DG CONNECT works to develop a Digital Single Market in order to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe.

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The European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) works with colleagues from across the DSM project team.


Andrus Ansip Vice-President of the European Commission
Andrus Ansip
Roberto Viola Director General of the DG Connect
Roberto Viola

Mission statement

DG Connect conceives and implements the policies required to create a Digital Single Market for more growth and jobs, where citizens, businesses, and public administrations can seamlessly and fairly access and provide digital goods, content and services.

We foster a modern, secure, open, and pluralistic society building on Europe's cultural diversity, creativity and respect of creators' rights and our values such as democracy, freedom of expression and tolerance.

We help drive the digital transformation of European industry and public services through the use of innovative digital technology and support for the development of digital skills.

We strive to develop a long-term vision investing in potential technology breakthroughs and flagships, which can improve peoples' lives and to increase the competitiveness of the European economy at large and its key sectors.

We live our values as a creative, responsible and result-oriented European Union public service. We work on the best available evidence, and we cooperate closely with our stakeholders, our international partners and other EU institutions. We seek value for the taxpayer's money in all we do.

Team responsible
23 February 2016
Last update: 
20 October 2017