The Greek island of Samos, located in the Aegean Sea, was the stage for two events: the Samos 2018 Summit On ICT-enabled Governance and the International Summer School On Open and Collaborative Governance. Both events took place from 2 to 7 July 2018 and UNU-EGOV researchers Soumaya Ben Dhaou and Demetrios Sarantis attended.
The Summit offered an unprecedented opportunity to see, interact with and influence cutting-edge ICT research projects and initiatives. Attended by high calibre experts from research, administrations, and enterprises worldwide, the Samos 2018 Summit focused on the newest developments of ICT applications in the areas of digital governance, under the main headline “Government 3.0: Defining the next-generation of ICT-enabled governance”.
Specific focus in this year’s summit was given to the following areas of ICT-enabled governance, aiming at delivering high-level insights on the new roadmap for research and practice:
Soumaya presented a lecture in e-Government and sustainable development. It explained how e-Government plays an essential role in implementing, following-up, and reviewing of the progress made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She also analysed how to align and integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into the e-Government strategy.
Demetrios presented a lecture in e-Government Assessment, which analysed the increasingly important topic of assessment and evaluation in e-Government. Different models, methodologies and approaches were presented.