The European Commission has come out with a vision and approaches for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. The “vision for the EU’s digital decade” is based on four key pillars — skills, government, infrastructures and business.
The Commission said that the four areas are part of Europe’s Digital Compass, which will translate the EUʼs digital ambitions for 2030 in concrete terms. The document further mentions some challenges for secure and sustainable digital infrastructures, such as “Gigabit for everyone”, “5G everywhere”, doubling the EU share in the global semiconductor production, 10,000 “climate neutral highly secure edge nodes”, and the first computer with quantum acceleration.
As far as the potential areas of partnerships are concerned, the document lists 6G, Quantum and the use of technology to fight Climate Change and environmental challenges. The Commission wants to accelerate and facilitate the launch of multi-country projects, building on the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the Cohesion Funds and other EU funding. It has expressed its intention to propose a Digital Policy program operationalizing the Digital Compass by the end of the summer, and plans an inter-institutional declaration on Digital Principles by end the of this year.