We have made great progress in terms of first generation broadband and mobile take-up (Europe leads the world). We are falling behind now on the new challenges such as ultra high speed and wireless broadband. New services such as high definition television or videoconferencing need much faster internet access than generally available in Europe. To match world leaders like South Korea and Japan, Europe needs higher speeds. By 2013, all EU citizens should have access to basic internet connection. In ten years time, everyone should have access to speeds of 30 Mbps or more. And half of the European households should have access to speeds of 100 Mbps or more. The Digital Agenda aims to turn this ambition into reality by stimulating investments and proposing a comprehensive radio spectrum plan.
Empowering: Re use of information with the implementation of the PSI directive enables the emergence of many applications, as seen in the US or UK for instance with the DATA.GOV. A study from the Commission estimates the potential economical impact at 27 B€. Internal market: In the real world, with Schengen, the Euro, the internal market is becoming more and more a reality. In the digital world this situation is exactly the opposite. In fact the situation is often even worse at border are often at regional level. It is therefore important to enable in the virtual world the free movement of persons, services, … For instance enabling cross border has the potential to save at least 5B€ per year. Efficiency & Effectiveness: In today’s financial climate governments are looking at ways to reduce the cost of administration. ICT tools offer today the possibility to reorganise administration, to share resources and knowledge to enable the delivery of services in a far more efficient way. Pre-conditions: the objectives above cannot be achieved without the provision of key enablers. The best example is eID. eID will enable the delivery of personalised eGovernment services to each business and citizens
What “instrument does the Commission use to achieve the objectives above. 1st policy, with the launch of the action plan 2 nd research within the FP7 programme and the launch of research projects to develop the tools of the future to enable better governance 3 rd Deployment with the CIP PSP and the support for the deployment of services to achieve the objectives of the action plan and the DAE.
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Miguel González-Sancho European Commission, DG Information Society and Media Unit “Digital Agenda: Policy Coordination” The Digital Agenda for Local and Regional Development Diego intermediate conference, Brussels, 29.09.2011
Political Framework: Europe 2020 <ul><ul><li>Europe 2020 7 flagships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Agenda for Europe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Youth on the move </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Union </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An industrial policy for the globalisation era </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New skills for jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>European Platform against poverty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource efficient Europe </li></ul></ul></ul>
What is the Digital Agenda? 101 specific actions, including 31 legal proposals ••• Interoperability & standards A vibrant digital single market Trust & Security Research & innovation Using ICT to help society Enhancing digital literacy, skills & inclusion Fast & ultra-fast Internet access
An open & inclusive process Coordination with authorities in Member States Open data from the scoreboard Digital Agenda Assembly Online engagement
“ Going Local II” 2011 <ul><li>September – December 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Different topics per country/ event </li></ul><ul><li>Not only in capitals </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated webspace on DAE website per country </li></ul><ul><li>Use of social media platforms at country level </li></ul>
Broadband in Digital Agenda Ambitious targets to promote social inclusion & competitiveness Broadband/NGA targets By 2013, basic broadband coverage for all EU citizens By 2020, fast broadband coverage at 30 Megabits per second available to all EU citizens At least half of European households subscribing to broadband access at 100 Megabits per second.
EGovernment Action Plan: Structure eGovernment Action Plan Empowering Citizens and Businesses Strengthening the Internal Market Efficiency & Effectiveness Pre-conditions User Centric services Collaborative production Re-use of information Transparency Involvement of Citizens Organisation process Administrative burden Open Specifications and Interoperability Key enablers Innovative eGovernment Green Government Seamless Services Personal Mobility Cross Border Services Malmö declaration DAE
ICT for Government & Public Services – EC Instruments Policy Action Plan Ministerial Conferences Research FP7 – ICT for Governance & Policy Modelling Deployment ICT PSP eParticipation ePractice eTEN eGovernance – eGovernment - eParticipation
Ageing Well – The EU Picture Policy Areas ural More Better Time to market New Knowledge JPI Years, Lives New solutions AAL Proven Ideas FP7 ICT & Ageing well FP7 eHealth FP7 Health Active and Healthy Ageing Partnership Ageing well action plan eHealth action plan Public Health Programme Struc tural Funds EIB ESF Natio nal funds Deployment support CIP ICT & Ageing well CIP eHealth Evidence and innovation guidelines
Towards Horizon 2020 “ 3 sets of challenges, 4 funding schemes” Societal challenges Industrial leadership Excellence in science Roadmap based Open, agile Infrast and skills Testing, piloting e.g. EIPs PPPs FET flagships FET open ERC Light WP Any time Small size SMEs specific e.g. Living labs e.g. Clean rooms eInfrastruct. CIP Pilots CIP Pilots
Proposals on cohesion policy <ul><li>Common strategic framework for all structural funds </li></ul><ul><li>Investment partnership contracts with Member States </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger conditionality </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration on poorer and weakest regions </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Transition regions </li></ul>
“ Connecting Europe Facility" (CEF) for broadband <ul><li>Announced in the MFF Communication (June 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>€ 50 bn for networks in transport, energy, and digital infrastructures (formerly TEN) </li></ul><ul><li>INFSO budget: €9.1 bn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband networks (ca. € 7.7, bn) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Grids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital service infrastructures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expenditure through loan guarantees, infrastructure funds, plus grants and procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative proposals: EC adoption on 12 October </li></ul><ul><li>Requires pro-active promotion with MS decision-makers! </li></ul>Europeana, eID, eProcurement, eBusiness, eHealth, Data.eu, Safer Internet, multilingual services, European backbone, eJustice
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