Award for Hamburg's digital strategy

City's digital strategy wins e-government contest for "Best Co-operation Project 2020”
01 October 2020
State Press Conference on Digital Strategy

The senate chancellery‘s Office for IT and Digitisation has won the e-government competition for the digitalisation and modernisation of public administration. Hamburg’s digital strategy topped the "Best Co-operation Project 2020" category for its exemplary interdepartmental and interagency strategy, which was developed co-operatively. The prize was awarded at the 25th Ministerial Congress "Next Generation Government" on Tuesday (September 22, 2020) in Berlin.

Joint digital strategy project

"I am particularly pleased to receive this award because we developed the digital strategy for Hamburg with all the authorities and with the participation of various municipal institutions," said Christian Pfromm, Chief Digital Officer of Hamburg. "We have created a solid, future-orientated basis on which to shape digitalisation in our city."

The senate chancellery shared first prize with North Rhine-Westphalia's Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy, which won the prize for a blockchain project. Hamburg's digital strategy came fourth in the so-called Audience Award, which was determined by an online vote in German-speaking countries.

Benefits of digitalisation for urban society

The city of Hamburg is exploiting the transformative potential of digitalisation to achieve the highest standard of living  and participation through its digital strategy. Public administration plays an important role in this context, as it is impacts almost all of society and stipulates the framework conditions.

The BearingPoint consultancy and the CISCO IT company have staged the e-government contest since 2001. The contest is seen as an indicator of e-government and modernisation activities in the German-speaking countries. Prizes are awarded in six categories in addition to the audience award.