REPORT: The Visegrad Contribution to the EU Digital Single Market Conference

On 30 November we co-organized a Think Visegrad conference in Brussels entitled ‘The Visegrad Contribution to the EU Digital Single Market’. The report summarizing the debate and highlighting the issues relating to the V4 countries is now available.

The conference took place on Wednesday, 30 November between 15:30 and 19:00 CET at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union (Rue Stevin 139, Brussels).

The Visegrad countries have a strong potential to lead in the digital area, but only if the key stakeholders manage to coordinate efficiently to grasp this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. This was one of the recommendations resulting from the Think Visegrad conference that took place on 30.11.2016 in Brussels, debating the Visegrad Contribution to the EU Digital Single Market. The event was organized in the framework of the ‘Think Visegrad in Brussels’ project by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and by the Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Group. It was hosted by the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU. The conference debated two aspects of the DSM in particular: how to create a regulatory environment to support innovation and how to ensure digital skills to materialize it. Apart from two high-level panels, it included presentations by young winners of the Visegrad Hackatons that demonstrated cutting-edge digital skills in practice.

You can download the report through the PDF button on the right of this article. A presentation on How open data and open software speeds up development from the conference is also available on the right. 

As part of the „Think Visegrad in Brussels“ project we co-organised the conference at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union.

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Zuzana Picková
Head of the Brussels Office / Research Fellow

Topics: migration policy, Brexit, better regulation, digital single market.



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