Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov discussed areas of further cooperation in the field of e-government, as well as shared experiences of digitalization at an online meeting with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark Ole Egberg Mikkelsen.
In 2020, Denmark ranked first in the UN e-government ranking. It is one of the most digitized countries in the world. For example, last year 91% of the entire population of Denmark communicated with the state through online means - online services, e-mail and so on.
“Nowadays we are most interested in how we can increase the efficiency of providing public services online. That is why the experience of Denmark, the number one country in the world in terms of digitization, is the most essential for us. Thank you for the readiness to share this experience. We will exert every effort to make our cooperation fruitful,” Mykhailo Fedorov stressed.
Ukraine is leapfrogging towards building a digital state. The Minister of Digital Transformation also spoke about the unique organizational structure that the Ministry had managed to build. In particular, about CDTO - digital deputies who already work in each ministry and gradually appear in regional administrations and city councils. Now there is all the necessary infrastructure to scale the projects and implement the goals set by the Ministry of Digital Tranfromation. In addition, Mykhailo Fedorov noted that Ukraine is the first country in the world with digital passports and the fourth in Europe with digital driver's licenses.
The Danish Ambassador also shared the country's experience in the field of digitalization. He talked about digital transformation projects as well as how services are translated online in Denmark and the state electronic identification system NemLog-In.
In addition, a feature of e-government in Denmark is the digital education system, which teaches how to use online services. Together with the public sector, they have developed courses for different levels of users. Particular attention is paid to the integration of the older generation into the process.
Mykhailo Fedorov stressed the importance of exchanging experiences on digitalization of both countries for further cooperation.