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The Ministerial Statements of E-government

The development of E-government in the European Union has party of consensus among the member states in Ministerial Statements. The last one was adopted in the city of Tallín in 2017 and strengthens the commitment to the principles of the action Plan of Electronic administration 2016-2020.

Ministerial declaration of E-government of Tallín - 2017

El 6 de octubre de 2017, en la Reunión Ministerial de administración electrónica de Tallin, se ha adoptado la Declaración ministerial de administración electrónica de Tallin, a iniciativa de la Presidencia estonia de la UE con el apoyo de la Comisión Europea. La declaración va dirigida a la Unión Europea más los países EFTA (32 países en total). 

The structure of the ministerial declaration of electronic administration of Tallin is as follows:

  • Un preámbulo que recapitula el contexto de retos sociales y transformación digital; actuaciones de la OCDE, ONU y G20; el papel de la administración electrónica y las oportunidades que ofrece la transformación digital en términos de confianza, transparencia, fiabilidad,  y apoyo al desarrollo de la economías de los datos; la necesidad de actuar más allá del Plan de acción de administración electrónica y de sentar bases para más allá de 2020; el papel de la colaboración, las soluciones interoperables y las buenas prácticas y el respeto a los derechos fundamentales.
  • Strengthens the commitment to the principles of the action Plan of electronic administration 2016-2020, particularly: digital by default, inclusion and accessibility principle of only once, confidence and security, openness and transparency and interoperability by default.
  • 6 lines of action, each with actions to countries (25) and European institutions (22):
  1. Default Digital, inclusion and accessibility; (5 proceedings)
  2. Beginning of only once (once-only); (4 proceedings)
  3. Confidence and security; (4 proceedings)
  4. Openness and transparency; (3 proceedings)
  5. Interoperability by default; (3 proceedings)
  6. Horizontal keys. (6 proceedings)
  • For up to schedule the declaration calls to the commission to use tools of recapitulation of progress and revision of the action plan of electronic administration; and that the Austrian presidency recapitulate its implementation in autumn 2018.

The statement includes an annex with principles on which the user has a central role in designing and delivering digital public services. These principles relate to digital interaction; to accessibility, security, availability and usability; reduction of the administrative burden; digital delivery of services; involvement of citizen; incentives for the use of digital services; personal data protection and privacy; and reparation mechanisms and claim.

Tallinn Declaration on and Government (Opens in new window)

Tallín statement on electronic administration (Opens in new window)

The previous Ministerial Statements

The Ministerial Statements are taken by agreement between the ministers responsible for the E-government member states.

In 2001 the ministers agreed in All (Opens in new window) that the increase priority should be given to issues of electronic administration.

In the year 2003 in As (Opens in new window) (Italy) 19 ministers emphasized the importance of an effective E-government throughout Europe.

The third of the political orientations crystallized in the Ministerial declaration on electronic administration contemplated in the Manchester (Opens in new window) on 20 November 2005 during the British presidency. This statement gave rise to Action Plan on E-government i2010 que fue acogido calurosamente por el Consejo de la Unión Europea en junio de 2006.

The City statement (2007) (Opens in new window) , without assuming a strategic reorientation deepened the need to put information technologies in public administrations in the service of a society more participatory and inclusive.

The Ministerial declaration of Malmö (2009) (Opens in new window) was adopted at a time when Europa faced economic challenges, social and environmental unprecedented. The Declaration intended to facilitate the E-government to be part of the response to the challenges posed guided by the principles to collaborate in the development of a society more participatory, contribute to strengthening the single market and be cornerstone in the construction of Public Administrations more efficient and effective.


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