Information and communication technologies
Reference documents - ICT Competitiveness
- FWC Sector Competitiveness Studies - Competitiveness of the EU SMEs in the ICT services industry, 2009 [7 MB]
- The ICT Activity Index 2007, 17 October 2007
ICT Activity Index 2006 [70 KB]
Commission Staff Working Paper 22.1.2007. 11 pp.
- The European Competitiveness report 2006 [2 MB]
Study on the Economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in the EU [2 MB]
Final Report. Nov. 20, 2006. R.A. Ghosh, UNU-MERIT, NL. et al., 287 pp.
- Effects of ICT production on aggregate labour productivity growth [51 KB] Commission Staff Working Paper. 13.7.2006. 8 pp.
Effects of ICT capital on economic growth [50 KB]
Commission Staff working Paper. 28.6.2006. 7 pp.
ICT Activity Index 2005 II [163 KB]
Commission Staff Working Paper. 5.12.2005. 14 pp.
ICT Activity Index 2005 I [175 KB]
Commission Staff Working Paper. 12.5.2005. 16 pp.
Key indicators on the Competitiveness of EU's ICT Industry [163 KB]
Commission Staff Working Paper. 17.3.2005. 12 pp.
Communication on Industrial Policy in an Enlarged Europe
(COM(2002) 714 final of 11.12.2002)
European Competitiveness Report 2002. SEC(2002) 528
Commission Staff Working Paper, SEC(2002) 528 of 21.05.2002, 126 p.
- Members [18 KB]
- ICT sector part of the conclusions on industrial policy adopted by the Competitiveness Council [11 KB] (May 2007)
- Follow-up of the Recommendations of the Task Force on ICT Sector Competitiveness and ICT Uptake [197 KB] (April 2007)
- Follow-up of Recommendations: presentation to Council Working Parties [41 KB]
- Report of the ICT Task-Force [138 KB] (November 2006)
- Final Task-Force meeting (27 November 2006):
Agenda [10 KB]
Minutes [48 KB]
Announcements and press releases from Task-Force members and members of the Trade Association Contact Group: BSA, EUROCHAMBRES, European Software Association and EVCA
- Third meeting of members' representatives (sherpas) (8 November 2006):
Decisions and action points [19 KB]
- Executive summary of the ICT Task-Force report [39 KB]
- Working-group topic papers (October 2006):
ICT uptake [223 KB]
IPR for competitiveness and innovation [182 KB]
Innovation in R&D, manufacturing and services [173 KB]
SMEs and entrepreneurship [245 KB]
Skills and employability [112 KB]
Achieving a single market [121 KB]
- Second meeting of members' representatives (sherpas) (6 June 2006):
Minutes [35 KB]
Agenda [9 KB]
Speech by Commissioner Verheugen
- First meeting of members' representatives (sherpas) (17 May 2006):
Minutes [35 KB]
- Meeting of ICT industry trade associations (17 January 2006):
Minutes [29 KB]
e-Business Readiness Index
e-Business Readiness Index - Data and Figures (based on 2003-2005 data) [256 KB] (21.12.2006)
(The data and graphs are in MS Excel, ready for further analysis or for selecting graphs for presentations etc.). The file also includes rankings with three different weighting schemes for components of the EBI index (equal weights, factor analysis weights and expert weights)
e-Business Readiness Index 2006 [74 KB]
Short Preliminary Data Report. 20.11.2006. 9 pp.
e-Business Readiness Index 2006 [684 KB]
Slide presentation. 10.10.2006. 33 pp.
Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators: Methodology and User Guide
OECD Statistics Working Paper
2005 e-Business readiness index - final report, based on the year 2004 data of 26 countries [281 KB]
07 November 2005. 48 pp.