Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger officially launch €131 million programme to modernise public administrations

Today Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger are at the conference ‘From ISA to ISA² — new challenges and opportunities’ in Brussels. They will officially launch the new ISA² programme – Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations – which was adopted by the EU at the end of last year. For the period 2016-2020, the ISA² programme will invest €131 million to help EU public administrations to provide digital services across borders. The ISA² programmebuilds on the success of its predecessor ISA which has supported the development of more than 20 e-government solutions used across the EU (e.g. tools to manage procurements online, create and analyse online surveys, and more). By using ISA² solutions, administrations at all levels (European, national, regional and local), citizens and businesses will save time and money, and they will contribute to the creation of a Digital Single Market. Today’s conference also features Members of the European Parliament Carlos Zorrinho and Michal Boni as well as speakers of ten EU Member States who will share best practices to modernise public administrations. In total, participants from 35 countries are expected. Web streaming will be available here.