The Institute of Public Administration and the Council of Ministers' Administration aim to develop an active network of experts in public administration to apply the approaches of innovation in the public sector, providing experts with an opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills, as well as a platform to exchange experiences.
⇒ Creating practical solutions to support innovation and overcome the challenges of this approach in administration.
⇒ Dissemination of ideas and practices to support innovation.
⇒ Adopting and improving innovation in the public sector.
⇒ Broadening the perspective of civil servants on innovation approaches on European and international levels.
The IPA's Innovation in the Public Sector Forum in December 2022 launched a network of innovators to serve as a forum for the exchange of innovative practices among public administration officials at the national level.
The event brought together the Ministry of eGovernment, the Ministry of Innovation and Growth, and representatives from central and local governments to work together to create actionable solutions to support innovation.
The Institute of Public Administration organizes a competition for innovation in the public sector.
The best ideas will be supported by an event in which the IPA will offer methodological support from speakers and mentors, incl. Design Thinking to accurately shape the concept into an actual prototype or project that the respective administration can fund and implement later.
The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) focuses attention on the public sector's capacity to apply new approaches and solutions to complex societal problems.
The Innovation Community of Central Government (RIC) in the Netherlands works to share knowledge and best practices on innovation within the national government. The community, which has grown from two to twelve ministries, disseminates knowledge and provides a platform for sharing active engagement in the innovation process. .
The Victorian Government in Australia created an online platform to connect public servants around key thematic areas. Public servants can collaborate across departmental and policy silos through networks devoted to five public sector reform priorities in order to learn and improve outcomes. Similarly, Sweden has launched the Samverket Public Sector Innovation Hub, a co-working and co-creation hub breaking boundaries between public institution and co-creating solutions for a sustainable future.
The United Nations Public Service Innovation Hub provides an online platform to share stories about innovation projects around the world. In particular, the platform highlights projects of public service award winners. By sharing and disseminating ideas to global audiences, the platform makes the possibilities and potential of innovation projects visible.
The Government of Slovenia developed the Policy Jam to ensure that the perspectives of diverse stakeholders are incorporated in the design of public services and policies. Using interactive workshops with a comprehensive approach to engaging stakeholders on a given issue, Policy Jams establish a multi-stakeholder platform to develop better policies and solutions.