International Cooperation

Denmark participates in a number of forums for international cooperation on digital government, including the EU and the European Coalition of the Willing, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Digital Nations, and the OECD.

The Agency for Digital Government is responsible for Danish interests regarding digital government in a number of international contexts, and participates in a number of international forums focused on the agenda. Additionally, the Agency for Digital Government holds keynote speeches about the digital transformation of the Danish public sector at a number of international conferences, as well as receiving delegations from other countries.

Denmark in International Forums

European Union (EU)

EU legislation applies directly to a number of the Danish public sector’s systems and digital solution, and both in existing and proposed EU legislation, there is a focus on cross-border digital services. It is important that this legislation is aligned with the secure and user-centred digital services in Denmark. At the same time, Denmark seeks to increase the general level of public digital services in EU to ensure more uniform and coherent public services across borders.

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Nordic Council of Ministers and Digital Nations

The Minister of Finance represents Denmark in the Nordic Council of Ministers for Digitalisation (MR-DIGITAL) and Digital Nations.

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Denmark is also a member of the OECD. The Agency for Digital Government is primarily involved in the OECDs Working Party on Senior Digital Government Officials, commonly known as E-leaders. The Working Party discusses issues of digital government, including OECD recommendations on digital government strategies, international standards, and setting norms on indicators in the field.

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Open Government Partnership

Denmark also participates in the multilateral forum Open Government Partnership (OGP).

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