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  • DAE comprehensive approach: stimulate fast connections, which support value services and content, for the benefit of competent users (citizens, enterprises, administrations).
    Structure: 7 pillars, over 100 actions, key performance targets, supporting benchmarks.
    Review December 2012: cloud becomes a fully-fledged pillar, "key transformative actions" in each pillar, additional actions (many of the original actions already completed).
  • Biggest spender on infrastructure:
    Poland (€ 984 million)
    – Greece (€ 210 million
    – Italy / Spain (€ 164 million each)
    AT: only 1,5% goes to ICT. This percentage is similar to that of BG (1.1%)
    contrast: the 9.5% of the Slovak Republic for ICT investments
  • Message:
    Last trilogue: 16 May – then EP debates & votes
    Despite the adoption of te regulation texts slipping back to October – probably – we cannot afford to wait with the drafting of the partnership agreements and operational programmes until then. We would loose precious time for the laucnh of the implementation of the new programmes
    We expect to get the Pas and OP by summer and then negotiate to be able to adopt them by the end of this year.
    One element of the negotiations will be to check the compliance with the RIS3 conditionality.
    The second important step in terms of innovation and research investments is then to check the cosistency between the OP innovation investments and the RIS3. To put it simple:
    A RIS3 can (and should) include many more elements and activities than merely the ERDF / ESIF funding
    But the IP1 and IP2bc axis in the OP should not fund anything outside the relevant RIS3
    This means that the RIS3 should also be ready by summer …. But realistically some won't ….
  • ERDF investment priority 2.
    Improve the access, quality and use of ICT:
    a) diffusion of broadband and high speed networksb) development of ICT products and services, electronic commerce and increased demand for ICTc) strengthening the application of ICT for eGovernment, eLearning, eInclusion and eHealth
    CSF key ERDF actions
    roll-out of open, affordable and future-proof Next Generation Access Infrastructures (NGA) that are accessible to all in under-served areas and in the economic centres of the less developed regions with the aim of creating jobs and contributing to higher productivity levels and a more competitive European economy;
    eGovernment applications with the aim of enhancing innovation, the modernisation of public administrations and access to these services by citizens, including marginalised groups and people with disabilities;
    ICT applications that contribute to meeting future societal challenges and opportunities such as eHealth, ageing population, reducing carbon emissions, resource-efficiency, education, eInclusion, energy efficiency, eGovernment, integrated ICT solutions for 'smart cities', consumer information and empowerment;
    investment in the large-scale uptake of ICT-based innovations within and between regions to address key societal challenges.
  • Start-up Europe can be also referred to here
    Background: Following the Employment Package  of April 2012 VP Kroes called for the formation of a multi-stakeholder partnership, the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs,  to tackle the twin issues of a projected shortfall of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2015, exacerbated by a decline in computing science graduates. Hence, its aim is to increase the overall supply of digitally skilled professionals and to better match supply and demand of digital skills.
    On 4-5 March 2013 the Commission launched the Grand Coalition at a Conference in Brussels, which was hosted by  President José Manuel Barroso Vice Presidents Neelie Kroes and Antonio Tajani, Commissioners László Andor and Androula Vassiliou as well as Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Jobs, Entreprise and Innovation.
    The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs will deliver concrete actions, which can be implemented in the short-term and have high local impact. It will build on on-going programmes and best practices that could be scaled-up. The following are some of the objectives of the actions:
    Improve the image and attractiveness of ICT careers
    Offer training packages co-designed with the ICT industry
    Offer more aligned degrees and curricula at vocational and university level education that will respond to the needs of the students and the industry
    Improve recognition of qualifications across countries by stimulating take-up of a European certification scheme for digital skills of ICT professionals, based on the existing e-Competence Framework
    Reduce labour market mismatches by stimulating mobility
    Stimulate digital entrepreneurship by liaising with Startup Europe, a single platform for tools and programmes supporting people wanting to set up and grow web start-ups in Europe
    The Grand Coalition will help accelerate and intensify efforts initiated by European policies, such as the Digital Agenda for Europe, the e-Skills Strategy, the Employment Package, the Opening up Education Initiative, the Rethinking Education Strategy, the Youth Opportunities Initiative, and the EU Skills Panorama.
  • Background slides at: http://connected.cnect.cec.eu.int/docs/DOC-21932
    The electronics industrial strategy can be also referred to here
  • This is the 4th edition of DAE GL. One year ago coincided the adoption of the DAE review and DA Portugal; we can now take stock of 2013 achievements.
