Team: Dr. Stefan Welling, Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter, Izumi Klockmann, Sabrina Schlachter, Fabian Dolpp
Funding body: IT-Planungsrat
The digitization of public administration is changing structures, processes and work culture. Employees must be prepared for these changes and their consequences through appropriate training and further education. This poses a challenge to public administration employers and the associated educational institutions to react actively and productively to these changes and to help shape them. For this reason, the IT Planning Council has launched the project "Qualifica Digitalis" in order to identify and systematize the necessary competences for employees in modern public administration, to develop strategies for the qualification of the public sector and to give recommendations for action. This is to be done on the basis of theoretical, practical and empirical findings. The scientific support of Qualifica Digitalis is a joint project between the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS; project management), the German Research Institute for Public Administration in Speyer (FÖV Speyer) and the ZeMKI Lab „Information Management and Media Technology“. In order to achieve the project goals, a meta-study will first be carried out on the changing working methods and cultures, on digital competences and on learning and teaching methods in public administration. Once the results are validated and processed, interviews with experts will take place. Subsequently, domain workshops are held with the general administration, the local social administration, IT management/IT strategy, the tax administration, the ministerial administration and the administration of justice. These are accompanied by a quantitative survey. The results of the survey are compiled at the end of the project and used to develop strategies and recommendations for action for the qualification of the employees.