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Europe’s 2015 Digital Agenda Scoreboard

Benchmarking progress towards Europe's Digital Agenda

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Europe’s Digital Agenda Scoreboard measures the progress of its digital economy.

The Digital Agenda Scoreboard, provides detailed data on progress towards the objectives of Europe’s Digital Agenda, and how objectives have been achieved.

The Digital Agenda Scoreboard shows progress of over 100 key Digital Agenda indicators, including Telecommunications, Broadband, Mobile and Internet usage, Internet services, eGovernment, eCommerce, eBusiness, ICT Skills, ICT Research and Development.

The Scoreboard allows comparison of progress across European countries, or of individual countries, as well as over time.

In 2015, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium ranked in the top 5 of EU countries on the Scoreboard.

Denmark ranked the highest, recognised as having the most advanced use of Digital Public Services in the European Union, and was also Europe’s best performer in Integration of Digital Technology eHealth.

Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Russia lagged in the rankings.

Leaders on the 2015 Scoreboard:

Fast Facts

  • Denmark has the most advanced use of Digital Public Services, performs best in Integration of Digital Technology and is Europe’s best performer in eHealth.
  • Estonia leads Europe in Digital Public Services, with nearly 100% uptake by GPs of ePrescriptions
  • Belgium performed best in the EU for Connectivity, with 98% coverage of fast broadband, and 81% of households subscribed to fixed broadband.
  • Finland has the highest number of ICT specialists in the workforce, and the second highest share of internet users with basic digital skills (79%)
  • Sweden leads in Use of Internet, with its citizens actively engaging in online activities

EU Digital Scoreboard

About Europes Digital Agenda

The Digital Agenda aims to help to stimulate the EU economy and enable Europe’s citizens and businesses to get the most out of digital technologies.

The main objective is to develop a European Digital Single Market, which would removeobstacles to move from 28 EU digital markets to one.

Announced in May 2015, the Digital Single Market is one of the top 10 priorities of the European Union.  Its estimated that the Digital Single Market could contribute around€415 billion per year to the EU economy and create 3.8 million jobs.

 

Checkout the Digital Agenda Scoreboard.

Read about the Digital Agenda for Europe.