The eGovernment Action Plan enables people across the EU to fully enjoy the benefits of digital public services. The plans set goals to:
- set up a Digital Single Gateway enabling users to obtain all information, assistance and problem solving services needed to operate efficiently across borders;
- interconnect all business registries and insolvency registers and connect them to the eJustice portal, which will become a one-stop shop;
- pilot the 'once-only' principle for businesses across borders so they only need to provide information to a public administration in one EU country and if permitted it is then re-used between different countries;
- help EU Member States develop cross-border eHealth services such as e-prescriptions;
- accelerate the transition to e-procurement and implementation of the once-only principle in public procurement.
In order to achieve its objectives, the eGovernment Action Plan identified 20 actions addressing at least one of the following policy priorities:
- modernising public administrations using key digital enablers;
- enabling mobility of citizens and businesses by cross-border interoperability;
- facilitating digital interaction between administrations and citizens or businesses for high-quality public services.
Further actions may be proposed either by the Commission or by stakeholders, including EU countries and public administrations at all levels.
DIGIBYTE |€1.3 billion from the Digital Europe Programme for Europe’s digital transition and cybersecurity
eGovernment and digital public services
The European Commission is taking concrete actions to develop cross-border digital public services.