17 November 2020 - 18 October 2020
On 17-18 November, the OECD is hosting the conference “Government After Shock”.
The COVID-19 pandmic has shaken our understanding of the world and how things should work. The aftershocks of it will undoubtedly ripple through all domains, whether personal, economic, social or political. While no one can say how things will unfold, it is clear that 2020 will mark a fundamental shift. But what will the changes coming out of it be? What should they be?
The two-day event will combine in-person and digital experiences and focus on questions such as:
Coordinated by the OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation and with the support of the European Commission through its Horizon 2020 Programme, Government After Shock will be an event to suit today’s unsettled context, one built upon learning from diverse experiences and bringing them together to help identify and consider the implications for governments and those involved in public purpose work. The two parts will be:
The goal: to support each country’s capacity to anticipate, understand, and govern complex and changing circumstances, at the same time as promoting international collaboration. Joining with affiliates across the world, the OECD will also be working to help collect and curate some of the lessons from the pandemic for governments in the lead-up to the event. Then, coming out of the event, the OECD will provide more formal guidance and reflections for member countries, including a Call to Action, about the implications for government transformation.
The conference will include a high-level panel debate with trade union representation, Public Service International General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli.
Start: 17 November
End: 18 November