--- Posted by "The DAA and Going Local Organising Team"
The 1st Digital Agenda for Europe (DAA11, Brussels, 16-17 June 2011) surpassed expectations, with more than 1600 participants onsite and many contributions online. Thank you very much to all those that contributed in one way or another.
Already during DAA11 many suggestions were made onsite and on twitter about aspects to improve. Soon after DAA11, an assessment form was e-mailed to participants and an online feedback forum was launched. 45 ideas were submitted in this forum, 190 people commented and voted. DAA11 organisers replied to most comments, others didn't call for a response. The answers to the most voted suggestions are:
These are very valuable insights on what worked well, what didn't work that well and what was missing or could have been done differently. As organiser of DAA11, the European Commission takes good note of these suggestions in view to improve future activities.
The Digital Assembly is an important step in the annual governance cycle for the delivery of the Digital Agenda, but it is not the only one. As in 2010, a series of meetings will take place in all EU Member States and other European countries, in the second edition of the "Digital Agenda Going Local" exercise. The aim is to follow up on the Digital Agenda actions from a national and progress perspective.