State in smartphone: Ukraine learns from Estonia’s experience

State in smartphone: Ukraine learns from Estonia’s experience

Ukraine and Estonia have agreed to deepen cooperation in order to implement the concept "A state in a smartphone" by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Such an agreement was reached as a result of the visit of the Ukrainian delegation headed by Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov to Estonia, the press service of the head of state reported on Wednesday.

“On June 10-11, the Ukrainian delegation headed by Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov was on a visit to Estonia. The purpose of the working visit was the professional assessment of “A state in a smartphone” concept and the involvement of a high-quality expertise in the future,” the report says.

"Estonia was the first in the world to introduce electronic interaction between registers and ID-cards, held electronic elections and reached the indicator of 99% of online services, provided the opportunity of "e-citizenship" - the experience of this country is really impressive. Our goal is to apply the most advanced and innovative technologies and approaches to implement "A state in a smartphone" concept to make a rapid jump and skip several evolutionary stages where possible," Fedorov said.

In the framework of the two-day visit, the Ukrainian delegation conducted more than 10 meetings, in particular with the Chief Information Officer of Estonia, the Secretary of State of the Cabinet of Ministers, representatives of the European Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Information System Authority, the Center of Registers, the Estonian e-Governance Academy, etc.

"The key moment is that we received a very positive feedback concerning our plans from Estonian experts. We also agreed on specific support in the audit of registries, the development of the Trembita system, the modern SmartID electronic identification, the introduction of e-Residency. At each meeting, we felt absolute openness and a desire to help Ukraine. This is inspiring,” he added.


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