Innovation & Learning Journey

25 - 29 October 2022, Barcelona

In Innovation and Learning Journeys, the Winners will get a unique insight into the major trends and new methodologies for change and better public services, supported by hands-on practices and stewardship from the different European cultures in the respective thematic field, combined with hands-on training. This journey allows for faster adoption of innovative solutions for other public administrations. Excellence through innovation and transfer ensures the needed “Leap to better citizen’s lives in the Western Balkan” in the future. Participants will acquire the knowledge, capacities and skills to design better future services, initiate innovation in their public administration and learn how to overcome “burning” elements.

In particular, three Winners of the 2022 PA Awards are rewarded with and benefit from three tailored innovation and learning capacity-building units that include peer-to-peer dialogue, exclusively designed and organized for them, from 26-30 October in Barcelona, Spain.
The representatives from the initiatives awarded the Special Recognition will join their colleagues at one day Innovation Action Day that will take place on 28 October.

Wednesday, 26 October
Public Management Day for the public officials from three Winners

They will be introduced to Public management in the European context: Frameworks, policies and practices, from strategy to the operational level (the Politics and Management Deal  –  A comprehensive framework for governments) and Public sector innovation practices (Telling/winning stories from the other international award schemes).

Thursday, 27 October
Practices Day for the public officials from three Winners

This day will be an inspirational guide for the dialogue by the visiting authorities; Peer-to-peer dialogue will take place with organizations similar to the winners and visits aimed at prize winners from other awards schemes. All visits will include a presentation of the telling best practice and structured peer-to-peer dialogue.

Friday, 28 October
Innovation Action Day for public officials from three Winners and eight Special Recognition

Participants will take part in an interactive workshop: How to define and build an Innovation Action Plan for the public sector for a specific challenge with 3 Group breakouts (Introducing the challenges, Design Thinking A - Insights and Solutions, Design Thinking B - Prototyping and Action Plan and Solution Development).

At the closure of the Innovation & Learning Jurney, our winners and special recognitions will do the main takeaways with lessons learnt from the Community of Winners. We believe a Walking Tour in Barcelona will also be one of the main takeaways!

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