European Digital Agenda

Based on the National Strategy for Digital Growth and the National UBB Strategy, the European Digital Agenda is one of the seven pillars of Europe 2020 Strategy, which lays down EU’s growth objectives by 2020.

The aim of the Digital Agenda is to leverage the potential of ICT technologies and foster innovation, progress and economic growth, primarily aiming at developing the Digital Single Market.

In the framework of the European Digital Agenda, Italy developed its national Digital Agenda, a strategy to achieve the objectives set out in the European Agenda. The Italian Digital Agenda was developed in collaboration with the Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces.

The Italian Digital Agenda encompasses Italy’s UBB Strategy and Digital Growth Strategy 2014-2020, devised to achieve the objectives pursued by the Digital Agenda.

In the EU programming period 2014-2020, a specific Thematic Objective (OT2) is dedicated to the Digital Agenda, worth approx.  €3.2 billion in Italy (about €1.8 billion  dedicated to UBB initiatives) supported by multiple funds – i.e., the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and the National Fund that co-finances EU Cohesion Policy actions.