The internet and digital technologies are transforming our world. It is a Commission priority to make the EU's single market fit for the digital age. The JRC supports the European Commission's agenda by providing evidence which supports policy making. It works closely with policy Directorate-Generals, responds to their questions related to science, outlines the consequences of different policy choices, and identifies alternative policy options.
The JRC also analyses the key challenges linked to the Digital Single Market  and assesses policies that could support its creation. The purpose of these policies is to help Europe's citizens and businesses get the most out of digital technologies and to foster growth in the wider economy and to help create thousands of jobs.
More specifically, JRC's multi-disciplinary teams carry-out socio-economic and technical analyses relating to the EU Digital Single Market  and the Digital Agenda  for Europe. These analyses focus on:
As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.