The European Union is launching the Digital Transformation for Ukraine (DT4UA) project and allocating EUR 17.4 million in assistance. The main objective of the program is to help Ukraine introduce efficient, accessible, and secure public services, as well as to respond quickly to the challenges of war.
"Despite russia's full-scale war, Ukraine is demonstrating one of the most dynamic digital transformation processes in the world. It is our duty to help ensure the continued development of digital services in Ukraine. These services, which were essential during the war, remain relevant in the recovery process. That is why the European Union supports Ukraine in improving digital services and e-governance," said Matti Maasikas, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.
The EU has identified 4 areas for funding:
"The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation is building the most convenient digital state in the world in terms of services. One of the main goals is to digitize 100% of public services. In three years, we have digitized the most popular and widespread public services that people need from birth and throughout their lives. And the Diia app is already reaching the international level. Along with the launch of online services, we are working to improve data exchange between registries and mutual recognition of Ukrainian digital identity. I am grateful to the EU for its support in these areas. Together we will be able to accelerate Ukraine's digital transformation," said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation will implement the project together with European partners from the Estonian Academy of Electronic Governance, which has been cooperating with the Ukrainian public sector for 12 years. The joint projects include EGOV4UKRAINE, EU4DigitalUA and EU Support to Strengthening Cybersecurity in Ukraine. Currently, the Academy is implementing four projects in Ukraine with a total budget of EUR 41 million.
"Our team is pleased to continue our joint efforts with the European Union and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine to make Ukraine one of the most digital societies in the world. Through this new project, we hope to make the interaction between Ukrainians and the state faster, more comfortable, and transparent," said Hannes Astok, Executive Director at the e-Governance Academy.
The European Union has been supporting Ukraine's digital transformation since 2016 with a total budget of over EUR 51 million.