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Visionary Manifesto, by Digital Europe

DIGITALEUROPE released today its visionary manifesto, “Europe 2030: a Digital Powerhouse’’ offering 20 solutions to position Europe as a global leader in advanced technologies like AI and cyber while boosting its digital resilience and ensuring that everyone benefits from the digital transformation.

The stakes are high for Europe,said Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl General Director.

In the last five years we’ve seen a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, economic and climate crises, and war on our borders. The one constant has been the positive role played by digital technologies in boosting our resilience.

The EU has rightly put digital at the top of its priorities: since 2019 we’ve seen an unprecedented €150 billion digital investment from the COVID recovery funds to a target-led Digital Decade strategy inspired by our last manifesto. But the past 5 years have also brought a tsunami of regulation to govern the digital space.”

Official Website:
Europe 2030: A Digital Powerhouse (PDF)

Key Performance Indicators for 2030

Building on the Commission’s digital decade strategy, the manifesto sets out more key performance indicators (KPIs) that we will use to measure policymakers and our progress towards the goal of becoming a digital powerhouse by 2030. Some of these KPIs include:

  • 75% of EU companies use cloud computing services, big data, and AI.
  • Doubling the number of unicorns in the EU.
  • 30% of European SMEs trade across at least one European border.
  • 85% of EU companies use ICT to reduce their environmental footprint.
  • 50% of citizens having ‘above basic level’ digital skills.

‘’These KPIs are ambitious, but they are achievable,” affirmed Bonefeld-Dahl. “If we work together, we can make Europe a digital powerhouse by 2030.”

48 Pages Online (PDF)

Highlights and Interesting Chapters

The Vision for Europe, (Page 5)

The state of play – A Stronger Digital Europe? (Page 8)

KPIs to measure the EU’s success in digital by 2030, (Page 10)

Put the Single Market back at the heart of the EU project, (Page 16)

A Sustainable and Healthy Europe, (Page 22)

A secure and innovative digital Europe, (Page 28)

Renewed focus on global standards, starting with AI, (Page 37)

A 5G connectivity framework fit for 6G rollout, (Page 42)

A European Skills Passport and digital competency classes for all, (Page 44)