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The Digitial Agenda for Europe: Where do we stand?


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Presentation at the International ITAPA Congress (Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA -,
Bratislava, 24 October 2012.

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The Digitial Agenda for Europe: Where do we stand?

  1. 1. Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA Bratislava, 24 October 2012The DigitalAgenda for Europe:Where do we stand? Carl-Christian Buhr, @ccbuhr (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  2. 2. 101 Actions DAE,@NeelieKroesEU
  3. 3. PartnersEuropean Parliament Member States Council of the European Union
  4. 4. Outline1. DAE: State of Play2. Waiting for the Budget CEF Horizon 20203. Cloud Computing Strategy4. Sneak preview
  5. 5. DAE: State of PlayDigital AgendaScoreboard Good progress: • 38 actions completed • 49 on track • 14 actions behind schedule
  6. 6. Waiting for the Budget...November 2012: European Council to decide onMulti-Annual Financial Framework (2014-2020)Proposal: EUR 1033 bn, 1.08% GNI
  7. 7. What‘s CEF?Transport 30bn, Energy 9bn, ICT 9bnHigh-speed broadband & services tocomplete the Digital Single MarketState of PlayCouncil & EP: Substance largely stableOngoing strong outreach for ICT budget
  8. 8. CEF Digital deliversLetter by 12 PMs (UK, NL, IT, EE, LV, FI, IE, CZ, SK, ES, SE, PL) 20 February 2012 “create a truly digital single market by 2015. (…) We must (…) build modern infrastructure to provide better broadband coverage and take-up and extend and promote e-government services to simplify the start up and running of businesses and aid the mobility of workers”European Council 1-2 March 2012 ”In particular, efforts will continue in order to (…) complete the Digital Single Market by 2015, in particular by adopting measures to boost confidence in on-line trade and by providing better broadband coverage, including by reducing the cost of high-speed broadband infrastructure”
  9. 9. What‘s Horizon 2020?Competitiveness, Excellence, ChallengesClearer structure, simpler processesEUR 80bn (ICT 16bn) for R&D&I supportState of PlaySubstance almost clear, budgetdiscussion looming
  10. 10. Cloud Computing Strategy „Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe“Supply side: new opportunities for telcos, equipment, services providersDemand side: Productivity potential for all; quicker and less risky IT for new users (e.g. start-ups)
  11. 11. Cloud: ActionsKey Actions• Cutting through Jungle of Standards• Safe & Fair Contract Terms• European Cloud PartnershipPlus: Digital Single Market, Access to content online, Simplifying transactions (e.g. eID), Trust and Confidence (e.g. Privacy), Focus R&D&I, International Dialogue, Data Protection
  12. 12. Sneak PreviewCyber Security Strategy Legislative ProposalTelecoms: Regulation for Investment Public Works Initiative Formalise 12 July Announcement Net Neutrality
  13. 13. Ďakujem zapozornosť! Otázky?
  14. 14. Selected Pointers The Digital Agenda for Europe Connecting Europe Facility Official documents: Digital EU needs digital investment: Connecting Europe: Fast Broadband for All: Horizon 2020 Official documents: R&D in ICT. Time for radical change?: Cloud Computing Strategy for EuropeOfficial documents: Library: Contacts <web>{NeelieKroesEU, cc_buhr}</web> <twitter>@NeelieKroesEU, @ccbuhr</twitter> <facebook></facebook>