    GL is one of the DAE governance tools amongst others (HLG, DAA, scoreboard…).
    These all aim at active stakeholders involvement , which is key to DAE delivery.
  • 20131217 sevilla-regional policy-m gonzalez-sancho v3b

    1. 1. Regional Policy in Europe Sevilla 17.12.2013 “Regional Digital Agendas" Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
    2. 2. Overview • Digital Agenda and scoreboard • Broadband • Demand and service • Cohesion policy and ICT
    3. 3. Digital Agenda for Europe • Political context: Digital Agenda, one of the 7 EU 2020 flagships • Rationale: ICT as sector and as enabler driving growth; must have > Convergence of faster networks with smarter devices and richer contents • Holistic policy approach: networks > services > demand • Structure: 7 pillars; 100 actions (+32 with 2012 review) for EC and countries; targets • Monitoring (annual scoreboard): actions; key performance indicators • Governance: assembly, national representatives group, Going Local (e.g. Sevilla 2011) • Complement: DAE not 1st nor only digital strategy (Spain, Andalucía…); regional angle
    4. 4. Digital Agenda logic: networks, services, demand… 101 actions (+ 32 after review), targets A vibrant digital single market Fast & ultra-fast Internet access Using ICT to help society Trust & Security Research & innovation Interoperability & standards (+ cloud computing, after DAE review) Digital literacy, skills & inclusion
    5. 5. Scoreboard 2013 To find out more visit www.ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/scoreboard https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/scoreboard/portugal 5
    6. 6. Overview • Digital Agenda and scoreboard • Broadband • Demand and services • Cohesion policy and ICT
    7. 7. Broadband • Basic Broadband is now virtually everywhere in Europe – satellite performance has improved, helping to cover the 4.5% of population not covered by fixed basic broadband. [target 1: 100% basic broadband coverage by 2013] • Fast broadband now reaches half the population - 54% of EU citizens have broadband available at speeds greater than 30 Mbps. [target 2: 100% fast broadband (> 30 Mbps) coverage by 2020] • Only 2% of homes have ultrafast broadband subscriptions (above 100 Mbps), far from the EU's 2020 target of 50%. [target 3: 50% households ultra-fast broadband (> 100 Mbps) subscriptions by 2020] • Internet access is increasingly going mobile - 36% of EU citizens access the internet via a portable computer or other mobile device (access via mobile phone is up from 7% in 2008 to 27% in 2012). 4th generation mobile (LTE) coverage tripled to 26% in one year. • Roaming prices in 2012 have fallen - by almost 5 euro-cents, mainly after the 1st July 2012 Roaming regulation.
    8. 8. Fixed broadband lines by speed 14.8% of EU fixed broadband subscriptions are at least 30 Mbps and 3.4 % at least 100 Mbps Source: Communications Committee 8
    9. 9. Map of NGA broadband coverage (2012)
    10. 10. EU broadband policy – key areas Market Market framework framework Financing Financing and funding and funding • Cost reduction initiative • • eComms regulation, e. g. Recommendation on non-discrimination and costing methodologies European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) • Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) • Broadband state aid guidelines • Demand Stimulation • Single EU authorisation • European inputs: Spectrum and access products • Single consumer space: Net neutrality, harmonised end user rights, roaming Single Single market for market for eComms eComms 10
    11. 11. EU financing EU financing for broadband • European Structural and Investment Funds (ERDF and EARDF): grants and financial instruments • Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): Some complementary EU support by means of financial instruments • Currently project bonds pilot – open for project proposals • Possibly greater EIB lending activity in ICT/broadband following capital increase
    12. 12. Overview • Digital Agenda and scoreboard • Broadband • Demand and services • Cohesion policy and ICT
    13. 13. Demand and services • The proportion of EU citizens having never used the internet continues to decline (down 2 percentage points to 22%). However around 100 million EU citizens have still never used the internet, declaring too high costs, lack of interest, or lack of skills as the main barriers. • 70% now use the internet regularly at least once a week, up from 67% last year; 54% of disadvantaged people use the internet regularly, up from 51% last year. • 50% EU citizens have no or low computer skills – neither the amount nor the level of ICT user skills has improved over the last year. 40% of companies recruiting or trying to recruit IT specialists have difficulties in doing so and the current number of vacancies for ICT specialists has been projected to grow to 900 000 by 2015. The recently launched Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs will target actions toward closing this gap.
