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Digital Agenda: Overview

Digital Strategy Policy Areas

The the Commission will focus on three key objectives to ensure that digital solutions help Europe to pursue its own way towards a digital
transformation that works for the benefit of people through respecting our values:

  • Technology that works for people - Development, deployment and uptake of technology that makes a real difference to people’s daily lives.

  • A fair and competitive economy - A frictionless single market, where companies of all sizes and in any sector can compete on equal terms, and can develop, market and use digital technologies, products and services at a scale that boosts their productivity and global competitiveness, and consumers can be confident that their rights are respected.

  • An open, democratic and sustainable society - A trustworthy environment in which citizens are empowered in how they act and interact, and of the data they provide both online and offline.

The European Digital Strategy has nine policy areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence – Promoting trustworthy AI that can bring benefits in areas such as healthcare, transport, manufacturing, and sustainable energy.

  • European data strategy – Making the EU a role model for a society empowered by data

  • European industrial strategy – Ensure that European industry can lead the way towards climate neutrality and digital leadership

  • High Performing Computing (HPC) – HPC is at the core of major advances and innovation, and a strategic resource for Europe's future

  • Digital Markets Act – Ensure that large online platforms behave in a fair way online

  • Digital Services Act – Ensuring a safe and accountable online environment

  • Cybersecurity – Safeguarding our communication and data to keep the online society and economy running

  • Digital skills – Promoting initiatives aimed at increasing training in digital skills for the workforce and for consumers

  • Connectivity – Connectivity as the fundamental building block of the digital transformation and the enabler of a sustainable future