Bridget Crosgrave - e-Skills Weeks closing event - Welcome address

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  • The ICT sector in figures: Total revenue of €718 billion in 2008 (EITO). 40% of productivity growth is due to the ICT sector. Broadband based innovation has the potential to create up to one million additional jobs and a related growth of economic activity of €849 billion by 2015 (MICUS). Europe ICT sector represents more than 6 million employees The ICT sector accounts for more than € 35 billion expenditure in R&D
  • EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY EPP – C urrently holds Presidencies T he E U Commission led by President José Manuel Barroso (PSD) & E U Parliament led by President Jerzy Buzek (PO). H2 2009 will assume the Presidency of the E U Council, under Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (MSP). EPP has 13 out of the 27 heads of State or Government in the EU. With 74 member-parties from 38 countries, 19 H eads of Government (13 EU and 6 non-EU), 9 European Commissioners (including the President), and the largest Group in the European Parliament with 265 out of 764 members, the EPP is the leading political force on the continent. The EPP is the political family of the centre-right, whose roots run deep in the history and civilization of the European continent and has pioneered the European project from its inception. The EPP is committed to a federal Europe, based on the principle of subsidiarity – a democratic, transparent and efficient Europe. Their vision is one of mutual respect, of inclusion of all free citizens, encompassing all European countries and regions, no matter how diverse – a Europe for all.
  • Big issue on the budget is the “milk vs microchips” debate – when and how is the European Community going to adapt to the 21 st Century, and make a paradigm shift away from the bulk of budget money being invested in rural, agricultural, physcial infrastructure toward investments in futureproof industries, education and welfare. The policy agenda in preparation for the next budget cycle which starts in 2014, includes issues of total budget size; uneven distribution between old and new member states; shortening the budget cycle from current 7 year duration to 5 year duration; allocating more resources to pan-EU initiatives where it is felt that Member States are not moving fast enough.
  • Position ICT as a key item on the policy agenda as a basic factor in European competitiveness and as the primary means of overcoming the current economic crisis Promote e-skills training and lifelong digital learning so that Europe’s current and future workforce are prepared to compete in the 21st century Prioritise the achievement of a European Digital Single Market Support showcase projects that demonstrate ICT’s role as an enabler in achieving energy efficiencies across the economy; Promote knowledge exchange between sectors to ensure the practical development and application of ICT solutions; Encourage Member States to incorporate ICT into utility and infrastructure policies, in particular with regards to smart grids and traffic management
  • Develop a more efficient and holistic copyright clearance system to reduce transaction and management costs and enable one-stop clearance of all content exploitation forms. Develop EU-wide mechanisms to promote greater transparency, equity, coherence, and ultimately legal clarity in the imposition, collection and distribution of all copyright fees, levies and of other digital revenues by collecting societies. Work towards the creation of a simplified, cost effective and high quality patent protection and litigation regime in order to promote innovation by European firms large and small. Encourage continued industry self-regulation in order to ensure a framework of consumer rights appropriate for digital goods and the online environment. Support the strengthening and harmonization of criminal penalties and civil damages, including for botnets, for computer crimes at EU-level in the context of the revision of the forthcoming directives on attacks against information systems.
  • Consolidate voluntary self-declaration as an acceptable method for demonstrating conformity with accessibility standards. Promote voluntary self-commitment to encourage the rapid provision of eAccessibility features. Member states to adopt pro-active policies aimed at creating an environment friendly to the development of very high speed services and preventing a potential digital divide through the: creation of NGA national forums to facilitate coordination between public institutions (local communities, ministries, regulatory authorities etc) and stakeholders. To Facilitate accelerated roll out of broadband services by stimulating more efficient use of spectrum and making available additional spectrum where justified, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards to avoid interference. The WTO ITA(Information Technology Agreement) should continue to be implemented and expanded in terms of product and geographic scope. A ‘smart and quick’ update mechanism providing for the removal and prevention of non-tariff barriers is required.
