Representation in Malta

Digital Assembly 2017


Digital Assembly in Valletta

The 2017 edition of the Digital Assembly, hosted by DG Connect and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place in Valletta on the 15 and 16 June 2017 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.



The Digital Assembly was an opportunity for stakeholders to debate, take stock and look ahead at how Europe and partners around the world are preparing for the digital transformation. Central to the event was also a dialogue on the benefits of the Digital Union for citizens with a special focus on our younger generations.

The event kicked off on 15 June with a high-level opening ceremony and international panel discussions. On Friday 16 June, four thematic working sessions focused on the key priorities:

  • Data economy
  • New digital opportunities
  • Cybersecurity and Internet of Things
  • Digital transformation

The Digital Assembly 2017 ended with a panel of young people discussing expectations and ideas for the digital economy and society, before a closing ceremony.

See a collection of moments from #DA17EU here:

2017 was a key year to assess the progress made with the implementation of the Digital Single Market strategy, with its mid-term review that took place in May. 2017 is also the year during which the Commission will start preparing for the next Multi-annual Financial Framework and the role of digital within it. In short, 2017 will mark an important step towards a European Digital Union.