eGA to support Ukraine’s digital transformation with € 17,4 M

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e-Governance Academy leads the European Union-supported project “Digital transformation for Ukraine” (DT4UA). With the aim to continue improving the efficiency and security of public service delivery and their access to citizens and businesses in Ukraine, provide rapid response to the needs caused by the war and empower daily governance. The EU is supporting developments with a total budget of € 17,4 million.

„Ukraine shows one of the most dynamic digital transformation processes worldwide – and this despite Russia’s full-scale war. Our duty is to help Ukraine ensure the continuous development of its digital services. They are essential during the war and will remain so during reconstruction. Therefore, European Union supports Ukraine in enhancing digital service provision and e-governance,” said Ambassador Matti Maasikas, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, said.

The project focuses on four priority areas: 1) the development of digital services and a services provision environment of ’Diia’, 2) the improvement of data exchange between registers and service providers, 3) the development of the eID infrastructure in line with the eIDAS regulation, 4) development of the e-Case management system enabling a more efficient and transparent processing of criminal cases, including war crimes.

The project is implemented by the Estonian e-Governance Academy, which has 12 years of experience in cooperation with the Ukrainian public sector. The latest collaboration projects have been the EGOV4UKRAINE, EU4DigitalUA and EU Support to Strengthening cybersecurity in Ukraine. Currently, the e-Governance Academy is running four projects in Ukraine with a total budget of € 41 million. “Our team is excited to continue our joint efforts, with the European Union and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, of making Ukraine one of the most digitized societies in the world,” Hannes Astok, the Executive Director of the e-Governance Academy, said.

The beneficiary of the project is the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

“The Ministry’s team is building the most convenient digital state in the world by user experience. One of the main goals is to digitize 100% of government services. In three years, we have digitized the most popular and used government services, and the Diya application is already reaching the international level. In parallel with the launch of online services, we are working on improving data exchange between registries and mutual recognition of Ukrainian digital identity. Thank you, the European Union, for its support in these areas. Together we will be able to speed up the digital transformation of Ukraine,” Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine noted.

Background information

The EU-supported project Digital transformation for Ukraine (DT4UA) lasts from November 2022 until April 2025. The objective of the project is to improve the efficiency and security of public service delivery and their access to citizens and businesses in Ukraine, in line with EU requirements, and provide rapid response to the needs caused by the war. The total budget is € 17 400 000. E-Governance Academy from Estonia (EGA) is the implementer of the project. The project DT4UA is built upon the achievements of the EGOV4UKRAINE and EU4DigitalUA projects.

Within the last projects, the eGA team has made data running, not people in Ukraine, by implementing Trembita, a secure data exchange system and Vulyk, an information system which helps local governments to provide public services for citizen faster and more conveniently. Also, the eGA team contributed to the development of public e-services and helped to ensure the safety and sustainability of Ukraine’s digital society. Together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation eGA team enhanced cyber skills and ensured the safety of public registers and databases.

The e-Governance Academy (eGA) is a centre of excellence to increase the prosperity and openness of societies through digital transformation. Active since 2002.


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