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Digital Agenda Europe

  1. 1. Digital Agenda for EuropePARADIGMA, Venice, April 15, 2013
  2. 2. Page  2Europe’s dilemmasLow growth, slowingproductivityCurrent account andbudget imbalancesAging populationsSlow integration andflagging social cohesionBackground to the Digital Agenda for Europe
  3. 3. Page  3Flagship Initiatives of Europe 2020Source:• Digital Agenda for Europe• Innovation Union• Youth on the move• Resource efficient Europe• Industrial policy for theglobalization era• An agenda for new skills and jobs• European platform against poverty
  4. 4. Page  4The essence of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE)Source:Launched in May 2010, the DAE contains 101actions, grouped around seven priority areas.Contains 13 specific goals which encapsulate theenvisioned digital transformationProgress against these targets is measured in theannual Digital Agenda Scoreboard.DG CONNECT (VP Neelie Kroes) is responsible forthe Digital Agenda.A strategy to create a common digitalmarket in Europe
  5. 5. Page  5„In order to exploit fully the potential of the new information and communicationtechnologies, changes are needed in the way enterprises operate. Investments inorganisational change may have been insufficient as enterprises may not have fullyrecognised their importance, or because of the high costs of organisational reform, oftensignificantly exceeding the costs of acquiring ICT capital goods.‟The potential and promise of ICTSource: CEC, European Competitiveness Report 2003, SEC(2003)1299, p. 9.• Digital economy is growing at seven times the rate of therest of the economy• Implementation of the Digital Agenda would increaseEuropean GDP by 5%, or 1500 € per person, over the nexteight years• 1.2 million jobs could be created through infrastructureconstruction. This would rise to 3.8 million new jobsthroughout the economy in the long term.• Up to 1 million digital jobs risk going unfilled by 2015without pan-European action
  6. 6. Seven priority areas of the Digital Agenda for EuropePage  6• Digital Single Market• Interoperability & Standards• Trust & Security• Fast and ultra-fast Internet access• Research and innovation• Enhancing digital literacy, skillsand inclusion• ICT-enabled benefits for EUsociety
  7. 7. Goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe the entire EU to be covered bybroadband by 2013. the entire EU to be covered bybroadband above 30Mbps by 2020 50 % of the EU to subscribe tobroadband above100 Mbps by 2020 50 % of the population to buy onlineby 2015 20 % of the population to buy onlinecross-border by 2015 33 % of SMEs to make online salesby 2015 the difference between roamingand national tariffs to approachzero by 2015Page  7 to increase regular internet usagefrom 60 % to 75 % by 2015, andfrom 41 % to 60 % amongdisadvantaged people. to halve the proportion of thepopulation that has never used theinternet from 30 % to 15 % by 2015 50 % of citizens to useeGovernment by 2015, with morethan half returning completed forms all key cross-border public servicesto be available online by 2015 to double public investment in ICTR&D to € 11bn by 2020 to reduce energy use of lighting by20% by 2020
  8. 8. Digital Agenda ScoreboardPage  8Source:
  9. 9. Digital Agenda ScoreboardPage  9 Source:
  10. 10. Room for improvement …Page  10
  11. 11. Page  11ICT POLICY SUPPORTPROGRAMMEConnecting Europe FacilityEU’s Seventh FrameworkProgramme € 730 million earmarkedfor innovations that havemoved beyond the finalresearch demonstrationphase 2013 focus: cloud of publicservices, smart cities, open data, ICT for health, trusted eServices € 9,200 million forbroadband and panEuropean e-services Focus on eID,eProcurement, eHealth,eJustice Expected to stimulateinvestments exceeding€50bn. Annual savingsthrough eProcurement(€100bn), €250 bnthrough cloud computing € 9,100 million forfunding of cooperativeresearch (largest share) Strengthen Europe’sscientific and technologybase and ensure its globalleadership in ICT Drive and stimulateproduct, service andprocess innovationInstruments & funding programsMost programs have been setup for the period 2007-2013RESEARCH MARKET INTRODUCTION INVESTMENT
  12. 12. EU’s Seventh Framework ProgrammePage  12
  13. 13. FP7 Cooperation Funds and ICT ChallengesPage  13Source: ICT – Information and communication technologies Work programme 2013Pervasive and Trusted Network and ServiceInfrastructuresCognitive Systems and RoboticsAlternative Paths to Components and SystemsTechnologies for Digital Content and LanguagesICT for Health, Ageing, Inclusion and GovernanceICT for low carbon economyICT for the Enterprise and ManufacturingICT for Creativity and LearningFuture and Emerging Technologies (FET)
  14. 14. Page  14ICT Policy Support ProgramEconomically and socially sensitiveareasMarket introduction of ICT innovationsAdressing the following issues Health, ageing and socialinclusion Energy efficiency Sustainable mobility Culture preservation andlearning Efficient public administration Obstacles that hinder further useof ICT based services Barriers for the development ofhigh growth businesses Slow uptake of ICT innovations inthe public sector Fragmentation due to a lack ofinteroperability between ICTsolutionsThe last call of the CIP ICT PSP program is now open (May 14, 2013)
  15. 15. ICT – ISP funded project – new valued added servicesPage  15Source: Graham Vickery, Terttu Luukkonen, Slavo Radosevic, Robbert Fisher,“CIP ICT PSP Second Interim Evaluation”, 2011 Skewed participation Considerable scope forimproving the effectivenessof individual projects Improvements needed interms of meeting statedobjectives and impacts
  16. 16. Page  16What is the future of DA? Digital Priorities 2013 - 2014Create a new and stable broadband regulatory environment. NewBroadband State Aid Guidelines and “Connecting Europe Facility” loans.Grand Coalition on Digital Skills and Jobs: agree standard job profiles andpromote skill certification to help job mobilityPropose EU cyber-security strategy and Directive: … online platform toprevent cross-border cyber incidents, and incident reporting requirementsUpdate EUs Copyright Framework:12345New public digital service infrastructures: Roll out of digital services, crossborder interoperability (eID’s, eSignatures)Accelerate cloud computing through public sector buying power : pilotactions “European Cloud Partnership” to create a cloud enabled IT market6Launch new electronics industrial strategy: focus on micro- and nano-electronics to attract investment7
  17. 17. ICT funding in Horizon 2020 – riskier ICT research topicsPage  17Source: ICT – Information and communication technologies Work programme 2013 A new generation of components and systems includingnano-electronics and photonics technologies,components and embedded systems engineering. Next generation computing, advanced computing systemsand technologies. Infrastructures, technologies and services for the futureInternet. Content technologies and information management,including ICT for digital content and creativity. Advanced interfaces, Robotics and smart spacesEU investments in ICTs are due to increase by 46% under Horizon 2020compared to the current EU research programs (FP7)
  18. 18. Digital Agenda & GSE members ?Page  18Leverage the Digital Agenda instruments Participate in research &development programs to keepabreast of technological changes Consider available funding in theprioritization of own projects Open Data Initiatives Smart Computing IT Services in the Cloud Actively contribute to theconsultation processes of the EC