The European Commission brought together ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation. Discussions focused on how the technological developments will shape the future of Europe and how building a strong Digital Single Market with increased investment and digital skills is crucial.

After last year’s Digital Day in Rome that triggered successful cooperation in areas such as high-performance computing, connected mobility and the digitisation of industry, the Commission repeated the initiative to encourage more cooperation on digital issues.

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 cyber security will become a reality in May 2018.

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Source: European Commission