In a week's time Europeans will vote for a new European Parliament and this autumn a new Commission will take up its functions. With a whole new digital mandate to deliver, crucial choices cannot be made without listening to our stakeholders. DG CONNECT is doing just that.

Drawing on a previous stakeholder survey & our stated priorities, we're collecting ideas that will shape the policy choices of the next 5 years. Based on our experience with social media and online engagement around our annual Digital Agenda Assembly, we developed new methods & tools for gathering an ever wider range of views necessary to develop better policies with Futurium – a foresight platform where over 2500 thinkers - from high school students to philosophers; from entrepreneurs to professors -  deliberated how the world would look 30-40 years from now.

As an open and connected DG, we try to be as transparent as possible, publishing our priorities as well as the way in which we measure success. Until the end of June we're meeting stakeholders to learn about how these priorities are still valid in the next mandate.  If you want to provide input on how you see the future of digital, why not respond to the ongoing Commission consultation?

Questions & suggestions? Write to

15 May 2014
Last update: 
18 March 2015