- More than 1,300 visitors on site, nearly 1,500 viewers online.
- In 73 sessions, 182 speakes, project participants and leaders from 34 countries shared their expertise on administrative innovations at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival.
- For the second time, the Young Faces – Young Spaces Awards were presented as part of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival Awards
- Among the top speakers were CIO of the Federal Government Markus Richter, President of the Federal Office of Administration Christoph Verenkotte, Martina Klement, Chief Digital Officer of the State of Berlin, Parliamentary State Secretary Ekin Deligöz and Katarina Niewiedzial, Commissioner for Integration and Migration of the State of Berlin.
Administration can only survive future crises if it overcomes the challenges of modernisation and demographic change and invests in the further training of specialists. This year’s Creative Bureaucracy Festival ends with this conclusion and a plea for more flexibility and cooperation between politics and society.
The comprehensive digitisation of the administration, which is still seen as a problem rather than a solution when it comes to implementation at the state and federal level, should “not be an end in itself, but must bring tangible added value for citizens and our administration,” according to the new CDO of the state of Berlin, Martina Klement. Optimisation of administrative processes must involve all parts of society to create a system that works with and not against citizens (Elisa Lindinger, SuperrrLab). The issue of the shortage of skilled workers must be thought of in a diverse and inclusive way and needs solutions that are oriented to the new social needs of citizens (Ekin Deligöz, BFSFJ). With the launch of the Policy Club, which is hosted by the EU-funded EIT Culture & Creativity initiative, the focus should also be on innovation and closer cooperation between politics, administration and culture across Europe (Bernd Fesel, EIT Culture & Creativity).
“The topics and impulses presented at the festival show that administration has creative solutions and is ready to implement them. With the participation of all actors from administration, politics, and civil society we can achieve change” says festival director Johanna Sieben.