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Round Table on Trends and Developments in IT Supported Systems of Civil Status Registration, 18 September 2014

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The International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in partnership with GENIS, Interact4c, (International Association Connecting Technologies for Citizens ) and renowned IT providers are pleased to invite you to the round table on trends and developments of software solutions supporting centralized civil status registration to be held on 18th September 2014 at ICPE (Dunajska 104), Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The round table will present practical solutions which have been developed in ICPE Member state Slovenia and shall contribute to conclusions what models might be used for the development of systems of Civil Status Registration in developing countries, as well as what concrete practical experience might serve as a model for consideration of development of national instruments on civil registration. The panelists from governments, software developers and international organizations will present the practical experience as well as progress in this field. Please find the Background paper here.

Please find the summary report HERE.

PROGRAM

8:30-9:00: Registration

9:00-9:20: Introduction to the round table

Welcome address: Mr. Janez Podobnik, ICPE Acting Director General: The conclusions of the 3rd Africa Day international conference and its follow up in the round table

Mr. Bogdan Benko, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia

Mr. Boštjan Šefic, State Secretary, Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Slovenia: The breeder documents as precondition for reliable IDs in context of global security

The objective of introductory part is to provide an overview of all three panels during which the views of different actors operating in the domain of civil status and identity documents from public as well as the private sector will be presented. The key speakers will share the mission and main points of the entity that they present, systems of civil status registration (CSR) aiming at a better service offered by States to their citizens, as well as its relevance for obtaining reliable information on the identity of the holders related to identity documents as a specific imperative of good governance.


9:20-11:00: Panel I: From paper files towards the best technical solutions in software development

Moderator: Ms. Alenka Prvinšek Persoglio, Vice President, Interact4C

9:20-9:35: Ms. Alenka Prvinšek Persoglio, Vice President, Interact4C: A historical overview of civil status registration in the continental legal system

9:35-9:45: Mr. Ivan Bizjak, former EU Director General for Justice and Home Affairs and Ombudsman: Civil Status Registration: Human Rights Aspects

9:45-10:00: Ms. Salima Alaoui, MORPHO:The way forward to the digital identity, full access to the services from anywhere in the world

10:00-10:20: Mr. Stane Stefančič, GENIS: The importance of e-civil status registration for the overall e-Government

10:20-10:30: Mr. Stane Stefančič, GENIS: Data protection and e-civil status registration - legal and technical safeguards

10:30-10:45: Mr. Boris Lipovšek, CETIS: The main elements of capacity for reliable document security- CETIS experience

10:45-11:00: Questions & Answers, Discussion

The objective of Panel I is to present the process of transition from hard copies and a partly IT-supported system of the register of population to the full e-Governance in this domain in Slovenia as well as in some other parts of the world. The panelists shall tackle the aspects of good co-operation between government and software development experts in designing the IT applications which shall optimize the procedures in the field of civil status. Furthermore, it will provide the evolution of data privacy safeguards from the 1990s onward including the high legal and technical standards which support the use of information on civil status in line with the agreed standards on data privacy.


11:00-11:30: Coffee break


11:30-13:00: Panel II: State and multilateral approach in the development of models of best practice

Moderator: Ms. Alenka Prvinšek Persoglio, Vice President, Interact4C

11:30-11:45: Ms. Nino Sanikidze, Officer for Research and Development, Secretariat of the State Commission for Migration Issues of Georgia: The challenges in the development of a modern system of civil status registration in Georgia

11:45-12:00: Mr. Trpe Stojanovski, PhD, Director of MARRI Centre Skopje: The multilateral cooperation of the Western Balkans States for the development of the standards for the establishment of identity and border police cooperation

12:00-12:05: Ms. Salima Alaoui, MORPHO: India experience (short movie presentation)

12:05-12:25: Ms. Nina Gregori, Deputy Director General, Internal Administrative Affairs, Migration and Naturalization Directorate, Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Slovenia: The Slovenian model of civil status registration and its relevance for the register of population as basis for the issuance of identity documents

12:25-12:45: Mr. Tadej Gabrijel, Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Slovenia: E-Social, 2013 UN awarded model of the best practice in access to social rights

12:45-13:00: Questions & Answers, Discussion

The objective of the Panel II is to provide the models of best practice as a response to the needs of the States to provide safe, reliable and effective services to their citizens; the panelists will present the challenges that the States faced when introducing the concept of modern, IT supported systems of registration and management of civil status. The state practice of Georgia, articulating the needs and gaps in the domain of the development of the CSR on one hand, and the experience of Slovenian peers on another, will present the solutions which have been developed by using the know-how of national experts. Furthermore, the regional cooperation in identifying the gaps and needs with the objective to develop common solutions for the development of a modern system of civil status data management in the Western Balkans may serve as a model that might be used also elsewhere.


