Digital Agenda for Europe Priorities for 2013-14

The European Commission (EC) recently revealed its priorities for the delivery of the Digital Agenda for Europe(DAE) over the next two years. Creating a stable regulatory environment for broadband is top priority. A Grand Coalition on Digital Skills and Jobs will be launched to better coordinate public and private sectors actions to avoid 700,000 ICT jobs going unfilled by 2015 because of lack of skilled personnel. The EC will also work on the development of digital public service infrastructures such as eIDs and e-procurement will be encouraged. The EC estimates that the full implementation of this updated Digital Agenda could increase European GDP by 5% by 2020. More on all DAE priorities