Digital transformation

DESI report 2020 published

The European Commission has published the results of the 2021 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). Main findings include that 56% of individuals in the EU have at least basic digital skills and that there is a slight increase in the number of IT specialists in employment.

Commission releases 2022 work programme

The European Commission has released its 2022 work programme. The programme includes the presentation of a Single Market Emergency Instrument to prevent disruption of the EU’s digital transformation as well as the adoption of a European Chips Act to promote a state-of-the-art ecosystem and develop new markets for European technology. 

Commission presents a ‘Path to the Digital Decade’

At the annual State of the Union address on 15 September, the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a new Path to the Digital Decade, which will comprise a concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation of the European economy by 2030. The proposed ‘Path’ will set up a governance framework to reach the 2030 Digital Decade targets at EU level and identify and implement large-scale digital projects.

Join IFIP 60th Anniversary Events

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is putting together a series of 10 panels on the Future of Information Processing. The events feature members and associates of IFIP and showcase the interesting and impressive work they do. Events in the series consist of four or five panelists and a moderator presenting for an hour and fifteen minutes, and will run until 6 December 2021. 

New EU digital partnerships to boost region’s competitiveness

The European Commission has launched new European Partnerships together with industry and academia under the Horizon Europe programme. The aim of the initiative is to boost research and innovation investments in digital. The partnerships include European Partnership for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics, European Partnership for Photonics (light-based technologies) and European Partnership for the European …

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