Modernization of the States and of the Administration - Mr. Joao Tiago Silveira

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During our 2011 23rd Annual Meeting, we were fortunate to welcome the Secretary of State for Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Joao Tiago Silveira, as our speaker. His topic, "Modernization of the States and of the Administration," covered the Portuguese government's efforts to streamline their services by putting them online and making them more efficient. Mr. Silveira began by... (see full summary)

 
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June 20, 2011 by Lindsay Griffiths
Modernization of the States and
of the Administration - Mr. Joao
Tiago Silveira
During our 2011 23rd Annual Meeting,
we were fortunate to welcome the
Secretary of State for Presidency of the
Council of Ministers, Mr. Joao Tiago
Silveira, as our speaker. His topic,
"Modernization of the States and of the
Administration," covered the Portuguese
government's efforts to streamline their
services by putting them online and
making them more efficient.
Mr. Silveira began by welcoming the delegates to Portugal, and sharing his pleasure at speaking
to the group about cutting red tape and the achievements that the Portuguese government has
had. He said that they're pushing forward a strong policy around cutting red tape, mainly by
using two plans - the Simplex plan, a plan directly linked to reducing bureaucracy, and the
Technological plan, which is a plan for using the internet and new technologies.
The government identified three cle ars goals for these two programs:
1. To eliminate and simplify the acts and procedures, mainly in registration offices. In
Portugal, civil registration, company registration, industrial property trademarks and
patents, land registration and car registration are dependent on the Ministry of Justice. So
one of the government's goals is to simplify the procedures in this field.
2. To de-materialize by using the internet and electronic procedures in the registration
sector. The government now uses e-filing, the internet and n ew technologies to achieve

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