On 9 April 2021, the European Commission published '2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade'. This document is a reflection of the Department of Economics, Science & Innovation (Department EWI in Dutch) and the Working Group 5 - Digitalisation of the Flemish EU Platform (WG5), on this communication. In the development of this position paper, Department EWI consulted with members of Working Group 5 - Digitalisation of the Flemish EU Platform, who were able to give substantive feedback on the Digital Compass. Furthermore, this position paper is based on spearheads of the Flemish Coalition Agreement, policy texts on digitalisation, input from different Flemish departments and input from the Department of EWI itself. This paper is therefore a logical collection of various visions and points of view of both the Flemish stakeholders and the Flemish policy on the Digital Compass. The Communication defines a vision on digitalisation and four pillars with concrete objectives. Furthermore, it focuses on digital citizenship and the ethical and legal issues involved. Finally, along with the monitoring system, possibilities around further internationalisation are also unfolded.
Mei 2021