Agile Government in the Digital Era
Online 5 July to 2 August, in Tartu on 4–11 August, 2023
NB! Travel day 3 August
The Summer School’s focus is on public administrations are changing how they approach the ongoing digital transformation of their public service delivery and at the same time dealing with multiple crises situations. 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 the 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 and 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.
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
Tom Steinberg, mySociety NGO, Digital Society, and Oxford University
Application period is open until 30 April.
NB! Please note that in order to apply for the courses the applicant must pay the registration fee of 25 EUR. The proof of payment must be uploaded to the application form.
Please see the payment options on the application fee payment page.
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.