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European Commission Directorate General

Digital Agenda for Europe

Digital Agenda for Europe

Goal

Our vision is to contribute to achieving Europe 2020 objectives through the effective implementation and further development of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) to maximise our contribution to growth and jobs as well as analyse, map and influence national Digital Agendas (DA).In addition, our vision is to finalize and to promote the DAE review with regards to national DAs as an essential element for digital agenda policy in 2013 and 2014 as well as for producing the review's estimated effects on growth and jobs through its implementation.

Action

Ensure the overall implementation and run the governance mechanisms of the Europe 2020 flagship "Digital Agenda for Europe", through solid coordination across Commission services and beyond. http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/

Situation

  • Europe’s future sustainable growth and competitiveness 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.

Input

Full-Time Equivalent: 
People: 
7.00 full-time equivalent (FTE)

Collaboration with other DGs or agencies:

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.

Growth & Jobs (Unit F.1)
Outputs

Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) 2013-2016

Concept and implementation

Indicators

267

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

Target One DAA in Dublin (2013) giving key policy advice for future policy initiatives. Over 600 participants.(2013)

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

Target 1 DAA per annum

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

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

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

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

Target One analysis on national DA done and presented to HLG, ISG (2013) plus follow-up including Digital Champions
254

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

Target 2 pillar reviews communicated to DG CONNECT's Management Team(In 2013)

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

Target 5-6 internal seminars organized(In 2013)

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 2013, 2 physical, 1 webinar(2013)

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(2013)

Organisation and coordination of Going Local

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

Timeframe: 2013 and 2014

Indicators

277

Follow-up evaluation

Target One Going Local per Member State. One evaluation of going local in 2013 and 2014(In 2013 and 2014)

Briefings, presentations, speeches, and other contributions

Indicators

279

100% on time delivery

Target 100% on time delivery

DAE review

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

Indicators

263

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)

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)

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

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)
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.https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/scoreboard 

Indicators

281

Completion of DAE targets in 2013, 2015 and 2020. (lead indicator)

Target Completion of DAE targets in 2013, 2015 and 2020.(2013, 2015 and 2020)

Over 75% of the 101 DAE 2010 actions to be achieved by end 2013

Target Over 75% of the 101 DAE 2010 actions to be achieved by end 2013(By end 2013)

2013: 9 DAE actions completed

Target 9 DAE actions completed(2013)

2014: 1 DAE action completed.

Target 1 DAE action completed.(2014)

2015: 25 DAE actions completed.

Target 25 DAE actions completed.(2015)

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

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)

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)

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