Shaping Europe’s Digital Future

For the next five years, the European Commission will focus on three key objectives to ensure that digital solutions help Europe to navigate a digital transformation that works for the benefit of all. It will also put Europe in a position to be a trendsetter in the global debate.

Technology that works for people:

Development, deployment and uptake of technology that makes a real difference to people’s daily lives. A strong and competitive economy that masters and shapes technology in a way that respects European values.

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. A European way to digital transformation which enhances our democratic values respects our fundamental rights and contributes to a sustainable, climate-neutral, and resource-efficient economy.

Strategy Information

Website link
Target audience
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skills
Digital skill level
Geographic Scope - Country
European Union
Target language
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Stakeholders involvement
European Commission strategy doc
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