-India Business Research Conference

The Stockholm Business School is pleased to announce its inaugural Nordic-India Business Research Conference in Stockholm during October 25-26, 2018.

This conference will bring academics and practitioners from around the world to participate in a relevant, rigorous, and candid discussion of principal issues surrounding Nordic-India business relations at national, industry, as well as firm level(s).

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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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.

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.