New Architectures // Working Towards a Creative Bureaucracy – How Politicians and Civil Servants Can Approach it Together
Politics and administration are like two fish in an aquarium – inescapably connected and in constant exchange with each other. Trust and communication are mutually dependent and are the most important prerequisites for creative bureaucracy. Therefore, the relationship between politics and administration again forms the prelude to the Academy.
Following the opening session on the main stage „What I wish they knew“: Translating Between Bureaucrats and Politicians, we invite you to join us to exchange your main takeaways and further explore this important topic.
We will explore together how creative bureaucracy and public innovation could be meaningfully promoted and jointly shaped, what role communication between politics and administration plays and why it is so immensely important.
Are you interested in taking part in this CBF Academy workshop? Sign up via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lcO2srjstH92FTTk1Ahp0ps9I44vzij3A
Anna is the Deputy Director of Apolitical Academy Global. She supports an emerging network of independent Apolitical Academies around the world that aim to develop more representative, inclusive and forward-looking „citizen politicians“ ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with more than 18 parliaments and parliamentary committees across Canada and the African continent to implement anti-corruption, poverty reduction and gender equality reforms. More recently, she helped lead the design and roll out of Transformative Leadership programming for over 35,000 young changemakers as part of The MasterCard Foundation. Anna also headed up global projects with an EdTech start-up in Berlin, focused on reducing barriers to entry for young people with a refugee background into higher education and meaningful employment.
Caroline Paulick-Thiel ist strategische Designerin und Expertin für verantwortungsvolle Innovation. Ausgebildet in Design (BA) und Public Policy (MPP), ist sie erfahren in der Entwicklung und Leitung von partizipativen Prozessen zur Bearbeitung öffentlicher Herausforderungen. 2012 hat sie nextlearning mitbegründet, einen Verein, der gesellschaftliche Transformationsprozesse mit effektiven Lernformaten unterstützt. Seit 2015 leitet sie Politics for Tomorrow, eine parteiunabhängige Initiative, die menschenzentrierte Gestaltungsansätze in öffentlichen Innovationen fördert und mit politisch-administrativen Institutionen von der lokalen bis zur höchsten Bundesebene in Deutschland zusammenarbeitet. Für das Creative Bureaucracy Festival initiierte sie die Academy, die Raum für angewandtes Lernen und das kreative Beantworten konkreter öffentlicher Fragestellungen bietet.
Caroline Paulick-Thiel is a strategic designer and expert in facilitating responsible innovation. Trained in design (BA) and in public policy (MPP), she is experienced in developing and leading participatory processes to address public challenges. In 2012, she co-founded nextlearning, an association supporting societal transformation processes with experiental learning formats. Since 2015, Caroline is the director of Politics for Tomorrow, a non-partisan initiative fostering human-centered design approaches in public innovation, working with German political-administrative institutions from local to highest federal level. For the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, she initiated the Academy – a dedicated space for learning by doing and finding creative answers to concrete questions.
Building upon his experience as a (recovering) bureaucrat working at and with all levels of government, Karl-Filip founded the Cities of People partnership in 2018 to further develop and implement a people-centered model for future cities. In 2019 he successfully organised the first edition of the Brussels Creative Bureaucracy Festival.
Previously he served as the Chief Strategy Officer of the City of Ghent in Belgium for 15 years, responsible among other things for the city’s innovation strategy. He is the founder of Digipolis, the public ICT-company of the cities of Antwerp and Ghent. He was also a member of the ExCom of EUROCITIES, the largest European cities network, and chair in 2017 and 2018.