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we have built a digital society and we can show you how

Named ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’ by Wired, ingenious Estonians are pathfinders, who have built an efficient, secure and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. e-Estonia invites you to follow the digital journey.

Estonians using internet voting

% number of people participating
Estonian Parliament
European Parliament
10,000
e-Resident companies

number of e-Residents

digital state services

67%
Estonians who use ID-card regularly
99%
State services that are online
2,773
Services that can be used via X-road
Number of queries via x-Road in 1 month

electronic ID

99%
Estonian residents have ID card
Estonian residents using mobile-ID
Estonian residents using smart-ID

Estonian ICT sector

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5.9%
Employees in ICT sector
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987
Number of startups
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4
Number of unicorns

our highest rankings

#1
start-up friendliness
Index Venture
2018
#2
internet freedom
Freedom House
2019
#1
entrepreneurial activity
World Economic Forum
2017
#1
digital health index
Bertelsmann Foundation
2019

e-Estonia Briefing Centre

since 2009
63,364
visitors
4,721
delegations hosted
130
countries have visited
539
B2B and B2G meetings (since 2018)
2019
11,950
visitors
972
delegations hosted
86
countries have visited
342
B2B and B2G meetings

This is the story of the world's most advanced digital society

We trace the most important events that led us here. It is not a path that can be copied, but the challenges we faced and the opportunities we found can inspire others to discover their own.

 

For us, e-Estonia has led to creating a society with more transparency, trust and efficiency. We have learned that developing e-solutions is not merely about adding something (a digital layer) but changing everything.

CHALLENGE

to build a fully functioning country from scratch, while knowing we cannot afford the bureaucracy of a developed democracy

ambitious future

e-Estonia future part 1
e-Estonia future part 2

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The goal of e-Estonia Briefing Centre is to inspire global policy makers, political leaders, corporate executives, investors and international media with the success story of e-Estonia and build links to leading IT service providers.

The e-Estonia Briefing Centre has become a must-see destination, hosting over 10,000 international decision-makers every year. Make sure to book your visit in advance.

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