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Private sector involved in Estonia’s e-residency programme

Terje Liiv Terje Liiv

Grant Thornton holds a seat on the e-residency working group established by the Estonian Service Industry Association. The purpose of the working group is to join together the various branches of the private sector in regard to e-residency matters and to address changes necessary for the further development of the programme. For the ambitious goals of e-residency to be achieved, cooperation between the state and private sector is of critical importance. The official e-residency council formed by the government had no private sector representatives until lately, but for the project to succeed, a strong unified cooperation partner is required, and the working group in question will address precisely this need. Grant Thornton hopes that participation in the working group will also help our own clients to make the most of the potential of e-residency.

Based on the objectives of the programme, the main e-residency target groups are current and future foreign investors and the foreign personnel working for companies founded by foreign investors, foreign nationals serving on management bodies (management board or supervisory board), foreign specialists and staff in Estonian companies, foreign clients/partners of Estonian companies, international researchers, teaching staff and students, and representatives of foreign countries and international organizations (such as NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the European IT agency) in the Republic of Estonia and family members of the above.

For the latest on developments on the e-residency front, follow e-Residency Blog.

The Estonian Service Industry Association is a voluntary organization that joins forward-thinking companies in the IT, tech, medicine, finance, legal, consultation and creative industries.