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Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
Europe's Digital Agenda
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Europe's Digital Agenda

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Cristobal Guzman gives a presentation on Europe's Digital Agenda at the International Institute of Communications Telecommunications and Media Forum in Brussels April 2010. For further information see …

Cristobal Guzman gives a presentation on Europe's Digital Agenda at the International Institute of Communications Telecommunications and Media Forum in Brussels April 2010. For further information see http://www.iicom.org

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  • 1. SPANISH PRESIDENCY PROPOSALS ON THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL AGENDA: THE GRANADA DECLARATION AND BEYOND
  • 2. The Context / Scenario
    • EU’s most serious economic downturn since many years
    • ICT’s contribution to economic growth up to 50% and 4.8 % of European GPD
    • Now is when seeds of sustainable growth must be undertaken: in the ICT sector this entails large scale investment in the restructuring of services and the renewal of infrastructures
    • High speed broadband is the pillar of the Digital Economy and as such requires a high level of competition, predictability in the regulatory regime and adequate levels of investment both public and private
    • Many Europeans still at risk of being left behind or excluded from the digital society because of the lack of adequate skills
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  • 3. The Vicious Cycle Under investment A fragmented Digital Single Market Lack of trust/ Lack of interoperability Skills Gap
  • 4. The road-map to Granada November December January February March April May 15: The Visby Declaration “ Creating impact for an eUnion 2015” 24: Spanish Proposal for a Digital Europe: The Granada Strategy 25: Report on a new digital Agenda for Europe:2015.eu ITRE Committee, European Parliament 19: Granada Ministerial Declaration EC Communication on the European Digital Agenda 31: Council of Ministers of Telecommunications: Conclusions 2009
  • 5. The eight building blocks of the Granada Declaration
    • Infrastructures
    • Advanced use of the open internet, security and trust
    • Digital user rights
    • Digital Single Market
    • Public Digital Services
    • Strengthening the Competitiveness of Europe’s ICT sector
    • International Dimension of the Digital Agenda
    • Measuring Progress
  • 6.
    • The challenge: Europe needs an interconnected society
    • The flagship goal: 100% of broadband coverage to all citizens by 2013
    • The long-term objective: All Europeans should have access to much higher internet speeds by 2020 (above 30 Mbps) and 50% of households can subscribe to internet connections above 100 Mbps
    Infrastructures
  • 7. Advanced use of the Internet, security and trust
    • The Challenge: Networks and users are still vulnerable to a wide range of threats. This hampers resilience and affects the trust of citizens (i.e only 12% of EU web users feel completely safe making transactions on the internet)
    • The flagship goal: Promote Information Security and trust through concerted EU actions on e-authentication that will promote consumer and business confidence online, especially as regards e-signatures, e-ID cards e-payments and internet safety
    • The Long term objective: Turn the digital world into a risk-free environment that fosters demand, guaranteeing data protection and promoting business confidence and trust for our citizens.
  • 8.
    • The Challenge: legal protection for users of electronic communications is already high in the EU, but regulatory dispersion, technological obsolescence and the new services provided by operators require higher legal certainty
    • The Flagship goal: Approval of a Code of Digital Rights of e-Communications and online Services
    • The Long-term Objective: an EU citizenship fully aware of their rights in the digital Society
    Charter of rights of users of electronic communication services
  • 9. Digital Single Market
    • The Challenge: Reduce and the fragmentation of EU’s Single market through actions to establish a truly pan-European market place for content and web services, with an adequate legal framework which guarantees a balance between the reuse of digital content and the fair remuneration of right holders
    • The Flagship Initiative: The Digitalisation and dissemination of European cultural heritage
    • The Long term goal: A seamless, fully operational Digital Single market for consumers and producers of digital contents and services
  • 10. Public Digital Services
    • The Challenge: Take up of e-Government services by citizens and businesses is still insufficient. Most public online public services do not work across borders
    • The Flagship Initiative: Systematic promotion of open standards and interoperable systems, development of EU wide authentication schemes and e-procurement
    • The Long-term goal: respond to the Malmoe Declaration on e-Government by developing online public services that are user-centered, guarantee transparent Government and active participation, and the reuse of public sector information
  • 11. Strengthening the Competitiveness of Europe’s ICT sector
    • The Challenge: Europe invest less than its major partners in ICTs, pooling and focusing is not yet satisfactory
    • The Flagship initiative: Channeling public sector spending in areas where Europe has a lead market potential such as health, green mobility and energy efficient buildings
    • The Long-term objective: A better targeting of EU ICT and R&D spending through more pooling and joint programming of research efforts
  • 12. International Dimension
    • The Challenge: Strengthen the position of the EU in international fora
    • The Flagship initiative: Effective coordination in areas like Internet governance, spectrum, ICT Standards setting, digital rights and accessibility
    • The Long-term Objective: Building a more coordinated and coherent external dimension of European ICT policy
  • 13. Measuring Progress
    • The Challenge: Monitoring progress and adequate policy implementation as well as benchmarking against international performance
    • The flagship initiative: an annual Digital Scoreboard which seizes progress should be agreed and implemented
    • The long-term objectives: Digital Agenda should be accompanied by a complete set of indicators which are reliable, stable, updated and adaptable to technological innovations.
  • 14. Granada and Beyond
    • Commission Communication on a Digital Agenda for Europe
    • Council of Ministers Conclusions of 31st May 2010 on the European Digital Agenda
    • An Ministerial Meeting on Information Society Policies and Metrics will be held in Madrid on 14 June 2010
  • 15. The Virtuous Cycle High speed infrastructures and networks Roll-out Increased Demand of services A fully fledged Digital Single Market of contents and services
  • 16.
    • THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
    • e-mail: cguzmanl@mityc.es

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