Earlier this week federal minister of the digital agenda, Alexander De Croo and his Digital Minds advisory board announced the action plan “Digital Belgium”. We join hands with our Open Police project to help shape our digital future, together.
Digital Belgium outlines the digital long-term vision for Belgium and translates this into clear ambitions. On the basis of five clear, specific priorities we would like to put Belgium more firmly on the digital map.
- Digital Confidence And Digital Security, only when citizens and businesses have full confidence that their data is safe online, can the digital economy achieve its full potential.
- Digital Economy, digitalisation encourages people to be entrepreneurial and brings new players into the field.
- Digital Government, both citizens and businesses need to be able to conduct all communication with the government digitally by 2020 and to be able to do so using a user-friendly channel.
- Digital Infrastructure, investment into digital infrastructure is necessary so that the digital economy can continue to grow.
- Digital Skills And Jobs, governments need to monitor that as many citizens as possible, irrespective of their age and background, are able to take advantage of the necessary digital opportunities.
In order to be successful in this, it’s all about working together and sharing know-how. Because tomorrow’s network economy cannot be entrapped in yesterday’s structures. “Digital Belgium” is not just a vision and a plan, but it’s also an invitation to join hands and together to shape our digital future. - Alexander De Croo
We join hands
At Timble, we strongly believe that an open development model is the only way to foster badly-needed government standards, remove the fear of proprietary lock-in for government agencies, and create a large ecosystem that spans the government as a whole.
The Open Police platform is purely built on Open Source software. Setting a benchmark in how governments can innovate using open source and open standards.