Summary of the steering committee of 06/02/2018
Easybrussels was pleased to welcome on the 6th of February 2018 the members of the steering committee of the Brussels Plan for Administrative Simplification at hub.brussels, the brand-new Brussels Business Support Agency. Hub.brussels now brings together Atrium.brussels, Brussels Invest & Export and Impulse.brussels in order to serve the interests of Brussels companies even better!
For this steering committee, several participants presented their projects and stressed their commitment to simplify administrative the procedures in the Brussels-Capital Region:
- Boryana Nikolova from Brulocalis, the Association for the City and Municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region, demonstrated by means of several practical examples the interest of the intermunicipal working groups concerning administrative simplification combined with strong personal commitments, which stimulate change.
- Amal Belyamani and Hannelore Cruchet presented the administrative simplification charter for the municipality of Saint-Gilles, the first Brussels municipality to introduce an Alderman for administrative simplification. They discussed the obstacles they encounter and the solutions they have introduced in order to offer services that are always adapted to the needs of citizens and businesses.
- Lies Vandecasteele from the Crossroads Bank for Social Security (BCSS-KSZ) offered the steering committee’s members the chance to discover that Easybrussels also has federal contributors among its partners. The BCSS offers regional administrations requiring social data for citizens the use of its authentic sources, for example concerning disability, with a view to improving service provision and the handling of beneficiaries’ files.
- Alexander Hof, the Open Data Project Manager at Easybrussels, outlined the progress made in collecting data in the Brussels-Capital Region, especially within the Brussels Regional Coordination Division at the Brussels Regional Public Service. These efforts will enable the publication of data, improving transparency for citizens and businesses and offering the chance to create new services in order to increase efficiency and facilitate citizens’ lives.
- Brahim Ammar Khodja, Easybrussels’ e-Procurement project leader, announced the preparation of public procurement training programmes for regional and local officers. These courses are set up in collaboration with the Regional School of Public Administration (ERAP-GSOB). Easybrussels will also participate in seminar cycles concerning public procurement organized by BECI and intended for SME. The practical details will be communicated at a later date.
- Alexander Hof closed the meeting with a short word on the subject of data collection concerning administrative procedures for the catalogue of procedures project and referred to the work in progress for the catalogue’s integration into the regional portal be.brussels. The administrative simplification agency is pleased to be able to count on the support of ministerial cabinets for this.
Easybrussels wishes to thank each participant for these captivating contributions!
The minutes of the meeting will soon be sent to all the committee members. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact Easybrussels if you have any queries about these contributions.
The next Easybrussels steering committee meeting, planned for the morning of 8 May 2018, promises to be creative! The formal invitation will be sent to you very soon by e-mail. We invite you to already mark this data in your calendars.