e-Estonia Programme for JDC Institute for Leadership & Governance

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  • 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.



    99% of public services in Estonia are available online. The e-Government development in Estonia is led by the office of Deputy Secretary General for Digital Development (Ministry of Economic Affairs).

    This section would cover how Estonia has reached this level, what is needed to keep the services up to date and what are the future plans (AI, proactive services etc.)



    Training for future crises

    with Estonian Academy of Security Sciences

    The objective of the EASS is, through internal security related academic education, research and development activities, and also through the training of honest and competent public servants, to create a secure state and conditions for stable development across the state of Estonia and therewith contribute to the security of the entire European Union (EU).

    One of the priorities of the Academy is to encourage the staff participate in externally funded development and development cooperation projects. The volume of externally funded projects has significantly increased since 2016.

    Academy’s ambitious projects have received international acknowledgment – in 2012, Estonian Quality Agency declared the Academy’s efforts to establish virtual reality learning environments in the area of crisis management the best innovation project in the public sector. Later same year, the Academy won the Nordic and Baltic countries’ innovation competition “Innovation of Innovations 2012”.


    The Information Technology and Development Center of the Ministry of the Interior (SMIT) is the country’s largest IT institution, which creates and manages the information systems necessary to save lives and ensure internal security. SMIT offers the development and management of information systems related to internal security to the Police and Border Guard Board, the Rescue Board, the Emergency Center, the Internal Security Academy and the Ministry of the Interior


  • X-road data exchange between government and private sector entities

    with Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions

    Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is a non-profit association with the mission to ensure the development and strategic management of X-Road® and other cross-border solutions for digital government infrastructure.

    NIIS is both a network and cooperation platform and executioner of IT developments in members’ common interests. The institute focuses on practical collaboration, sharing of experience and promoting innovation. The operating model of the institute is something unique in the world.

    The republics of Estonia, Finland and Iceland are members of NIIS, and the Faroe Islands and the Government of Åland are partners of NIIS.


  • How to build an efficient digital state infrastructure

    with Estonian Information and Communication Technology Centre

    The Estonian Information and Communication Technology Centre (Estonian IT Centre, RIT) keeps the digital government and provides the public sector of the Republic of Estonia with computer workstation, basic server infrastructure and other central services.

    Among other things, the basic infrastructure provides hosting services for information systems, including in our state-owned Government Cloud.

    The Centre looks to optimize services, infrastructure and costs related to digital government.


    Cyber security assessment and capability development

    with CybExer 

    CybExer Technologies is a NATO-awarded Estonian cybersecurity company that has wide-ranging experience in providing and maintaining highly sophisticated cyber security training platforms with a special focus on cyber capability development. The platforms are the key to successful delivery of a plethora of cybersecurity trainings and exercises aimed at ordinary users, technical responders and the very top of strategic leadership.

    CybExer’s flagship service is the development, operation and maintenance of next-generation, state-of-the-art, cyber ranges. Ultimately, it offers a safe environment where personel, technical, and organisational cyber security capabilities can be assessed, analyzed, and developed.


    World-class Court Information System, backed up by scientific research.

    with Aktors

    Aktors develops information systems and other custom software solutions, starting from analysis to the implementation, and offers consulting services related to software development. The have a long experience building e-governance, with examples like X-road and Court Information System.



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