Digital Agenda for Europe
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Aligning regional investment to digital enablers for future growth

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The European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions organise a seminar on the 24th of September 2014 to collect ideas and start a discussion on how ICT can pinpoint economic and regional growth.
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ICTs are a major contributor to and enabler of growth and jobs. But are we doing enough to reap all the potential benefits and if not, what should we do more and how?


The President of the European Commission, Mr Juncker, stated that a Digital Single Market is expected to account for a 4% increase in Europe’s GDP by 2020, estimated at 500 billion Euro.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) contribute directly 5% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually. In addition, ICTs as a sector make a 20% contribution to growth with an additional 30 % from ICT investments. Only a 10% increase in Broadband penetration results to an 1 to 1.5 % increase in the GDP.


The seminar organised by three main European Union Institutions (European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions) aims to harvest your ideas, look at the challenges and possible solutions you have identified, pinpoint specific financial instruments for the implementation of ICTs and finally trace a common track for future actions.

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Please see the seminar details for more information.

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