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EU ministers sign the Tallinn Declaration of eGovernment

All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallinn on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference.

The eGovernment Declaration follows the Malmo Declaration signed in 2009 and the launch of the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 which both recognise that service-oriented, reliable and innovative government at all levels are essential to develop a dynamic, productive and European society. Since 2009, luckily several key milestones have been achieved, such as eProcurement, the deployment of key cross border services funded by the Connecting Europe Facility programme and the electronic identification (eID).

The Tallinn eGovernment Declaration marks a new political commitment at EU level on significant priorities towards ensuring high quality, user-centric digital public services for citizens and seamless cross-border public services for businesses. The Member States reaffirmed their commitment to progress in linking up their public eServices and implement the eIDAS regulation and the once-only principle in order to provide efficient and secure digital public services that will make citizens and businesses lives easier.

More precisely, the Tallinn Declaration sets out six lines of policy action to move towards the five-year objectives (2018-2022) at both national and EU levels:

  1. Digital-by-default, inclusiveness and accessibility
  2. Once only “for key public services”
  3. Trustworthiness and security
  4. Openness and transparency
  5. Interoperability by default
  6. Horizontal enabling policy steps

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