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Report of the eu on the evolution of the digitization of the member countries during the past 10 years

27th march 2019

The programme ISA ² has released a new study that provides an overview of the past 10 years of Digital government development in europe through its information sheets.

The "report eGovernment factsheets: 10 anniversary report " (Opens in new window)   presenting the principal communications policies, legal frameworks and infrastructures in digital government implemented in 34 european countries over the last decade; in addition to providing an overview of key trends in digital government in 2018. It Also sheds light on the important role played by the european commission in shaping the panorama of digital government throughout europe as describes a way forward for future development.

The report explains the complex developments and the immense efforts made by the european public administrations in the context of public-sector modernization.

The results of the report show that all european countries have adopted strategies aimed at fostering the digitization of the public sector. With respect to legislation, a total of nine countries highlighted the adoption of laws encouraging icts as one of its main achievements in the domain in the past 10 years. With the growth of the importance and the popularity of digital services among citizens and businesses, national governments have proceeded to reorganize their governance structures to devote a single ministry or agency responsible for government business.

Some countries have focused more on the provision of public services locally digital, making the digitization of the smallest offices an important priority. The provision of public services focusing on citizens and businesses is a growing priority in all eu member states.

It is important to note that for the analysis of major developments of the digital government, it was also extensively consulted national experts in electronic administration. Their contributions were used to provide detailed information on the evolution of the activities of the digital government of each country analysed and stakeholders.

The programme also took advantage of ISA ² to announce that, following the change of paradigm of the concept of e-government to the broader concept of digital government throughout the world, from 2019, fact sheets of e-government (Opens in new window) will be referred to as fact sheets of digital government. The new fact sheets will cover a wider range of themes and countries and will be issued in may Joinup in 2019.

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