The Creative Bureaucracy Festival returns with a live event on 2 June 2022 in Berlin. Be there! Tickets are available now. Can’t join us on site? We made sure you will be able to stream our main stage programme online
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How To Join The Biggest Festival For Public Sector Innovation
Following last week’s announcement of our 2022 programme, we are delighted to continue our deep dive into the sessions you can find at Radialsystem on 2 June.Get ready to meet over 100 speakers from accross the globe who are joining us in Berlin to share both best practice examples and vital questions and provocations around…
The Festival Programme Is Now Live
Only one month left! To join the event live in Berlin, make sure you secure your festival ticket in advance. Can’t join us on site? We made sure you will be able to stream our mainstage programme online. Simply register to watch the livestream on 2 June.
Join Creative Public Changemakers
How are you helping to shape modern public administrations? Join us on 2 June in Berlin and let us know! Or learn more about how you can start becoming an active part of creating future-oriented bureaucracies. Meet public sector innovators and creative changemakers at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival and take part in over 50 keynotes, seminars, fishbowls and…
Young Creative Bureaucrats 2022
Das Creative Bureaucracy Festival ist das Forum für Innovatoren im Öffentlichen Sektor. Das Festival will das Ansehen von Verwaltung stärken und insbesondere ideenreichen Nachwuchs ansprechen. 2022 laden wir deshalb gemeinsam mit PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand die nächste Generation der Verwaltungsinnovatoren zu einem exklusiven Event nach Berlin. 40 junge Talente bekommen am 1. Juni…
Watch all Sessions of the Digital Kick-Off Day
It’s been a bit over a week since our first Digital Kick-Off Day. We are grateful for the overwhelming response, counting around 1,500 participants from over 50 countries, more than 30 programme sessions and 100 speakers, as well as 3,500 votes cast to elect this year’s community voting winners! Did you miss one or more of the…
Six creative administrative ideas for 2 June 2022
Marriage via video identification and innovation diplomacy for the climate of the future – the digital audience of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival has selected the best ideas of imaginative bureaucrats. Around 1,500 festival participants from over 50 countries took part in the voting. On 2 June 2022, the winners will present their ideas on stage…
How did you like the Digital Kick-Off Day? | Let us know!
We are over the moon with the positive response on all channels to the Digital Kick-Off Day on 24 March 2022. What a great start to the 2022 festival season! We are really looking forward to the next steps. And to help us improve, please let us know your feedback. It only takes a few…
Cast Your Vote | Community Voting
Last week we shared the Digital Kick-Off Day (24 March) with you – a programme largely curated with the support of our festival jury. And now it’s your turn! From now until the end of the 24 March itself we are opening a community voting for you to choose which topics or projects you find the most interesting,…
What’s Awaiting You on 24 March? | Programme Now Online
The wait is over! The full programme of our Digital Kick-Off Day on 24 March is now online and ready for you to explore. Browse through more than 30 sessions, which the festival jury selected from around 200 nominations from over 30 countries. To join us and many brilliant creative voices online, all you need…
Register Now | Digital Kick-Off Day 2022
Are you ready for a new year of public sector innovation? Register now for free for the first of our core activities this year, our Digital Kick-Off Day on 24 March!Our digital stage will host a packed programme of inspiring examples of creative bureaucracy in action with brilliant, creative solutions for all kinds of problems and untapped opportunities. We…
The Creative Bureaucracy Jury
Following our announcements of our upcoming 2022 events – our first Digital Kick-Off Day on 24 March and our first live event after two years on 2 June – we are now excited to introduce you to our first official Creative Bureaucracy Festival Jury! Of our 16 jury members, many are longstanding supporters and co-creators…
Partnering with PD again in 2022
We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing our collaboration 🤝 with PD-Berater der öffentlichen Hand. With PD, we have a strong, knowledgeable and well-connected partner at our side who just received the “Hidden Champion” Award for their public sector consulting services in Germany. We look forward to entering 2022 with such a…
Calling All Creative Bureaucrats
After hitting some new records in 2021 with our second digital edition, we are thrilled to announce that the Creative Bureaucracy Festival will return in 2022 with the best of both worlds – online and in-person! SAVE THE DATE:24 March 2022 – Digital Kick-Off Day (online)2 June 2022 – Creative Bureaucracy Festival (in-person in Berlin) We are…
Using Data to Shape our Future Cities: Best Practices from Germany
Using Data to Shape our Future Cities: Best Practices from Germany As the digital transformation of society changes our cities, an essential issue is that of so-called ‘data sovereignty’. How should the data generated in urban areas be handled? And who should handle it? While the private sector has long been using data to build…
All Sessions 2021 | Now Online
Did you miss any sessions during the festival? No problem. The entire 2021 programme is now available in our Creative Bureaucracy Content Library. Use the search function or browse through the different thematic blocks to find the right video for you. The Creative Bureaucracy Content Library is a platform by and for creative changemakers. Browse through more…
Send Us Your Feedback!
