The EU4Digital Initiative is holding its third annual Steering Committee Meeting from 27 September to 1 October, with a series of virtual sessions reviewing the digital policy agenda and results achieved, as well as upcoming priorities.
The week-long event will start on 27 September with the “Digital conference for the Eastern Partnership”, addressing issues ranging from high speed internet to digital business and start-up ecosystems, online trade, and EdTech to digitally empower citizens. Around 450 people have been invited to the conference, including national and EU officials, and other public and private sector stakeholders involved in the digital transformation in the Eastern Partner countries.
The morning session on the second day will be devoted to presenting the results achieved so far under the EU4Digital Initiative, and to the EU’s new post-2020 Eastern Partnership priorities. The afternoon session will be dedicated to the launch of the spectrum digital highways interconnection between Moldova, Ukraine and European partners, which is led by the project ‘EU4Digital: Connecting Research and Education Communities’ (or EaPConnect2).
Thematic sessions will take place over the remaining three days of the week, highlighting the status and plans ahead under the six EU4Digital topics: Telecom rules, eTrade, Digital Trust and Cyber security, Digital Skills, Digital Innovation and start-up ecosystems, and eHealth.
EU4Digital aims to extend the European Union’s Digital Single Market to the Eastern Partner states, developing the potential of the digital economy and society, in order to bring economic growth, generate more jobs, improve people’s lives and help businesses.