Yesterday, on 21 March, the PhD students and the coordination of the PhD programme Online Participation were in Cologne and visited two of the practitioners of the PhD programme:
First, we visited the “Kommunale Gemeinschaftsstelle für Verwaltungsmanagement”. The members of the KGSt are cities, municipalities, and adminsitrative organizations. The KGSt supports the upper administrative levels as well as the employees in the process of administrative modernization.
In the afternoon, we were at the “Stabsstelle Digitalisierung” which is an administrative department of the City of Cologne. Its function is to develop a contxt strategy for the digital transformation of the municipal administration in Cologne.
We visit our practitioners in order to present them the PhD programme and to make sure the PhD students’ research projects are linked to their practical needs and demands.