    14. 14. 2% of Europeans have never used the Internet, 70% are regular Internet users (at least once a week) (2012) Source: Eurostat 14
    15. 15. Levels of computer skills (2012) Source: Eurostat Moreover: in 2011, only 53% of European labour force judged their computer or Internet skills to be sufficient if they were to look for a job or change job within a year (Eurostat). 15
    16. 16. Demand and services • eCommerce is growing steadily, but not cross-border - 45 % of individuals use the internet to buy goods and services, a moderate increase from 43% one year ago; very few buy across borders. • eGovernment is now undertaken by most firms and citizens – 87% of enterprises use eGovernment and the proportion of citizens using eGovernment has also increased over the last year to 44% (both up by 3 percentage points).
    17. 17. Citizens engaging in eCommerce (domestic & cross border) (% of all citizens, 2012) Source: Eurostat 18
    18. 18. eCommerce: SMEs selling online (% of all SMEs, 2012) Source: Eurostat 19
    19. 19. eGovernment •Electronic interaction by citizens* with public authorities (2012) Source: Eurostat *Citizens aged between 25 and 54 Source: Eurostat 21
    20. 20. eGovernment Take-up of eGovernment by SMEs While most large enterprises already use eGovernment services the take-up by SMEs is slow Source: Eurostat 22
    21. 21. Overview • Digital Agenda and scoreboard • Broadband • Demand and services • Cohesion policy and ICT
    22. 22. Cohesion policy • For many years EU structural funds support ICT: infrastructure, services, skills… > 2007-13: over EUR 15 billion or 4.4% of the total cohesion policy budget > Absorption challenge: administrative capacity; reprogramming. • 2014-20020: ICT 1 of 11 thematic objectives (in line with EU2020) > enhancing access to, and use and quality of, ICT > but ICT is tranversal, so can be present in the other objectives • ERDF: ICT investment priority > broadband; ICT products and services; ICT applications > 1 in 4 concentration priorities > infrastructure can be supported in more developed regions • Ex-ante conditionalities (to justify in partnership agreements): e-growth strategies, NGAs • EARDF can support ICT rural projects • Alignment with European semester: broadband in Country Specific Recommendations
    23. 23. Basics on current Cohesion Policy Funds allocated to ICTs in 2007-13: •over EUR 15 billion or 4.4% of the total cohesion policy budget. •Shift in the investment priorities from infrastructure to support for content development, both in the public sector (eHealth, eGovernment, etc.) and for SMEs (eLearning, eBusiness, etc.) Cohesion Policy
    24. 24. Absorption rate as of 2012 72.9% 86.9% 47.5% 90.6% 42.9% 71.3% 78.4% Services and Services and applications for Telephone applications for Information and Information and SMEs (eOther measures for infrastructures citizens (ecommunication communication commerce, improving access (including health, etechnologies technologies education and to and efficient use broadband government, e(...) (TEN-ICT) training, of ICT by SMEs networks) learning, enetworking, inclusion, etc.) etc.) 10 11 12 13 14 15 ICT Average
    25. 25. Calendar for partnership agreements & OPs Partnership Agreement alf 2nd h 3 of 201 General regulation adopted Country / region specific Operational programmes Max 4 months Partnership Agreement Submitted (MS) Max 3 months Max 3 months Observations by EC European Territorial Cooperation ("INTERREG") programmes RIS 3 All OPs incl. Ex-ante eval. (except ETC) (MS) Max 9 months Max 1 month Partnership Agreement Adoption Max 3 months Observations by EC ETC OPs (MS) Max 3 months Max 3 months OP Adoption (EC) in g dy on-go Is alrea sis … ormal ba on an inf Observations by EC Max 3 months ETC OP Adoption (EC) 27
    26. 26. sustainable inclusive Europe 2020 smart Thematic objectives 1. Research and innovation 2. Information and Communication Technologies 3. Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) 4. Shift to a low-carbon economy 5. Climate change adaptation and risk management and prevention 6. Environmental protection and resource efficiency 7. Sustainable transport and disposal of congestion on major network infrastructure 8. Employment and support for labour mobility 9. Social inclusion and poverty reduction 10. Education, skills and lifelong learning 11. Increased institutional capacity and effectiveness of public administration
    27. 27. Thematic concentration in Cohesion Policy SME competitiveness Energy ment ocure lic pr vative Pub o of inn ions solut ion s vat es nno -i sin Eco bu ls e w Ne d mo i ursh rene ep Entr skills ls kil E-s Smart Grids Innovation R&I infrastructures Public sector Innovation +admin. capacity p erce mm E-co ov E-g n me e rn t ICT Broadband Human Capital Skills Mobility ta Da en Op Re rs he arc se
