Digital innovation in public administration through investments in infrastructures: the Italian case

By relying on the recent Italian experience and by taking into account the measures provided for in the NGEU, the paper aims to examine how technological innovation can lead to reform public administrations through their digitization. The objectives of such a reform should include the interoperability between public administrations and the simplification of the relationship between public administrations and citizens. An essential step in this direction is the creation of the necessary infrastructures: in addition to requiring substantial resources and a mixed, i.e. legal-technological, approach, this calls also for new organizational and functional systems which should result from the development of partnerships between public bodies and multinational corporations in the digital innovation sector.