Guidance to the Member States on the preparation of the national Digital Decade strategic roadmaps

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Series Details C 230, Pages 4-17
Publication Date 30/06/2023
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Communication published by the European Commission on 30 June 2023, providing guidance to the Member States of the European Union (EU) on the preparation of their Digital Decade strategic roadmaps.

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The President of the European Commission first announced the Digital Decade initiative in her State of the European Union (SOTEU) speech in 2020, seeking to ensure that the EU can shape its digital transformation in line with its values and strategic interests. The vision, targets and avenues for a successful transition in the EU by 2030 was announced in the Commission's Digital Compass in March 2021.

To deliver on this common vision, the Decision (EU) 2022/2481 established the Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030. It provides that each Member State is required to submit a national roadmap which is consistent and contributes to achieving the EU's general objectives and the digital targets. Member Sates need to take into account relevant sectoral initiatives and foster consistency with them. These roadmaps are seen as essential instruments for an efficient and effective cooperation between the European Commission and the Member States.

As per the Decision, the Commission is also required to provide guidance and support to Member States in the preparation of their national roadmaps, in order to foster a consistent and comparable approach across the EU and to facilitate the preparation of their national roadmaps. This guidance aims to set out a suggested common structure for national roadmaps and, in particular, the common elements that all national roadmaps should include.

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European Commission: Priorities 2019-2024: Europe’s Digital Decade: digital targets for 2030
European Commission: Press Release, 30/06/2023: 2030 Digital Decade: Commission adopts indicators to monitor Europe’s digital transformation and issues guidance to Member States

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