Digital Agenda for Europe
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Publications about Digital champions

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16/10/2014
The Digital Champions (DC) Expert Group held its seventh meeting in Brussels on 29 September 2014. The meeting with VP Neelie Kroes took place from 8.45 to 9.45h. The DCs also participated in the Digital Action Day organised by DG CONNECT on the same date. Read more
23/09/2014
Joint mission statement of the undersigned European Digital Champions to help every European become digital and benefit from an inclusive Digital Society. Undersigned, Ales Spetic (Slovenia), Antonio Murta (Portugal), Björn Ottersten (Luxembourg), Gergana Passy (Bulgaria), Gesche Joost (Germany), Gilles Babinet (France), Istvan Erenyi (Hungary), Jan Gulliksen (Sweden), Kestutis Juskevicius (Lithuania), Meral Akin-Hecke (Austria), Ondrej Felix (Czech Republic), Paul Andre Baran (Romania), Peter Pellegrini (Slovakia), Reinis Zitmanis (Latvia), Saskia van Uffelen (Belgium), Stelios Himonas (Cyprus), Tineke Netelenbos (The Netherlands), Wlodzimierz Marcinski (Poland), Godfrey Vella (Malta), Riccardo Luna (Italy) and Andreu Veà-Baró (Spain) Read more
14/07/2014
The Digital Champions are ambassadors for the Digital Agenda for Europe who are appointed by their Member States to help every European become digital. Each member state has defined their own Champion’s role, but in essence it is to promote the role and use of information and communication technologies by connecting people, policies and sectors. This leaflet showcases some of the major achievements of the Digital Champions over the past two years. Read more
15/05/2014
The EU Digital Champions urge Commission presidential candidates to put forward a digital strategy fit for the 21st century. They call on contenders to unite behind a four-point agenda to transform Europe into a connected, wired and dynamic continent. Read more
03/04/2014
The Digital Champions (DC) Expert Group met on 19- 20 March in Brussels. It was the sixth time that the group had met and 14 Champions participated. The previous meeting took place in November 2013 in Brussels. The DC meetings focused on three issues: Grand Coalition, EU Code Week and Startup Europe. The Champions also had a meeting with VP Neelie Kroes, a joint meeting with the Young Advisors as well as a meeting "entre eux". More on the discussion and conclusions you can read in the attached report. Read more
22/01/2014
Leading European tech start-ups have tabled a manifesto for Europe's national leaders, and with the support of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, the EU is launching at Davos a new think-tank and a new pan-European platform to pave the ground for the development of global champions from Europe. Read more
06/12/2013

Digital Champions met for the fifth time on 25-26 November in Brussels. One of the objectives of the meeting was to hear the Champions' priorities for 2014 and to find synergies with those of Vice-President Kroes and DG CONNECT. Another aim was to inform the DCs about available funding, such as the Structural Funds and to ensure that they were up-to-date with the latest policy developments.

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20/11/2013

Digital Champions met for the first time on the 25th June 2012 in Brussels.

You can read the report of the meeting and the conclusions in the document attached.

 

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20/11/2013

Digital Champions met for the second time on the 19 September 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

You can read the report of the meeting and the conclusions in the document attached.

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24/10/2013
There are many creative ways of making the point about the role digital networks play in today's economy. For David Puttnam, film-maker and also Ireland's Digital Champion, the situation today reminded him of a different, related topic people were discussing around 60 years ago. Read more

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