Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Going Local | Sweden

Going Local brings European Commission's representatives to your country to communicate on the Digital Single Market Strategy in the local context. Information on events, local representation teams, reports on progress, challenges and debates in Sweden on priority issues in this area will be updated here.
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Vice-President Ansip visited Sweden on 30 April 2015, and took part in a debate on the Digital Single Market (DSM), which was co-organised by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprises (Svenskt Näringsliv) and then Latvian embassy. VP Ansip discussed how the EU can take advantage of digitisation with representatives from the Swedish government and business community.

Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Principle Advisor at DG Connect, took part in a seminar on the digital single market strategy "The Digitalisation of Europe-Free Movement and the Digital Single Market" on 8 May 2015. The seminar was organised as a part of the Europe day at the Commission's Representation in Stockholm. Other participants were Gunnar Hökmark (Member of the European Parliament EPP group), Karin Olofsdotter, the Director of Internal Market affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and representatives of the central organisation for counties in Sweden as well as the chair of one county outside of Stockholm.

On 29 June 2015 Per Blixt, Head of Unit at DG Connect, took part in discussions which focused on what the Digital Single Market means to Swedish IT enterprises at a political conference in Almedalen. Participants in the panel were representatives from different IT enterprises including Jan Gulliksen, Professor on Computer Interaction and the Swedish Digital Champion.

Going Local gives participants the opportunity to have a say in the development of the European DSM strategy and for us to get a better understanding of national and local digital realities. In 2013, Going Local aimed at raising awareness of the Digital Agenda for Europe. Following positive feedback on the past rounds, events focusing on the DSM Strategy are in progress for this year.