Journalists interested in the thematic areas and eventual outcomes of the Digital Assembly 2018, can find relevant materials in this page. This major annual forum brings together more than 1,000 stakeholders to discuss about the Digital Single Market policies and recent technological developments.

Co-organised by the European Commission and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Digital Assembly is taking place on Sofia, Bulgaria on 25 and 26 June 2018. Journalists are invited to go through the event's main milestones, by making use of the following resources:

Thematic Briefings

Before the opening of the Assembly, journalists can obtain useful information on the following main thematic topics:

Plenary Sessions

The Plenary discussions taking place during the two days of the assembly will focus on the following key digital priorities:

Press Conference

The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, together with the Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski, will hold a Press Conference at 15:10 (GMT + 3:00). The press conference will  be webstreamed in English, French and Bulgarian.

Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans

The Digital Agenda builds on the informal EU-Western Balkans summit from 17 May 2018 in Sofia, where leaders of the European Union and the Western Balkan Partners committed to boosting the digital connectivity in the region. At 14:40 (GMT + 3:00) the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans will be launched.

Press Release on the launch of the Agenda

New 5G cross-border corridor

Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia have jointly agreed to develop experimental 5G cross-border corridors that will allow for the testing of driverless vehicles.

Internet of Things (IoT) and the data economy

How do the current policy, regulatory and technical measures related to the access to and re-use of both public and private sector data support a European data economy based on the EU's values and principles? Allong with the workshop, set to take place at 13:30 (GMT + 3:00), you can get an overview on the topic by waching the following videos:


Live Web Streaming

Starting from 13:00 Eastern European Time (GMT + 3:00) the plenary sessions can be followed on web streaming in English, French and Bulgarian.

For more information please contact:

Nathalie Vandystadt - Tel: +32 229 67083

Inga Höglund: - Tel: +32 229 50698