At a time when the internet and digital technologies are transforming our world, a Europe fit for the digital age is one of the European Commission’s 6 political priorities, aiming to empower people with a new generation of technologies.
Making the European Union’s single market fit for the digital age requires tearing down unnecessary regulatory barriers and moving from individual national markets to one single EU-wide rulebook.
These steps could contribute €415 billion per year to economic growth, boosting jobs, competition, investment and innovation in the EU.
The EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy is built on three pillars:
- Access: better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe;
- Environment: creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish;
- Economy & Society: maximising the growth potential of the digital economy.