How can we foster a more competitive digital economy in Europe?
— Posted by Isidro Laso Ballesteros, DG INFSO Scientific Officer in unit responsible for Networked Media Systems, Workshop organiser at Digital Agenda Assembly
The impact of the web is evident, across economic sectors and geographical areas. While the most celebrated players are US-based, there is a flourishing entrepreneurial basis in Europe, which is creating jobs and growth. Europe needs to foster this entrepreneurial basis, by removing the bottlenecks to growth, supporting and involving these new players in the policy debate.
- What are the strengths, weaknesses and needs of the European digital entrepreneurs and SME's as regards access to financing (notably Venture Capital) and development of European cooperation platforms?
- What are the most urgent policy actions to address key bottlenecks?
Apart from this blog, these issues will be discussed at the Digital Agenda Assembly
(Brussels 16-17 June - #daa11eu
) in the workshop
: Future digital economy: a chance for competitive and innovative European entrepreneurs and organisations.
Prior to that event you can debate and share you views online using the #daa11economy hashtag.