Digital Single Market Working Group

The "digital economy" has become one of the top political priorities. Technological developments, such as the Internet of Things, bring new opportunities for growth, productivity and flexibility. This Working Group provides high-level recommendations from a wide industry perspective on how to enable such digitisation in a timely way.

The Working Group prepares ERT positions such as key aspects relating to policy issues at European and national levels, in particular:

  • Achieving the Digital Single Market, including facilitating data flows and tackling data protection
  • Improving connectivity, esp. investments in critical telecommunication infrastructures 
  • Addressing market structure issues, including market fragmentation in the EU and competition issues 
  • Developing entrepreneurship ecosystems and a strong start-up base

Related Documents

Press Release

Digitising European industry

The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) commends the European Commission for the publication of the Digitising European Industry Package which is an important step forward towards Europe’s digital transformation. Industry with all its sectors is an essential pillar of the EU economy and...
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Position Paper

ERT Trilogy on the Digital Economy/#3

Paper #3 - Start-ups & Entrepreneurship

The development of start-ups is essential for Europe to maintain its competitiveness in the emerging digital economy. In this paper, ERT outlines opportunities for start-up development, initiatives taken by ERT Member companies and key recommendations to policy-makers.
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