Berlin Declaration on Digital Society and Value-Based Digital Government

On 8th December 2020 the responsible ministries of all EU Member States. signed the Berlin declaration on digital transformation of the European Union. The ministerial meeting was held during the German Presidency. Building on the achievements of the Tallinn Declaration in 2017 and taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic ministries reconfirmed the stated priorities to develop a future oriented European Single Market.

The Berlin Declaration puts focus on a human centered approach which includes empowerment, equal rights and education in the use of digital solutions for every citizen in the European Union. Therefore the declaration aims to build a sustainable, secure and easily accessible digital world within the European Union which gives citizen, businesses and public administration the trust and confidence to interact and handling their issues in the digital world.

According to the declaration, the strengthening of Europe’s interoperability can be achieved by promoting the SDGR and the cross-border implementation of the once-only principle following the existing European rules and interoperability frameworks.