Digitalisation does not stop at diplomacy. Embassies are increasingly communicating via Twitter, foreign ministries are evaluating data, and in the coronavirus crisis, heads of state are negotiating via video conference. This could have consequences for global politics. EURACTIV Germany reports. When Germany takes over the European Council Presidency on 1 July, Berlin will have plentyREAD MORE
Die Digitalisierung macht auch vor der Diplomatie nicht halt. Die Verhandlungen per Video-Schalte könnten Folgen für die globale Politik haben. Wenn Deutschland am 1. Juli die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft übernimmt, hat Berlin einiges zu tun. Der Programmentwurf für die Präsidentschaft, der EurActiv Deutschland vorliegt, dreht sich um die großen gegenwärtigen Herausforderungen: Klimawandel, Digitalisierung, Coronakrise. Doch abseits dieserREAD MORE
Japan’s Foreign Ministry will launch a program to send out teams of “mobile consulates” to assist citizens stranded far away from diplomatic missions, using the lessons gleaned from the pandemic that necessitated mass evacuations from Wuhan, China. The ministry will also launch an online system that will simultaneously send out messages to citizens overseas andREAD MORE
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Skip to content Robin Barnett
Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin
Part of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3rd July 2020 Dublin, Ireland
Guest blog on UK-Ireland connections from Catherine Page, a deputy to Ambassador Robin BarnettBy endurance we conquer – what Shackleton can teach us todayWe have all had to find sources of inspiration to help us in the last few months. Mine came on one of many local lockdown walks in Dublin, when I passed a house with a plaque to “the Antarctic Explorer and Leader of Men”, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose childhood home it had been. I have been inspired by Shackleton for a long time, since I was 17 and went on an expedition which re-traced his journey to the Antarctic island of South Georgia. But it felt particularly appropriate to find him again now – to be reminded of his story of grit and determination at a time when we have all been searching for these too, and to recall his family motto: “by endurance we conquer”.
Because if I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word ..
Skip to content Leigh Turner
Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
Part of UK in Austria
3rd July 2020 Vienna, Austria
Online Q&A for UK nationals in Austria – Monday 6 July Do you have questions about how the UK’s exit from the EU affects you? The embassy is running an online Q&A session on Monday 6 July.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the team here and colleagues in London have continued to work closely with the Austrian authorities to ensure rights of British citizens living in Austria to continue to live and work here are protected, and any actions you need to take are communicated clearly and in good time. The Austrian government have not yet announced the exact details of the registration process you will need to follow, but the actions you can already take are on our living in Austria guide. Please sign up for email updates on that page.
The Q&A will be on our embassy facebook page. On Monday 6..
Poznato je da se moć u politici lako oseti, ali teško definiše. Meka moć podjednako je kompleksna i teško uhvatljiva, ali je u globalizovanom svetu sve vidljivija. Pred kraj prošlog veka harvardski profesor Džozef Naj opisao ju je kao sposobnost efektivnog uticaja u međunarodnim odnosima, uglavnom kroz kulturu, vrednosti i ideologiju. https://www.rts.rs/upload/storyBoxFileData/2020/06/17/39315186/receno.mp3 OsobinaREAD MORE
Skip to content Matt Field
British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
19th June 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Digital Transformation in the Public Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina In the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, big data, and many more are now transforming societies, economies, institutions and businesses across the globe. Governments worldwide are strategically leveraging new technologies to fundamentally improve policies, decision-making, public services and systems.
Yet the full potential of digital government worldwide, including in Bosnia and Herzegovina, remains largely untapped. Global practice shows that to build a public sector fit for the future, governments must “reinvent” themselves. Digital transformation is not just about new technologies, but requires an overhaul of organizational structures, work processes, skills, culture and mindset. This applies not only to governme..