Roadmapping cross-border OOP Public Services in Border Regions in March 2019

Mon, 28 Jan 2019

SCOOP4C in cooperation with Eixo Atlantico is organizing a stakeholder workshop in Braga, Portugal on March 11th. The main focus of the workshop is potential of once-only principal in public services in border region Galicia (Spain) and North Portugal.

The workshop aims at informing about the once-only principle and it's potential, current OOP (SCOOP4C and TOOP) projects and demonstrating current OOP enablers and cases in Portugal and Spain. The workshop will connect various stakeholders to discuss major enablers and concerns about future cross-border OOP services in Portugal and Spain, as well as to identify and specify areas of actions towards full implementation of once-only principle in Galicia-North Portugal Border Region.

We would like to invite representatives from public (and private) agencies in the region for implementing the OOP cross-border, civil society organisations, privacy advocates, and academia on the implementation of the OOP. 

Time and Location

Date: 11th March 2019
Venue: Av. Dr. Francisco Pires Gonçalves, 4711-909 Braga, Portugal

Registration

To register, please contact us here or directly via email.

 

Agenda

March 11th , 9:00-17:30

9:00-9:30 Arrival of the participants and coffee

9:30-10:30

Welcome Notes from the local hosts and opening speeches

  • Mr. Alfredo Garcia, President of Eixo Atlantico/Ms. Luisa Salgueiro, VicePresident of Eixo Atlantico
  • Mr. Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga
  • Mr. José Benedicto Iruiñ , Spanish Secretary of State of Public Function
  • Mr. Luis Goes Pinheiro, Portuguese Secretary of State for Administrative Modernization
  • Mr. Ricardo Ferreira, DG Regio, European Commission
Session 1: Opening and introduction to the once-only principle (Moderation: Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer)

10:30-11:15

The once-only principle: European Initiatives, SDGR and the OOP

  • Mr. Anders Gjoen, DG CONNECT, European Commission DG CONNECT
  • Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer, project coordinator on SCOOP4C
  • Tbc, project TOOP

11:15-11:45

Coffee break

11:45-13:00

How well is the Border Region Galicia – North Portugal prepared for cross-border OOP services?
Local presentations on the reduction of administrative burden for citizens and businesses (2 Presentations à 15 mins from two local regions)

  • Ms. Gemma Galdón Clavell, Eticas Research & Consulting
  • Mr. Manuel Ruiz Rivas, Mayor of Riveira
  • Mr. Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga
  • Mr. Nuno Vaz, President of Eurocidade Chaves – Verín
Q&A from the floor
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 2: Scenarios for cross-border OOP public services in Border Region
14:00-15:30

Interactive session 1 with group works on identifying potential cross-border OOP cases in the border region

Discussion of potential OOP cases for citizens and businesses, developing relevant scenarios, identifying necessary enablers and barriers to overcome

 

Group I - English Group II - Translation
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Session 3: Roadmap of actions and policy recommendations for cross-border OOP public services in Border Region
16:00-17:30

Interactive session 2 with group works on defining actions and policy recommendations to implement the identified cross-border OOP cases in the border region

Discussion and definition of roadmap actions and measures to overcome barriers identified in the scenarios and to put in place the enablers for the potential OOP cases for citizens and businesses

Discussion and definition of recommendations to relevant policy makers at EU, national and local (Border region) levels
Group I - English Group II - Translation
17:30-18:00

Presentation and discussion of the results from the interactive sessions, Wrap-up and closing remarks

Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer, project coordinator SCOOP4C