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    The European Commission has just published its Digital Agenda, one of the seven flagship initiatives of the EU 2020 Strategy. The success of the Digital Agenda - namely creating a Digital Single Market - is linked to the political and economical success of the European Union.

The Digital Agenda is a valiant effort to acknowledge and address the role of ICT: in the current economic climate it is certainly the most promising sector to improve individually and collectively every European citizen’s life as the business environment. The Digital Agenda shows as well the enabling role ICT plays across all sectors of the economy.


Digital information technologies and the emergence of new services, although beneficial to consumers, also represent a major challenge to consumers’ fundamental rights to privacy and protection of personal data.

10 principles, 5 years, 1 challenge: to achieve a European Digital Strategy that truly works for consumers

Major technological developments have significantly changed the way consumers live, shop, communicate, access employment offers, education, healthcare services, knowledge and information.

As European citizens embrace innovative technologies, new devices and increased value added online services the scene is set for a highly dynamic and evolutionary digital future for Europe

Cybersecurity - a key component in the new Digital Era

Safer internet and effective measures against cybercrime is a multinational issue that needs to be addressed through various channels involving multiple partners, from business, government and civil society, working actively together.

Digital Agenda calls for strong leadership. Momentum has been created for vigorous action. Solid commitment and political will is now required to ensure the successful implementation of the Digital Agenda.

The Digital Agenda for Europe

The European Commission has just published its Digital Agenda, a key component of its EU 2020 Strategy. This highly political road map for the information society sector looks at delivering a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

‘Citizens should be able to enjoy commercial services and cultural entertainment across borders. But EU online markets are still separated by barriers which hamper access to pan-European telecoms services, digital services and content’.

What we need is a digital internal market!

European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner Neelie Kroes introduced the Digital Agenda for Europe, the first of the seven flagship initiatives under the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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