All municipal authorities in Greece will soon be able to offer digital services to their citizens, through the state Gov.gr portal. The objective is to have a single digital means of communication between citizens and communities and to create a new generation of single-form municipal teleservices.
At this initial stage, three municipal services are offered online via Gov.gr:
– The issuance of certificates of municipal competence, with the need for physical signatures and stamps; these certificates are valid in physical and digital form, towards the public administration and for production in private entities.
– The acceptance and processing of requests by citizens on Gov.gr, starting with the certification of the main residence.
– Search and issuance of various certificates necessary for municipal procedures, provided by Gov.gr.
So far, 28 municipal authorities offer online services through Gov.gr, including those of Piraeus, Iraklio, Corinth, Pyrgos, Livadia, Agrinio, Elefsina, Ierapetra, Xanthi , Palaio Faliro and Drama. In the next few days, another 46 municipal authorities will join the system, having already applied, while Gov.gr has already prepared the infrastructure and applications for the 322 local authorities in Greece.
The town hall of Palaio Faliro hosted a demonstration on the issuance of certificates of municipal competence on Thursday, in the presence of the Minister of Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis and other government officials and local authorities.
A joint statement from the Ministries of Interior and Digital Governance and the Central Union of Greek Municipalities noted that municipal services on Gov.gr constitute the second horizontal application offered to local authorities, after the appointment service online on myDimos.Live. gov.gr, where citizens choose the service they wish to have either by physical presence, by telephone or by teleconference.
It follows the digitization of municipal services over the past two years concerning the issuance of various certificates (birth, marriage, death, etc.).
Deputy Minister of Digital Governance Thodoros Livanios said the ministry will invite municipalities to participate in financing smart cities and developing 2,600 Wi-Fi hotspots.