  • The Council of Europe ( French : Conseil de l'Europe ) is the oldest international organisation working towards European integration , having been founded in 1949. It has a particular emphasis on legal standards, human rights , democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation. It has 47 member states with some 800 million citizens. Its statutory institutions are the Committee of Ministers comprising the foreign ministers of each member state, the Parliamentary Assembly composed of MPs from the Parliament of each member state, and the Secretary General heading the secretariat of the Council of Europe. The most famous conventional bodies of the Council of Europe are the European Court of Human Rights , which enforces the European Convention on Human Rights , and the European Pharmacopoeia Commission, which sets the quality standards for pharmaceutical products in Europe. The Council of Europe's work has resulted in standards, charters and conventions to facilitate cooperation between European countries and further integration. The European Council (referred to as a European Summit ) is the highest political body of the European Union . [1] It comprises the heads of state or government of the Union's member states along with the President of the European Commission (BARROSO). Its meeting is chaired by the member from the member state currently holding Presidency of the Council of the European Union . (SWE/SPN/BEL/HUN) While the Council has no formal executive or legislative powers, it is an institution that deals with major issues and any decisions made are "a major impetus in defining the general political guidelines of the European Union". The Council meets at least twice a year in Brussels.
  • Consolidate voluntary self-declaration as an acceptable method for demonstrating conformity with accessibility standards. Promote voluntary self-commitment to encourage the rapid provision of eAccessibility features. Member states to adopt pro-active policies aimed at creating an environment friendly to the development of very high speed services and preventing a potential digital divide through the: creation of NGA national forums to facilitate coordination between public institutions (local communities, ministries, regulatory authorities etc) and stakeholders. To Facilitate accelerated roll out of broadband services by stimulating more efficient use of spectrum and making available additional spectrum where justified, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards to avoid interference. The WTO ITA(Information Technology Agreement) should continue to be implemented and expanded in terms of product and geographic scope. A ‘smart and quick’ update mechanism providing for the removal and prevention of non-tariff barriers is required.
  • Consolidate voluntary self-declaration as an acceptable method for demonstrating conformity with accessibility standards. Promote voluntary self-commitment to encourage the rapid provision of eAccessibility features. Member states to adopt pro-active policies aimed at creating an environment friendly to the development of very high speed services and preventing a potential digital divide through the: creation of NGA national forums to facilitate coordination between public institutions (local communities, ministries, regulatory authorities etc) and stakeholders. To Facilitate accelerated roll out of broadband services by stimulating more efficient use of spectrum and making available additional spectrum where justified, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards to avoid interference. The WTO ITA(Information Technology Agreement) should continue to be implemented and expanded in terms of product and geographic scope. A ‘smart and quick’ update mechanism providing for the removal and prevention of non-tariff barriers is required.
  • Consolidate voluntary self-declaration as an acceptable method for demonstrating conformity with accessibility standards. Promote voluntary self-commitment to encourage the rapid provision of eAccessibility features. Member states to adopt pro-active policies aimed at creating an environment friendly to the development of very high speed services and preventing a potential digital divide through the: creation of NGA national forums to facilitate coordination between public institutions (local communities, ministries, regulatory authorities etc) and stakeholders. To Facilitate accelerated roll out of broadband services by stimulating more efficient use of spectrum and making available additional spectrum where justified, whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards to avoid interference. The WTO ITA(Information Technology Agreement) should continue to be implemented and expanded in terms of product and geographic scope. A ‘smart and quick’ update mechanism providing for the removal and prevention of non-tariff barriers is required.

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  • 1. March 2010 Brussels
  • 2. The recovery will be.. Digital! www.digitaleurope.org
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • Creates “21st century” jobs & growth.
    • Enhances EU global competitiveness.
    • Reduces carbon use & ensures sustainability.
    • Improves delivery of EU public services.
    Europe ICT Industry
  • 5. ICT SECTOR IN EU: 3% of Jobs 5% of GDP 26% of R&D
  • 6. European Commission Sponsored Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Business Start-up Centre, Budapest (HUN)
  • 7.
    • New EU “SMART” SUPERGRID
    • CLIMATE CHANGE and GREEN TECHNOLOGIES
    • EUROPEAN DIGITAL AGENDA seeking to create 1 million jobs
    • Internal Market from SMART Regulation (Market Monitoring Initiative)
    • EU SOCIAL FUND for upgrading of SKILLS and EDUCATION
    • EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA / EIB Risk Sharing Finance Facility
    • Increased mobility for young people – more ERASMUS
    “ BARROSO II” INITIATIVES
  • 8. ICT IN EU COMPARED TO OTHER SECTORS
  • 9. OECD studies: DSTI/ICCP/IE(2009)1;DSTI/IND/STP/ICCP(2009)1/ADD/FINAL; DSTI/ICCP/CISP(2009)1/FINAL) http://www.oecd.org
  • 10.
