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European Commission Directorate General

Digital Agenda for Europe

Digital Agenda for Europe

Growth & Jobs (Unit F.1)
Goal

Our vision is to sustain the broad and active networks and processes that have helped to deliver progress towards a broadly owned set of digital strategies for the EU.

Action

We will contribute to achieving Europe 2020 objectives through the effective implementation and further development of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE).  To this end we shall analyse, map and influence national Digital Agendas (DA).More specifically we will:

  • Follow-up remaining DAE actions.
  • Assist in defining and establishing a new digital policy initiative, following on from the Digital Agenda for Europe flagship.
  • Define digital targets to measure progress and impact of the next digital policy priorities
  • Assess the options for effective governance mechanism, ensuring inter-alia proper policy coordination and stakeholder engagements in digital growth actions
  • Blueprint of local policy engagement missions reaching out regional level to ensure structural reforms and actions in the digital domain are put in motion
  • Define Commission policy coordination to streamline digital growth in other EU policy

 

Situation
  • Europe’s future sustainable growth, competitiveness and jobs depends to a large extent on its ability to effectively embrace the digital transformation in all its complexity.
  • A digital economy that delivers sustainable economic and social benefits based on modern online services and fast internet connections is a key factor in competitiveness for the EU.
  • As an integral part of the Europe 2020 strategy, the DAE sets out the key policy actions to enable and stimulate the development of the digital economy.
Mandate
The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) aims to reboot Europe's economy and help Europe's citizens and businesses to get most out of digital technologies. It is the first of seven flagship initiatives under Europe 2010, the EU's strategy to deliver smart sustainable and inclusive growth.

Input

Full-Time Equivalent: 
4.00
Collaboration with other DGs or agencies:
Budget: 
50K – Ex-post assessment study and 300K – organisation of the Digital Agenda event in autumn 2014
Other: 

External groups such as the Commissioners Group on the Digital Agenda for political direction; the DAE Inter-service group to ensure implementation occurs as planned; the Digital Agenda High Level Group with Member States.

Outputs

Review of Europe 2020 strategy

Involvement of the DG in a broader context in the public consultation about the review of the strategy.

Timeframe: 2014 and 2015

Indicators

3137

Involvement of stakeholders

Target Discussions, conferences, seminars with networks of stakeholders (2014 and 2015)
Baseline Public consultation started in May 2014

Briefings, presentations, speeches, and other contributions

Indicators

279

100% on time delivery

Target 100% on time delivery

DAE implementation

DAE implementation

Indicators

254

Monitoring of actions completed: internal DAE pillar reviews and status fiches of DAE actions

Target 1 pillar review communicated to DG CONNECT's Management Team (In 2014)

Efficient coordination mechanisms: meetings of DAE Commissioners group, High-Level Group (HLG) of national representatives, Inter-service group of Commission DGs (ISG)

Target 3 HLG meetings in 2014, 2 physical, 1 webinar (2014)

To check DG's units for best practices to draw trends from them + feedback from research.

Target 5-6 internal seminars organized (In 2014)

Efficient coordination mechanisms: meetings of DAE Commissioners group, High-Level Group (HLG) of national representatives, Inter-service group of Commission DGs (ISG)

Target 3 ISG meetings (2014)

DAE review

Adopt, promote, follow-up (review finalised end 2012)

Indicators

263

To be deleted: Successful implementation of the DAE review communication and follow-up strategy as measured by press coverage, stakeholder participation

Target One communication and follow-up strategy for the review by end 2012, implemented in 2013 (internal –all units covered / external press, media and stakeholders)

To be deleted: Inclusion of the review activities in the assessment of DAE results (via the DAE scoreboard)

Target One communication and follow-up strategy for the review by end 2012, implemented in 2013 (internal –all units covered / external press, media and stakeholders)

Internal DAE follow-up (ISG, pillar reviews, etc.)

