The Digital Single Market
from our daily work, the way we communicate and interact with other
people, to the way our homes and car function, is increasingly connected
to and enhanced by the internet. In the broader economy, digitalisation
has become a crucial factor in ensuring the global competitiveness of
European businesses, with everything from production and logistics to
marketing and sales becoming more and more automated and connected.
Europe already has the capabilities to take the lead in this digital global
economy, but we are currently lagging behind and not making the most
of our capabilities. Especially, fragmentation and barriers in the Digital
Single Market are holding the EU back.
The Commission has already launched its Digital Single Market Strategy
to tackle these challenges, but what will it actually take to move Europe
from the legislative drawing board to a digital reality? And what’s in it
for both citizens and businesses? This and many other questions will
be tackled at our high-level conference on the digital single market in
Copenhagen 8 December 2015.