Hamburg develops software toolkit for digital administration

City to manage nationwide "Modul-F" project
04 February 2022

The City of Hamburg is to manage the so-called "Modul-F" project and develop standardised software modules for use by towns and cities all over Germany after the Senate Chancellery and the German Ministry of the Interior signed an agreement in late January. The German government is putting EUR 11.6 million from federal stimulus funds towards the project to boost digital administration, reduce the mounds of paper and manual data entry and to accelerate internal government procedures. 

Accelerating transfer of analog administrative services

Authorities will soon have access to pre-programmed modules via a platform from which digital applications can be created quickly and easily. "We can offer our authorities and all other states and municipalities software modules so that not every administration has to develop the same functions," said Jan Pörksen, Head of Hamburg's Senate Chancellery. The goal is end-to-end digitization. Citizens should be able to submit their concerns online and internal processing should be digitally possible everywhere in future. "Certain functions such as a register query or the creation of notices that every administration needs will be available as individual modules when required." The German government is funding "Modul-F" as part of the Online Access Act (OZG) which requires all administrative services in Germany to be digitized by late 2022.