Help us make the 2022 Festival even better by taking a few minutes to complete our questionnaire. We have put together a couple of short surveys and would be very grateful for your feedback. One relates to the festival as a whole, and the other to individual sessions. All reflections and suggestions are very welcome: What did you…
The Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2021 comes to an end
The fourth Creative Bureaucracy Festival comes to an end with new records: 18,000 creative minds and administrative visionaries from 94 countries participated in this year’s Festival. The comprehensive Festival programme included 150 digital sessions and over 400 international speakers. “The Creative Bureaucracy Festival is not only a forum for the best ideas for bureaucracy, but…
Programme Preview: FINANCE AND RESOURCING
What kind of bureaucratic infrastructure do we need for the 21st century? How can we create an empowering set of practices, resources and structures which together provide the best possible conditions for the imagination at all scales of society? Finance and resourcing don’t sound like especially ‘creative’ topics, but they are often the key to either halting…
Programme Preview: TECHNOLOGY AND DATA
“Digitalising a broken process gets you a digitised, broken process.” – New America. As governments increasingly automate their work and the digital possibilities around us proliferate, it’s Creative Bureaucrats and their allies who are ensuring we get the ‘digitalisation’ process right. From AI and data ethics through service design standards and digital public space stewardship, they’re…
Programme Preview: Smart City Governance
Smart City and Governance Digitization is both a challenge and an opportunity for cities around the world. Furthermore, the combination of digitization and urban development is the basis for the emergence of smart cities. But smart cities are much more than just a collection of intelligent electricity systems and autonomously driving cars. A city, at…
Working in the public service of the state of Berlin means working for the common good and having a truly creative and meaningful job. Approximately 128,000 people work in Berlin’s public authorities every day to ensure that things are safe, social and fair in the city, that our children are well educated, that streets, parks…
Programme Preview: PARTICIPATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Civic participation is at the heart of democracy. Yet so often citizens aren’t involved at all in their political system or policymaking processes. Creative Bureaucrats and their allies listen to individuals and their communities and find ways to actively involve them in the decisions that will affect their futures, providing agency and building trust along the…
Programme Preview: EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT
Quality education and meaningful employment are two of the most powerful tools for lifting socially excluded individuals into society and for building bonds between citizens. In our new world of digital technologies, climate crises, and different social challenges to the past – What jobs and skills do we need? And what kind of education should we…
Programme preview: EQUALITY AND EQUITY
Many might consider the world around us to be a neutral canvas. But every design choice, conscious or otherwise, embeds certain perspectives and bias – in our physical and digital infrastructures, products and services, and far beyond. Creative Bureaucrats are striving towards a more equitable world by questioning such assumptions, surfacing unheard voices, and inviting systemic…
Programme Preview: Health and Wellbeing
What kind of lives are we really aspiring to? Creative Bureaucrats think twice when designing success metrics. They look beyond easy tested-and-tried approaches and seek out the root causes of social challenges, defining problems and implementing solutions with holistic understandings of health and wellbeing that span the physical to the psychological, social and spiritual.
Programme Preview: Climate And Sustainability
The newly released IPCC report makes the state of the climate crisis unambiguously clear. Tackling this systemic threat to our planet and human rights requires a complete rewiring – not just of individual behaviour but of our underlying economic models, policy commitments, legal and regulatory frameworks, and political leadership. Creative Bureaucrats are leading the way.
Programme Preview: Public Infrastructure and Space
Public infrastructures and spaces are the foundation of our collective lives. Both in the physical realm and also, crucially, the ever-growing digital sphere. Designing them right is crucial for our health and well-being, as well as to addressing challenges of power balances, sustainability and trust. What set of practices, structures and resources would provide the…
Programme Preview: Organisational Culture and Governance
We’ve all experienced it: Too much bureaucracy kills creativity and innovation. But structures and processes aren’t stifling by default. Often they’re just not designed right. At Creative Bureaucracy we explore how leading public administrations are designing enabling cultures and governance structures.
Programme Preview: Collaboration and Communication
Creative Bureaucrats don’t think in silos or subject fields, nor are they limited to working within sectors. They build bridges wherever needed to mobilise different actors behind common missions. Making this work means cutting the jargon: no ‘insider talk’ – rather simple, empathetic straight-talking and an eye for good design that’s accessible for all.
Chancellor Candidates at the Festival!
This week we have a very special highlight for you. Only a couple of days before the 2021 German federal election, the top candidates of the country’s major parties, Annalena Baerbock (Grüne), Armin Laschet (CDU) and Olaf Scholz (SPD), will present their ideas for creative innovations for the German bureaucracy at the Festival And that’s…