Europe’s Digital Decade: Commission sets the course towards a digitally empowered Europe by 2030

Today the Commission presents a vision, targets and avenues for a successful digital transformation of Europe by 2030. This is also critical to achieve the transition towards a climate neutral, circular and resilient economy. The EU’s ambition is to be digitally sovereign in an open and interconnected world, and to pursue digital policies that empower people and businesses to seize a human centred, sustainable and more prosperous digital future. This includes addressing vulnerabilities and dependencies as well as accelerating investment.

Today’s Communication follows President von der Leyen‘s call to make the next years Europe’s ‘Digital Decade’; responds to the European Council’s call for a ‘Digital Compass’; and builds on the Commission’s digital strategy of February 2020. The Communication proposes to agree on a set of digital principles, to rapidly launch important multi-country projects, and to prepare a legislative proposal setting out a robust governance framework, to monitor progress – the Digital Compass.

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Europe’s Digital Decade – Questions and Answers
What is the Commission’s Digital Compass? The Commission has presented a Communication “2030 Digital Compass: the European Way for the Digital Decade”. It sets out:

Speech by Executive Vice-President Vestager at the press conference on Europe’s Digital Decade: 2030 Digital Targets
Today we are presenting a vision and clear avenues to make this a successful Digital Decade for all Europeans. One year after the adoption of our digital strategy, today’s communication provides us with the compass that we need for this common journey. It proposes tangible goals and ambitious targets to help us navigate in the European digital transition. And to make sure that this transition serves the people.

EU-wide survey shows Europeans support the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe
The European Parliament and the European Commission are today releasing the first-ever Eurobarometer survey conducted jointly for the two institutions. The Special Eurobarometer survey on the Future of Europe was carried out between 22 October and 20 November 2020 in the 27 EU Member States.

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