Client: Government of State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Open, transparent and participative: how can we succeed in taking consistent advantage of the opportunities thrown up by digitalization and breaking new ground for an administration in North Rhine – Westphalia that is digital, in touch with the people, and more efficient? Since 2014, Open.NRW, as an implementation of the state’s open government strategy, has been providing practical answers to this. Today it is clear that as a long-term project for the modernization of administration, Open Government acts as a source of new ideas for a better administration, a more innovative economy and a more lively civil society.
In detail, this is about:
- more participation: involve citizens more intensively in decision-making processes
- more collaboration: try out new, innovative forms of collaboration to render the administration more open
- more transparency: make administrative data available transparently as open data
- more open government throughout NRW: intensify the exchange of opinions and information between the municipalities and roll out open government as a form of administrative practice
ifok advises the state government of NRW on the modernization of administration and the implementation of open government projects:
From strategy consulting, via the conception and implementation of participation projects, to moderation at workshops and conferences: open government has many facets – and ifok provides support at all levels. In several innovation projects, for example, we have tested user-centered methods for open collaboration and made them available for the digitalisation of the administration. In an agile project, our editorial team has put new shine on the Open.NRW portal. With e-participation procedures, we have integrated the digital community in decision-making in NRW. On location in the municipalities or on-line in the digital networks of NRW – with our all-round package we have made a contribution to the state-wide expansion of open government in North Rhine–Westphalia.