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Portugal to develop service-based e-State

22.05.2013

Jaan Priisalu, Director General of the EISA, Mihkel Tikk, Head of Department of the eesti.ee State Portal and representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications met their colleagues from the Portuguese Agency for the Modernisation of Public Administration (AMA) last week. Experience was exchanged in topics related to the interoperability of the state information system, e-identity and state portal.

Picture of Lisbon

Portugal approaches the e-State by means of centralisation of public services. The focus is on service provision and e-channels are merely a method for exercising state capacity. The EISA was greatly interested in the Portuguese e-State multichannel strategy.

Portugal has issued ID cards since 2007. The spread of electronic identity in Europe and cross-border usage of digital signatures are certainly in the common interests of Estonia and Portugal. In these topics, the EISA and the AMA are able to cooperate and discuss their opinions within the framework of the e-SENS Project of the European Commission.

The EISA and the AMA will subsequently exchange information at the specialist level. The Portuguese are especially interested in our DEC (a system through which the document management environments of the public sector communicate seamlessly). The Portuguese additionally suggested a proposal to sign an official memorandum of cooperation. Jaan Priisalu invited the representatives of the AMA to observe the e-voting in the autumn.

Topic: DEC, PKI, RIA, State Portal

Added 25.07.2013

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