The Digital Agenda Control Room is organised into six Working Groups that take care of the main targets ofthe Digital Agenda. Each Working Group is coordinated by a representative of the Ministry that is mostinvolved in its specific items and attended by a representative from each of the other Administrations.
- INFRASTRUCTURE AND SAFETY - Coordinated by the Head of the Communications Department ofthe MISE – Roberto Sambuco
- E-COMMERCE - Coordinated by the Head of the Business and Internationalization Department ofthe MISE - Giuseppe Tripoli
- E-GOV / OPEN DATA - Coordinated by the Head of the Department for PA Digitization andTechnological Innovation of the Presidency of the Minister Council - Renzo Turatto.
- DIGITAL SKILLS - Coordinated by the Head of the Department for Planning and Management of Human, Financial and Instrumental Resources of the Ministry of Education, University and Research
- - Giovanni Biondi.
- RESEARCH AND INNOVATION - Coordinated by the Director General for Industrial Policy andCompetitiveness of the MISE - Andrea Bianchi.
- SMART COMMUNITIES – Coordinated by the Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Research andInnovation - Mario Calderini.
By June 30, the Steering Board shall produce an articulated report "The Italian Strategy for a DigitalAgenda", providing for each Working Group:
- A description of objectives (by March 1)
- A context analysis (by the first week of April)
- A way to implement the objectives of the European Digital Agenda (by the first week of April)
- A consolidated strategic vision (by the first week of April)
- A description of the main obstacles (by the first week of April)
- A financial framework (by the first week of April)
- A review and plan for finalization of on-going initiatives (by the first week of May)
- Drafts of new projects (by the first week of May)
- A set-up of new regulatory actions (by the first week of June)
- An assessment of the related impact (by the first week of June)
The report will concretise into operating projects and in a legislative package – to be named “DecretoDigitalia" (Digitalia Decree).
This is an ambitious challenge, which requires monthly meetings of the Control Room and weeklymeetings among the Working Groups, plus some workshops with public and private stakeholders. At theend of each meeting or workshop, proceedings will be issued and shared within the whole Control Room, inorder to promote integration and cross-contamination, thus creating appropriate operational synergies.
To support the Working Groups in their activities, some services have been provided, including:
- The shared calendar of works, accessible by all coordinators
- A certified mailbox for sending and receiving contributions to/from external experts
- The website of the Digital Agenda Control Room
- The template for the presentation of activity progress of the Working Groups.
Involvement of stakeholders:
The Regions and the Local Administrations are permanently involved in the Control Room, by way of theState and Region Conference, which will appoint two contact persons.Industrial associations and large-scale enteprises may be invited to hearings, either on request by theControl Room on specific topics, or - as with all other stakeholders - on their own initiative after sending acomprehensive report to the certified mailbox of the Control Room.
The website will be implemented by putting particular focus on interactive pages and participative
engines, thus ensuring a permanent public online consultation forum, where citizens can have access to alldocuments produced by the Control Room and also actively contribute with their own positionstatements.