The latest info-communication tools applied in public administration and public service are in the focus of the international conference “Central and Eastern European eGov Days 2014” organized by the Institute of E-Public Service Development of the Faculty of Public Administration at the Ludovika Campus of the National University of Public Service on 8-9 May.
The concept of “smart governance” touches upon such fields like information security, e-participation of citizens, the legal, organizational and technical issues of e-governance, and e-business.
The two day event was opened by Prof. Dr. András Patyi, Rector of the National University of Public Service, who emphasized that this is the first conference in the main building of the Ludovika Campus which is also a symbol of benevolence due to its history and to national cooperation. Professor Patyi reminded that this building with its century long past gives home to the University’s efforts of searching for modern answers for modern questions while preserving its heritage and traditions.
Professor Dr. András Nemeslaki, Head of the Institute of E-Public Service Development noted that the main theme of the conference is e-governance and the application of technology in various systems of government. Central and Eastern European eGov Days have been held several times in the region, with the latest providing an overview of the full spectrum of info-communication tools applied in public administration and public service. Professor Nemeslaki added that apart from contemporary technological issues the event also touches upon the new challenges, innovative models and those challenges of governance and strategy that governmental entities are to be aware of.
Nearly 40 Hungarian and foreign participants provided their presentations at the conference in English. International participants came primarily from European Union countries, however, several participants were from other parts of the world including the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.