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Denmark is partner country of the Smart Country Convention
July 04, 2018
Be it digitally connected citizens’ service centres, electronic medical reports, internet tax declarations or gigabit networks, Denmark has become a pioneer in many areas of digitalisation. The EU’s Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) puts Denmark top of the list of 28 EU countries. At the Smart Country Convention 2018 this Scandinavian nation will be the official partner country of the fair, and at the CityCube Berlin will showcase innovative digital applications for administrations, public enterprises and for authorities at town, municipal and county level. Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen will open the event.
“Denmark is showing how to manage the digital transformation and has already accomplished many digital projects which Germany has yet to confront. “We can learn a lot from Denmark, politically and in practical terms too“, said Bitkom president Achim Berg. Since 2001 traditional mail correspondence in Denmark has declined by more than two-thirds. At the same time, between 2006 and 2016, the number of electronic letters sent by the country’s mail service rose from 19 million to 368 million. “In Denmark hardly anyone sends conventional letters anymore. Big institutions such as public authorities and banks do so electronically. The OECD’s eGovernment ranking also lists Denmark in first place.“