Is there a way to motivate public, private and third sector actors to work together for a common goal? What could be considered a ‘common goal’ for bodies belonging to different sectors of society and the economy? Is there a way to find common ground between spaces ruled by strong dividing lines, so as to produce actions with multiplier effects for citizens, businesses and specific categories of population?
The development of digital skills, the encouragement of innovation and ultimately the sharing of knowledge, through the exchange of experiences in the field of digital skills for learning, have been at the core of the meeting of public administration, private and third sector representatives in an innovation workshop ( innovation lab) organized by the Unit of Innovation,Ministry of Interior.
The Innovation Lab was based on the following basic principles:
- Cooperation. We believe in working together, sharing ideas and solving problems as a community,
- Orientation to ideas. We believe in new ideas and believe that the best opportunities for learning come from them,
- Orientation to participation. We believe in creating an environment conducive to the development of synergies through the participation and interaction of representatives with the appropriate know-how.
- Orientation to free exchange of views and equal participation
The Innovation Lab was an opportunity to collaborate and develop new ideas among public bodies to develop a common 2019 Digital Skills Action Plan. To do this, representatives of public policy-makers in digital skills, private IT companies and organizations as well as non-governmental organizations that stand out in training programs were brought together and worked on joint actions.
In addition, with the completion of the Innovation Lab, new ideas emerged for further refinement. However, the foundations for a new collaborative culture have been created which require everyone to contribute according to their capacity to help citizens and boost the economy.
The outcome of the Innovation Lab has been beneficial in many ways: new actions and partnerships have emerged beyond the ordinary, existing actions’ effects have been enriched, new areas of cooperation have emerged and the expectation for similar events in the future has been created.