Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First Digital Agenda Assembly Of European Union

European Union (EU) has launched a very ambitious project titled Digital Agenda for Europe in the recent past. The European Commission launched in March 2010 the Europe 2020 Strategy to exit the crisis and prepare the EU economy for the challenges of the next decade. The Digital Agenda for Europe is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, set out to define the key enabling role that the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will have to play if Europe wants to succeed in its ambitions for 2020.

The overall aim of the Digital Agenda is to deliver sustainable economic and social benefits from a digital single market based on fast and ultra fast internet and interoperable applications. The Digital Agenda makes proposals for actions that need to be taken urgently to get Europe on track for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Its proposals will set the scene for the longer-term transformations that the increasingly digital economy and society will bring about.

To achieve these goals, the Commission will work closely with national governments, concerned organisations and companies. An annual Digital Assembly will bring stakeholders together to assess progress and emerging challenges. The first Digital Agenda Assembly would be held during 16th and 17th June, 2011.

The main objectives of the Assembly are to assess progress to date on delivery towards the Digital Agenda's goals and actions and seek ways to improve delivery, identify challenges ahead for the implementation of the Digital Agenda and for the information society in general, mobilise stakeholders' actions to make further progress and address challenges.

The European Commission has therefore invited a broad range of participants from industry, the research community and NGOs, as well as representatives from Member State governments, and the other EU institutions to assess progress in meeting the targets of the Digital Agenda.

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