The National Digitalisation Programme of the Faroe Islands

The Digitalisation Programme was established in 2015 to digitalise services for citizens, industry and the public sector

The National Digitalisation Programme of the Faroe Islands (Talgildu Føroyar) is a programme of the Ministry of Finance that sets out to digitalise services for citizens, industries and the public sector in the Faroe Islands. The objective is to modernise the welfare and services of the population and ultimately create competitiveness, growth and production capacity. Until now, there has been no overall digital strategy on a national level.

The programme is funded as a Public-Private Partnership. 60 % is funded by the Government, 17% by municipalities and 23% by Private Companies. The total budget is 150 mio DKK

The Digitalisation Programme is divided into four individual projects:

  • An e-ID that consists of a Digital Identity and Signature 

  • Digital Services

  • Basic Data

  • Data Exchange Layer

The Data Exchange Layer, Heldin, is already up and running. The e-ID and Digital Services will be launched in 2019.

Read more about the Digitalisation Programme and Strategy

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