The current decade is meant to become Europe’s Digital Decade. Yet, Europe is facing a twin transition: green and digital. If successful, this transition will radically change the face of the European economy. But whereas the goal of the green transition is clear – carbon neutrality by 2050 – this is not the case for the digital transition.
What could a European economy for the digital age look like, and where will it differ from the current European economic model and from the currently predominant digital development models propagated by the US and China?
Although the EU has been producing piles of strategic papers for the digital transition, we are still lacking answers to these key questions. In this dossier, several authors explore these challenges, and suggest a progressive path forward.