ABOUT US

DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of the European digital technology industry, which includes large and small companies in the Information and Communications Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry sectors. It is composed of major multinational companies and national associations from European countries. In all, DIGITALEUROPE represents more than 10,000 companies all over Europe with more than 2 million employees and over EUR 1,000 billion in revenues.

Given the increasingly global nature of the Digital Technology Industry, DIGITALEUROPE’s activities, including consideration of membership, cover Europe in a geographic sense, including EU accession countries, EU accession candidate countries and non EU countries.

DIGITALEUROPE structure

Executive board

DIGITALEUROPE is governed by an Executive Board composed of 20 individuals including a President and Vice-President. 10 individuals are elected each from our corporate and national trade asscoiation members. The Executive Board has the power to:form and propose policies for the approval of the General Assembly in order to promote the objectives of DIGITALEUROPE;

  •     set future priorities, adopt pro-active plans and final positions;
  •     accept new Members;
  •     appoint chairmen of policy groups and working groups upon proposal from the relevant group as set forth in Article 21;
  •     co-ordinate the work of policy groups and working groups and the advisory policy group
  •     prepare and file for acceptance by the General Assembly the annual budget and accounts pursuant to Article27;
  •     propose for resolution by the General Assembly By-Laws;
  •     exclude Members;
  •     manage the assets of DIGITALEUROPE.

    DIGITALEUROPE Executive board

Secretariat

Then day to day management of DIGITALEUROPE is undertaken by a team of professionals based in Brussels. The Secretariat is directed by the Director-General.

    DIGITALEUROPE staff  

Working groups

DIGITALEUROPE is engaged in many policy areas touching upon a multitude of industry interests inclusingh environment, trade, technical and regulatory and the digital economy. Full detailos of each can be found in te relevent section on this page.

In addition to our day to day activities, DIGITALEUROPE's is governed by our General Assemby, composed of all our our members, the Executive Board and the secretariat managed by the Director-General.

    Working groups page

General assembly

The General Assembly is composed of all members; national trade associations and companies. It normally meets at least once a year with the objective to:

    Approve the Executive Board's proposals for policies
    Set up main committees and issue groups,
    Approve annual budgets and financial accounts
    Elect the Members of the Executive Board, the President and Vice President
    Set membership fees
    Amend the Statutes and adopt and amend the By-laws of the association

Governance

DIGITALEUROPE is governed by a set of rules set forth in its Statutes and By-laws. Please click on the links below to find out about our governing rules:

Statutes en Français  (PDF 235Kb)
Statutes in English  (PDF 171Kb)
By-Laws in English  (PDF 235Kb)