Interview: Meet Štěpán Soukeník, communication consultant with GovDelivery

Institute for Digital Government continues its series of interviews with Štěpán Soukeník, communication consultant with GovDelivery, a digital communications platform that serves governments and public sector organizations worldwide, whilst promoting digital engagement and civic participation. Our focus during the interview was to discover more about GovDelivery’s mission and achievements and thus provide our readers with an insight into a successful way of making use of digital technologies for the benefit of both governments and citizens. We hope that we have caught your attention and made you curious, and that you will enjoy our discussion as much as we did! Continue reading Interview: Meet Štěpán Soukeník, communication consultant with GovDelivery

10 Romanian change makers in Financial Times’ 2016 New Europe 100 List

The 2016 New Europe 100 is the third annual list of Central and Eastern Europe’s brightest and best people — plus the organisations who are changing the region’s societies, politics or business environments and displaying innovation, entrepreneurialism and fresh approaches to prevailing problems. Continue reading 10 Romanian change makers in Financial Times’ 2016 New Europe 100 List

Event in Retrospective: Diaspora In The Digital Age

Institute for Digital Government celebrates International Democracy Day through a digital diplomacy seminar

The International Day of Democracy (15th September 2016) was marked by Institute for Digital Government through a seminar symbolically entitled “Diaspora in the Digital Age: New Opportunities for Open Government Partnerships”. The event aimed to analyze the potential of digital technologies to shape the manner in which foreign ministries and embassies communicate and conduct their relations with target audiences, as well as the mechanisms through which these interactions could be strengthened and connected to the opportunities endowed by the Informational Era. Besides, the seminar sought to develop recommendations meant to improve the capacity of Romanian institutions to interact with the Romanian diaspora and that could be translated into potential public policies. The event was organised in partnership with the Department of Policies for Relations with Romanians Abroad within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group, with the support of the Romanian Presidency and of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Continue reading Event in Retrospective: Diaspora In The Digital Age