The 2023 topics of the "Digital Switzerland" strategy defined

The Federal Council has decided that the priorities for the new year will be digitization-friendly law, health and sovereignty

Digital Switzerland: the key visual of the "Digital Switzerland" strategy for the year 2023
The key visual of the "Digital Switzerland" strategy for 2023

On 16 December 2022, the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation adopted the new strategy "Digital Switzerland".
It has been simplified and focuses on central themes decided by the Federal Council, which will change every year.
They will address issues that the Swiss government deems of particular interest to the “Digital Switzerland”.
For 2023, the central topics will be digitization-friendly law, digitalization in the health sector and digital sovereignty.

Participants at the “Digital Switzerland” advisory board meeting on 21 September 2022 (in German)

Digital Switzerland: The Federal Palace in Bern is the seat of the government of Switzerland, which monitors the digital transformation
The Federal Palace in Bern is the seat of the Government of Switzerland, which oversees the digital transformation

The digital transformation of the state has been honored since 2018

Since 2018, the "Digital Switzerland" strategy has set out the guidelines for the digital transformation of the state.
It is binding for the Federal Administration, while for other actors in the cantons, municipalities, business, science and civil society it serves as a guideline with the aim of making the most of the digital transformation.
The updated strategy has two main functions.
On the one hand, it must create a structured overview of the state of state activities based on five impact areas (education and skills, security and trust, framework conditions, infrastructure, digital performance of the authorities); On the other hand, targeted salient topics need to be defined.
The “Digital Switzerland” strategy now has two or three central themes set by the Federal Council each year.

National geo-registers for a digital Switzerland are being studied

Digital Switzerland: The Swiss population wants good added value from the digital transformation in healthcare
The Swiss population wants good added value from the digital transformation in healthcare

Particular attention to the topics on which to recover

The Federal Council has decided for the first time on the central topics for next year.
Thanks to this new instrument, issues of great importance and urgency, where there is sometimes ground to be recovered, will receive particular attention.
On the basis of these topics, the Federal Administration concentrates its work for the year in question and initiates concrete measures.
The central themes for 2023 are: law favorable to digitalisation; digitization in the health sector; digital sovereignty
For each central topic, the Digital Transformation and ICT Governance Sector (TDT Sector) of the Federal Chancellery organizes a meeting of the "Digital Switzerland" Advisory Committee, which will be chaired by the Federal Councilor of the department responsible for the respective topic.

The fuel federalism of the "Digital Switzerland" Committee

Digital Switzerland: the administrative borders between the 26 cantons of the Swiss Confederation, very sensitive to digital transformation
The administrative borders between the 26 cantons of the Swiss Confederation, very sensitive to digital transformation

Joint development of the initiative, from the various territories to companies

The DTT sector of the Federal Chancellery coordinates the development and implementation of the strategy in cooperation with the cantons, organizations and companies.
The foundations of the new strategy were worked out with representatives of science, business, administration, politics and civil society at workshops and at meetings of the Advisory Committee.
The organization "Digital Administration Switzerland" also closely accompanied the work to ensure interaction between the Confederation, cantons and communes.

A chiaroscuro itinerary in the "digital DNA of Switzerland"

Digital Switzerland: digitization passes through an infinite number of tools and objectives
Digitization passes through an infinite number of tools and objectives

The action plan will be constantly updated by the Government

The action plan of the previous strategy “Digital Switzerland” must continue. It contains all ongoing activities for the implementation of the strategy and will be constantly updated.
The implementation of the measures continues to remain under the direction of the relevant competent administrative unit, which is also responsible for financing.
The annual status report on the implementation of the strategy now takes the form of a monitoring report for the attention of the Federal Council.

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