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The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI)  and its partners at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation are excited to convene innovators from around the world for a conference on Innovation in Government: The New Normal on 20-21 November 2017. The conference will highlight insights from OPSI’s work with countries that are transforming their operations and improving the lives of their people through innovation. It will bring together government leaders, public servants, and innovative partners in industry and civil society to connect, share experiences, and collaborate.

We have developed a document outlining relevant logistical information for your attendance at the conference, including travel information and details on nearby hotels. You can find this at http://oe.cd/opsiconferencelogistics

OECD Conference Center  - 2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France

All plenary sessions (CC 1), panel discussions (CC 1 and CC 5), and talks (Auditorium) will be live streamed. To view a live stream, see the link provided on the relevant session’s page (click the session below) or here: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/.


Questions related to the event can be addressed to the OPSI team at opsi@oecd.org

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Tadej Slapnik

Office of the Prime Minister, Slovenia
State Secretary

Before assuming the post of state secretary he was employed by the European Parliament as assistant to Ivo Vajgl, Member of the European Parliament.

For years he has been instrumental in starting and launching several social enterprises, worker cooperatives and several other initiatives of social entrepreneurships in Slovenia. He collaborated in the preparation of the national Strategy for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship 2013-16 and the plan for its execution. He is the founder and secretary general of the internationally operating Slovenian Forum of Social Entrepreneurship. He also follows the development of various initiatives in the field of youth entrepreneurship and other vulnerable social groups.

Between 2009 and 2012 he served as Deputy in the Slovenian National Assembly contributing to the creation of the Social Entrepreneurship Act. Between 2004 and 2009 he worked as director of The Dravinjska Valley Youth Center, between 200 and 2004 he held the position of secretary in the National Assembly Deputy Group. Between 2002 and 2006 he was a member of the Management Committee of the Fund for the Decommissioning of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant. Between 1998 and 2013 he was also the member of the Slovenske Konjice Municipal Council. 

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, November 20