Commission adopts indicators to monitor Europe’s digital transformation and issues guidance to Member States - 2030 Digital Decade
Today, the Commission adopted the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to allow for measuring progress made in achieving the 2030 Digital Decade targets, and issued guidance on how Member States should structure their national roadmaps, to reach the digital targets.
Each indicator will measure how the EU is doing in achieving the targets on digital infrastructure, skills, business and public services. The Commission will present the progress made in the first report on the state of the Digital Decade, which should be published after the summer. More so, the Member States should use the indicators to define their national trajectories to pursue the targets at the national level.
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the digital age, said:
With the 2030 Digital Decade, we have set the course towards Europe’s digital transformation together with the Member States. Monitoring progress is essential to keep us on track and to collectively achieve the envisaged digital future.
Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal market, said:
The 2030 Digital Decade is our industrial plan for Europe’s digital transformation, with specific targets in the area of digital infrastructure, skills, business and government services. We now have to translate that plan into concrete trajectories to reach the targets. Thanks to the key performance indicators that we defined today, we will be able to measure our progress along these trajectories and make sure we can fulfil our ambitions. By working together, we will be able to take full advantage of the possibilities offered by digital technologies inour daily and professional lives from here to 2030.
Member States should adopt national roadmaps by 9 October. They will set out their national trajectories and the policy measures they intend to take as a contribution to the EU’s collective effort to achieve the objectives and targets by 2030.