Digital Austria and eGovernment
Web platform on eGovernment topics and how eGovernment in organised in Austria
Change of ministerial responsibilities
The divisions "Digital Agenda and E-Government – Law, Strategy and International" and "Digital Agenda and E-Government – Program Management and Project Management", which were allocated to the Federal Chancellery, will be taken over by the Federal Ministry of Digital, Business and Enterprise on January 8th 2018.
The Legal Basis for the change of responsibilities is “Amended Ministerial Law (in German: Bundesministeriengesetz) 1986”, amended Act “Bundesministeriengesetz-Novelle 2017”, BGBl. I Nr. 164/2017.
The Content and Information remain available on this Website until their launch within the Website of the Federal Ministry of Digital, Business and Enterprise.
The word eGovernment is the short form of "electronic government". However, the term eGovernment has established itself worldwide as meaning "the administration of government by means of electronic technology”. In general, it means the simplification of work routines and processes through the application of information and communication technologies in the areas of information administration, communication and procedures within and between state institutions as well as between the government and citizens or businesses. eGovernment is also a lever to increase the transparency of state activity, for instance through the initiatives in the Open Government Data area, and to intensify the democratic participation of the citizens (e.g. through online petitions). Above all in the topics of electronic identification and signatures, the eGovernment sector is showing itself to be an important engine of “innovation” and source of impulses for the economy.
The Platform Digital Austria has become the centre point for coordination and strategy of eGovernment in Austria by the Federal Government. All eGovernment projects in Austria now run under the Platform Digital Austria designation. It coordinates all the agendas of the “Kooperation BLSG” (which stands for Cooperation of Federal Government, Provinces, Municipalities and Communities),
The website Digital Austria offers general, legal and technical information on eGovernment in Austria and international as well as about specific topics for citizens, business and public authorities.