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Responsibilities and functions

The Agency for Digital Italy has the task of guaranteeing achievement of the objectives of the Italian Digital Agenda in line with the European Digital Agenda and of accompanying the digital transformation of the Public Administration.

AgID has the following responsibilities and functions:

  • manage the IT coordination of central, regional and local administration;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Three-Year Plan for information technology in Public Administration;
  • issue interpretative opinions, upon request of the administrations, on the DAC provisions and on the ICT measures;
  • issue directives, technical rules, guidelines and design methodologies in the information technology field. The aim is to promote the homogeneity of languages, procedures and standards, as well as the interoperability between public administrations’ IT systems both at national and at EU level;
  • ensure homogeneity of public information systems and the integration of these systems at EU level;
  • plan and coordinate strategic and/or cross-sectoral initiatives of national interest;
  • disseminate information and communication technologies to foster innovation and economic, social and cultural growth;
  • supervise the quality of services and the optimisation of IT spending, also in collaboration with CONSIP S.p.a and SOGEI S.p.a.;
  • promote and disseminate digital literacy initiatives, also using innovative teaching technologies;
  • promote policies to improve valorisation of the national public information assets, including the definition of the open data strategy and the development and management of the national open data portal;
  • participate in the implementation of European programmes in order to attract, raise and monitor funds focussed on innovation policies;
  • promote the definition and development of strategic research and innovation projects related to the implementation of the Italian and European Digital Agenda, also in line with the EU Horizon2020 programme;
  • manage the activities of the Public Administration CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team);
  • define strategies and objectives of smart communities, also through the Committee set up at the Agency; 
  • support all actions aimed at improving digital technologies and services to boost the economic and social growth of the country, according to the pillars of the European Digital Agenda.