National Strategy for Digitisation

The National Strategy for Digitalization 2022-2026 was adopted by the Danish Government in May 2022. With the Strategy, the Government is following up on the recommendations of the Danish Government Digitisation Partnership’s and is launching 61 initiatives.

Strategy for Digitalisation is based on 9 visions that set the direction for where digital solutions should be deployed to solve concrete societal problems and create value for citizens and businesses:

  • Strengthened cyber and information security.
  • Coherent service for people and businesses.
  • More time for welfare through increased use of new technology.
  • Increased growth and digital SMEs.
  • The digital healthcare of the future.
  • Acceleration of the green transition through digital solutions.
  • A strong, ethical, and responsible digital foundation.
  • Denmark at the centre of international digitalisation.
  • A population ready for a digital future.

Based on 5 clear principles, the government wants to ensure that digital development continues on Danish terms and for the benefit of the citizens and businesses in Denmark. The principles guide the overall approach to achieving the 9 visions:

  • Digital solutions must benefit everyone, drive growth and support c ompetitiveness and productivity.
  • Digital development must focus on security, responsibility and ethics.
  • Digital progress must be made in collaboration between the public and private sectors.
  • Public data is a common good that must contribute to growth and innovation.
  • Denmark must shape digital development globally.

Strategic actions for the digital competencies development:

  • Children and young people should be better equipped for the digital society of the future. That is why technology must be integrated in primary school education. This can be done by introducing more practical elements into primary education. At the same time, technology as a proficiency must be strengthened among teachers at higher education and future primary school teachers.
  • The digital skills and understanding of graduates and the workforce as a whole must be boosted by strengthening higher education (both regular programmes and supplementary and continuing programmes).

The lack of specialised IT skills risks inhibiting Danish growth, innovation and export opportunities. That is why more people need training in IT, technology, data and coding. The government wants the Danes to acquire more digital skills by 2030 so that they become equipped to seize the opportunities offered by the digital development.