    • Adobe, Agilent, Alcatel-Lucent, AMD, Apple, Bang & Olufsen,
    • Bose, Brother, Buffalo, Canon, Cisco, Corning, Dell,
    • EADS, Epson, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Ingram Micro,
    • Intel, JVC, Kenwood, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, LG,
    • Loewe, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC, Nokia,
    • Nokia Siemens Networks, NXP Semiconductors, Océ, Oki, Oracle,
    • Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Samsung,
    • Sanyo, SAP, Sharp, Siemens, Sony, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics,
    • Texas Instruments, Thales, Thomson, Toshiba, Xerox
    • Austria: FEEI; Belgium: AGORIA; Bulgaria: BAIT; Cyprus: CITEA;
    • Czech Republic: ASE, SPIS; Denmark: DI ITEK, IT-BRANCHEN; Estonia: ITL;
    • Finland: FFTI; France: ALLIANCE TICS, SIMAVELEC; Germany: BITKOM, ZVEI;
    • Greece: SEPE; Hungary: IVSZ; Ireland: ICT IRELAND; Italy: ANITEC;
    • Lithuania : INFOBALT; Netherlands: ICT OFFICE, FIAR; Poland: KIGEIT, PIIT;
    • Portugal: AGEFE, APDC; Romania: APDETIC; Slovakia: ITAS; Slovenia: GZS;
    • Spain: AETIC, ASIMELEC; Sweden: IT&Telekomföretagen; UK: INTELLECT;
    • Belarus: INFOPARK; Norway: ABELIA, IKT NORGE; Switzerland: SWICO;
    • Turkey: ECID, TESID, TÜBISAD; Ukraine: IT UKRAINE
    LIST OF MEMBERS
  • 11.
    • The Knowledge Economy: driver of future wealth
    • Green ICT : support for eco-efficient economy
    • Next Gen Infrastructure: investment balanced with competition
    • Soft Infrastructure: investing in social capital (eHealth/eEductn)
    • SME & ICT: supporting Europe’s small firms
    • E-Government Revolution: rethinking public service delivery
    • Online Trust: a safe and secure digital world
  • 12. The recovery will be.. Digital! www.digitaleurope.org
  • 13. MISSION STATEMENT
    • Advocate the contribution of the digital technology industry to competitiveness and growth in the European Union
    • Represent our member companies in the formulation, adoption and implementation of EU public policy, legislation and regulation
    • Promote the interests and corporate social responsibility of the industry in the light of EU regulatory policy
    • Issue and contribute to statements and opinions on industry issues to national, European and international governmental bodies and institutions
    • Speak on behalf of the industry with EU institutions and governments, the media, and other organisations where relevant
  • 14. GENERAL ASSEMBLY 40 national associations & 58 corporate members EXECUTIVE BOARD Policy Coordination Group DIRECTOR GENERAL OPERATIONAL STRUCTURE TPG Trade Policy Group EPG Environment Policy Group TRPG Technical & Regulatory Policy Group DEPG Digital Economy Policy Group
  • 15. Jose Manuel Barroso (POR) President European Commission Jerzy Buzek (POL) President European Parliament
  • 16. DRAFT 2010 BUDGET 16 September 2009 Source: http://ec.europa.eu/budget/index_en.htm
  • 17.
    • Mainstream ICT on the policy agenda.
    • Promote e-Skills training & lifelong digital learning.
    • Focus on the European Digital Single Market.
    • Showcase ICT energy efficiencies across the economy.
    • Include ICT in all Utility and Infrastructure Policies.
    Productivity and Growth; Sustainability
  • 18.  
  • 19.
    • A wide range of corporate and national trade association members …
    • Representing multinationals and SMEs with
    • more than 10,000 businesses
    • two million employees
    • over 1,000 billion Euros in revenues…
    • Thus bringing credibility and legitimacy to the organisation…
    • The voice of the European Digital Technology Industry.
    MEMBERSHIP
  • 20.
    • Digital Single Market needs new Copyright Clearance System.
    • Simplified, cost effective & high quality Patent Protection.
    • Industry self-regulation for consumer rights in digital products and service.
    • Stronger harmonised computer crime penalties/civil damages .
    Creative Content in the Digital World; Trust
  • 21.  
  • 22.
    • E-Accessibility ensured through industry self-regulation.
    • High speed services supported by pro-active initiatives.
    • Faster broadband “rollout” through efficient spectrum policy.
    • WTO ITA with expanded product and geographic scope .
