E-Governance Academy will help develop e-governance in Ukraine

In November the e-Governance Academy with its partners will start assisting the Ukrainian government in the development of e-governance and the nation’s first e-services.
The e-Governance Academy and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have signed a cooperation agreement to support the Ukrainian government in the introduction of e-governance. The agreement covers the development of policy documents, planning of e-governance activities, development of legislation, enhancement of e-capacity, promotion of involvement in the development of e-governance, and development of e-services for the population and businesses.
According to Hannes Astok, Member of the Management Board of the e-Governance Academy, the agreement constitutes the first support of such a large scale to the promotion of e-governance of Ukraine’s central government.
“For the State Agency for e-Governance of Ukraine, which commenced activities in October, this is the first large-scale international project in support of e-governance at the central government level. Based on the cooperation between the governments of Estonia and Sweden, the e-Governance Academy has contributed to the introduction of e-governance applications in Western Ukrainian local authorities from 2012,” Astok said.
The e-Governance Academy will implement the agreement over the next seven months in collaboration with experts from Estonia, Sweden and Moldova. The project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. The total financial volume of the agreement is nearly 0.5 million euros.