“10 Years of EGOV: 2014-2024” The Digital Platform Government concept with its potential and challenges

The South Korean government aims to create a Digital Platform Government, fostering collaboration and innovation for public services.

- Europe/Lisbon
Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166, Guimarães, Portugal


The South Korean government has recently made efforts to develop a Digital Platform Government. It is a form of government that promotes the participation and collaboration of stakeholders inside and outside of public institutions in the provision of public services and the solution of social problems by means of creating a ‘platform’ where the government provides various resources (data, etc.) and citizens and businesses voluntarily participate to utilize them in conjunction with their creativity and innovative technologies. It is considered to be a future development direction that will upgrade the existing e-government or digital government to the next level.

The Digital Platform Government concept is not new. During the U.S. Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative, Tim O’Reilly proposed this government model that benchmarked the success of the private sector’s platform business model, and since then, discussions on the Government as a Platform (GaaP) have continued. In practice, there have been efforts to build a Digital Platform Government in some countries including the U.K. and the U.S. However, it is still not easy to find cases in most countries that can be called a Digital Platform Government in the essential part, and it is also difficult to say that the efforts of the international community and individual countries to realize it are sufficient.

The talk examines the concept of the Digital Platform Government, assesses the potential it can bring, and discusses why more success cases are not being realized in practice, and how to overcome this limitation.


Time Item Speaker(s)
15h00 Opening of the Webinar & Moderator • João Álvaro Carvalho, Professor at University of Minho and Adjunct Professor at UNU-EGOV
15h05 Opening Remarks • Delfina Soares, Director of UNU-EGOV
15h10 Presentation • Jaeshin Park, Visiting Expert at UNU-EGOV: ‘The Digital Platform Government concept with its potential and challenges’
15h40 Q&A Moderator • António Tavares, Associate Professor at University of Minho and Adjunct Professor at UNU-EGOV
16h20 Closing Remarks • Luís Soares Barbosa, Vice-Diretor of UNU-EGOV
16h30 End of the Event

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Co-organized by:

University of Minho and APDSI (Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society)

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