IV International Scientific Forum: Public Administration

Presidential Library held the IV International Scientific Forum "Public Administration citizens in building digital State"Rector of UNECON Igor Maksimtsev and director of Digital Institute Denis Gorulev presented UNECON on the event. Working part started from module «Digital State with a human face» to discuss the questions of public administration digitalization in Russia and abroad, tools and live cases of involving citizens in digital administration and public control in the era of Big Data.

Speakers of the section were:

Kristina Reinsalu - Programme Director of e-Democracy at the e-Governance Academy (Estonia), Mikhail Zherebtsov - Research Officer of Carleton University (Canada), Dmitry Butashin – Vice Rector at The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Mikhail Priadilnikov – Vice Head of Analitical Centre of Goverment of Russia, Vladimir Shamahov – Director of RANEPA North-West, Dmitry Yalov - Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Leningradskaya oblast Region and Chairman of the Economic Development and Investment Activities Committee of the Leningradskaya oblast Region, Alexander Khodachek – President of National Research University «Higher School of Economic»

Implementation of a new mechanism – digitalization – into different social spheres, is still raising a lots of questions from the experts. Digital economy has to regulate matters of data security, efficient control for Privacy Policy. In the frameworks of Plenary session Igor Maksimtsev made a presentation «International Digital Security: fiction or reality? »


«Amount of cyber frauds and cybercriminals is raising. It is becoming more and more possibilities for their activities, while the harm they bring by their actions is dramatic for the world’s economy. All these require an elaboration of measures against cyber frauds. UNECON carries out the research in this field.»

- said Igor Maksimtsev.

The stress on the following afterwards sections was on citizens participation in local governance, implementation of the project  «Smart city»,  risks for civil society while digitalization, information services role in promotion of digital governance ideas.

Denis Gorulev was an expert in the discussion «Participation of the citizens in government and municipal administration: On and offline» and on the Digital Academy General Assembly where the colleguaes discussed the future collaboration methods between Unecon and DA.

Forum was held June 21-23. The General organizer is The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The leading politicians, experts in the field of government and local administration on Federal and International levels and Foreign Universities as well took part in the event.


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