Digital agenda  

The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) is the EU's strategy to help digital technologies, including the internet, to deliver sustainable economic growth.

It is the first of seven flagship initiatives under Europe 2020, the EU's strategy to deliver smart sustainable and inclusive growth. It aims to reboot Europe's economy and help Europe's citizens and businesses to get the most out of digital technologies.

Launched in May 2010, the DAE contains 101 actions, grouped around seven priority areas:

1. Create a new and stable broadband regulatory environment to promote investments in high-speed networks and strengthen competition

2. Create new public digital service infrastructures through Connecting Europe Facility loans

3. Launch a Grand Coalition on Digital Skills and Jobs to address the shortage of ICT professionals

4. Propose a Directive on network and information security

5. Update the EU's Copyright Framework

6. Accelerate cloud computing through pilot actions in the European Cloud Partnership, harnessing public buying power to create the world's largest cloud-enabled ICT market

7. Launch a new industrial strategy for micro- and nano-electronics, to increase Europe's attractiveness for investment in design and production.
Full implementation of the DAE should increase EU GDP and create new jobs throughout the economy in the long term.

The Parliament has been very active in the adoption of legislative acts in the area of information and communication technologies. It has also continued to engage with this area through non-legislative resolutions, oral and written questions, studies and workshops.