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Building Digital Governance Competencies: Baseline for a Curriculum and Master Programme

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Emerging technologies and digital transformation in government and society, called Government 3.0, put forward new training needs for graduates in the area. The ERASMUS+ research project “Scientific Foundations Training and Entrepreneurship Activities in the Domain of ICT-enabled Governance” (Gov 3.0) established the scientific domain of Government 3.0 as a vivid scientific domain, encompassing electronic government, ICT-enabled governance and digital government towards decision support for public value creation. To ensure the necessary competencies in achieving such public value creation along the digital transformation of government and society, training needs were analysed and discussed as part of the project Gov 3.0. The result is a baseline for a digital governance curriculum, providing a description of a generic training programme for digital governance and its implementation in the European context. It is complemented with a Master Programme in Digital Governance to build up a comprehensive understanding of the domain of digital government with particular focus on emerging technologies that have the potential to disrupt public governance. The programme deepens the fundamental understanding of digitalization contexts and related organizational modernization of the public sector, knowledge of information systems in the public sector, knowledge of the decision-making systems in public sector and public sector automatization.

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Pereira, G.V., Ronzhyn, A., Wimmer, M.A. (2022). Building Digital Governance Competencies: Baseline for a Curriculum and Master Programme. In: Charalabidis, Y., Flak, L.S., Viale Pereira, G. (eds) Scientific Foundations of Digital Governance and Transformation. Public Administration and Information Technology, vol 38. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-92945-9_14

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