“Citizen’s Assistant” – How to improve e-government

April 3, 2019

When you got an idea on how to improve digital services of public institutions, you have to go where the decision-makers meet. And that is at the annual fair of Dataport, Germany’s largest provider for digital solutions for the public sector. The team of the Otto-Schott-Gymnasium was invited to present their idea of a digital “Citizen’s Assistant”.

Team Otto-Schott-Gymnasium Mainz took the chance to talk to decision makers. Photo: Kai Meinke

Dataport is a full-service provider that evolved over the years as a joint effort of several northern states in Germany that combined their efforts to digitise their services. Every year, the fair at Dataport presents the latest products to relevant people from politics, public institutions, business and technology. Our team from Mainz got the chance to present their idea, which qualified them for the National Final 2018, to a large audience. Afterwards, they engaged in a discussion, receiving praise for pointing out critical issues of the digitalisation of public administrative tasks.

To us as organisers of the YES!, it’s again great feedback from experts that reflect what the YES! is all about. The students understand the matter, recognise the problems and are capable of developing ideas with potential.

To us as organisers of the YES!, it’s again a great feedback from experts that reflect what the YES! ies all about. The students understand the matter, recognise the problems and are capable of developing ideas with potential.