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Enhancing Access to, and the Use and Quality of ICT

DG REGIO (Ana-Paula Laissy)
Member States that are providing investments into ICT through ESIF funds are obliged to develop a specific Strategy Policy Framework for Digital Growth if the aim is to develop different ICT products and services; and to enhance the demand for ICT.

Mapping EU investments in ICT - description of an online tool and initial observations

Jens Sörvik and Alexander Kleibrink
This report describes how the ICT monitoring tool works, how it was developed and makes an initial analysis of planned ESIF investments in ICT using the tool. It points to that ICTs not only constitute an important sector themselves, but are also an important enabler of other sectors. This is why, analysis of ESIF data on planned ICT investments show EUR 12.2 billion encoded in the dedicated TO, but when ICT categories in other TOs are included, this amount almost doubles, to EUR 21.4 billion.

Assessment of strategies for ICT investments using European Structural and Investment Funds: reflections from experts and practical examples

Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Jens Sörvik
DG Connect and DG JRC have been supporting MSs and regions in fostering the ICT dimension of planned investments under ESIF. As part of this activity, assistance has been given to seven EU regions. This paper provides a systematic summary of the experts’ findings and discusses critical issues pointed out in the expert reports and at an expert workshop.

Fostering SMEs growth through digital transformation

This guide is addressed to national, regional and local stakeholders interested in promoting regional innovation and competitiveness through the use of information and communication technology (ICT), with a special focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Quality of public administration

European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
A toolbox for practitioners : abridged version

Digital Growth Strategies in EU Regions: Taking Stock from Learning Activities

11/2014 Alexander Kleibrink, Jens Sörvik and Katerina Stancova
The S3P has arranged three learning workshops for regional ICT strategies and policies, based on workshop presentations and discussions, this policy brief outlines the main lessons learnt in terms of policy processes, practices, and instruments. It concludes by providing a summary of general observations and outlining recommendations for enhancing policy learning in ICT.

Broadband Investment Guide

M. Forzati, C. Mattsson, M. Corbet, D. Cullen
The broadband investment guide will help local, regional and national authorities to develop long-term development plans to bring fast internet to their communities

The Digital Agenda Toolbox

JRC88896 Jens Sörvik and Alexander Kleibrink
The Digital Agenda Toolbox provides support to regional and national authorities to develop a thorough understanding of the digital growth potential stemming from the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). It highlights the opportunities Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entails as a key element in their national or regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) and related Operational Programmes (OPs).

Assessment Grid for Evaluating Strategic Policy Frameworks for Digital Growth & Next Generation Network Plans

Jens Sörvik, Alexander Kleibrink and Katerina Stancova
This assessment grid follows a step by step approach to evaluate Strategic Policy Frameworks for Digital Growth and Next Generation Network (NGN) plans.