Shaping Europe’s digital future – Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions today on shaping Europe’s digital future, addressing a wide range of issues related to the implementation of the EU digital strategy. The areas covered by the conclusions range from connectivity, digital value chains and eHealth to the data economy, artificial intelligence and digital platforms.

The text also highlights the impact of the digital transformation on fighting the pandemic, and its critical role in the post-COVID-19 recovery. 

The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences on our lives and economies have highlighted the importance of digitisation across all areas of the economy and society in the EU. New technologies have helped us all to stay connected, to work from our homes and to facilitate our children’s distance learning. They have been instrumental in keeping our businesses and public services running. The digital transformation will not only help address the current health crisis, but will also be a key engine for economic recovery, green growth and the strategic autonomy of the EU.

Oleg Butković, Croatian Minister for the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, President of the Council

The conclusions were adopted by a written procedure.