Division for Analysis and Strategy
The division for Analysis and Strategy develops political initiatives in close cooperation with public and private stakeholders. The division supports digitisation in the public sector to benefit citizens and promotes the digital development of Danish enterprises to create economic growth. Digitisation and the use of new technologies should contribute to solutions to some of the major societal challenges, such as labour shortages and climate change.
The Division for Analysis and Strategy develops and coordinates new digital political initiatives targeted at both citizens, businesses and the public sector. It plays an important role in facilitating the joint digitisation efforts of the central government, the Danish municipalities and the Danish regions i.e. through the overall management of joint digital strategies. Simultaneous the division engages in ongoing dialogues with business organisations and other stakeholders regarding the digital development of Danish enterprises.
Uptake of new technology in businesses and the public sector
The division explores how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, can contribute to raising our welfare, ensuring a better public service, making companies more competitive, addressing the lack of labour and reducing Denmark's climate footprint. An example is the 10-year plan for increased use of new technologies in the public sector, where the aim is to spread good, digital solutions that can raise the quality of public services.
The division is also the national contact point for the Digital Europe programme (DIGITAL), which aims to spread the use of digital technologies in Europe. This includes, among other things, guidance for Danish actors on the possibility of participation in European projects through DIGITAL
Responsible digitisation and data ethics
Increased use of digital solutions raises a number of ethical dilemmas, for example in relation to the use of data from citizens and enterprises. Data ethics is therefore important for both the public and private sector. The division continuously supports this by creating awareness and providing guidance on data ethics, as well as closely following the technological development and the debate on data ethics, legal rights and privacy.
Trust in the digital public sector is also crucial if digitisation and new technology are to play a greater role in the public sector. Therefore, the division continuously examines citizens' trust in the digital public sector.
Enterprises' digital development
Digitisation helps raise companies' productivity and competitiveness. However, digital investments can be a big step – especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The division is responsible for running the national program SME:Digital, which helps SMEs with digital transition to create economic growth. Enterprises can apply for funding for counselling on digital transition, investments in new technology and receive guidance.
SME:Digital currently runs until 2025 and has given support to almost 6,000 digital projects from 2018 to 2022.
The secretariat for digital-ready legislation screens the government's legislative program every year and provides support and guidance to the ministries to ensure that digitisation has been fully considered in the creation of a new bill.
The effort supports an easier everyday life for citizens and businesses and ensure a more coherent public sector that handles data in a safe and secure manner. Guidance and advice are based on the seven principles for digital-ready legislation.
Since 2018, the secretariat has carried out a concrete assessment of more than 440 legislative proposals to ensure that they are ready for digitisation and that possible implementation consequences have been taken into account.
Analyses of the digital society
In order to ensure that political and strategic initiatives are based on a solid knowledge base, the division regularly publishes analyses on, for example citizens trust in public digital solutions and developments in enterprises use of digital technologies.