Online 5 July to 2 August, in Tartu on 4–11 August, 2023
NB! Travel day 3 August
This summer course focuses on public administrations, their change, and how the ongoing digital transformation of their public service delivery is approached and multiple crisis situations are dealt with. We will first provide a theoretical and practical overview of the core approaches, then dive deeper into the analysis and application of agile work practices that are necessary for digital transformation. The students will then explore these topics with government practitioners and present their findings. In a flipped classroom format, students will build learning teams and at the same time learn how to apply agile work practices simultaneously. We are combining an online phase with an onsite visit at the University of Tartu in Estonia and provide an immersion experience in arguably one of the most advanced digital societies in the world.
The course is supported by the ECePS ERA Chair, that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857622.
Digital Governance, Public Administration, Politics
|Coordinating unit at UT||
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
|Study Field:||Politics and Governance in the Digital Age||Course Leader||Prof Vincent Homburg, Professor of e-governance|
|Format||Summer Course||Location||online and in Tartu, Estonia|
|Course dates:||5 July - 2 August online
4 August - 12 August on-site
|Apply by:||30 April 2023|
|Study||MA/PhD, advanced BA||Language||English|
Prof Vincent Homburg, University of Tartu
Dr Mihkel Solvak, University of Tartu
Prof Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia
Prof Ines Mergel, University of Konstanz
Prof Joep Crompvoets, KU Leuven
Independent reading in July: Students will have material to individually work through before the in-person part of the school. The students will be divided into groups and under the guidance of their supervisor they will start working on their group assignment. There will be occasional online meetings and short lectures throughout July. Exact programme will be available from February 16th.
In person on 4–11 August, 2023, in Tartu, Estonia with lectures, meetings and fieldtrip to digital governance organisations and institutions of Estonia to learn first-hand from practitioners
PS: Only complete applications including all annexes submitted by the deadline will be considered for selection.
Students completing the course will:
Examination format: Group assignment (pass/fail)
Two weeks prior to the start of the programme an information file will be sent to all participants. This file contains the daily schedule and relevant contact information of the programme managers.
Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country. It is recommended to visit the Tartu Welcome Centre website and arrival and housing section to find accommodation opportunities.