The country has held DIIA SUMMIT 21, a ministerial meeting where the project managed by FIIAPP on EU4DigitalUA digitisation participated
The city of Kiev hosted DIIA SUMMIT 21, a ministerial meeting on digital transformation with a gathering of the main figures involved in the 94 active projects in Ukraine in the field of digitisation. This meeting was supported and partially funded by FIIAPP, under the third component of the project “EU Support for Electronic Administration and the Digital Economy in Ukraine“.
The meeting presented the new electronic services, legislative initiatives and digital policies that are being worked on. During the three days that the event lasted, a debate was held on digital transformation, covering topics such as integration into the digital market of the European Union, data protection and digital education.
The DIIA SUMMIT 21 had the participation of the Ukrainian President, Mr Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who stated that Ukraine has already started its digital revolution: “Today is an important day in which we are taking the first step towards electronic democracy.”
During his speech, he explained that digital transformation is a tool to combat corruption, because the transfer of all public services online will destroy its basis: mediation and the human factor. Likewise, according to the Head of State, a unique platform of high-quality, protected and unified state records is being created, in which “data will run, not the taxpayers”.
The Deputy Minister and Minister for Digital Transformation, Mr. Mykhailo Fedorov, also spoke to highlight the work of the projects that are currently being carried out in the country in digital matters in areas such as: education, health, justice, economy and commerce, energy, and infrastructure.
The ministry itself is planning to draw up a public catalogue with a description of each project, mentioning the EU4DigitalUA project funded by the European Union, where FIIAPP is currently working on three of its five components: institutional strengthening, communication and data protection.
The European Union supports Ukraine’s digital transformation and its harmonisation with the EU Digital Single Market. Through the EU4DigitalUA programme, work is done on issues such as digital transformation, cybersecurity and data protection, the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and the development of broadband.