Competitiveness, the single market and the digital agenda

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Presentation to Dublin Chamber's Brussels study mission on Competitiveness, the single market and the digital agenda by Dr Vesa Vanhanen, Deputy Head of Unit, Europe 2020 and National Competitiveness.

The study mission was kindly supported by KBC Bank.

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Competitiveness, the single market and the digital agenda

  1. 1. Competitiveness, the single market and the digital agenda Dublin Chamber of Commerce Brussels, 20 October 2011 Vesa Vanhanen European Commission Enterprise and Industry
  2. 2. Competitiveness Modern and competitive industry Sustainable industry Business environment Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  3. 3. The Sinle Market <ul><li>Services Directive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented in Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Single Market Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Venture capital across the borders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition of professional qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unitary patent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative dispute resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revision of the standardisation system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy and transport interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual recognition of electronic signatures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European social investments funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revision of energy tax directive, posting of workers directive, accounting directive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public procurement </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Digital Agenda <ul><li>Pillar 1: A vibrant digital single market </li></ul><ul><li>Pillar 2: Interoperability and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Pillar 3: Trust and security </li></ul><ul><li>Pillar 4: Fast and ultra-fast Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Pillar 5: Research and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Pillar 6: Enhancing digital literacy, skills and inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Pillar 7: ICT-enabled benefits for EU society </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ireland and the digital agenda <ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23% of population, 61% of households </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile broadband 72% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>63% of population, close to EU average </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eGovernment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision best in Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takeup of citizens below EU average </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takeup of businesses very high, 87% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eCommerce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slightly below EU average </li></ul></ul>

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