Public administration

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The modernisation and development of the public sector affects many policy areas. The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation is the coordinating ministry in the Government’s modernisation efforts.

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Startup phase for the new government building complex

"The new government building complex should be modern. We will create a living, safe urban area with the best working conditions and the work starts now," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, marking the occasion of construction work starting in the complex on Monday.

Idea phase for the new government building complex

"We want input and ideas from the public to help create the new government building complex," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner. Work is to commence on designing the layout of the new complex. The government invites input on urban planning, traffic and public access.

Plans now being made for the new complex

"The new government building complex will be a modern, open, living and safe urban area," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner. Statsbygg has been commissioned to start work on the planning process for the new complex. This phase should be completed by 2016.

Moving election work to Tønsberg

The Government has decided that the responsibility for organising elections in Norway will be moved out of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation to an election directorate. The election directorate will be located in Tønsberg. “We want to safeguard transparency and independence in election work, so we are moving this responsibility out from a politically run ministry,” says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner.

Internet voting pilot to be discontinued

The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation has decided to discontinue further internet voting pilot projects. Such pilots were carried out during the parliamentary elections in 2011 and 2013.

Barriers to digitizatioen

On the assignment from the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, KPMG has undertaken a mapping and analysis of barriers for digitalization among Norwegian Companies.

A future-oriented Government Building Complex

“History will unite with the future. We will change, but also preserve. The new Government Building Complex will be modern, stimulate vibrant and safe urban spaces and create good jobs, while also preserving our history,” says Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Norway will become part of the EU’s Digital Single Market

The Government has decided that Norway will participate in the EU programme CEF Digital. This programme will develop a single Digital Service Infrastructure in Europe within working life, health, justice, education and commerce.

What can the Digital Agenda for Norway do for Europe?

"Our government platform is strongly emphasising ICT as a driver for innovation, growth and modernisation of the public sector", said State Secretary Paul Chaffey in his address at a conference about European ICT policy held in Oslo.

On rural regional policy

English summary of the Norwegian Government’s white paper to the Parliament on rural and regional policy: Meld. St. 13 (2012–2013) Ta heile Noreg i bruk.

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