The second Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial meeting on digital economy will be held in Tallinn on 5 October 2017. Digital solutions are of vital importance to social development and create growth and jobs in all areas of the economy from the smallest, most traditional manufacturers to newly emerging high-tech industries. And it is one of the top priorities of the European Commission to make the Digital Single Market (DSM) a reality in the coming years, with the cooperation of EaP partner countries.
The aim of this ministerial meeting is to reflect upon the progress made since the signing of the declaration of the first EaP ministerial meeting on the digital economy in 2015 and to discuss future plans for 2020. These include concrete targets and deliverables that would impact the lives of citizens and the competitiveness of businesses. A declaration will also be adopted, providing the necessary political momentum for digital cooperation and a strong message for the November 2017 Eastern Partnership summit.
The meeting will be hosted by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and co-chaired by the European Commission.