The Digital Agenda Annual Progress Report 2011 has been published on December 22nd, 2011. It provides an overview of completed actions and concentrates on the steps to be taken over the next 12-24 months to deliver the actions within the Digital Agenda, in particular to contribute to the Smart Growth pillar of the Europe 2020 strategy for the European economy.
This document is part of the efforts of the European Commission on the implementation and governance of the Digital Agenda, further to other activities in 2011 including the Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2011 and the Digital Agenda Assembly 2011.
The report indicates a good progress in the Pillar 2 – Interoperability and standards. Among the 7 actions of that Pillar, “3 actions are completed, 3 actions are on track and 1 action is slightly delayed”.
The report insists on the necessity for all Member States to have a national interoperability framework and indicates that many public administrations are already taking steps to adopt (Action 24) and implement (Action 26) the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS) and the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) at national level.
The Interoperability for Public Administration (ISA) Programme is responsible for monitoring the progress in this field and further encouraging Member States to participate in and cooperate with the different large scale pilots launched within the Competiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP)/ ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP).
About the Digital Agenda
The Digital Agenda for Europe is one of the seven flagships set up in the EU 2020 strategy. It is the EU strategy for a flourishing digital economy by 2020. The overall aim of the Digital Agenda is to deliver sustainable economic and social benefits from a digital single market based on fast and ultra fast internet and interoperable applications. The Digital Agenda is a key component of the Europe 2020 strategy to provide growth and jobs in a sustainable and inclusive manner. The Digital Agenda identifies the set of policies to be launched by the European Commission and the key challenges to be overcome for Europe to realize the single digital market. These policies, and planned actions, are classified within seven pillars.
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