Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

The strategy

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Digital Single Market is one of the Commission's top priorities. DG CONNECT contributes to its implementation. Progress across Europe in digital policy is measured by the Digital Scoreboard. Other country-based actions help carry out this priority.

A connected Digital Single Market requires Europe to overcome barriers related to infrastructure, broadband accessibility, copyright and data protection, by enhancing the use of online services and digital technologies.

In order to measure progress of the European digital economy, the digital scoreboard is updated yearly. One of its essential elements is the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.

In the "By country" section, you can explore local events and activities, and specific information on digital indicators about societal, economic and business data in EU Member States. The "Going Local" initiative is the Commission's outreach to stakeholders in Member States and neighbouring countries to discuss digital matters.

The European Union cooperates with many countries and international organisations to represent Europe's interests and actively promote the benefits of the Digital Single Markets actions to all people. Within its global, regional and bilateral activities the EU aims to ensure fair and transparent regulatory systems in the area of telecommunications, audio-visual services and the Internet. EU legislation can often assist partners in developing such a regulatory system.

Finally, the glossary will help you understand the most used terms employed on this website.


Last updated on 25/02/2016 - 10:12