Creating Conditions For The Development Of The Digital Ecosystem In Europe

development of the digital ecosystem in Europe

The strategy of the European Commission

When installed in November 2014, the European Commission, chaired by Jean-Claude Juncker, has added the strategy of the Digital Single Market (MUN; Digital Single Market , DSM English) among the main political priorities of his mandate.

A project team involving several members of the Commission – foremost among them Mr Andrus Ansip, Vice-President in charge of MUN and Mr Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society – worked on A new framework that led to the adoption of a communication on the “Single Market Digital Europe Strategy  ” on 6 May 2015, organized around three pillars:

  • Improved consumer and business access to digital goods and services in Europe;
  • Creating the conditions for the development of digital networks and services;
  • The full growth potential of a European digital economy.

Monitoring the digital single market

The implementation of the European Digital Strategy is monitored through meetings of a strategic group for the MUN (Digital Single Market Strategic Group) in which France is represented by Pascal Faure, General Manager of the companies.

Monitoring the Digital Single Market is also done through an index for the economy and the digital society ( DESI – Digital Economy and Society Index ) and statistics published annually by the European Commission and which report Progress of the Member States and the European Union in digital matters.

Finally, the progress of the MUN is monitored through an annual “Digital Assembly” , traditionally organized by the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Moreover, the ” national digital champion  ” ( ” Digital Champion “), digital ambassadors desired by the Commission, ensure the widest dissemination of digital solutions to citizens and national policy makers. The “digital champion” is, for France, Mr. Gilles Babinet. 

Implementation of the digital single market

Following the publication of the new European Digital Strategy, the Commission launched a series of public consultations in the second half of 2015 . The Directorate-General for Enterprise strongly mobilized on these consultations, in particular those relating to the revision of the telecoms package, standardization, parcel post delivery, geoblocking, regulatory environment for intermediaries Line, data and cloud computing as well as collaborative economics.

These consultations resulted in the production of several Notes of the French Authorities (NAF):

  • NAF on the assessment and review of the European regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (“telecoms package” (11 December 2015);
  • NAF on geoblocking and other geographical restrictions on procurement and access to information in the EU (January 2016);
  • NAF on standardization (8 January 2016);
  • NAF on the collaborative economy (29 January 2016);
  • NAF on the regulatory environment of online platforms (17 March 2016);
  • NAF on the free movement of data (19 February 2016);
  • NAF on the Transborder Delivery of Packages (4 August 2015);
  • NAF Consultation on Market Reform of Roaming Wholesale, Reasonable Use Policy and Sustainability Mechanism (30 March 2016);
  • NAF on the liability regime of online intermediaries with regard to illegal content (10 May 2016);
  • Response of the French authorities to the questionnaire on the development of the ADM (Audiovisual Media Services) Directive;
  • Response of the French authorities to the public consultation  on contractual public-private partnership on cyber security and on possible accompanying measures;
  • NAF on the revision of Directive 2002/58 / EC on privacy and electronic communications (7 September 2016).
  • NAF on the free movement of data  : access to and sharing of data between economic operators (10 November 2016)

Following the examination of the replies to these public consultations, the Commission has adopted several packages since spring 2016:

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