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LIVE: An international digital governance conference in Tallinn hosts 110 countries

The fifth annual International e-Governance Conference in Estonia will focus on digital transformation roadmaps and present case studies from African and European countries, and beyond; it will be attended by 110 countries. Electronic governance – or e-governance, as it’s known in Estonia – is the application of information and communication technology for delivering government services and …

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Estonia’s Siim Sikkut one of the most influential people in digital government – policy platform

According to Apolitical, a global policy platform that works with governments and public servants, Siim Sikkut, the chief information officer of the government of Estonia, is one of the most influential people in the sphere of digital government. The organisation put Sikkut, who’s been the government CIO since March 2017, …

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Survey: Estonia fifth in the world in e-government

According to a Japanese e-government ranking survey, Estonia has the fifth best e-government system in the world. The 2017 survey, compiled by the Waseda University Institute of e-Government in Japan, evaluates 10 main indicators and 35 subindicators. In Estonia’s case, the report notes most of the indicators are above average …

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Estonia ranks first in Europe in cybersecurity

According to the International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity index, Estonia ranks fifth in the world and first in Europe in cybersecurity. In the world, Estonia ranked fifth after Singapore, the US, Malaysia and Oman, the country’s e-Governance Academy said in a statement. This ranking makes Estonia first in Europe in …

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Estonia to help Jamaica establish its region’s first e-government system

With the help of Estonia, the tiny island nation of Jamaica is looking to establish its region’s first e-government system. The Jamaican prime minister, Andrew Holness, said in a statement that his administration was committed to establishing the first fully digitised government system in the region. “Every single Jamaican will …

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Tallinn to host an international e-governance conference

Tallinn will host an e-governance conference on 30-31 May, with participants from over 80 countries gathering in the Estonian capital to seek answers to the challenge of ensuring sustainable e-state development in their countries. Titled “How to ensure sustainable e-governance development?”, the Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2017 will provide a platform …

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The Estonian e-Governance Academy to develop e-services in Ukraine

Over the next two years, the Tallinn-based e-Governance Academy will assume a lead role in creating a data exchange and information system in Ukraine, enabling up to 600 local service centres in the country to provide up-to-date public services to the people by exchanging information with national central registries. The …

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Cyprus to implement the Estonian model of electronic identity

The e-Governance Academy of Estonia and the presidency of Cyprus have signed a cooperation agreement to develop an electronic identity concept and implement a digital signature solution in Cyprus. Experts from the e-Governance Academy will advise the Cypriot government about the electronic identity and describe the technical solution. “We have …

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Estonian e-governance think tank launches a guide to digital society

Estonia is widely known as digital country, but so far there weren’t any practical and comprehensive handbooks on how and of what the digital society is really made of. Now, the Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) has gathered all knowledge on e-governance into the publication “e-Governance in Practice” that gives an …

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26 countries show interest in Estonia’s e-state solutions

An overview of the activities of the Estonian e-Governance Academy has revealed that the academy assisted 26 countries in adopting e-state solutions in 2014. The e-Governance Academy (eGA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, founded in 2012 for the creation and transfer of knowledge concerning e-government, e-democracy and the development of …

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