Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Digital education & skills

A digital Europe is first a Europe where no one should be left behind. In a rapidly changing world, there is an increasing demand for people to learn how to use new technologies. Without the right skills, people fall behind. If enough of them get to the back of the line, it is the whole of society that starts to fall apart. Today, 52% of European workers are in need of reskilling. Investing in digital skills and continuing education of Europeans is not an option.

 

Read our resources on digital skills

Policy Paper 09 Nov 2020
DIGITALEUROPE’s recommendations on the Pact for Skills
Policy Paper 17 Sep 2020
The new Digital Education Action Plan should boost digital’s role as enabler of innovative and flexible learning
Policy Paper 16 Sep 2020
European social and regional funds must prioritise digital skills investments
Policy Paper 08 May 2020
Accelerating education transformation through technology
Policy Paper 05 May 2020
DIGITALEUROPE recommendations on manufacturing workforce in crisis times

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Digital for a green recovery

As of today, countries around the world have been unsuccessful at decoupling economic growth from increased CO2 emissions and resource consumption. For every 1% in global GDP, CO2 emissions have risen by about 0.5% and resource consumption by 0.4%. Digital technologies could be a major contributor in helping societies address this challenge. For instance, it is estimated that by 2025 digitalisation could save over 26 billion tonnes of CO2 emission globally – about as much as Europe’s emissions across the same time period.

 

Read our resources on Green Recovery

Policy Paper 22 Oct 2020
How to spend it: A digital investment plan for Europe
Publication & Brochure 20 Oct 2020
Boosting growth in traditional sectors through 5G connectivity
Publication & Brochure 20 Oct 2020
Bridging the urban–rural digital divide
Publication & Brochure 20 Oct 2020
A digital “Renovation Wave” and a modernised construction sector
Publication & Brochure 20 Oct 2020
Unlocking open public data to empower scale-ups

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Connectivity & infrastructure

Connectivity is fast becoming an essential part of the modern economy. 5G, for instance, is a turning-point technology that cloud deliver socio-economic benefits worth more than €110 billion every year and create 2.3 million jobs. Unfortunately, a high-quality digital infrastructure is often taken for granted or outdated.


Read our resources on Connectivity & Infrastructure

Policy Paper 04 May 2020
Response to EDPB draft Guidelines on connected vehicles and mobility-related applications
Policy Paper 05 Dec 2019
Response to BEREC public consultation on draft Guidelines detailing quality of service parameters
Policy Paper 07 Nov 2019
Response to BEREC public consultation on 2020 Work Programme and call for input to 2021-2023 Medium-Term Strategy
resource 09 Sep 2019
Feedback on draft implementing act on a contract summary template for electronic communications service providers
Policy Paper 02 Sep 2019
DIGITALEUROPE response to BEREC call for input on regulation and 5G ecosystem

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Digital healthcare

Health data makes up 30% of the world’s stored data. A single patient generates up to 80 megabytes yearly in imaging and EMR data. However, such valuable data is often inaccessible, even to the patient, and nationally siloed and shielded. Especially in Europe, the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) remains subpar to for instance in the United States, where north of 35% of health records are by now digital.
Ultimately, our goal is to accelerate data flows within the EU for better health outcomes for everyone. For instance, a study has shown that AI – which is fuelled by reliable and secure data – can extend average life expectancy by 0.2 -1.3 yearsCritically, there is momentum to digitally transform health in Europe since the pandemic challenged 88% of caregivers in providing care and more than half had to reduce their services. For health, moving to digital can save lives.


Read our resources on eHealth

Policy Paper 04 Nov 2020
Improving lives and managing diseases through a data driven EU healthcare system
Policy Paper 20 Jul 2020
A blueprint for the creation of digitally resilient health systems in Europe
Policy Paper 18 Jul 2020
DIGITALEUROPE contribution to EMA discussion paper on the Secondary Use of Data for Medicines and Public Health Purposes under the GDPR
Policy Paper 09 Apr 2020
DIGITALEUROPE recommendations on health data-processing
Policy Paper 05 Apr 2019
Reflection Paper on regulatory frameworks for digital health technologies in Europe

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Digital for SMEs & Scaleups

Europe must nurture its SMEs and scaleups, as they are essential to our prosperity. More than just an engine for innovation, scaleups are businesses that hire highly skilled workers, raise Europe’s productivity, and champion European values across the world. They have the potential to become the next tech giants.

