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Digital Portugal - Estrutura Missão Portugal Digital

  • Public Initiative
  • National
  • Cloud
  • Federation
Last updated: 2021-10-20 12:22

Strategic Goals

Three pillars:
– competencies and capabilities: digital skills, overall IT literacy – Portugal is lagging the European DESI average in this area
– SMEs digitization: digital innovation hubs, training, link academia and business, economic free zones
– public administration modernization/transformation: prioritized 25 services to be truly transformed – barriers are skills, culture, bureaucratic processes

In the context of public administration modernization, they launched a cloud computing strategy. The principle is cloud first. And with commercial cloud providers. There is no big plan to build data centers in Portugal owned by the government.


Start Date 01/01/2019
Project Focus
  • Operator
Geographical Scope
  • National
  • Cloud
  • Federation
Project Life-Cycle Stage
  • Operational Deployment
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Education and Skills
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Information and Communication
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Public Administration
  • Retail
  • Software Development
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning


⭐ Good Practice Description

Digital Portugal is the Portuguese government digital agenda. The agenda includes three pillars: 1. ICT capacity and digital inclusion; 2. Digitization of enterprises; 3. Digital transformation of public administration;

Success Factors

Governance and Organizational Structure

The strategy coordination is assigned to a nimble program management team, which represents a good practice in terms of governance and organizational change. In fact, given the small size of the team and the limited resources, the Digital Portugal program office has prioritized only few practical lines of work.

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