Digital Malta: National Digital Strategy 2014-2020

The National Digital Strategy outlines three strategic themes – Digital Citizen, Digital Business and Digital Government, and these are supported by three strategic enablers: Regulation and Legislation, Infrastructure and Human Capital.

The Strategy puts forward a suite of guiding principles and actions for ICT to be used for socio-economic development. It sets out how ICT can make a difference in areas such as the economy, employment, industry and small businesses, and how it can be used for national development, to empower citizens and transform government. It encourages everyone to reap the benefits that ICT can bring: better education, stronger businesses, efficient Government, sustainable economic growth and much more. Truly, it can provide a better quality of life for the Maltese. It is essential that the benefits of this nation’s knowledge society are enjoyed by every citizen irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, education, economic means or race. This will be achieved through intervention to circumvent obstacles. There will be action to enhance digital literacy and social equality, increase access for all and stimulate local content.

The core principles that underpin the implementation of the Digital Malta vision are:

  • Ensuring all citizens are offered the possibility to benefit from ICT as a fundamental right.
  • Advocating proactive leadership, and delivering programmes that meet needs.
  • Supporting national priorities in line with government policy, the National Reform Programme and the EU obligations.
  • Engaging the private sector as an important player in the delivery of the Strategy.
  • Optimising value and accountability.
  • Ensuring collaboration between stakeholders to make the best use of national strategic information assets, encourage synergies and minimise
  • Encouraging a more-environmentally friendly society through greener procurement, implementation and application of ICT.
  • Supporting and enabling Research and Innovation (R&I) in identified areas of strength, capability and centres of excellence (smart specialisation).
  • Adopting an open and experimental mindset, capitalising on lessons learned from success stories and respecting best practices and international standards.
  • Maximising opportunities from multiple funding sources, including European and international funding programmes and the private sector.

 

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Digital Malta Vision