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Digital Agenda for Europe

The Digital Agenda for Europe is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and employment and aims for better usage of information and communication technologies (ICT). It should align the European ICT policies for the next five to ten years.

The goal of the Digital Agenda is the realization of a single European digital market with modern high-speed networks and interoperable applications and thus the promotion of a sustainable economic and social benefit. With around 100 measures of which 21 are addressed directly at the Member States, and 16 key activities, the goal of a single European digital market is to be achieved. Every year, the progress in the Member States is reviewed and visualized based on a scoreboard.

In the eGovernment field, there are the following performance targets:

  • 100% broadband access for all by 2013,
  • (Fast) broadband access for all EU citizens with 30 Mbit/s or more by 2020.
  • (Ultra-fast) brpadband access by 2020 for 50% of European households with 100 Mbit/s,
  • By 2015, 50 per cent of EU citizens should have been able to buy online,
  • Increase in regular Internet usage from 60 per cent to 75 per cent or from 41 per cent to 60 per cent in disadvantaged population groups,
  • By 2015 halving (from 50 per cent to 15 per cent) of the population share that was never on the Internet,
  • By 2015, 50 per cent of the population should have been able to use electronic administration services,
  • By 2015, the investments in ICT should have  been increased to 11 billion euros.

On 19.4.2016, the "eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of eGovernment" was published.