Digital Day 2018: EU countries to commit to doing more together on the digital front

Tomorrow the Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation.

Discussions will focus on how the technological developments will shape the future of Europe and building a strong Digital Single Market with increased investment and digital skills is crucial. Within a year, major progress has been made towards a Digital Single Market. The end of roaming charges and the portability of online content are now part of the lives of Europeans. Stronger rules on the protection of personal data and the first EU-wide rules on cybersecurity will become a reality in May 2018. Tomorrow, Vice-President Ansip will open the one-day conference together with Commissioner Gabriel and Bulgarian Deputy Minister for Education Ivan Dimov at 9:00 CET. At 14:00 Commissioner Gabriel will hold a press conference at the Digital Day, which you can follow live here. More information on the event is available here, as well as in the press release, and you can follow the discussions live online. More information about the Digital Single Market is available in a factsheet.