Twinning on e-Government launches in Georgia (09/11/2015)

On 09 November, the Estonian e-Governance Academy in cooperation with Italy's CSI Piemonte launched an EU funded Twinning Project on e-governance in Georgia to support the development of and alignment of Georgia’s e-governance and information security legislation with European standards.

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand said at the launching event that Estonia gained a lot from the fast introduction of the e-government and e-services. “E-governance helped us to carry out reforms and make Estonia a democratic, transparent and modern country subject to the rule of law,” Estonian Minister said. “Georgia is already advanced in IT solutions and I hope that knowledge and experience that Estonian experts bring to this project will take e-Georgia further,” she added.

Estonian experts in cooperation with Italian colleagues will consult and train the specialists of the Data Exchange Agency of the Georgian Ministry of Justice and Georgian Government with the aim of enhancing their skills and knowledge for further development of e-Georgia.

In the words of the Resident Twinning Adviser Ivar Tallo e-Governance Academy has a lot of experience in consulting the governments and training the civil servants in many countries but this project is special. „This is an opportunity to conduct the whole knowledge transfer,“ Tallo said. “Whilst building e-government in Estonia we have acquired unique experience that is useful to Georgia today,“ he added.

The Twinning Project „Support to Strengthening of e-Governance in Georgia II“ is funded by the European Union in the amount of 1.3 million Euro and its duration is 18 months.

The Project is implemented by Estonian e-Governance Academy in cooperation of Estonian State Chancellery and Italian ICT Consortium CSI-Piemonte (Torino, Italy).

Further Information:

Resident Twinning Adviser, Ivar Tallo

Mobile: +995 551 07 07 45

E-mail: Ivar.Tallo@ega.ee