The introduction of ICTs in public management requires specific training

The official presentation of the fifth edition of the Postgraduate programme in Government and Public Management in the Information Society: e-governmnent was held on Thursday, 29th January at the main building of IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra. This programme offers the specific training necessary as an introduction to ICTs in public management. The act was attended by Antoni Rocamora, director of Administration and Human Resources at IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Carles Ramió, lecturer in Political Science and Administration at Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona and the postgraduate team of directors, Miquel Salvador, David Sancho and Jordi Marín. Rocamora emphasised the satisfaction of having a postgraduate course which is jointly organised by companies and institutions, which ?helps to reinforce our function as a link between their world and the academic world?. David Sancho pointed out the programme\'s capacity to ?strengthen the network of collaborations and the sharing of knowledge among participants?, as well as ?the improvement in work management in public administration?, which is the main objective of the postgraduate course.

Training for new professionals

The emergence of e-government is necessary in order to take advantage of the new forms of technology applied to the world of public management and to make sure the new system is an improvement in terms of productivity and that it involves citizens in public affairs. This organ should offer the widest possible knowledge regarding available technological alternatives, past experiences and also political, economic and socials factors of the setting in which it develops its activity. This is the vision offered by the IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra postgraduate course, which aims to help participants to acquire the knowledge and skills to help them analyse, decide, apply and optimise initiatives in the subject of e-government for the improvement of the government and public management.