GOOD GOVERNMENT: principles and tools of public innovation

Governments are taking great strides in redesigning how they do politics.

Policies aimed at boosting competitiveness, sustainability and social cohesion in cities and regions have required the design of specific, made-to-measure instruments, as there are no standard out of the box policies and measures that are applicable to just any territory and set of needs. Indeed, existing ways of working and traditional organisation have been made obsolete due to growing social complexity.

Internationally, the search for new models of governance has as its objective to define the most efficient actions and policies, which are based on processes that foster a long-range vision, openness, cooperation, trust and team-work, encouraging interaction among the various levels and players in the system.

  • How do we agree upon a strategic framework with a set of priorities and commitments for all involved in Government? How do we involve all public employees for successful implementation?
  • How can we initiate a new culture of work in Public Administration based on advanced management criteria?
  • What new measures and instruments can be designed to foster cooperation and participation?
  • How best to promote public innovation by means of rationalisation, simplification and transparency as fundamental principles of good government?

Definition of areas for innovation de Euskal Trenbide Sarea – ETS (Basque Railways)

Support provided to the management of the railway infrastructures in diagnosing their innovation capacities and identifying areas for innovation to improve the quality of their service, in terms of efficiency, efficacy and safety.

Management Plan 07-11 for the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa

Diagnostic of capacities and challenges in this Basque province; government priorities; policies and projects; internal mechanisms of efficient management; evaluation system and follow-up (indicators, organs of control, participation platforms, etc.). Support provided during the thinking process, planning, implementation and follow-up.

Case study: "The Change in the Political Culture of Regional Governments”

Collaboration with Aalto University (Finland) in undertaking a case study, based on the experience of the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa.