By drawing on society, business and public administration experiences gathered from a comprehensive consultation process, Malta Diġitali offers a vision for a digitally transformed society and economy that enable the development and provision of solutions for key needs and challenges experienced by Maltese society and the business community. It outlines a path for Malta’s digital transformation journey, keeping society’s well-being and welfare at its core. Thus, it provides an overarching vision for future transformative initiatives to complement and guide measures being taken on Malta’s digital landscape.

Malta Diġitali combines elements of continuity and transformation. It builds on the progress experienced in the realisation of Malta’s preceding Digital Malta Strategy 2014-2020 and complements the implementation of ongoing Government policy, strategy and regulation, including Malta’s Economic Vision 2021- 2030 (2021), Achieving a Service of Excellence: A 5-Year Strategy for the Public Service (2021), Mapping Tomorrow: A

Strategic Plan for the Digital Transformation of the Public Administration (2019), the Malta.AI Strategy (2019), the Smart Specialisation Strategy 2021- 2027, the National Space Policy (2017), the MITA Strategy 2021- 2023, the National Post-Pandemic Strategy (2021), the regulatory framework for

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) (2018), as well as the upcoming Cybersecurity Strategy 2022-2024, the Data Strategy, the eCommerce Strategy, and the eSkills Strategy.

Malta Diġitali also commits to providing the necessary resources and investments to ensure alignment with EU-driven digital policies, strategies and legislative acts that

emanate from the European Commission (EC) and its Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council. These include the EC’s 2030 Digital

Compass: The European Way for the Next Decade, The Digital Europe Programme, EU-wide cybersecurity rules, the Artificial Intelligence Act, European Digital Identity, the Data Governance Act, digital rights and principles, revised roaming regulations, updated privacy rules for electronic communications (ePrivacy), and the Single Digital Gateway.

An extensive consultation process was undertaken to support the Strategy’s development. It involved discussions with over thirty entities, including Malta’s regulatory authorities, various Government bodies with a digital remit, Government ministries, EU Permanent Representatives, industry representatives, startups, investors, social partners and NGOs. In addition, several strategic workshops were held. Strategic direction and input were provided by MITA, the Digital Economy Steering Committee (MCA, MGA, MFSA, MITA, MCST, Tech.mt, MDIA and eSkills Malta Foundation), the Digital Economy Think Tank, and Government’s core team for digitilisation.

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