The Prime Minister uses the State Chancellery to conduct his administrative duties. With its approx. 220 employees, the Staatskanzlei plans the basic guidelines of government politics, coordinates the current work between the ministries and represents them to the State Parliament. It is managed by the Head of the State Chancellery. In addition, this is where the speaker of the government works, informing the public of the State Government’s work — a key task in a democratic country, as the citizens should be comprehensively informed.
Permanent representation in Berlin
The Prime Minister’s area of responsibility also includes the Representation of Hessen in Berlin, which is headed by Lucia Puttrich, Minister of European and Federal Affairs and Representative of the State of Hessen at the Federal Government. The key duties of the Representation of the State of Hessen at the State Government in Berlin are to be the mouthpiece, ambassador and coordinator protecting the interests of the State of Hessen in relation to the Federal Government.
Hessen’s mouthpiece at the European Union
Since 1998, there has been a Representation of the State of Hessen at the European Union in Brussels, which is in charge of coordinating the State Government’s European politics and takes care of Hessen’s regional partnerships. The State Representation is responsible for ensuring that the interests of the State of Hessen are looked after in Brussels.
Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development
Digitalisation is a process of dynamic change and a great asset when it is implemented for and with the community. Our task is to understand technological change and digitalisation as an opportunity for our society and our location and to shape it in a way, that is useful for the citizens, companies and science and research.
Digitalisation is one of the priority issues of the hessian state government. Therefore the Digital Strategy and Development Department, which is directly assigned to the Prime Minister, was founded in January 2019.The department bundles and coordinates all digitalisation projects of the federal state government: from fast internet and modern digital administration up to the question of which ethical principles are necessary when developing digitalisation for the benefit of our society.