Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Digital Economy

We want Europe to be a place that nurtures investment and entrepreneurship. We want to allow our businesses to flourish and to become global leaders in sectors of the future.
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Entrepreneurs and small businesses in Europe are the lifeblood of our economy: they need to be able to start up, scale up, and take advantage of having a market of 510 million people at their fingertips.

Europe's businesses want us to offer them a secure environment, where they will be able to enjoy the benefits of the big data revolution, of cloud computing and cutting-edge technology -and they want to know how they can access finance and support.

Topics included in this chapter:

  • Startup Europe aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU.
  • Future internet - if the Internet could wish for anything on its 40th birthday, it would probably ask to be more powerful, connected and intuitive – responding to our needs at home, work or on the go.
  • Data - harnessing the benefits of access to valuable data on a large scale, to create solutions to problems like health issues and transport challenges.
  • Cloud computing - working for better standards, safer contracts and more cloud in public and private sector.
  • Digitising European Industry- The strategy addresses the digitisation of industry to maximize the benefits from digital technologies in every industrial sector in Europe
  • Advisors - we regularly meet with web entrepreneurs and expert groups, like the Digital Champions and Leaders Club, to discuss new ways to promote a more inclusive digital society.

How do you think the EU's digital economy could be boosted? Give us your views on Digital4eu.

Last updated on 23/09/2015 - 12:43


Tanya Nikolova's picture
The ICT industry is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. Europe is in the lead in developing different ICT components. But how can Europe be in the lead of developing digital technology?
Paul Hofheinz's picture
’Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’ And few people provide more proof of this than the amazing authors of the now 10 national ‘startup manifestos' circulating in Europe.
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