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DE4A as an example of research and development in public administrations

21 october 2021

The search for cutting-edge technologies and processes more efficient and secure to be used in the next great digital bet of the european Union: public services for citizens and businesses, national or non-nationals.

DE4A ( Digital Europe for All Europe, Digital literacy for all) is a research project with real pilots a large scale driven by eight Member States. The objective of the project is improve public services digital for european citizens and companies both national and non-nationals, in line with the forecasts of Digital Gateway Única of the eu, the Plan of action on E-government 2016-2020 eu, the declaration of tallinn and the strategy for the implementation of the european framework for Interoperability. Its overall objective is to strengthen confidence in public institutions and trigger measurable multiple positive impacts in terms of increased efficiency and reducing the administrative burden and the actual costs for the citizen, based on a number of tools, organisational legal interoperability, semántica-sintáctica and technical assistance, in the implementation of the fundamental principles of "only once," "only relevant" and default digital "" safely, reliable and preserving the privacy.

In close consultation with the Digital Gateway Única of the eu, DE4A explores, from the perspective of a project of research and development, different approaches and technologies to the public administrations of member states exchange automated electronic and information that is used as evidence in the provision of public services according to your requirements, thus facilitating the red tape involved. Specifically, DE4A sets up three pilots focused on three Different areas of implementation: move, doing business and study abroad.

Move abroad

With this pilot is intended to facilitate the movement of eu citizens between Member States, creation of an online process for the exchange of information that is necessary for the change of residence and other cross-border procedures dependent civil registration certificates.

The benefits will be the reduction of the movement of citizens to gather evidence and the decrease of interventions by officials, leading to an exchange of evidence faster.

Doing business abroad

This pilot aims to reduce the administrative burden involved in initiating and doing business in another member state europe. Information about a company used across borders, which significantly reduces the time of registration in another member state. The whole process is entirely online and secure means of authentication and authorization of the country of origin that are familiar to the representative of the company.

The advantage is obvious, since the current situation to register a business in another country typically takes days or weeks to complete, with much red tape, language barriers and high probability of errors and mistakes due to the great difficulty of correctly interpret the information. To this pilot, effort needed to complete the registration is drastically reduced for both the company and the public service provider of services. Thus, the company can apply for a much faster service and administration spent less time to administrative matters

Study abroad

The third and final rider is intended simplify cross-border interactions of students with the procedures, systems and platforms used by the institutions of higher education. The three cases of use that make up this pilot show how to reduce administrative burdens, reuse evidence from reliable sources and levels of the security council reinforced on cross-border services, with an increase in the use of electronic identity.

With regard to technologies used to achieve its objectives, with DE4A devotes particular attention to the evaluation of the applicability, the benefits and the profitability of innovative technologies with a transformative impact: blockchain (for the disintermediation and notarización effective exchanges, promoting transparency in a transactional environment distributed) and automatic learning or machine learning (on the data used for automating the monitoring and improving the effectiveness/quality of administrative procedures).

In the project DE4A involved a consortium of partners in 8 22 Member States (Austria, luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, romania, slovenia, spain and sweden). In Spain, the main partner is the secretariat-General for administration, which leads of workpackage WP5 on Design and implementation of common components, in addition to participating in the pilots moving and study abroad, contribute significantly in the work package WP3 about semantics and collaborate actively in the rest of the packages. The project began on 1 january 2020, and lasts for three years.

At the moment, DE4A is entering its first phase of implementation of the pilots having completed the first iteration of development. In parallel, are beginning to development activities of its second and final iteration, which will expand the capacities of the elements developed during the first iteration. The implementation phase of the pilots of this second iteration is scheduled for march of the year 2022.

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