Target Follow-up of the communication for the DAE review, implemented in 2013 (internal –all units covered / external press, media and stakeholders) (2014)

Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) 2014-2016

Concept and implementation

Indicators

267

Successful implementation as measured by follow-up surveys, stakeholder participation (N°)

Target 1 presidency event per annum (2014)

Successful implementation as measured by follow-up surveys, stakeholder participation (N°)

Target One Digital Agenda event (2014 and 2015) giving key policy advice for future policy initiatives. Over 600 participants. (2014 and 2015)

Launch initiatives on national and regional digital agendas + overall analysis focusing on innovative national activities

Indicators

273

Monitor and analyse digital agendas, promote establishment of national DA's

Target One analysis on national DA done and presented to HLG, ISG (2014) plus follow-up including Digital Champions

Monitor and analyse digital agendas, promote establishment of national DA's

Target One initiative with Committee of the Regions on regional DA (For 2014 or 2015)

Monitor and analyse digital agendas, promote establishment of national DA's

Target Most of MS to have a national (or several regional DA) (By 2014)

Organisation and coordination of Going Local

Organisation and coordination of Going Local (i.e. visits from senior DG CONNECT staff to Member States)

Timeframe: 2014

Indicators

277

Follow-up evaluation

Target One Going Local per Member State. One evaluation of going local in 2014 (2014)
Results/Impacts

To complete all DAE actions within deadlines and cooperate with relevant units and stakeholders.

The graph illustrates progress to date on delivering the DAE's key performance indicators.  

Indicators

281

Completion of DAE targets in 2014, 2015 and 2020. (lead indicator)

Target Completion of DAE targets in 2014, 2015 and 2020. (2014, 2015 and 2020)
Baseline Actions: 66% completed, 28% on track, 6% delayed (December 2013)

For the actions beyond 2014 to complete a major milestone

Target For the actions beyond 2014 to complete a major milestone (2015)

To be deleted: 2013: 9 DAE actions completed

Target 9 DAE actions completed (2013)

2015: 25 DAE actions completed.

Target 25 DAE actions completed. (2015)

Over 75% of the 101 DAE 2010 actions to be achieved by end 2014

Target Over 75% of the 101 DAE 2010 actions to be achieved by end 2014 (By end 2014)

2014: 20 DAE actions completed.

Target 20 DAE actions completed. (2014)

To complete the actions described in the DAE review

On broadband, cloud computing, R&D, internet security, et.

Indicators

287

100% completion of additional DAE review actions

Target 100% completion of additional DAE review actions (By 2015)

To contribute to completing all the DAE actions which, in the medium term, will ensure an important impact in the economy.

Indicators

289

An assessment of the DAE will be done as a part of the preparatory Impact Assessment work for the future DAE (2014-2015).

Target An assessment of the DAE will be done as a part of the preparatory Impact Assessment work for the future DAE (2014-2015)

Specific impact targets for the DAE + DAE review: 5 % growth by 2020, 3.8 million jobs

Target Specific impact targets for the DAE + DAE review: 5 % growth by 2020, 3.8 million jobs by 2020. (By 2020)

Link to DG CONNECT's Top Level Targets

  • Europe 2020 - 75% of the population aged 20-64 should be employed Europe 2020
  • Europe 2020 - The share of early school leavers should be under 10% and at least 40% of 30-34 years old should have completed a tertiary or equivalent education
  • DAE - The entire EU to be covered by broadband by 2013
  • DAE - The entire EU to be covered by broadband above 30Mbps by 2020
  • DAE - 50% of the EU to subscribe to broadband above100 Mbps by 2020
  • DAE - 50 % of the population to buy online by 2015
  • DAE - 20 % of the population to buy online cross-border by 2015
  • DAE - 33 % of SMEs to make online sales by 2015
  • DAE - The difference between roaming and national tariffs to approach zero by 2015
  • DAE - To increase regular internet usage from 60 % to 75 % by2015, and from 41 % to 60 % among disadvantaged people
  • DAE - To halve the proportion of the population that has never used the internet from 30 % to 15 % by 2015
  • DAE - 50 % of citizens to use eGovernment by 2015, with more than half returning completed forms
  • DAE - To double public investment in ICT R&D to € 11 bn by 2020
Read more
  • http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/
  • https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/scoreboard
  • http://daeimplementation.eu/