    “ Participation for all”; Trade
  • 23. José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (SPA) President (Socialist) EU Presidency H1 2010
  • 24.
    • Adoption of reviewed Telecom Package (if necessary)
    • Adoption of a EU Digital Consumers Declaration of Rights
    • Approval of post-i2010 Information Society Action Plan
    • Agreement of Harmonised Framework for Info Society Indicators
    • Deployment of Next Gen Networks (infrastructure & services)
    • Reinforcing actions for Network Security & IPR on the Internet
    SPANISH PRESIDENCY OBJECTIVES
  • 25. DIGITALEUROPE Events Q1 - 2010
  • 26. DIGITALEUROPE Events Q2 - 2010
  • 27. DIGITALEUROPE Events S2 - 2010
  • 28.
    • Form and propose policies for the approval of the General Assembly to promote the objectives of DIGITALEUROPE
    • Set future priorities, adopt pro-active plans and final positions
    • Co-ordinate the work of policy groups and working groups
    • Prepare and file for acceptance by the General Assembly the annual budget and accounts
    • Manage the assets of DIGITALEUROPE
    • Appoint chairmen of policy groups and working groups upon proposal from the relevant group
    • Accept new members
    EXECUTIVE BOARD
  • 29. BOARD MEMBERS
  • 30. BOARD MEMBERS
  • 31. POLICY PRIORITIES ECONOMIC RECOVERY COPYRIGHT LEVIES ENERGY EFFICIENCY
  • 32. DEPG Next Generation Networks EU Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications Advertising Technologies ePrivacy Directive General Data Protection Directive IPR Campaign European Patent Litigation System London Protocol Community Patent Cybercrime/personal interest security Critical Information Infrastructure Consumer Acquis Service Network Mapping Telecom Review Interoperability FP7 Funding Services Directive i2010 eSkills Public Procurement Networked Identity DIGITAL ECONOMY
  • 33. EPG REACH EU RoHS Non-EU countries RoHS Batteries WEEE Revision Energy Using Products EU Energy Star Programme JIG Energy Labelling Energy Efficiency Group ENVIRONMENT
  • 34. Bilateral: EU-Russia Bilateral: EU-China Multilateral: Doha Round Free Trade Agreements ITA Maintenance, Reform & Dispute Non Preferential Rules of Origins LCDs Monitors/Panels not Covered by Current Duty Suspension Duty Suspension for Set Top Boxes TPG Dual Use Regulation Import Crypto Products into Russia Digital Photo Frames Bilateral: EU-Turkey Classification of Mobile Phones Classification of Printing Cartridges Import Crypto Products into China TRADE
  • 35. TRPG FP7, EIT, ERA, State Aid Legal & Contract IMEI Security / Mob. Theft Global Mob. Acceptance New Hacking Intelligence Global Certification Forum Electro Magnetic Fields Radio & Telec. Terminal Equipments New Approach Electro Magnetic Compatibility Low Voltage Directive & GPSD European Standardisation Framework Design for All Broad Band Wireless Commission Spectrum Policy Professional Mobile Radio Broadcast & Future Broadcast Services Short Range Devices Digital Receivers Specifications Analogue to Digital Transition High Definition TV Horizontal BC Service & Content Protection Digital Dividend Task Force Security Issue Group External Peripherals eAccessibility Group Accessibility of Digital TV Total Conversation Platform with user groups (EDF, AGE, ONCE, RNIB) Interoperability TECHNICAL & REGULATORY
  • 36.
    • DIGITALEUROPE works on issues that have a direct impact on the bottom line of companies
    • DIGITALEUROPE is well known and respected by policy makers in the European Union as the leading body representing our sectors
    • DIGITALEUROPE speaks with one voice, a prerequisite when dealing with the European institutions
    • DIGITALEUROPE is the primary platform for its members to share information, expertise and warnings
    • DIGITALEUROPE draws its information and expertise from more than 900 technical, legal and policy experts participating in the policy debate which takes place with the four policy groups
    • DIGITALEUROPE offers access to a large number of contacts through its distribution list system
    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • 37. The DIGITALEUROPE offices are located 20, Rue Joseph II B-1000 Brussels Belgium [email_address] Tel: +32 2 609 53 10 Fax: +32 2 609 53 39 VAT : BE 0471.476.121 DIGITALEUROPE offices are located in the heart of the European Institutions, in the so-called Schuman area (plan beside). The best way to reach us is with the Metro, Arts-loi stop, or the bus 22.