This thematic seminar on Public Sector Innovation is organised under the umbrella of the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) in cooperation with the European Commission DG Research and Innovation in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
Experts in public sector innovation, local and regional authorities and EU policy makers will be brought together to discuss the topic and inform the actors at local and regional level of the main dimensions of public sector innovation.
The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) will be presented and will look specifically into public sector innovation at city level to gain insight on how local governments can implement systemic innovation. The participants will also be updated on the latest developments in the area of the European Capital of Innovation Award (iCapital), as well as innovative and responsible public procurement.
This thematic seminar on Public Sector Innovation aims to raise awareness and foster exchange of information and best practice between the European Commission and the EU regions as well as among the regions themselves.