European Commission e-Inclusion
September 2014
Digital economy can lift Europe out of crisis, says Commission report
Press pack : Digital Competitiveness report
The European Commission's Digital Competitiveness report published today shows that Europe's digital sector has made strong progress since 2005: 56% of Europeans now regularly use the internet, 80% of them via a high-speed connection (compared to only one third in 2004), making Europe the world leader in broadband internet. Europe is the world's first truly mobile continent with more mobile subscribers than citizens (a take up rate of 119%). Europe can advance even further as a generation of "digitally savvy" young Europeans becomes a strong market driver for growth and innovation. Building on the potential of the digital economy is essential for Europe's sustainable recovery from the economic crisis. Today the Commission has asked the public what future strategy the EU should adopt to make the digital economy run at full speed.
[UL][LI][link]http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/1221&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=nl(Full press release)[/link][/LI] [LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/docs/annual_report/2009/com_2009_390_en.pdf(Communication : Europe's Digital Competitiveness report 2009)[/link][/LI] [LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/docs/annual_report/2009/sec_2009_1060_vol_1.pdf(i2010 — Annual Information Society Report 2009. Benchmarking i2010: Trends and main achievements)[/link][/LI] [LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/docs/annual_report/2009/sec_2009_1060_vol_2.pdf(i2010 — ICT Country Profiles)[/link][/LI] [LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/docs/annual_report/2009/sec_2009_1060.pdf(i2010 — List of actions)[/link][/LI] [LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/pc_post-i2010/index_en.htm(Public consultation on post-i2010: priorities for new strategy for European information society (2010-2015))[/link][/LI] [LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/docs/info_sheets/bilan_2004-2009_infso_august_2009.pdf(The European Commission’s Information Society and Media Policies 2004-2009: 10 tangible achievements)[/link][/LI][/UL] [p][b] See also:[/b][/p] [UL][LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/benchmarking/index_en.htm#Digital_Literacy_Review_-_Public_policies_and_stakeholders_initiatives_in_support_of_Digital_Literacy(Study: Public policies and stakeholders initiatives in support of Digital Literacy)[/link][/LI] [LI][link]http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/topics/reding-lisbon/index_en.htm(Commissioner Reding's speech: Digital Europe – Europe's Fast Track to Economic Recovery , 9 July 2009)[/link][/LI][/UL]

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