Digitisation & administration

Municipal administrations more transparent, efficient and customer-orientated

The digital transformation does not stop at our local authorities. In the age of digitalisation, Cottbus should strive to create more efficient and user-friendly administrative structures to better meet our needs. A digital local government uses modern technologies to optimise processes, make information easily accessible and improve interaction between administration and citizens.
 
A central component of digital local government is the introduction of e-government services. All administrative procedures are to be made available digitally. Citizens can submit various applications online, fill out forms, access information and avoid visits to the authorities. This saves time and reduces the bureaucratic burden for everyone involved.
 
In addition, digitalisation enables improved internal communication and collaboration within the administration. By using digital platforms and tools, employees can exchange information more efficiently, coordinate projects and work together on solutions.
 
Overall, digitalisation is helping local authorities to become more transparent, efficient and customer-oriented. By using modern technologies, they can better meet the needs of citizens and reduce bureaucracy at the same time. 
 
What we want to achieve:
 
Information relevant to citizens should be easy to find and download on the City of Cottbus website.
 
Documents for applications, certificates and similar administrative processes should be standardised across all departments. Fillable PDF files should replace scanned templates from the last century, where there are no forms that can be filled out online.

Implementation of the Online Access Act

The law, which came into force in 2017 and has been binding since 2022, stipulates that administrative documents from public authorities should be available online for citizens. This hardly meant that forms would be available to scan and download as PDF files. But even this has not yet been realised by the city administration. Many documents, forms, but also administrative regulations or guidelines are not accessible. The causes are manifold, a solution is not in sight, and the current city council does not seem to be interested – although everyone likes to boast about the “digital city” label.

Contact person: Thomas Hartmann

De-bureaucratisation

The law, which came into force in 2017 and has been binding since 2022, stipulates that administrative documents from public authorities should be available online for citizens. This hardly meant that forms would be scanned and made available for download as PDF files. But even this has not yet been realised by the city administration. Many documents, forms, but also administrative regulations or guidelines are not accessible. The causes are manifold, a solution is not in sight, and the current city council does not seem to be interested – although everyone likes to boast about the “digital city” label.

 

Contact person: Thomas Hartmann

Verwaltung als attraktiver Arbeitgeber

With money, public transport tickets and similar incentives, you will hardly be able to inspire anyone to work in the city administration. Apart from work-life balance and compatibility of career and family, it is important for today’s jobseekers to have a meaningful job. Exposure to permanently dissatisfied citizens, complex internal procedures and poor technical equipment is likely to deter many from making the decision.
 
A better functioning administration avoids dissatisfied citizens and creates a better reputation. A well-respected administration is also more attractive as an employer.
 

But we don’t want to respond to every problem in the administration with just more staff.

Contact person: Thomas Hartmann

Tourism and culture

A digital tourism platform offers flexible virtual city tours, interactive maps and real-time information. It also promotes digital museums and art galleries, providing visitors with a rich cultural experience. This increases the attractiveness of the city as a destination, facilitates planning for tourists and contributes to economic development through tourism revenue.

Contact person: Thomas Hartmann

Support us

Together for a citizen-centred policy in Cottbus

The truth is, election campaigns are expensive. We really want to achieve something in this city and we need support to do so. Our donation jars can be found in the Quasimono, the Muggefug, the Fango and many other places. Your generous support enables us to shape our city together and prioritise the concerns of all citizens. Every contribution counts towards creating a vibrant and diverse future for Cottbus. Get involved and help us to implement citizen-centred policies. Together, we can build a strong community and create a city that belongs to everyone.

Für alle Bürger

Za wšyknych wobydlarjow

For all citizens

Wir sind für Sie da

Smy za Was how

We are here for you

Wir laden Sie ein, sich aktiv an diesem Gestaltungsprozess zu beteiligen und Ideen für die weitere Entwicklung unserer Stadt einzubringen. Sprechen Sie uns an, wenn Sie Fragen haben oder sich einbringen möchten. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme und darauf, gemeinsam eine positive Zukunft für unsere Stadt zu gestalten.

Pśepšosujomy Was, se aktiwnje na toś tom wugótowańskem procesu wobźěliś a mysli za dalšne wuwiśe našogo města zapśěgnuś. Wobrośćo se na nas, gaž pšašanja maśo abo cośo zapśimjeś. Wjaselimy se na Wašo wobźělenje a na to, zgromadnje pozitiwny pśichod za našo město wugótowaś.

We invite you to actively participate in this design process and contribute ideas for the further development of our city. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved. We look forward to your participation and to shaping a positive future for our city together.