Digital Assembly 2023 kicks off focusing on a digital, open and secure Europe

The Commission hosted, together with the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Digital Assembly 2023 in Stockholm.

The event this year focused on a digital, open and secure Europe and brought together stakeholders, industry leaders and policy makers to discuss the progress of the EU’s Digital Decade path and the joint EU and national investments needed to succeed in reaching the 2030 goals. Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Erik Slottner, and Swedish Minister for Civil Defence, Carl-Oskar Bohlin, gave keynote speeches.

On the first day, the Digital Assembly focused on how Europe can reach the Digital Decade Policy Programme targets by leveraging tools such as the European Digital Infrastructure Consortium (EDIC) to kick start multi-country projects and to foster investments and innovation in key strategic areas, including cybersecurity skills, data, multilingual AI (artificial intelligence) and the use of secure blockchain technology in the public sector.

This year’s edition also featured sessions and discussions on the digital single market for data in the context of the Data Governance Act and the upcoming Data Act; the progress in the development of quantum technologiescyber resilience; competitiveness of the European cyber and ICT sectors, enhancing secure global digital connectivityGeneral Purpose AI made in Europe; Digital Europe Programme funding; helping SMEs with European Digital Innovation Hubs;  the digitalisation of the public sector; and the implementation of digital technologies for public services, and the European Digital Identity Wallet.

Source: European Commission | Shaping Europe’s digital future (