The study will assist the Commission in identifying and assessing the options and possible scenarios to achieve the required EU coordination of the digital dividend as outlined in the Commission Communication COM(2007) 799 on 'Reaping the full benefits of the digital dividend in Europe: A common approach to the use of the spectrum released by the digital switchover'. This will include as the main tasks:
— drawing up an inventory of national situations affecting the digital dividend,
— performing a socio-economic analysis to determine the potential social, cultural and economic impact of the main possible uses of the digital dividend,
— identifying and assessing external constraints affecting the process of a coordinated usage of the dividend in Europe,
— developing the main options and scenarios for the EU coordinated approach,
— proposing a 'roadmap' for implementation,
— assisting the Commission in its consultation of the various stakeholders and interested parties.