We are living through challenging times when the mission of the European project needs to be reinvented. If we want a prosperous digital Europe, we cannot wait with ambitious actions. The Digital Single Market is definitely one of the key European policy initiatives and can become an engine for prosperity. However, to achieve an ultimate vision of the interconnected and innovative Europe, we need to put a lot of effort into the digital transformation of our continent. Read more
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Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research and Innovation, and Saskia van Uffelen, Belgian Digital Champion, will hold a dialogue with Brussels-based citizens to highlight and foster the participation of women in innovation. Read more
The Digital Champions call upon Ministers of the EU Member States to tackle the cross-cutting issue of the digital skills gap in the face of a fast-changing world and the rapid digitisation of Europe. Read more
The Digital Champions Expert Group met for the 10th time on 20-22 October 2015. The group discussed the Digital Single Market with Commissioner G H Oettinger and DG CONNECT Director-General Roberto Viola. Read more
Cyprus has just launched a national coalition for digital skills and jobs in support of the European Commission’s call for action within the Grand Coalition. The coalition is addressing the shortage in digital skills and the future anticipated mismatching of unfilled ICT-related vacancies across Europe. Read more
The Digital Champions (DC) Expert Group held its 8th meeting in Brussels on 25 February. The group exchanged views with VP A. Ansip and Commissioner G. H. Oettinger and were briefed on the Juncker investment plan, internet governance and Latvian Presidency priorities.
39 representatives of the EU Code Week Ambassadors met on 30 September 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to enable Code Week Ambassadors to share best practices, network, fine-tune activities for EU Code Week 11-17 October, discuss how to get more girls interested in coding, explore how to make the EU Code Week initiative sustainable as well as to meet Vice-President Neelie Kroes. Read more
Joint mission statement of the undersigned
European Digital Champions to help every European become digital and benefit from an inclusive Digital Society.
Ales Spetic (Slovenia), Antonio Murta (Portugal), Björn Ottersten (Luxembourg), Gergana Passy (Bulgaria), Gesche Joost (Germany), Gilles Babinet (France), Istvan Erenyi (Hungary), Jan Gulliksen (Sweden), Kestutis Juskevicius (Lithuania), Meral Akin-Hecke (Austria), Ondrej Felix (Czech Republic), Paul Andre Baran (Romania), Peter Pellegrini (Slovakia), Reinis Zitmanis (Latvia), Saskia van Uffelen (Belgium), Stelios Himonas (Cyprus), Tineke Netelenbos (The Netherlands), Wlodzimierz Marcinski (Poland), Godfrey Vella (Malta), Riccardo Luna (Italy) and Andreu Veà-Baró (Spain) Read more