Connecting Europe's regions and cities

02/12/2015 02/12/2015 9:30-13:30| European Committee of the Regions

On 2 December 2015 the European Committee of the Regions organised in Brussels an event titled "Connecting Regions and Cities: Making the Digital Single Market work for Europe".

Digital technology is expected to be one of the main drivers in the next decade for delivering economic growth and creating new jobs. The Digital Agenda for Europe and the Digital Single Market are very important on the EU political agenda and are key priorities of the new "Investment Plan for Europe". The European Commission proposes to tear down regulatory walls and moving from 28 national markets to a single one. This could contribute €415 billion per year to the European Union's economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

In light of the European Commission's new strategy for completing the Digital Single Market, this CoR conference discussed the progress and future perspectives of the Digital Agenda on these aspects:

• Key elements of the Digital Single Market package with relevance to the local and regional level,

• The Digital Agenda and the territorial potential of ICT related projects in the new Investment Plan for Europe, Horizon 2020, EIB and other funding possibilities,

• Works and initiatives on regional and local level with regard to the Digital Agenda/Digital Single Market: showcasing- outreach for successful digital projects across regions and cities.






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