Monaco and Luxembourg partner on digital innovation

Ceremony of commitment to implement the partnership agreement signed in Monaco © SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen

The Minister of State Serge Telle and the Prime Minister and Minister of State Xavier Bettel signed a declaration of intent allowing the opening of constructive exchanges between the services of the two administrations in the digital domain. 

This declaration is the result of discussions between the teams of the Information Technology Center of the Luxembourg State (CTIE), and the Interministerial Delegation for the Digital Transition Monegasque.  

Frédéric Genta, interministerial delegate for the digital transition accompanied by a delegation, went on December 6 to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to meet Xavier Bettel.

Frédéric Genta visited the Luxembourg Data Center, which is known for its “green IT”.

The Principality of Monaco and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg make the digital transition a priority to support the modernization of their administration and encourage innovation on their territory. 

The synergies and dynamic interactions resulting from new information and communication technologies are creating new challenges for our economies and societies.

Therefore, this partnership will enable the CTIE and the Interministerial Delegation for the Monegasque Digital Transition to organize a sharing of expertise and experimentation on future topics such as the dematerialization of administrative procedures, e-health, or setting up a digital identity for each resident.

The two states are also launching a study aimed at safeguarding sensitive data in a Luxembourg data center with guarantees of immunity and privileges similar to those of an embassy. Data from Estonia are already hosted in Luxembourg on the same model. 

It had become strategically important for the Principality to find a solution to preserve certain data against risks of cyber-attack or natural disaster, guarantees that it is impossible to implement on a territory of two square kilometers.

Ceremony of commitment to implement the partnership agreement signed in Monaco © SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen

Luxembourg, a true trusted partner in Europe, also hosts sensitive data such as those of NATO or the European Union.

The two governments welcome the establishment of this partnership, which is fully in line with European programmes for cooperation on innovation and digital security. 

Xavier Bettel underlined that this partnership on digital innovation reinforces the role of Luxembourg as a digital trust center and confirms the progress of e-government in Luxembourg.