Training of a Digital Pilot for the municipality administration (“Digitallotsen”)

Baden-Württemberg, germany

In order to support the digitalisation of administrative services in Löffingen, a local government employee was trained as a digital pilot (“Digitallotse”) in a three-day training course. In this process individuals can acquire specific digitisation skills and thus support the smart digital transformation in their communities. Digital Pilots are intended to provide inspiration to initiate necessary measures as well as transformation and change processes and act as motivators for digitization projects.

Successful completion of the training as a Digital Pilot for Löffingen.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people
April 2020 - ongoing


Key conditions for success

Municipalities must be open to consider suggestions from Digital Pilots and promote these ideas in the implementation process in long term. Projects of the Digital Pilot must be tailored to the needs and circumstances of the community.

Key steps for activity implementation

1) Find a suitable person from the administration who is willing to be trained as a Digital Pilot 2) Choose a suitable training program and place 3) What has been learned must be adapted to the conditions and needs of the community 4) Regular evaluation of the previous measures initiated by the Digital Pilot

Dificulties encountered

No difficulties so far.

Resources needed

Costs to train a person from the city administration as a Digital Pilot.

Would you like to know more?

Contact the project authors for more information about project implementation, resources, planning and impact.

Jonas Rakelmann; Anna Beyrle