The economy and society of Europe need to make the most of digital. 47% of EU population is not properly digitally skilled, yet in the near future, 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills.
The Commission will:
The aim is to promote free movement of data in the European Union. The initiative will tackle restrictions to data location and access to encourage innovation. The Commission will also launch a European Cloud initiative, covering certification, switching of cloud service providers and a research cloud (see Cloud Computing contracts )
A new e-government plan will also connect business registers across Europe, ensure different national systems can work together, and that businesses and citizens have to put their data "once only" to public administrations. The "once only" measure will potentially save around €5 billion per year by 2017.