Leading the European Digital Decade: How?

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The last 18 months of the pandemic have radically transformed Europe and the world. From now on there will be an urgent need to acquire more and more digital skills, because the world has already changed. Companies, public institutions, professional associations will have to roll up their sleeves if they do not want to be overwhelmed by the transformations taking place. It is a question of survival, of work, of security for each country. This requires a real revolution in our points of view, in our attitude and in the way of thinking. Everyone in the public and private sectors must change. It is necessary to acquire and transmit skills in the most advanced ICT sectors. The EU has identified digital transformation as one of the strategic investments for the Europe of tomorrow.


Webinar 1-2 giugno 2021

Leading the Digital Decade focuses on defining this path. This two-day event is co-organised by the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will be held virtually on 1 and 2 June 2021.

Day 1

The starting point of the first day’s debate is the Communication 2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade. Its vision is clear: everyone in Europe can and should benefit from digital.

To make this a reality, we need to improve on digital skills, infrastructure and use of technology by people, companies and public administrations

Day 2

The second day will be dedicated to the launch of the Digital Europe Programme, the first financial instrument of the EU to specifically finance European projects on digital. The Digital Europe Programme will accelerate the economic recovery and shape the digital transformation of Europe benefiting citizens and businesses. 

The Digital Europe Programme will provide funding for projects in five areas: 

  1. supercomputing
  2. artificial intelligence
  3. cybersecurity
  4. advanced digital skills
  5. use of digital technologies across the economy and society
The conference will be opened by Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for the internal market (including digital) and moderated by Roberto Viola, Director General of the Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission. In addition to Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa will be there, as well as many ministers, CEOs of many important companies and senior political and administrative managers of the member countries.

Read the Programme of the Conference.

Or watch the live broadcast tomorrow from 10:00 :

Join the conversation with #DigitalEU2030

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