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  • Ukraine took part in the e-Governance Conference in Estonia
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 27 May 2024 15:40

    The Ukrainian delegation took part in the e-Governance Conference 2024 in Tartu. This is a three-day leading conference on e-governance organised annually by the e-Governance Academy (eGA).

    The conference brought together about 500 experts from 67 countries to share their experience in implementing technology and innovation in government processes. Panel discussions focused on what a government should look like in the digital and AI era.

    “We believe that technology helps us create a safe and bright future. The digital economy should generate the majority of the country’s GDP. Nowadays, innovations simplify interaction with the state, save lives on the front line and create new jobs in the technology sector. Innovations should become our national idea and the foundation of the economy,” said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development and Minister of Digital Transformation.

    Estonia is the first country whose experience in building a digital state has been studied by Ukraine. In particular, the Ukrainian data exchange system Trembita was built on the basis of the Estonian platform for the interaction of registers X-Road.

    During the e-Governance Conference, the Ukrainian delegation shared its experience of digitalisation in the context of a full-scale war. In particular, services were presented that have been launched since the beginning of the invasion and have no analogues in the world. These include the eVidnovlennia (eRecovery) programme, a comprehensive business service eEntrepreneur, the eVoroh chatbot and more. Plans and future projects to be implemented in the near future were also highlighted.

    At the panel discussion on access to EU digital markets, Illia Rodin, Head of the Diia Software Development Division, spoke about the architecture of services and the development of “the state in the smartphone” in the face of full-scale war. Yuriy Matsyk, Director of the Digital Infrastructure Development Directorate at the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, spoke about the new strategy for electronic communications and energy resilient networks.

    In addition, the Ukrainian delegation shared how to prepare for the crisis using digital tools and how to effectively combine human skills and advanced technologies.

    Last year at the e-Governance Conference, the Ministry of Digital Transformation received the Partner of the Year 2023 award from the e-Governance Academy for the development of Diia.Signature-EU. Ukraine became the first non-EU country whose e-signature is recognised in the European Union. This is one of the key steps towards integration into the EU’s Digital Single Market.

    The participation of the Ukrainian delegation in the conference was supported by the European Union as part of the DT4UA project implemented by the Estonian e-Governance Academy.