The Polish Parliament introduced legislation, which allowed the Minister to create the Council for Digitization, a first multi-stakeholder body responsible for digital policy in Poland.
What is the Council?
The Council is to serve as a multilateral forum of cooperation between digitalization stakeholders in Poland, so when choosing the members of the Council it was imperative that they represent different communities interested in the process of digitalization of the state, such as governmental administration, local authorities, entrepreneurs, the academic community, technical experts and non-governmental organizations. As teamwork will be the most important mode of activity of the Council, it was also essential for Council members to enjoy good relations with a wide group of stakeholders. The goal of the Council is to proceed in an inclusive and transparent manner. The Chair will have the power to form working teams to address problems identified in individual areas and sectors. The working teams will consist of Council members, experts and representatives of interested groups.