European Commission - Press release
Digital Agenda: Scoreboard shows progress
Brussels, 31 May 2011 - A Scoreboard has been published by the European Commission showing the performance of the EU and Member States in delivering on the agreed targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe after the first year of its existence (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200). In line with its commitment to an open data strategy the European Commission has made its data sets and statistics in the Scoreboard publicly available online enabling anyone to carry out their own analysis and come to their own conclusions.
Overall progress over the first year of the Digital Agenda has been good, especially on the use of Internet (65% of EU population). But progress in some areas is disappointing, in particular roll-out of new super fast Broadband networks, which is one of the key Digital Agenda goals, even if there is some progress in upgrading existing cable and copper networks.
Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda said: "A year after the launch of the Digital Agenda I note progress. However, Member States, industry, civil society and the Commission need to do more if we want to maximise the Agenda's potential for retaining Europe's competitiveness, stimulating innovation, and creating jobs and prosperity. I call on everybody to consider the massive long term benefit of acting decisively now, especially in high speed broadband."
The Digital Agenda committed the EU to carry out 101 specific actions (78 for the Commission, of which 31 are legal proposals, and 23 for Member States) which will together boost investment in, and use of, digital technologies. Overall, 11 DAE actions have been completed, 6 actions due in 2010 are delayed and the remaining actions are largely on track.
On the 13 key performance targets (see MEMO/10/200):
The implications of the scoreboard will be discussed in Brussels on June 16-17 at the Digital Agenda Assembly.
The Scoreboard shows good progress in:
Mixed progress in:
Insufficient progress in:
Is the Commission on target?
Overall, progress on implementing the 101 Digital Agenda actions has been quite good. Almost 10% of the actions have been completed, 80% are on track and the remaining 10% are delayed.
The Scoreboard covers the period May 2010 to May 2011. It is accompanied by a series of online reports on specific aspects of the Digital Agenda, such as eGovernment or online trust and security. The Scoreboard incorporates data and analysis previously found in the Commission's annual Progress Report on the Single European Electronic Communications (IP/10/602).
For more information
A profile of each EU Member State, with details of broadband, internet use, eGovernment and telecoms regulatory trends, is available on the Digital Agenda website:
Digital Agenda website:
Neelie Kroes' website: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/
Follow Neelie Kroes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/neeliekroeseu
How the EU scores on the Digital Agenda targets
Yellow = 2010, blue = 2011. Labels refer to targets; outer line is 100% achievement; targets refer to 2015 unless otherwise stated. 20% reduction in energy use not included1
Work is currently on-going to establish a baseline and identify the real contribution of this technology to overall reduction in energy use