e-Estonia Programme for Netherlands Institute for Public Safety

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  • 09:00-10:30

    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.




    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



    Future digital services

    with Nortal

    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 intelligent public administration. Nortal has planned and implemented over 40% of Estonia’s digital disruption, including in the domains of e-Tax, Cybersecurity, e-Healthcare etc.

  • 15:00-16:00

    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.




    Open data and data-based decision making

    with Net Group

    The power of open data can create innovative and smart solutions, make existing processes more efficient, prepare for different scenarios for the future, and also broader social problems. 
    Net Group has created the open data portal for Estonia which is available for both citizens and organisations to get a better understanding of the living environment and improve data based decision making. 

    Free time

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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