This seminar forms part of consultation with stakeholders in view of the IU review in the context of the revised Europe 2020 strategy. The seakers include Ville Meloni from Forum Virium Helsinki.
 
Draft agenda 
 
09.30-09.45 Welcome and introduction by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General DG Research and Innovation
 
09.45-11.30 Innovation in public administration – EU initiatives for Europe 2020
 
Chair: Christian Bason, Director of MindLab, Denmark
 
Speakers:
– Francoise Waintrop, Chef de la mission Méthodes d’écoute et d’innovation, Service Innovation Secrétariat Général de la Modernisation de l’Action Publique, France
– Gina Korella, Member of Cabinet, Ministry of Administrative Reform & e-Government, Greece
– Colin Sullivan, Director of Strategic Policy and Reform at Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland – United Kingdom
– Rolf Alter, Director for Public Governance and Territorial development, OECD
 
11.30-11.45 Coffee break
 
11.45-13.00 Co-creation with citizens in an open and innovative public sector 
 
Chair: Christian Bason, Director of MindLab, Denmark
 
Speakers:
Consuelo Fernández, Executive Coordinator of Barcelona Shared Innovation Centre
Ville Meloni, Programme Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki city, Finland
Floor de Jong, Strategic Advisor Economic Affairs – City of Groningen, Netherlands
 
13.00-14.00 Lunch
 
14.00-15.45 Public sector as enabler for Innovation
 
Chair: Petri Räsänen, ‎Director, Innovation and Foresight at Council of Tampere Region, Finland 
 
Speakers
Paul Timmers, Director, DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology, Sustainable and Secure Society, European Commission
Andriana Sukova–Tosheva, Director, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Social Market Economy in Member States I: ESF, European Commission
Carlo Pettinelli, Director, DG Enterprise and Industry, Sustainable Growth and EU 2020, European Commission
Peter Dröll, Acting Director, DG Research and Innovation, Innovation Union and European Research Area, European Commission
Thomas Wobben, Director, Horizontal Policies and Networks, Committee of the regions of the European Union, Committee of the Regions
 
15.45-16.00 Conclusions and closing remarks 
Key conclusions by the chairs
Feedback from participants
 
Closing remarks by Peter Dröll, Acting Director DG Research and Innovation
 

Time: 09/18/2014 – 09:30 – 16:30 – 09/18/2014 – 09:30 – 16:30
Venue: Brussels, Belgium

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