13:00-14:20: Buffet lunch hosted by CETIS


14:20-15:00: Panel III: Concluding remarks

Moderator: Mr. Tomaž Rogelj, Executive Manager, ICPE

Mr. Stane Stefančič, GENIS,

Mr. Boris Lipovšek, CETIS

Ms. Salima Alaoui, MORPHO

Mr. Andrej Šter, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia

Ms. Alenka Prvinšek Persoglio, Interact4C

The objective of this last panel is to wrap up the main points of the presentations and discussions and identify possible models of cooperation platforms. In addition, the conclusions should also reveal the overall efforts of international actors to enable citizens’ fundamental rights in particular children’s rights in the areas where the systems of CSR is not in place (lack of birth registration), as well as to develop a solid basis for recording reliable vital and demographic statistics from the origin: the personal data on the civil status of the population of a given territory.

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3rd international conference on economic diplomacy and internationalization, 2 - 3 June 2014, Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina

3CEDI

 

 

Registration for the 3rd International CEDI Conference is available here.

 

There is no participation fee for this event.

The conference program is available here.

 

 

Venue: Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Branislava Đurđeva 10, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 


 

 

1) BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Economic diplomacy is an essential part of modern diplomacy. Together with business people, diplomats aspire to seek new business and investment opportunities in foreign markets, protect the interests of their domestic economies abroad and attract inward foreign direct investments.

 

The economic crisis which has been going on since 2008 puts on an additional need of domestic economies to diversify and go international, in particular to the fast growing economies.

 

The new models of economic diplomacy have been therefore implemented with the enhanced role of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and active cooperation between MFA, Ministries of Economy, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, other business associations and government institutions and agencies. Internationalization is very important to all companies, but in particular to the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) which, in general, do not have their own networks abroad.

 

The International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) has been aware of the importance of economic diplomacy and internationalization and organized its first international two-day seminar on the new commercial diplomacy in November 2009 when ministries and other governmental institutions and agencies, international experts, business people and others from 18 countries shared their knowledge and experience.

 

The conditions of the global economy, with the on-going impact of the economic crisis, have significantly changed since then. These trends were confirmed by the 2nd International Conference on Economic Diplomacy and Internationalization, held in June 2013 in Ljubljana, organized by ICPE together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia as co-organizer and in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia, the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as some international organizations (UNIDO, UNCTAD). The conference brought together speakers from 32 countries and a much higher number of foreign representatives in the audience.

 

The 3rd International conference on Economic Diplomacy and Internationalization will be organized as an upgrade to the 1st and the 2nd conferences in Bosnia and Herzegovina which is one of the eighteen ICPE member states.

 

The themes under discussion will prioritize the successful models of economic diplomacy and internationalization of national economies. The conference is co-organized by ICPE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

 

2) PROGRAM

 

Day 1: Monday, 2 June 2014

17:00 – 19:00 Opening ceremony and keynote speeches
Chair & Moderator: Mitar Kujundžić, Ambassador, Assistant Minister for Multilateral Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Welcome Address: Janez Podobnik, Acting Director General, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE)
Keynote speaker: Zlatko Lagumdžija, PhD, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Address 1: Ermina Salkičević – Dizdarević, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address 2: Ahmet Egrlić, President, Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address 3: Peter Sørensen, European Union Special Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address 4: Goran Svilanović, Ph.D., Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council, Sarajevo
Address 5: Janez Šumrada, Ph.D., Ambassador, Head of the Department for Economic Promotion, Directorate for Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia

Forum discussion and conclusions formulated by the moderator

19:00 Welcome reception

 

Day 2: Tuesday, 3 June 2014

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 11:00 Effective Economic Diplomacy

 

Chair & Moderator: Amer Kapetanović, Assistant Minister for Bilateral Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Speakers:
- Neven Kulenović, Minister-Counselor, Head of the Department for Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Zvone Dragan, Ambassador, Special Adviser to the Acting Director General, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE)
- H.E. Željko Jerkić, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Republic of Slovenia
- H.E. Iztok Grmek, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Bosnia and Herzegovina
- H.E. Ivan Del Vechio, M. Sc., Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Radoslav Janković, Ambassador, Coordinator of the Group for bilateral economic cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia
- Boštjan Udovič, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- David Dašić, Ph.D., Professor, European Center for Peace and Development, Belgrade

 

10:30 – 11:00 Forum discussion and conclusions formulated by the moderator

 

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

 

11:30 – 13:30 Internationalization of National Economies

 

Moderator: Igor Gavran, Senior Adviser, Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Speakers:
- Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CEFTA Agreement)
- Elma Kovačević-Bajtal, M.Sc., Adviser, Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Institute for Education
- Alexander Märdian, Delegation of German Economic Affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AHK BH)
- Sigmund Nemeti, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Austria in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Representatives of Bosnian enterprises successful in foreign markets:

 

- Senada Spahić, Assistant General Manager for Finance and Director of Finance Department, Energoinvest d.d.
- Lordan Iličić, Brand manager, Economic Vitez
- Sanja Praštalo, Director of Marketing Department, Mikroelektronika
- Adis Hasaković and Adel Hodžić, As Group Jelah
- Miroslav Ćorić, Owner, Andrija – wine production
- Snježana Koepruner, One - Association of Women Entrepreneurs and CO GS-TMT dd
- Amer Bukvić, CEO, Bosna Bank International (BBI)
- Rešid Muratović, Director, Altermedia

 

13:30 – 14:00 Forum discussion

 

14:00 – 14:30 Conclusions formulated by the moderator
Closing speech: Janez Podobnik, ICPE Acting Director General