Portugal’s collaborative ‘Office for Digital Response to Covid-19’
The Office for Digital Response to Covid-19 was set up to assess and implement digital-based measures, ensuring an coordinated response by involving public and private players.
The Office released of a set of initiatives such as the reinforcement of the infrastructure to public digital services, special communications packages (both data and calls) to healthcare professionals (as well businesses and citizens), specific conditions to licences and access to solutions of homeschooling and teleworking, and development of solutions such as sites and apps related to COVID, among other.
Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact
This office will be able to solve complicated digital problems facing the delivery of government services and society more generally, utilising the skills and insights of public, private and non-governmental sectors.
The group includes the Prime Minister's office, the governmental areas of Economy and Digital Transition, State Modernization and Public Administration, Education and Infrastructure and Housing, the Administrative Modernization Agency, Directorate General of Health, Shared Services of the Ministry of Health and Directorate General of Education, the APRITEL Sector Association, Altice, NOS Vodafone, AWS, CISCO, ESRI, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Microsoft, and Netflix