E-Estonia Council directs the development of Estonian digital society and e-governance, especially the implementation of national digital agenda.
Five experts and ICT sector representatives and three ministers are members of the Council. It is chaired by Prime Minister. Other government institutions and experts are involved in the work upon need.
The Council can also set up expert committees and working groups or commission studies in the field of ICT Policy.
The work of E-Estonia Council is organized by Strategy Unit of Government Office.
Members of E-Estonia Council
Chairman: Prime Minister
Vice-Chairman: Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Minister of Entrepreneurship
Minister of Education and Research
Minister of Public Administration
President of Estonian Association of IT and Telecommunications Anneli Heinsoo
Tasks of E-Estonia Council
Directs the implementation of Estonian digital agenda, including: initiates and gives opinion on agenda review proposals, approves the action plan for the agenda and the progress repots of its implementation, gives opinion on proposals to evaluate agenda implementation and the evaluation results, guides collaboration between government institutions and sectors;
forms and gives opinions in matters related to digital society development in Estonia, elsewhere in Europe and world, including as input for Estonian positions in European Union and other international organizations;
makes proposals for preparing of policy documents to steer the development of digital society, reviews and gives opinion on relevant draft proposals;
acts as sectoral monitoring committee for European Union Structural Funds measures in ICT policy field.