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4 Feb 2019

Save the date: The Future of Government 2030+ final event

We are happy to share with you the results of our project The Future of Government 2030+. A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models during the final event that will take place on 6 March 2019 at  the European Parliament and the European Commission (Berlaymont) in Brussels. The event will be hosted by MEPs Brando Benifei (S&D), Ivan Jakovcic (ALDE) and Franc Bogovic (EPP). It will gather various stakeholders, policy makers, CSOs, industry representatives,

31 Jan 2019

And the #futurgov design competition winners are…

Dear blog readers, before the winter break we launched a "policy design ideation challenge" to award the most commented design projects featuring governments in 2030 and after. The prototypes were created by students from six design schools in Europe. We want to emphasize that the value of this exercise lies in the ideas proposed and the discussion generated, not in the rankings. This being said, we are happy to announce the students/prototypes who received the most comments

29 Jan 2019

#Blockchain4EU at EU Industry Days 2019

The EU Industry Days 2019 will focus on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event, on 5-6 February, will demonstrate how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and provide input for future policy making. This will gather around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society. You can read more about the EU Industry Days 2019 on its

28 Jan 2019

Working towards the Global Compact for Migration: What role for non-migration policies?

Migration is a multidimensional phenomenon that cannot be addressed by one government policy sector alone. This is why the recently adopted Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration calls for a "whole-of-government" approach as a way to develop and implement effective migration policies and practices and to ensure horizontal and vertical policy coherence across all sectors and levels of government. In European policymaking, this means considering the role of 'non-migration policies' on migration dynamics.

#FuturGov Design Concept – ReBirth

ReBirth Akanksha Gupta, Jennifer Wieskopf, Rotem Fisch, Lisa Cagnin, Elisa Pirola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Giving citizenship in exchange for data tracking Rebirth is a data-driven system run by a private enterprise that enables international mobility. It offers a means for people without proper documentation to obtain a legal footprint and empowers them to change their fate. Immigrants are relocated to suit the demand of private companies, which employ them. Governments guarantee legal citizenship to

#FuturGov Design Concept – The Consumption Show

The Consumption Show Akanksha Gupta, Jennifer Wieskopf, Rotem Fisch, Lisa Cagnin, Elisa Pirola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Access to public services depending on individual performance measured through data surveillance The Consumption Show is a system that benchmarks and visualizes individual citizens’ waste, energy and water performance through an open dashboard. Making this data trackable and accessible creates a new social contract on environmental responsibility, directly affecting citizenship rights. The system, thus, creates a framework for

#FuturGov Design Concept – Tailored Taxes

Tailored Taxes Helena Amor, Miro Peloso, Ellen Wolf and Lisa Moser (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland) Giving society a voice in governmental decisions when filing taxes An existing touch-point where government and citizens connect is the tax-return system. Filing the tax-return will become a pleasant and interesting experience and make people engage with government decision making. It will directly enable citizens to decide in which public policy area 30% of their tax

#FuturGov Design Concept – Garbage Privacy

Garbage Privacy Viktoriia Baran, Agnieszka Bartosz, Anna Kavouras (School of Form, University SWPS, Poznan, Poland) Losing freedom of choice and privacy through the constant monitoring of data The concept invites you to decide which path you would take in the face of a difficult choice. People are offered two options: 1) total lack of privacy or control of their own data and the transfer of all data to digital companies in exchange for access to

#FuturGov Design Concept – Voting Systems

New voting processes Nora Furer, Jan Gertsch and Jonathan Grubenmann (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) Participating in voting by integrating digital innovations Instead of receiving voting letters, like in the past, citizens simply follow a link sent to their smartphone by the government. After an automatic face recognition security check, citizens activate their personal voting account, where they receive access to brief and objective informational videos, explaining the subjects being voted upon, as

#FuturGov Design Concept – AI-driven Service Delivery

AI-driven Service Delivery Carlos Canali , Zhen Li, Chien Yu Lin, Chia Ying Tsai (University of the Arts London, UK) Government acts as an insurance company, defining the tax amount by measuring the individual's risk potential DISCLAIMER: The document presents a speculative fiction perspective. The brand names and products shown do not at all have any relationship to the real brands and do not relate to any functionality or specifications of the real products or

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