eGA completed the pillar assessment of the European Commission


According to the official announcement of the Neighbourhood and Enlargements Negotiation Directorate of the European Commission on 11.11.2021, the e-Governance Academy has completed the pillar assessment.

The objective of the pillar assessment was to provide reasonable assurance to the European Commission as to whether the e-Governance Academy is institutionally compliant with the Commission’s requirements and can be entrusted with budget implementation tasks.

Hannes Astok, Chairman of the Management Board of the e-Governance Academy, said that the completion of the pillar assessment is a huge leap for the organisation and an acknowledgement of its work. 

Our team has put a lot of effort into gaining this acknowledgement. The pillar assessment empowers our work of transferring Estonian and other countries digital transformation best practices to the governments and organisations who wish to take the next step in their digital transformation journey. We are now in a position to implement large-scale digital projects supported by the European Union.in the fields of smart governance, cybersecurity, e-democracy, and technology,” Hannes Astok said.

Photo by eGA, from the right: Hannes Astok, Maarja Rünkaru, Britt Marie Jürman, Aile Kullerkupp, Liis Saat

To date, eGA is the first organisation in Estonia that has completed the pillar assessment. The largest project supported by the European Union so far is the ongoing EU4DigitalUA project to continue digital transformation of Ukraine and harmonisation with the EU Digital Single Market, with a total budget of EUR 10 million.