Greece, through the Ministry of Interior, responsible for public administration policy, adopted on May 22, 2019, the OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation, thus highlighting the importance of innovation as a key function of the Greek public administration.

How can the basic principles of the Declaration be applied in Greece?

The Ministry of Interior, wanting to emphasize its commitment to innovation policy, goes one step further.

In order for innovation to grow and be promoted on a larger scale, the Department of Innovation and Best Practices has created a series of practical ideas, implementation tips and questions for thought and discussion, which are described in the Implementation Guide on the Public Sector Innovation Declaration, to make it easier for you to:




  • Understand in simple words the 5 principles of the Innovation Declaration 
  • Use practical tools to promote innovation within your organization on a daily basis
  • Acquaint with new ways in which we can all improve, through the actions of the Department of Innovation and Best Practices


    What you will find in the Public Sector Innovation Declaration Guide

    Written with the sole purpose of helping you and all government officials, it briefly describes the 3 levels of innovation policy and offers ideas and tips to integrate innovation into your daily life. The ideas are divided into 5 sections, which constitute the 5 principles of the OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation:


    1. We enhance innovation
    2. We develop our ability to innovate
    3. We create and participate in knowledge exchange networks
    4. We explore, we test, we evaluate
    5. We share, we learn


    In each section you will find more questions that will help you think about ways you can develop innovation but also information on how the Department of Innovation and Best Practices of the Ministry of Interior can support you in your endeavor.



    Public Sector Leaders

    Your contribution to the development of innovation

    All the above can not be put into practice, if all together and each one of us individually do not try, through simple, daily actions and initiatives to promote innovation within our organization.
    That is why we invite you to promote, adopt and implement the Declaration and its Implementation Guide within your unit, in whatever way you deem most efficient and together with your colleagues to think about how you can apply these principles in your own work routine to improve the performance of your organization.


      Contact us!
      As a central national point for the promotion of innovation in the Greek public administration, we always want to learn how innovation is implemented within public organisations. We will be happy to hear from you, your unit or your body information on how you plan to adopt the Implementation Guide on the Public Sector Innovation Declaration , disseminate it to employees and what dimensions of the Declaration you will focus on in the near future.
      You can send us information by e-mail: innovationunit ⌊at⌋







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