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Význam väčšieho prepojenia Európy so zameraním na potenciál sektora IKT ako zdroj rastu

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Opinion Number: CDR 4165/2014
Rapporteur: 
Commission: EDUC-V
Status: Adopted
Date: 04/12/2014
 
Encourage synergies between the different funding mechanisms and between the public and private sector so as to put in place high-quality and affordable infrastructure capable of supporting cloud computing, big data and high-speed broadband connections.
Prioritize providing people with the digital and entrepreneurial skills that enable them to make full use of new technologies, analyse big data, understand issues of cybersecurity, increase their employability and create new business opportunities.
Establishing a flexible regulatory framework on EU, national and subnational level that reduces the cost and facilitates the creation and operation of ICT-business while allowing easy access to financing and encouraging innovation, including evaluation and reward policies.
Promote the key role and potential of local and regional authorities with respect to digital training of citizens, creation and management of digital infrastructure – often in cross-border or interregional collaboration – the innovation and entrepreneurial discovery process and implementation of eGovernment should be considered in all future legislation to complete the digital single market.
THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS points out that:



- Investment in ICT can contribute more to regional growth than other capital investment. Therefore, the CoR recommends prioritising the completion of the Digital Single Market by 2015 and addressing the investment needs of telecoms infrastructure, so that it is capable of supporting cloud computing, big data and high-speed broadband connections. Making full use of the EU structural funds, facilitating the right mix of public and private investment, using other financing sources like the European Investment Bank and setting the right regulatory framework are therefore essential;

- The key role of local and regional authorities with respect to digital training of citizens, creation and management of digital infrastructure – often in cross-border or interregional collaboration – the innovation and entrepreneurial discovery process and implementation of eGovernment should be considered in all future legislation to complete the digital single market;

- EU, national, regional and local authorities should make it a priority to provide people with the digital and entrepreneurial skills that enable them to make full use of new technologies, analyse big data, understand issues of cybersecurity, increase their employability and create new business opportunities;

- EU, national and subnational authorities should aim to establish a flexible regulatory framework that reduces the cost and facilitates the creation and operation of ICT-business while allowing easy access to financing and encouraging innovation, including evaluation and reward policies;

- Digitisation should be promoted by adopting complementary business models which can be used for instance by social enterprises and third-sector operators to produce services not covered by the public sector and where the private sector does not yet see business opportunities.

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CoR Commission activity

Planned publication of the opinion leaflet

 
30 Jan
 

CoR Plenary Session

Adoption of the opinion during Plenary session

 
03 Dec
 

CoR Commission activity

Adoption of the opinion during EDUC commission meeting

 
24 Sep
 

Rapporteur's activities

Participation in the conference on "Aligning regional investment to digital enablers of future growth" co-organised by the DG CONECT, the EESC and the CoR in Brussels.

 
23 Sep
 

Rapporteur's activities

Nomination of rapporteur, by written procedure

 
06 Jul