Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

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People and companies integrated in the digital economy are key to developing the Digital Agenda for Europe
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The Commission regularly meet with web entrepreneurs, expert groups, digital innovators and researchers to discuss new ways to promote a more inclusive digital society:

  • The Startup Europe Leaders Club is a group of founders in the field of tech and web entrepreneurship (founders of Skype, Spotify, Tuenti, Rovio, HackFWD, TheNextWeb, Seedcamp, TechCity, Atomico). They act as role models for European web entrepreneurs, and provide us guidance on what needs to be done to keep web entrepreneurs in Europe and facilitate start-ups.
  • The Digital Champions promote the benefits of an inclusive digital society in their own countries. They work with citizens, communities and businesses to develop the growth potential of the digital economy.
  • The Young Advisors is a group of inspiring young people who are actively involved in shaping a our digital society.
  • As part of the preparation for Horizon 2020, a new advisory structure has been set up: CONNECT Advisory Forum (CAF) for ICT Research and Innovation.
  • Expert groups are consultative entities set up by the Commission. They provide advice and expertise to the Commission and its departments prior to the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives, delegated acts and in view of the implementation of existing EU legislation, programmes and policies. They are a forum for discussions, providing high-level input from a wide range of sources and stakeholders.