Certificate Course | Smart City & Smart Region

Best Practices – Digital Management – Funding

September 2023
successfully completed – Dates on request!

The digital transformation is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time. Digital solutions can further improve services of general interest and protect the environment, climate and resources even better.

Register and discover valuable insights and best practices from the digital transformation of municipalities.

ZU | Florian Gehm


  • Digital services of general interest as a new pillar of services of general interest
  • With a targeted digital transformation to a smart city/region
  • Design and implementation of funding management as a building block for sustainable financing



Half-Day Crash-Kurs

„Digital funding management" with Jürgen Wieshoff, CEO Wieshoff Consulting

| What funding is available for municipal digital projects?

| What success factors promote successful funding management?

Fireside evening with Heike Schoon-Pernkopf, Managing Director LAB & Company, Dr. Jens Meier, CEO Stadtwerke Lübeck, Head of VKU Task Force Digital Daseinsvorsorge, Prof. Dr. Ulf Papenfuß, Chair of Public Management & Public Policy, Zeppelin University, Fabian Müller, First Mayor of the City of Friedrichshafen

Free Participation in the 5th ZU|kunftssalon Public Corporate Governance

Developing future perspectives with decision-makers in a special atmosphere.

Dates and Registration

4-day Certificate Course

Mon 10.00 – 18.00 Uhr

Tues 10.00 – 18.00 Uhr

Wed 10.00 – 20.00 Uhr
Thur 10.00 – 14.00 Uhr

Certifikate Examination

Creation of a well-founded short funding concept with high practical benefit for the participants

ZU|kunftssalon (optional Participation)

Thur  14.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Fri     09.00 – 13.30 Uhr


Seecampus of Zeppelin University

Seemooser Horn 20
88045 Friedrichshafen


- is no longer possible –

Please send us an email if you are interested in this course!

Information request

2.290 EUR per participant:in 

(all prices incl. seminar documents & daily catering excl. travel & accommodation costs)

Target Group

  • Young Professionals from all offices of cities, municipalities and municipal companies with a connection to digital transformation
  • Employees from staff units of municipal managers


Developing expertise in the digital transformation of cities and municipalities as well as in the development of funding applications with innovative ideas. Through contributions from high-ranking experts, a high level of practical relevance is achieved while maintaining a scientific foundation.


  • Digital Transformation of municipalities and cities
  • Digital Services of general interest 
  • Digital Partnerships
  • Inter-municipal Cooperation
  • Digital Management
  • Digital School
  • Smart Government
  • Smart Cities & Smart Regions
  • Smart City in Gernany and international
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Best Practices
  • Fundings
  • Municipal
  • Funding application Management
  • Funding programs for digital technologies for Municipalities
See Campus | Foto ZU/Melanie Ulmer
See Campus | Foto ZU/Melanie Ulmer


An innovative element of the course is the participation of young professionals and particularly qualified ZU students from various degree programmes, such as the Master's programme in Public Management & Digitalization, which enables an exchange on different perspectives on digital transformation and career prospects.


  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Papenfuß, Chair for Public Management & Public Policy, Zeppelin University
  • Dr. Jens Meier, CEO Stadtwerke Lübeck, Manager VKU-Task Force Digitale Daseinsvorsorge
  • Sabine Meigel, Management Departement Digital Agenda, City of Ulm
  • Fabian Müller, Erster Bürgermeister, Stadt Friedrichshafen
  • Jürgen Wieshoff, CEO Wieshoff Consulting
  • Heike Schoon-Pernkopf, CEO, LAB & Company
  • Felix Schulz von Thun, Smart City & Innovation, Stadtwerke Lübeck
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Ahrend, Board Member HEAG Holding AG, Darmstadt (digital) 
  • Raimund Tamm, Deputy Mayor of Tartu, Estland (digital)
  • Prof. Dr. Moreen Heine, E-Government & Open Data Ecosystems, University of Lübeck (digital)


Here you can download the flyer and the course program.

Download Flyer & Programm

Course Management

Prof. Dr. Ulf Papenfuß, Chair for Public Management & Public Policy, Zeppelin University

Dr. Jens Meier, CEO Stadtwerke Lübeck, Manager VKU-Task Force Digitale Daseinsvorsorge

Cooperation partner Civitas Connect e.V.


Registration: - is no longer possible-

Dates on request!

Felix Schulz von Thun, Tel +49 451 888 1591, felix.schulzvonthun@swhl.de

Contact (organizational queries)

Bannenberg, Ann-Kristin
Bannenberg, Ann-Kristin Dr
Referentin Weiterbildung ZU Executive Education | ZUEE
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1607
Room:SMH Semi | 1.10
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