ifib: Institut für Informationsmanagement Bremen GmbH
Am Fallturm 1 | 28359 Bremen
Telefon: ++49(0)421 218-56580
Telefax: ++49(0)421 218-56599
Due to the growing relevance of information technology in companies, public administration and educational institutions, continuous availability of technology and user support play an increasingly important role.
The E-Government Academy affiliated to the ifib organizes conferences, workshops and inhouse seminars for decision-makers and designers together with external partners. With the Academy we want to build bridges between science and practice and to distribute ideas and knowledge for modern administration.
One of the great challenges for effective and convenient online services is to create technical and organisational interoperability. This includes the integration of business processes across several steps of added value as well as the compatibility of IT systems and the programmes and data exchange formats used.
How can the regional institutions provide access to information and communication technologies for all children and young people and teach them the necessary competencies?
Since 2003, Aktion Mensch and the Digital Opportunities Foundation award a prize to the best accessible websites in German-speaking countries. In the past four years, 1,000 websites were submitted by companies, public authorities and ministries.
The participation of citizens in local decision-making can be supported by Internet offers. But the cannot fully replace traditional forms of participation such as citizens meetings and local inspections.
The Virtual Region Northwest is an informal network of communities and other institutions from Lower Saxony and Bremen, existing since May 2002, with the common objective to improve regional cooperation in the field of e-government.
The Learning Network Bremen is a service agency trying to facilitate access to education offers in the state of Bremen. For them, ifib prepared the concept and a feasibility study for a common learning portal of all educational institutions and monitored its implementation.
Lifelong learning is an important precondition for participation in the knowledge society. This requires a better permeability between the institutions of formal and informal education.
For the German Ministry of the Interior (BMI), ifib, together with Zebralog e.V., prepared a study on the state of electronic citizen participation (e-participation) in 2007.
How can schools organise and improve teaching by introducing new (digital) media, which IT infrastructure is needed? Public school authorities and their IT service providers are facing the challenge to provide the optimum with the resources available in coordination with the state and the interests of the schools.