E-Government – Shaping Europe’s Digital Future
Keywords:administrative reform, e-government, digital divide, data protection, electronic delivery
E-Government has become one of the most important phenomena of public administration in the 21st century. Digitising public administration is part of the European agenda to help European citizens gain access to public services through information technologies. Integrating electronic solutions into the public administration process provides opportunities for much more efficient public administration that is open, inclusive, citizen-friendly, and able to provide personalised, borderless, end-to-end digital
public services. Innovative legislative approaches in conjunction with modern information technologies must be used to design and deliver better services in line with the needs and demands of citizens in the modern world. E-Government has already proven to be an incredibly powerful strategic tool for the transformation of the public sector and to utilise these benefi ts – it is time that the EU Member States take concrete actions to develop cross-border digital public services. The presented article will take a look at e-Government in general, in context of the EU and provide a casestudy on the Slovak Republic’s introduction of the e-Government.
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