Munich (dpa/lby) - To improve the digital transformation of Bavaria, the cabinet has decided on a cross-departmental digital plan for the entire state government. In the 2023 budget alone, around 500 million euros have been deposited for the around 200 measures collected there. "Digitization is indispensable," said the responsible minister Judith Gerlach (CSU) on Tuesday after the meeting of the Council of Ministers in Munich. All areas of life are affected. The framework plan is important so that the transformation of Bavaria into a livable and sustainable digital state can take place in a targeted manner.
Gerlach announced that he intends to make a government statement on the digital plan in the Bavarian state parliament on March 22nd. Then, in addition to specific measures, she should certainly also go into more detail about which of the 100 new jobs should be created in which ministry in order to accelerate digitization.
The digital pact includes, among other things, further training offers for the population in connection with tech companies and digital further training opportunities for government employees. The approximately 200 measures not only include new projects, but also individual measures that have already been communicated by individual houses have been summarized. Digital education and, as a result, competent application is the key to digitization. "Knowledge must be broadened."
80 percent of the people in the Free State would state that they had a need for further training in the areas of the Internet, computers and smartphones, it said. In this context, there should be special contact points for questions about smartphones and the Internet for digital beginners in 30 municipalities. The plan is also intended to update the cyber security strategy for cyber defense against hacker attacks in order to better protect citizens, business, science and administration.