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FINLAND AS A GLOBAL LEADER OF DIGITALISATION
Finland is among the most digital countries worldwide
Finland in digital rankings 2015– 2019 TYPE BY YEAR INDEX COUNTRIES FINLAND’S RANK, EUROPE SOCIETY EU ETLA WEF 2019 2017 2016 Digital Public Services (DESI 2019) Digibarometer 2017 Networked Readiness Index 28 22 139 1. 2. 2. n/a 2. 2. E-GOV UN EU EU 2016 2017 E-government Development Index (EDGI) e. Government Benchmark Interoperability Framework 191 28 29 2. Good/top Above average 5. n/a DATA OKFN WWWF OECD 2016 2015 Global Open Data Index Open Data Barometer OURdata Index 94 92 29 3. 6. 6. 5. 11. ITU MS 2017 2016 Global Cyber Security Index Malware Encounter Rate and Infection Rate 2 Q 165 6. Top 16. Good SECURITY FINLAND’S RANK, WORLD
WHY FINLAND TOP QUALITY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT THE BEST AVAILABILITY FOR LATEST TECHNOLOGIES COMPETENT PROFESSIONALS FAST START FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS CREATIVE SOLUTIONS THE MOST ADVANCED DIGITAL ECONOMY IN THE EU THE MOST STABLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD VIBRANT STARTUP SCENE THE BEST UNIVERSITYINDUSTRY RESEARCH COLLABORATION IN THE WORLD 4
FINLAND’S PUBLIC SERVICES ARE BECOMING PRIMARILY DIGITAL
PUBLIC SERVICES • Government authorities are obligated to provide accessible, high-quality digital services to citizens and to corporate and other legal entities. • Businesses and organizations are required to transact their dealings with public authorities digitally. • Citizens may transact with public authorities digitally, but they are not obliged to do so. • Cooperation and interoperability are essential objectives in Finland – both across government and with the private sector (e. g. in healthcare, free movement of data). • Privacy and data security are essential components in the provision of digital services; trust is the precondition.
EXAMPLES Tax Card Online service (vero. fi) Pre-completed tax return Student applications 100% online (studyinfo. fi) All prescriptions are now electronic prescriptions Personal health records online (kanta. fi)
BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE • Finland is the most stable country in the world • Business sector interaction with authorities works smoothly and easily • Trust-based society: authorities are trusted, and they, in turn, trust citizens and businesses • Predictable public administration • Automated business reporting (e. g. tax authority) • Highest level of XML e-invoices (next step will be e-receipts) FINLAND WORKS.
FINLAND HAS SOME SURPRISING INFRASTRUCTURE ADVANTAGES SUCH AS A STABLE ROCK FOUNDATION AND COOL WEATHER – IDEAL WHEN ESTABLISHING DATA CENTRE. 23/02/2021 FOOTER HERE 9
OPENNESS OF GOVERNMENT IS A FUNDAMENTAL VALUE IN FINLAND
OPENNESS • Openness and transparency in digitalization will ensure sustainable results. • A great deal of government data is already open and more will be opened. The datasets provide added value for society. • A new policy area, information policy, increasing the value of data use in society. – open access of data, fluent exchange of data, defining responsibilities and rights to use information and data, and improving information literacy
EXAMPLES The Metadata Portal includes descriptions of spatial datasets and data systems of the Finnish environmental administration. Avoindata. fi is a service for Finnish open data and interoperability standards and guidelines. The Finnish Transport Agency supports transport in Finland by offering its data openly for the public. The online national topographic maps of the National Land Survey of Finland are openly available to all.
PEOPLE IN FINLAND HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY. IT’S A POSSIBILITY, NOT A THREAT.
LEARNING AND WORKING TOGETHER WITH OTHER COUNTRIES
TOGETHER • The exchange of experiences, best practices and promising new practices supports the digitalization of government and public services in Finland is also happy to share its best practices and experiences of various digital services and solutions. • Cross-border information exchange requires interoperability at all levels (technical, semantic, process and legal). SOLUTIONS FOR ALL.
COOPERATION WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS ICA Nordic Cooperation Cross-border services EU Estonia Cross-border services (for every-day life) e. g. NIIS institute OECD Digital Transformation, analysis CIO-networking – exchange of experiences Legislation, Programmes, Cross-border serv.
EXAMPLES The EU’s ISA programme and e. Government are key forums for collaboration. Finland is an active and committed member of the European Union. Finland Estonia have jointly established the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) to develop X-Road technology by focusing on practical collaboration. Learning via international CIO networking, e. g. in the International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA). The Nordic and Baltic countries engage closely in digital cooperation. E. g. demographic data has been exchanged with Sweden since the 1970 s. 17
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