The second workshop titled “Design Thinking Methodology as a Tool for Solving Challenges in Public Policy Making” was held in the premises of the PPS, on 1 and 2 December 2022. The representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the National Museum of Serbia, the Museum of Yugoslavia, the Nikola Tesla Museum, the Museum of the City of Belgrade, the Matica Srpska Gallery in Novi Sad and the National Museum of Leskovac participated in the workshop together with their hosts.
In order to improve efficiency of public administration and supported by the German Development Cooperation implemented by GIZ and in cooperation with the Design Thinking Academy (DTA), the Public Policy Secretariat designed a training on the principles and basic elements of design thinking methods, the role of the user as a partner in designing services and in public policy making. The objective is to design a conceptual solution for redesigning a specific public service under the competence of the ministry, the implementation of which will be tested. The participants had the opportunity to raise their knowledge and learn about the importance of creative problem solving in the context of public administration through various practical examples.
During the workshops, the cultural institutions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture established cooperation, and in the subsequent rounds, they will participate in the creation of the final solution of services intended for end users.
In accordance with its mission, the Group for Innovations in Public Policies further promotes the application of innovative approaches in the public policy making, following the example of the most developed state administrations in the world. By establishing the Group for Innovations in Public Policies, the PPS became the first governmental organization in the Balkans to adopt this innovative approach in its work and cooperation with stakeholders.