The first report on the State of the Digital Decade, published today, provides a comprehensive look at progress towards achieving the digital transformation to empower a more digitally sovereign, resilient, and competitive EU. It includes an assessment of the EU's performance towards Europe's 2030 objectives and targets focusing on four main pillars: digital skills, digital infrastructure, digitalisation of businesses, including the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and digitalisation of public services. It also includes the monitoring of the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles, which reflects the EU's commitment to a secure, safe and sustainable digital transformation, putting people at the centre.
The 2023 report, which is the first of a series of annual reports, is a call to Member States for collective action to address the current investment gaps, accelerate digital transformation in Europe and intensify efforts to reach the objectives of the Digital Decade Policy Programme (DDPP).
The 2023 report's horizontal recommendations and the country-specific recommendations present a clear and operational way forward. The recommendations will be the basis for discussion and collaboration between the Commission and the Member States on how to achieve our common goals. This work will be supported through the implementation of large-scale multi-country projects, including the newly introduced European Digital Infrastructure Consortia (EDICs).
Digital Decade Country Report 2023: Luxembourg
Luxembourg is expected to make a very strong contribution to the collective efforts to achieve the EU’s Digital Decade targets. It is progressing well in its digital transformation with positive effects in the surrounding regions, notably in terms of innovation in data centers and digital administration as well as more skilled workforce. In 2022 Luxembourg increased the number of ICT specialists employed and of ICT graduates, and it made progress in fixed broadband take-up, the coverage of 5G mobile networks and the offer of digital public services for citizens. It also complemented its high performance computing (HPC) ecosystem built upon the Meluxina supercomputer with a new university master programme. However, gaps remain in take-up of gigabit subscriptions and the coverage of fixed gigabit network. Further efforts are needed as regards skills of the existing workforce and digitalisation of businesses, in particular SMEs. While Luxembourg has an overview of the digital strategies run by each Ministry, it lacks a consolidated strategic document for digitalisation towards 2030.
Luxembourg is collaborating with other Member States in exploring the possibility to set up a European Digital Infrastructure Consortium (EDIC) on Genome, to enable effective and secure cross-border access to repositories of personal genomic datasets.
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- Date de publication
- 27 septembre 2023
- Représentation au Luxembourg