20 Feb 2019

We call for a STRONGER DIGITAL EUROPE

The new political leadership taking office in 2019 stands in front of a great opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to the European project and to bring Europe to the forefront of the emerging global digital era.

The future of Europe is D-I-G-I-T-A-L

Digital Single Market

To generate growth and remain competitive in the global digital era, Europe must consolidate its Single Market and address fragmentation.

Inclusion

Fear of technological development should be transformed into opportunities by equipping Europeans with the right set of digital skills.

Green growth

Europe must leverage digital technologies to build a sustainable, low-carbon, and resource-efficient economy and society.

Innovation

Europe must invest in the take-up of digital technologies such as AI and 5G, supporting the creation of cross sectorial innovative ecosystems in sectors where Europe has a competitive advantage. 

Trust

Government and industry must cooperate globally to strengthen cybersecurity and protect citizens’ privacy while enabling data flows

Agile & mission-based policy

Europe must define clear goals for policies and drive agile policy-making processes based on multi-stakeholder engagement and experimentation through regulatory sandboxing. 

Leadership

European leaders must define ‘what they want’ and set a clear vision and goals for how digitalisation can improve European society based on common values


A few examples of what should be achieved by 2025

Success indicators

By 2025, 15% of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) should be selling online across borders in the EU

Eurostat, 2018

By 2025, Europe should have retrained most of its workforce

World Economic Forum, 2018

By 2025, Europe should save 26 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions by digitising resource-intensive sectors

World Economic Forum, 2016

By 2025, European countries should spend 3% of their GDP on Research and Innovation

UNESCO, 2015

By 2025, most European enterprises should have a clear cybersecurity strategy

Eurostat, 2015

By 2025, 75% of EU citizens should be using eGovernment services

Eurostat, 2018

By 2025, Europe should be home to 25% of the world’s unicorns

CB Insights, 2018
A STRONGER DIGITAL EUROPE

Read our call to action towards 2025


For more information please contact
Yann Finger
Senior Intelligence and Operations Manager
Kivanç Akil
Senior Events Manager and Executive Coordination
Our resources on A STRONGER DIGITAL EUROPE – our call to action towards 2025
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EU Digital Strategy: A good start, now it is time to walk the talk
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