e-Estonia Programme for Guinea-Bissau

  • Day 1


    Introduction to the e-state

    with e-Estonia Briefing Centre

    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. The initial part introduces and demonstrates the underlying mechanisms involved in digitizing a society, an overview of the main challenges and policies, an understanding of the infrastructure, e-solutions and services.



    Government Budget Management System

    with Aktors

    The main objective of the Budget Management System (BMS) is to administer and supervise the government and public-sector spending. BMS is a small banking system where the government and public-sector institutions act as customers. Accounts of government institutions are virtual accounts (e-accounts) inside the BMS system, real bank accounts where the real money is deposited are owned and handled only by the Ministry of Finance. This setup guarantees a central point of control and reporting of the whole public-sector spending and reduced costs of bank transactions.





    Tax administration and risk assessment for governments

    with FiscalAdmin

    FiscalAdmin is a software engineering and consulting company established in 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia. The company provides innovative IT solutions to transform public sector in line with digital-era governance, specialising in public fiscal management and tax administration. Our engineers have 20+ years of experience in modernization of tax administrations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. We have custom-made and ready to use solutions for risk assessment and development of tax administrations, ministries of finance, the public sector, and international organisations.


    e-Governance Academy

    with eGA


    eGA assists public sector and civil society organisations in making digital transformation happen. We make this happen through consultancy, training, networking, research and assisting you in the implementation of your e-government technical solutions.


    Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (officially abbreviated as ITL) is a voluntary organisation, whose primary objective is to unite the Estonian information technology and telecommunications companies and organisations, to promote their co-operation in Estonia’s development towards information society, to represent and protect the interests of its member companies and to express their common positions.  The turnover of companies belonging to ITL makes up over 70% of the total turnover of the Estonian ICT sector. ITL is representing Estonia in many international cooperation projects, inlcuding digitalisation cooperation in Africa.


  • Day 2


    Estonian Tax and Customs Board

    at  Lõõtsa 8a, 15176 Tallinn 

    The purpose of Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) is to administer state revenues, implement national tax and customs policy and protect society and legal economic activity. The goal is to offer convenient and efficient tax services and protection of economic environment for the benefit of people, enterprises and the Estonian state.

    They have set a target to make Estonia a country with the highest voluntary tax compliance in Europe. In order to achieve this, we have set four main strategic direction with the help of which we define our day-by-day operative activities and leading our organisation towards the desired vision:

    • willingness to pay taxes: we will increase the willingness to pay taxes in Estonian society by being a trustworthy cooperation partner to taxpayers.
    • simple and convenient public services: we will offer all taxpayers streamlined means to perform their obligations. Services provided by the ETCB motivate people to comply with their tax and customs obligations in a correct manner.
    • equal tax competition and protection of society: surveillance over problematic taxpayers is efficient and systematic. Tax evasion and avoidance is complicated, cumbersome and expensive.
    • pioneering organisation and developing people: in order to achieve our organisation’s objectives, we are working professionally with commitment and in collaboration.


    High efficiency, low costs

    with Nortal

    At Lõõtsa 6, 11415 Tallinn

    Nortal is a multinational strategic change and technology company. Combining the unique experience of transforming Estonia into a digital leader and creating change in businesses with a strategic approach and data-driven technology, Nortal’s vision is to build a seamless society. Nortal partners with governments to bolster business through intelligent public administration.

    Nortal has planned and implemented over 40% of Estonia’s digital disruption, including in the domains of e-Tax, e-Healthcare etc. We have unique experience building a digital, seamless society. Nortal has successfully exported its expertise to countries in North-America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We know how difficult this change can be, but wealso know how much value it creates.





    Building future-ready digital societies

    with Digital Nation

    Digital Nation is a digital change advisory originating from Estonia and on a mission to build future-ready societies around the world. We merge world-known Estonian expertise & global best practices with your highest ambitions. Our clients are governments and organisations who are keen to change their digital game. We co-create, guide, and deliver from inspiring visions to practical strategies to their effective and rapid delivery. The founder of Digital Nation is the former CIO of Estonian Government.


    With ESTDEV

    The Estonian Centre for International Development (ESTDEV) is a government-funded foundation responsible for managing and implementing Estonia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance projects. We achieve this aim through partnerships and investments that reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, build sustainable economies, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.


    Digital competence training programmes

    With Mondo

    Internet access has created a division in the society, which is contributing to a new type of segregation. The digital gap increases the already existing social, cultural and economic inequality. The ones caught on the “wrong side” of the digital gap (people with low income, less formal education, rural residents, the elderly and minorities) suffer from economic, social, health and political backwardness.


Visit us physically or virtually

We host impactful events both in our centre and online for government institutions, companies, and media. You’ll get an overview of e-Estonia’s best practices and build links to leading IT-service providers and state experts to support your digitalisation plans.

Questions? Have a chat with us.

Call us: +372 6273157 (business hours only)

Find us

The Briefing Centre is conveniently located just 2 minutes drive from the airport and 10 to 15 minutes drive from the city centre.

You will find us on a ground floor of Valukoja 8, central entrance behind the statue of Mr Ernst Julius Öpik. Photo of the central entrance.

Valukoja 8
11415 Tallinn, Estonia