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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian commune’s digital transformation, among Microsoft’s successful customer stories

The local government of a Romanian commune in Sibiu county managed to change its old paper-based way of delivering services to citizens into a fully digitized service, and its story was presented by Microsoft on its international website.

The mayor and the other elected officials of the Șelimbăr City Hall, a commune in Transylvania, central Romania, had on their list of projects a plan to address community issues and make it easier for the residents to communicate with the local administration.

Until recently, all work servicing residents of the commune had to be done with pen and paper. That changed when the mayor, Marius Grecu, decided to adopt an e-government platform developed by Romanian Microsoft solutions partner TNT Computers. This helped the local administration implement “a full and integrated digitization of all citizen interaction,” the mayor said. Specifically, City Hall staff now use the platform to manage all delivery of information and processing of requests for residents, delivering what he calls "real-time flexibility and responsiveness, both in our main offices but also remotely for our many rural service users”. The full story is available here.

Romania ranks last in the European Union in the Digital Economy and Society Index - DESI 2018 and its performance in terms of digital public services is one of the lowest in EU. Although the Government and public institutions and authorities have started to develop online platforms to facilitate their interaction with citizens and taxpayers, these platforms often don't work or are not updated.

Good use of EU funds completely transforms this Romanian commune

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook / Primaria Comunei Selimbar)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian commune’s digital transformation, among Microsoft’s successful customer stories

The local government of a Romanian commune in Sibiu county managed to change its old paper-based way of delivering services to citizens into a fully digitized service, and its story was presented by Microsoft on its international website.

The mayor and the other elected officials of the Șelimbăr City Hall, a commune in Transylvania, central Romania, had on their list of projects a plan to address community issues and make it easier for the residents to communicate with the local administration.

Until recently, all work servicing residents of the commune had to be done with pen and paper. That changed when the mayor, Marius Grecu, decided to adopt an e-government platform developed by Romanian Microsoft solutions partner TNT Computers. This helped the local administration implement “a full and integrated digitization of all citizen interaction,” the mayor said. Specifically, City Hall staff now use the platform to manage all delivery of information and processing of requests for residents, delivering what he calls "real-time flexibility and responsiveness, both in our main offices but also remotely for our many rural service users”. The full story is available here.

Romania ranks last in the European Union in the Digital Economy and Society Index - DESI 2018 and its performance in terms of digital public services is one of the lowest in EU. Although the Government and public institutions and authorities have started to develop online platforms to facilitate their interaction with citizens and taxpayers, these platforms often don't work or are not updated.

Good use of EU funds completely transforms this Romanian commune

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook / Primaria Comunei Selimbar)

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