Along the Path to the Digital Decade: stronger cooperation for EU’s digital transformation

The European Commission has proposed the policy programme “Path to the Digital Decade” to enable the digital transformation of our society and economy by 2030. The Path sets up a concrete legal framework to help achieve the 2030 Digital Compass targets, the four cardinal points for the next decade: digital skills, digital infrastructure, digital business, and digital public services.

At the launch of the Path to the Digital Decade on 15 September, the Executive Vice-President for ‘A Europe Fit for the Digital Age’, Margrethe Vestager said: “The European vision for a digital future is one where technology empowers people. So today we propose a concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation. For a future where innovation works for businesses and for our societies”.

Participatory approach and cooperation mechanism

Several consultations with citizens, businesses, and public administrations led to the Path to the Digital Decade, which enshrines Europe’s views on what is needed for a successful digital transformation. The collaborative effort will pursue with the Path’s annual cooperation mechanism, a set of tools to enable the Commission and the Member States to assess joint progress and take targeted actions towards the achievement of the Digital Decade targets.

NGI researchers and innovators can contribute to the Digital Compass implementation under the new policy programme on Futurium, the platform dedicated to Europeans discussing EU policies.

You can find more details about Europe’s Digital Decade and related actions here.

Read the full proposal for a Decision establishing the 2030 Policy Programme “Path to the Digital Decade” here.  

Press release