Nordic-Baltic co-operation on digital identities – NOBID
The NOBID project is a partnership between the Nordic and Baltic countries. The objective of the project is to ensure the access of residents to public services in other countries based on each country’s national eID system, such as NemID in Denmark, Mobile BankID in Sweden, and BankID in Norway.
- In addition the project produces technical concepts, building blocks, and industry standards.
- Furthermore the project promotes cross-border networks for technical and legal expertise.
In particular the project is looking at:
- concepts for the cross-border exchange of authoritative personal data; and
- the implementation of regional arenas for co-operation on eID.
The project is structured as a multinational project run by the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (DIFI). HNG-DIGITAL is responsible for budget allocations and for managing the general direction of the project’s work.
The project is a three-year initiative for the period 2018 to 2020.
Accelerated expansion of 5G
In order to accelerate and facilitate the wide-scale expansion of the next-generation mobile network, 5G, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation has taken on the task of establishing the Nordic-Baltic 5G initiative. By mapping the 5G upgrade status of the Nordic and Baltic mobile network and then using this to plan the creation of small-cell networks in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the ambition is to improve understanding regarding which business models can be used to fund the expansion of the region’s 5G mobile network.
DIGINNO – Cross-border digital services
Efforts to establish cross-border digital services are primarily managed by DIGINNO. DIGINNO is a unique public-private partnership that seeks to implement a digital single market in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions. The intention is for it to be a pioneer of the EU’s vision of establishing a digital single European market. More specifically, the network is designed to increase the implementation of information and communication technology in private companies, the development of innovative digital public services, and the promotion of political discussions regarding the implementation of the digital single market in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions.
SmartGovernment – Better use of business data
Nordic SmartGovernment is a partnership between Nordic businesses with the vision of creating a data-driven Nordic Region in which data and digitalisation create value through the automatic, intelligent, and secure sharing of data within the region. The value of making all financial data available between companies has been estimated at DKK 200 billion by 2027, and so the Nordic SmartGovernment partnership is striving to leverage this potential value.
Standards for digital public procurement
In order to streamline the public procurement process in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the Nordic-Baltic e-Procurement Network is working to increase the use of digital tools in procurement processes and to co-ordinate standards, processes, and the sharing of information between the member states. These efforts will benefit both public and private enterprises by expanding the market for public procurement and increasing competition in this market. Another objective of the network is the co-ordination of views between the Nordic and Baltic countries in order to increase influence at EU level.
Nordic eHealth partnership
The project aims to improve the accessibility of the Nordic population to good care and to create the conditions for development and growth through innovative service solutions and models in order to address demographic challenges based on the different circumstances of different regions and communities. The project will collate experiences and best practice, as well as look at whether the need exists for a long-term partnership structure with relevant local and regional stakeholders in all the Nordic countries. The project can also kick-start the development of new innovative solutions in working methods and processes for remote care.