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Creating value and driving sustainability, accountability and the digital agenda through Public Sector Innovation


26 Sep 2019


European Court of Auditors
5 rue Erasme (K2 entrance)
L-1468  Luxembourg


Innovation & Enterprise

Event Description

Hosted by Lazaros S. Lazarou, Member of the European Court of Auditors

 “Innovation” and the “public sector” are often seen as antithetical. However, public sector plays a key economic role as a regulator, service provider, and employer, and an efficient, innovative and productive public sector can be a strong driver of private sector growth. Yet, as described by OECD’s OPSI, innovation is not one thing, but a multitude of different things, and it should be managed accordingly.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), as part of its quarterly brand theme on the “power of connections”,  is delighted to invite you to a lively conference at the European Court of Auditors with an impressive line-up of experts, to ‘myth bust’ the  assumption, discuss how we cultivate Public Sector Innovation,  and explore areas where governments are applying innovative practices to improve outcomes for citizens, create value, while driving sustainability,  accountability and the digital agenda.

You can register by sending an email to ACCA Brussels office


14.00h Registrations and coffee

14.30h Welcome by Lazaros S Lazarou, Member of the European Court of Auditors, Dean of Chamber V ‘‘Financing and administering the Union’’ and Member for the Annual Report

14.40h Panel 1 How do we cultivate Public Sector innovation? moderated by Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, ACCA

Speakers will  include Piret Tõnurist, OECD, OPSI; Shiva Dustdar, Head of Innovation Finance Advisory Division Advisory Services, EIB; Stavroula Demetriades, Senior Research Manager, Eurofound ; Prof.dr Koen Verhoest - Research Professor (ZAPBOF), Research Group on Politics & Public Governance, Dept. of Political Science, University of Antwerp, & Charlotte Van Dijck from the KULeuven Public Governance

 16.40h Q&As

16.50h Coffee break

16.10h Panel 2 Practical applications of innovation towards digitalization, sustainability, creating value and accountability, moderated by Elizabeth Krahulecz, Associate Partner, Head of Brussels office, EY

Speakers will include  Emanuele Baldacci, Director for Digital Services, DG Informatics, European Commission; Eva Lindström, Member of ECA’s Chamber V, reporting Member of ECA’s review on sustainability reporting and chair of ECA’s digital steering committee;  François-Xavier Borsi, KPMGPirkko Lahdelma Director at the National Audit Office of Finland .

17.15h Q&As

17.25h Closing speech, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the ECA (video message)

17.30h Cocktail reception


Greenpeace European Unit
EU Climate action campaigner
COFACE Families Europe
Communication&Policy Assistant
Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)
Advocacy and Engagement Officer
2D Flash Animator
CINEA - European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Financial Officer
CINEA - European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Project Officer - Transport & Energy Infrastructure