At the recent European Council meeting EU leaders focused on the digital economy. It was concluded that the strong digital economy is vital for growth and European competitiveness in a globalised world. Therefore the end of November was a great opportunity to host an EIF dinner debate on the Digital Single Market.
Malcolm Harbour, MEP and EIF Governor, led the organization of this debate focusing on creating a consumer friendly digital single market.
Claire Bury, Director of the Directorate E (Services) at DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission, took the floor first to present the Commission’s work on the digital single market. She presented the progress of the communication on e-commerce and other online services and the upcoming roadmap for completing the single market for parcel delivery: Building consumer trust in delivery services and encouraging online sales which aims to boost e-commerce in the EU by providing e-retailers and consumers with parcel delivery services that meet their needs in terms of quality, accessibility and affordability. Ms Bury also presented the Commission’s digital single market priorities for next year, which includes the review of copyright policy, guidelines on the non-discrimination of service recipients, which prohibits discrimination by service providers on grounds of the nationality or the place of residence of their customers, and creation of the online guide for SMEs to go online and sell cross border.
Click here to listen to Claire Bury’s full speech:
Christian Verschueren, Director-General of EuroCommerce, represented European retail, wholesale, and other trading companies. He noted that for the digital single market to work well we need a proper digital infrastructure across the continent as well as digitally savvy Europeans. Also, Mr Verschueren stressed the need for trust between consumers and retailers and visa-versa.
Click here to listen to Christian Verschueren’s full speech:
Penelope Naas, Vice-President and Head of EMEA Public Affairs at UPS, talked about the parcel delivery company's role in the Digital Single Market. She noted that e-commerce growth brought new challenges for the company to look for more sustainable, affordable and consumer friendly ways of delivery.
Monique Goyens, Director General of BEUC, represented consumers at this debate. Ms Goyens noted that numerous problems like territorial discrimination, cross border banking, and copyrights still makes the digital single market fragmented and unfriendly to consumers.
Click here to listen to Monique Goyens’ full speech:
The impact of Brexit on data flows
The Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
EIF 15th Anniversary Reception
EIF debate with European Commission VP Andrus Ansip in charge of Digital Single Market
The Telecom Single Market
The Digital World in 2030: Europe's place in the technology race
Cybersecurity: the EU action plan
EIF Meeting with European Commission VP Neelie Kroes on Telecoms Single Market: Building a Connected Continent
Meet the European Digital Champions
Digital Agenda - Growth and Innovation
EIF Special Reception on the Eve of the Digital Agenda Assembly 2012
EIF Special Reception on the Eve of the Digital Agenda Assembly 2011
Transatlantic week in Washington D.C.
EIF 10th anniversary: a trip to the digital agora
Dinner with Mr Francisco Ros Peran, Spanish Secretary of State, Telecommunications and Information Society
Smart politics: Digital policy priorities for the European Union
Networking Cocktail - Forum on Fora
Mid-term review of the Digital Agenda With Roberto Viola
The Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
e-Government: What does it really mean?
Digital Skills of Tomorrow
EIF marks its 15th anniversary with Commissioner Oettinger
EIF met VP Andrus Ansip, EU Digital Single Market Chief
EIF Welcomed MEPs of the New European Parliament
e-Skills for Jobs: Greece case
Telecoms Package – Keep It Simple
Europe's place in the technology race
Next Generation Network Infrastructures
Cybersecurity: the EU action plan
The Digital Single Market: Are We There Yet?
#connectedcontinent – a timely proposal but is there enough time?
EIF Special Reception on the eve of DAA 2012
How to link the growth and innovation in the time of the crisis
EIF Survey: Your views on Europe's Digital Transformation
Views on Europe's digital transformation from the Digital Policy Bloggers Network
Horizon 2020: taking the long view towards a more competitive Europe
eEU27: Commissioner Kroes calls for policy boost of digital single market
EIF 10th anniversary marked by a sparkling interactive event
The digital priorities of the Spanish presidency
Smart Politics: Digital Policy Priorities for the European Union
EIF Networking event opened by Barroso
Keynote speech EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas
Keynote speech, Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CNECT, European Commission
Peter Olson, Chair of the EIF Board, on the Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
Marietje Schaake, MEP & EIF Member, on the Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
James Elles, Co-founder of the EIF, on the Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
Peter Linton, EIF Senior Advisor, on the Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair, on the Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
Louis de Bruin, IBM Blockchain Leader for Europe, on blockchain
Marc Taverner from Bitfury on blockchain
Daniel Gasteiger, CEO of Pro-civis, on blockchain
Peteris Zilgalvis, European Commision DG CONNECT, on blockchain
Dr Julian Hosp, The Blockchain Expert, on blockchain
Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, keynote speech
Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair, welcome speech
Marlene Marques, Division of Administrative Modernization Municipality of Ageda, on eGovernment
Christophe Merer, VP Europe Government & Public Sector, on eGovernment
Siim Sikkut CIO, Government Office of Estonia, on eGovernment
Jean François Junger, Deputy Head of Unit 'Public Services' DG CONNECT, on eGovernment
Carlos Zorrinho, MEP and EIF member, on eGovernment
Victor Negrescu, MEP and EIF member, on Digital Skills
Lucilla Sioli, Head of Unit "Knowledge Base" DG CONNECT European Commission, on Digital Skills
Brando Benifei, MEP and EIF Steering Committee member, on Digital Skills
Pilar del Catillo, MEP and EIF Chair, on ‘EIF 2000-2015 and beyond’
Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner, 'Towards the Digital Union'
Pilar del Castillo welcomes new European Parliament
Pilar del Castillo MEP on the Telecom Single Market
Malcolm Harbour MEP on the Telecom Single Market
Roberto Viola (DG CONNECT) on the Telecom Single Market
Göran Marby (BEREC) on the Telecom Single Market
Nicola Frank (EBU) on the Telecom Single Market
Pablo Pfost (Telefonica) on the Telecom Single Market
Stephen Lerner (Three UK) on the Telecom Single Market
Guillermo Beltrà (BEUC) on the Telecom Single Market
Mario Campolargo (European Commission) on 5G and 5G PPP
Nicolas Demassieux (Orange Labs) on 5G and 5G PPP
Marnix Botte (Alcatel Lucent) on 5G and 5G PPP
Patrik Regårdh (Ericsson) on Europe's place in the technology race
Cafer Tosun (SAP) on Europe's place in the technology race
Craig Burchell (Samsung Electronics) on Europe's place in the technology race
Lord Erroll (DPA) on Europe's place in the technology race
Pilar del Castillo MEP on Cybersecurity
Christopher Gow Cisco on Cybersecurity
Gerold Hübner SAP on Cybersecurity
Jonathan Sage IBM on Cybersecurity
Andrea Renda (CEPS) on Net Neutrality
Klaus Illgner (IRT) on Net Neutrality
VP Neelie Kroes on Connected Continent
#EIFAsks the Director General, DG CNECT on the mid-term review of the DSM strategy
#EIFAsks on the Transatlantic Digital Agenda 2020
#EIFAsks: What are the main challenges in regulating bockchain technology?
EIF interviews Commissioner Gabriel
#EIFAsks: How can European governments accelerate the digital transformation of government?
#EIFAsks: How is Europe going to become the largest market for connected cars?
VP Andrus Ansip meets EIF
|I accept cookies from this site. |