On 8 december 2020, the High Level Conference on digital transformation in the states members of the european Union have agreed to the “ Ministerial declaration of Digital Society and Digital Administration based on values. ” this statement has been prepared on the basis of prior declaration of Tallinn, at the initiative of the german eu presidency in these six months and with the support of the european commission. The overall objective of this new Declaration is to contribute to the advancement of digital transformation on the basis of european values and seize opportunities for the future of digitalisation. Also aims to make the road map of the committee to ally itself with those of the declaration, particularly in the development of the plan of action of electronic administration 2021-2024.
This statement highlights the opportunities of the digital processing in particular for the social participation, to deal with sudden and extreme challenges while respecting the rights and fundamental values; and the need for citizenship have digital capacities and access to technology and connectivity; reconfirman goals contained in tallinn; emphasises the need for the sovereignty of our societies in the digital world and that everyone should benefit from the opportunities offered by digitalisation.
The declaration includes 7 principles which are essentially the following ideas:
- Validity and respect for fundamental rights and democratic values a: is the digital processing values and fundamental rights.
- Social participation and digital inclusion to shape the digital world : trafficking opportunities for participation without discrimination, in response to diversity and inclusion; the need to address the development paradigm of “ mobile Government ’ and transparent and user-friendly services, while encouraging the participation of society in policy development and to become involved in the design of the services by the co-creation and collaboration.
- Empowerment and digital literacy : is the digital identity, interaction with the administration using the default digital, own data and the fingerprint and acquisition of digital capabilities.
- Trust and security in digital Government interactions : is the safe navigation; have digital identification elements; to applications and services are safe and reliable while has strong regulatory frameworks that ensure transparency and security by default.
- Digital Sovereignty and interoperability : is the european digital sovereignty; the use of open standards, of the open source software, re-use tools and databases; the european strategy and enhanced interoperability framework that will contribute to european competitiveness and the sovereignty of the data.
- Human-centred systems and innovative technologies in the public sector : is the implementation of the IA and other innovative technologies for public policies and services focusing on citizenship, while developed with a people-centred approach and ethically, inclusive and without bias.
- Towards a resilient and sustainable digital society : treat the learning of lessons resulting from the pandemic COVID-19, as well as the alignment with the Agenda 2030 and ODS, so that the digital processing both individuals and society.
Of them are developing appropriate 7 lines of action that have brought major areas of action and include calls more specific action to member states, as well as the commission and eu institutions.
- Promote fundamental rights and democratic values in the digital sphere : includes promoting the transformation of values, and to move abstract values specific policies, to strengthen collaboration with the private sector to introduce codes of conduct.
- Enhance social participation and inclusion includes: implementation of the co-creation, provide the services through the mobile channel as a strategy of ‘ phone by default ’, to ensure that the digital processing is inclusive and accessible.
- Foster digital empowerment and digital literacy : includes promoting digital capacities between citizenship and the public sector; providing government services accessible and friendly.
- Strengthen trust through security in the digital sphere - includes promoting the use of the reported eIDs (Regulation eIDAS); explore agreements on ICT security requirements; promote reuse responsible and legal status of data and the principle of only once.
- Strengthen Europe's digital sovereignty and interoperability - includes agreements to move forward in the implementation of open standards, exchanging innovative ideas between member states, agreeing on timelines for the services that are online.
- Create value-based, human-centered AI systems for use in the public sector : includes the exchange of good practices and knowledge, promote transparency of the processes involved in the automated decisions, quality standards for data sets that fuel systems of IA.
- Foster resilience and sustainability - includes issues such as the evaluation of the sources of energy consumption and digital tools, data exchange crisis management, particularly health and guides for the appropriate use and healthy digital technologies.
Berlin Declaration on Digital Society an value-based digital administration (english video ISA2 Programme)