Europe has delivered meaningful growth for its scaleup ecosystem with a 20% increase in the number of homegrown scaleups every year in the past decade. While it is a step in the right direction, the number of European scaleups is still less than a third of those in the US. That partly explains why Europe is only home to 12% of unicorns globally. DIGITALEUROPE has set out an ambitious target to increase Europe’s share of unicorns to 25% by 2025.

 

Read our resources on SMEs & Scale-Ups

Publication & Brochure 03 Feb 2021
Scaling in Europe
Press Release 06 Feb 2020
Artificial intelligence scale-up Corti wins Future Unicorn Award
Press Release 21 Feb 2019
DIGITALEUROPE Unicorn Award 2019 “Here are Europe’s future digital champions!”
Press Release 20 Feb 2018
First-ever DIGITALEUROPE SME Award goes to three European digital SMEs which have the potential to become tomorrow’s tech giants

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Research & innovation

Innovation is the most effective way of increasing the well-being of people. When countries and businesses invest in innovative products and services, people’s wealth increase, the quality of their lives improve, and they can target their efforts towards bigger problems. Yet, Europe is only spending 2% of its GDP on research & development. By contrast, the United States and Japan hover around 3%. 

Read our resources on Research & Innovation

Policy Paper 26 Jun 2020
DIGITALEUROPE recommendations on the operating principles of R&I partnerships
Policy Paper 16 Sep 2019
Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme
Policy Paper 24 Jun 2019
DIGITALEUROPE recommendations on the R&I partnerships framework
Press Release 17 Apr 2019
DIGITALEUROPE welcomes partial agreement on Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes
Policy Paper 19 Feb 2019
DIGITALEUROPE views on the EU R&I Strategic Plan: Future of partnerships – Missions

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Privacy & security

With an expected annual growth of around 10%, the data market is one of the fastest-growing part of the European economy. Today there are already over 280,000 data companies based in the EU. This raises new challenges but it also presents, in even greater measure, a vast range of opportunities for Europe to tap in.

Cyberthreats presents a major obstacle to Europe’s path to prosperity. Economic loss due to cybercrime is predicted to reach € 2.5 trillion by 2020, and 74% of the world’s businesses can expect to be hacked in the coming year. Unfortunately, only 32% of European businesses have a cybersecurity strategy. Such global threat requires a coordinated global response.

Read our resources on privacy & security

Policy Paper 21 Dec 2020
Response to draft EDPB Recommendations on supplementary measures for personal data transfers
Publication & Brochure 26 Nov 2020
Schrems II Impact Survey Report
Policy Paper 27 Oct 2020
Response to EDPB consultation on draft Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor
Policy Paper 18 Sep 2020
DIGITALEUROPE comments to the Proposed Revision of Commercial Cryptography Administrative Regulation
Policy Paper 17 Sep 2020
DIGITALEUROPE response to the European Data Protection Board’s consultation on the Guidelines 6/2020 on the interplay of the PSD2 and the GDPR

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

eGovernment

We have seen remarkable improvements in e-Governance in Europe over the past years, with most countries already having an operational e-governance scheme. More than half of Europeans use eGovernment services and 38% are using online forms to submit information to their government. However, we are still lagging behind in terms of cross-border mobility, as citizens can use their national ID only for 9% of foreign e-Governance services, with a slightly better figure for businesses at 36%.

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

Digital Single market

Europe has a thriving internet economy which has taken on new importance of the context of the COVID-19 crisis. European citizens’ ability to access goods and services online has been crucial during the pandemic and has also provided a financial lifeline for many small businesses. However, barriers remain for e-commerce so it’s essential that we renew our efforts to complete the Digital Single Market.

Key indicators for a stronger digital Europe

Back in 2019, we released a set of 22 success indicators that Europe should aim to achieve by 2025. Over the years we have added a few. Here you can keep track of how Europe is doing in its digitalisation project.

AI & Data  Economy

The potential of digital technologies for the European society and economy is evident and needed more than ever to support Europe’s economic recovery. AI adoption can be part of the response to slowed productivity, helping to tackle challenges of climate change and ageing populations. The positive and trustworthy use of AI will be a cornerstone and it is, therefore, crucial that EU countries make the necessary investments to derive half of their growth from the use of AI.

The impact of data on Europe’s economy is huge and Europe’s leadership is key for its global competitiveness. The EU should leverage the potential of data to advance the digitalisation of our societies, allowing the European economy to stay competitive while respecting core EU values. In 2020, the data economy represented 3% of the EU27 GDP. By 2025, this should be 6%.

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