    28. 28. Thematic concentration of the ERDF Research and Innovation SMEs competitiveness 60% Energy efficiency and renewable energy + ICT access, quality and use 20% Developed regions and transition regions Transition regions: 60 % concentration (incl. 15% for energy/renewables) Concentration on "two or more of the thematic objectives 1, 2, 3 and 4" 6% 44% Less developed regions Flexibility (different regions present different needs) Special arrangements for the previously convergence regions
    29. 29. Thematic Objective 2: Enhancing access to + use and quality of, information and communication technologies ERDF nvestment priorities under TO 2: Ex ante conditionalities: a) diffusion of broadband and high speed networks, supporting adoption of emerging technologies and networks for the digital economy b) development of ICT products and services, electronic commerce and increased demand for ICT c) strengthening the application of ICT for eGovernment, eLearning, eInclusion and eHealth Next Generation Access Plan Strategic policy framework for digital growth (also in RIS3)
    30. 30. Ex-ante conditionalities Ex-ante conditionality N°2(2) for ICT infrastructure Ex ante conditionality 2.2. Next Generation Network (NGN) Infrastructure: The existence of national and/or regional NGN Plans which take account of regional actions in order to reach the Union high-speed Internet access targets and promote territorial cohesion, focusing on areas where the market fails to provide an open infrastructure at an affordable cost and of a quality in line with the EU competition and State aid rules, and to provide accessible services to vulnerable groups. by: ions c at EP odifi M il + Co u n c Criteria for fulfilment A national or regional NGN Plan is in place that contains: – a plan of infrastructure investments based on an economic analysis taking account of existing private and public infrastructures and planned investments; – sustainable investment models that enhance competition and provide access to open, affordable, quality and future proof infrastructure and services; – measures to stimulate private investment.
    31. 31. ESF; Horizon2020 • Importance of ESF to support digital capacity: >employment and mobility; better education; social inclusion; better public administration • October 2013 European Council dedicate to digital economy and innovation “part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (2014-2020) should be used for ICT education, support for retraining, and vocational education and training in ICT, including through digital tools and content, in the context of the Youth Employment Initiative” • Horizon 2020 for research and innovation; much on ICT
    32. 32. Grand Coalition 5 Policy Clusters  ICT TRAINING:  Online ICT learning platforms  Smart grid training, etc.  NEW LEARNING:  Industry/education provider collabor.  MOOC for secondary teachers  CERTIFICATION:  Support roll-out of common  eCompetences framework  MOBILITY:  Launch mobility assistance services  AWARENESS RAISING:  GetOnline Week
    33. 33. Europe 2020 priorities Shared objectives and principles ICT − − ICT ICT ICT ICT ICT − − − − − Tackling Societal Challenges Health, demographic change and wellbeing Food security, sustainable agriculture and the bio-based economy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Secure Societies EIT JRC Simplified access − − − − Creating Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks − Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies −ICT −Nanotech., Materials, Manuf. and Processing −Biotechnology −Space − Access to risk finance − Innovation in SMEs Excellence in the Science Base Frontier research (ERC) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Skills and career development (Marie Curie) Research infrastructures ICT ICT ICT Common rules, toolkit of funding schemes Dissemination & knowledge tranfer
    34. 34. Conclusions • Digital revolution; Europe cannot stay behind > Remove barriers in the European space; towards a Digital Single Market >Build European capacity: networks, data/ cloud, skills, R&D&I, industrial base… • Role for public sector ; European/ national/ local digital agendas > Strategic guidance; mobilise stakeholders; combine tools (regulation, funding….) > European orientations and targets (EU200 > DAE > EU semester; CSR); tools > Regional action key (best adapted to local context needs and strengths) • Digital sector important per se but even more as enabler > ICT supply > demand > impact • Increasing digital angle in all policies: regional, R&D, employment, education, industry… • Digital will remain priority in new EU legislature starting 2014; the future is digital…
    35. 35. Gracias ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda blogs.ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda @DigitalAgendaEU DigitalAgenda