Lithuania tops EU average in digital public services

Lithuania tops EU average in digital public services

According to the EU, Lithuania has performed well in the area of digital public services, where its score is almost twice that of the EU average, moving from 12th to 10th place. The number of e-government users has increased steadily, reaching 70%.

Lithuania has improved its digital public services, and we are above the EU average today. Lithuania is investing heavily in the development of digital government solutions in the GovTech pilot environment, which contributes to Lithuania's contribution to the European Digital Decade goals. The Minister of Economy and Innovation said that we are moving in the right direction, but it is important to align investments with strategic reforms, especially in the area of digital skills, and that we need to increase support for the digitalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Lithuania has a good 89% open data rate compared to 81% in the EU. The country is making progress towards making all public services available online.

Lithuania beat the EU average for digital inclusion, ranking 13th in the area of digital inclusion.

In the area of human capital, Lithuania ranks above average in ICT graduates 4%, EU average 3.9% and well above the EU average in gender balance in ICT 24% of the workforce are women, compared to 19% in the EU average of Estonia ranked 9th, Latvia 17th and Poland 24th. In overall digital performance, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden are the top performers across the EU.

Since 2014, the EC has been monitoring Member States' digital progress and publishing annual reports. They provide country indicators to help Member States identify priority areas for action each year. The DESI Index shows the digital maturity of Member States and helps to analyse their progress over the past year.

Lithuania's goal is to be ranked 10th in the DESI report in 2025 and 7th in 2030 with the planned reforms.