Europe’s future is digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring tomorrow together Ministers from many EU Member States to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. The Digital Day – a one-day conference on EU’s digital future organised in Rome – aims at boosting cooperation between Member States to better prepare our society and industry to reap the full benefits of the digital transformation. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, said: “For over 60 years, European countries have worked together to capture the economic benefits of larger, better integrated markets, and made sure those benefits flowed to people. The same has to apply to the digital environment. Centuries ago, all roads were said to lead to Rome, but tomorrow’s digital highways will link every person, every object and every place. The Digital Day is about making sure that we make digital a truly positive power – in policies and laws, in our economy, society and in the lives of all Europeans.” Highlights of the Digital Day include a declaration to establish Europe as a global player in high-performance computing (HPC), a letter of intent to establish, together with the Commission, a legal framework for cross-border trials in connected driving and the launch of a European platform on digitising industry. Initiatives to boost the digital skills of Europeans will also be discussed