The main goal of ‘The Smarter Network’, in Dutch: het slimmer netwerk, is to connect civil servants with innovating ideas to one another, no matter from which administrative level they are: provinces, local administrations, district water boards and the police. ‘The Smarter Network’ has four components:
At the smarter network café or in the Linkedin group, innovators discuss practical problems, form doetanks and propose solutions for problems, thus contributing to the overall productivity of the organisation.
The project will run for one year at least. Before summer 2011, a ‘grand café’ took place, a bigger meeting with the main objective of giving a space to doetanks to report the results they suggest to the problems that governmental organisations expressed. A knowledge base is available on the online network.
|Award category:||opening up the public sector|
|Sector:||Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform|
|Type of activity:|
|Keywords:||Innovative solutions, interactive policy making, social network community|
|Short English description:||Before summer 2011, a ‘grand café’ took place, a bigger meeting with the main objective of giving a space to doetanks to report the results they suggest to the problems that governmental organisations expressed.|
|Organisation:||Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations|
|Level of government:||national level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||1-5|
|EU membership:||EU member|