Spain’s ICT strategy is a major driver for the modernisation of public administrations and the creation of eGovernment services, Secretary of State for Public Administration, Antonio Beteta said in his opening address to a conference on eAdministration, in Madrid on 17 November.
According to Secretary of State Beteta the eGovernment push has become a ‘growth engine’, allowing citizens to make ‘substantial savings in cost and time’.
2015-2020 ICT strategy was approved on 2 October by the Council of Ministers.
The growing use of eInvoicing solutions has reduced the amount of time involved in payments, Beteta said. Spain’s eInvoice portal, FACe, has already processed over 4 million invoices, totalling nearly EUR 24 million. The portal, managed by the central government’s a centre for technology transfer, CTT, is helping 7750 local authorities and autonomous communities.
Betata pointed out several eGovernment successes, including:
- @firma, a portal for the validation of electronic certificates. This platform has already handled more than 400 million transactions;
- Platform for intermediation of data. This reduces the need for paper certificates, and has handled over 100 million transactions;
- Cl@ve, Spain’s eID solution, which allows electronic identification, with over a million users.
More than 80% of public administration procedures are now conducted electronically, Betata pointed out.
Portal Admnistracíon Electrónica news item (in Spanish)
Statement from the Ministry of Public Administration (in Spanish, PDF)
Conference website (in Spanish)
Spain’s ICT strategy