European Commission officials will participate in events organised on 12, 13 and 14 December in Portugal (Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon respectively), in order to present to stakeholders and the public the Digital Agenda for Europe. The events will focus on issues such as research and innovation, the role of excellence and research centres in promoting economic growth in Europe, broadband, social challenges for European sustainability. The visits are part of the Going Local exercise, run by the European Commission for the second year in a row, in order to foster a public dialogue on the Digital Agenda goals.