Strategic objectives

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­This strategy sets up the framework for continuous digital transformation. It promotes a vision of a Digital Commission that engages and connects people, data, processes and technology. This translates into five key objectives.  

Foster a digital culture Foster a digital culture to empower a ‘think digital first’ mind-set, placing users at the centre and enabling data-driven design, collaboration, digital fluency, agility and technical expertise.


Enable digital-ready  EU policymaking Enable digital-ready EU policymaking to lead and to include digital thinking from the early stages of the legislative process.


Empower business-driven  digital transformation Empower business driven digital transformation to optimise existing and new business and administrative processes using the latest technological developments in artificial intelligence (analytics and big data), mobility, cloud computing, etc.

Ensure a seamless  digital landscape Ensure a seamless digital landscape to modernise digital solutions by becoming more user friendly, interoperable, and secure.


Sustain a green, secure, and resilient infrastructure Sustain a green, secure, and resilient infrastructure to provide services that meet the increasing business needs and sustain a secure and green infrastructure, supporting flexible ways of working.




Digital transformation is driven and guided by a set of overarching principles, based on shared European values, that support the implementation of a digital Commission.

  • Digital partnerships – Fostering collaboration between internal departments, other EU institutions and stakeholders.
  • Digital interaction first – Communicating via digital means will be promoted and supported whilst ensuring full accessibility.
  • Digital empowerment – Providing the necessary tools, services, skills to staff, ensuring “digital thinking” and the space to use digital technologies for innovation.
  • Digital sovereignty and autonomy - Exploring technical alternatives that positively promote the Commission’s ability to work in a cost-effective, sustainable, independent, and secure way.
  • Digital security and resilience – Ensuring appropriate protection of the Commission’s digital assets and support a fast recovery in case of incidents.