Read about what GIGAEurope and its Members have been up to
GIGAEurope brings together private operators who build, operate and invest in the gigabit communications networks that enable Europe’s digital connectivity.
Our global connectivity ecosystem is evolving rapidly, and some stakeholders argue policy has not kept pace. The future of connectivity in Europe is surrounded by challenging questions. A few are more pressing than others. GAEurope reframes the discussion.
Organisations of all sizes, which form our academic institutions, governments, municipalities, and the business that we patronise are undergoing digital transitions. Even at the individual level, many of us are digitising aspects of our lives and witnessing the social, economic, and environmental benefits. This makes at least a basic level of digital education practically indispensable.
EU Farmers already use digital tools, which help reduce the sector’s impact on the environment and support climate goals. The sector would further benefit from more high-quality connectivity infrastructure in rural communities and policies that protect investments in technology upgrades.
It is impossible to imagine a world without connectivity. This is an exciting moment for the digital sector and its partners in sustainable innovation. Both large and small technology companies are working towards tackling some of the globe’s most pressing issues, such as increasing food security through precision farming techniques, improving personalised health care through digital therapeutics, and responsibly enhancing AI.
Brussels – 3 February: The third EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate Series event, Supporting SMEs Post-Pandemic, outlines measures to help future-proof SMEs. It is crucial businesses are equipped with adequate digital skills, access to technology, and a supportive policy environment.
Brussels – 6 December 2021: This press release features highlights of the policy debate “Navigating the Digital Ecosystem under the Digital Services Act” organised with the support of the Slovenian Government Office for Digital Transformation.
Brussels – 13 October 2021: This press release features highlights of the policy debate on challenges to ensure no European is left behind on the Path to the Digital Decade. The debate was co-organised by EURACTIV and GIGAEurope.
Brussels - 11 October 2021 - Commission President von der Leyen calling digital “make or break” for Europe’s recovery and sovereignty in her 2021 State of the Union speech provides new political impetus to the 2030 digital objectives and targets for digital transformation. Inclusiveness is one of the key values associated with Europe’s Path to the Digital Decade.
Brussels - 22 June 2021 - Related to the EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate ‘Trust in the Digital Decade’ on 21 June, GIGAEurope calls for governments, industry and civil society to intensify their partnership to ensure that the next phase of technology-driven transformation is human-centred, inclusive and sustainable.
Brussels - 20 June 2021 - Digital transformation is having a profound and irreversible impact on our lives, societies and economies at large. Through very high capacity networks, Gigabit connectivity, 5G and emerging data-driven technologies – like AI and IoT – play a crucial part in a new wave of digital services, productivity and growth. As the world becomes more closely connected and digitized, a new sense of vulnerability arises.
Brussels - May 27 - Webinar for inaugural GIGAEurope EU Presidency Event Series included Hugo Santos Mendes, Portuguese Deputy Minister for Communications and Rita Wezenbeek, Director Connectivity, DG CONNECT, as well as speakers from leading connectivity providers.
Brussels - 25 May 2021 - With the Digital Compass targets, the EU sets a clear course towards achieving its digital sovereignty ambition by 2030. Concrete targets on connectivity, digital skills, public services and transformation of businesses aim to enable Europe to play a leadership role in driving green & digital transition and economic recovery after the pandemic.