Engaging News – 29.06.18

Engaging News – 29.06.18

Engaging News – Week ending 29 June

Every week engage2 finds the best & latest stories that share our EngageTech interests, as a weekly round up here, and via our Twitter feeds – @engage2govern & @emotivate during the week. Topics this week: Open Government, Digital Government and Civictech.

Open Government

Europe has the chance to scale-up open government initiatives & make citizens an active part of EU governance, rebuilding trust towards a truly two-way street. Read more from Open Government Partnership.

A more open government is developing in NSW, with Elizabeth Tydd sharing a comprehensive new guide to OGP which positions community engagement at the centre of public administration.

Digital Government Standards

New Zealand’s Digital.Govt.NZ announced their Digital Service Design Standard at GOVIS2018 last week, with links to resources for implementation.

An understanding of custodianship is essential to build trust in a digital government, says Tom Burton, as well as long-term approaches to information management.

Australia has launched a digital disruption research paper, with Australian Productivity Commission looking to strengthen digital government approaches. The paper can be downloaded here.

Digital government is more than just replicating paper forms online, it’s about moving beyond legacy architecture to a citizen-centric model, says Adam Beck, Exec Director of Australian and New Zealand Smart Cities Council.


Grab your lunch & sit down to a feast of civictech talks from TicTec2018. All sessions have been uploaded!

GovHack Australia is returning, 7-9 Sept. Now is the time to set up events, mentors & sponsors for this nation-wide event! Details for each state here.


Thanks for reading! Head over to our engage2’s blog for more news, thoughts and handy resources.

Hannah and the engage2 Team

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