Three pillars to support our approach

The European approach will be based on three main pillars to ensure that Europe seizes the  opportunity and gives its citizens, businesses and governments control over digital transformation.

Technology that works for the people

Technology that works for the people

The EU's digital strategy will

  • invest in digital competences for all Europeans
  • protect people from cyber threats (hacking, ransomware, identity theft)
  • ensure Artificial Intelligence is developed in ways that respect people’s rights and earn their trust
  • accelerate the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband for homes, schools and hospitals throughout the EU
  • expand Europe’s super-computing capacity to develop innovative solutions for medicine, transport and the environment


    A fair and competitive digital economy

    A Fair and competitive digital economy

    The EU's digital strategy will

    • enable a vibrant community of innovative and fast growing start-ups and SMEs to access finance and to expand
    • propose a Digital Services Act to strengthen the responsibility of online platforms and clarify rules for online services
    • make sure that EU rules are fit for purpose in the digital economy
    • ensure that all companies compete in Europe on fair terms
    • increase access to high-quality data while ensuring that personal and sensitive data is safeguarded


      Open, democratic and sustainable society

      Open, democratic and sustainable society

      The EU’s digital strategy will

      • use technology to help Europe become climate-neutral by 2050
      • reduce the digital sector’s carbon emissions
      • empower citizens with better control and protection of their data
      • create a European health data space to foster targeted research, diagnosis and treatment
      • fight disinformation online and foster diverse and reliable media content


        Europe as a global leader

        The European Union will

        • aim to become a global role model for the digital economy
        • support developing economies in going digital
        • develop digital standards and promote them internationally


        Benefits of the EU’s digital strategy

        The EU’s digital strategy will benefit European citizens, businesses and the environment.


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