The Digital Single Market Strategy will maximise the growth potential of the European Digital Economy and of its society, so that every European can enjoy its full benefit.

The economy and society of Europe need to make the most of digital. 47% of the EU population is not properly digitally skilled, yet in the near future, 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills.

To maximise growth the Commission is:

Addressing barriers in the European Data Economy

A new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, applicable as of 28 May 2019, aims at removing obstacles to the free movement of non-personal data across Member States and IT systems in Europe.

The Commission has also launched a European Cloud initiative, covering certification, switching of cloud service providers and a research cloud.

Defining priorities for standards and interoperability

The Commission is concentrating on standards and interoperability critical areas to the Digital Single Market, such as health, transport, planning and energy.

Supporting an inclusive digital society

An inclusive digital society is one where citizens have the right skills to seize the opportunities of the digital world and boost their chance of getting a job.