A report on Ireland`s digital future was launched at a Presidency supported event in Brussels on 31 January. The report provided the backdrop for a discussion on the importance of the digital sector to European jobs and growth.
Progression of the European Digital Agenda is a key Irish Presidency priority and at the core of our Presidency theme of stability, jobs and growth. It’s easy to explain why. There are more than 4 million ICT workers across various sectors in Europe and this is growing by 3% annually despite the crisis. Further pan-European action on the Digital Agenda will result in significant additional growth. Indeed there is the potential to create 1 million extra digital jobs by 2015. A further 1.2 million jobs could be created through infrastructure construction. Here to read more.