i2010 and Digital Agenda for Europe

The i2010 initiative was the EU policy framework for the information society and media for the period from 2005 to 2009. It promoted the positive contribution that information and communication technologies (ICT) can make to the economy, society and personal quality of life.

In 2010 a new initiative was launched – the Digital Agenda for Europe – that relies in the following planned actions: Digital Single Market, Interoperability and Standards, Trust and Security, Very Fast Internet, Research and Innovation, Enhancing e-skills, ICT for Social Challenges, and International.


i2010 was an EU framework which embraces all aspects of ICT and audiovisual sector from 2005 to 2009. The main objective was to establish a Single European Information Space to create a modern, market-oriented regulatory framework for the digital economy, which means to offer affordable and secure high-bandwith communications, rich and diverse content and digital services.

Moreover, i2010 promote innovationd and investment in ICT research in order to be an innovation and technological leadership. Another i2010 objective was to ensure that the benefits of the Information Society can be enjoyed by everyone, encouraging provision of better pulblic services andnimproving quality of life through flagship initiatives in the areas: European Information Society for all citiziens.

Digital Agenda for Europe

The Europe 2020 strategy was launched in 2010 to prepare EU economy for the challenges during the decade. The idea is to provide a new Single Market to deliver the benefits of the digital era, improve ICT standard-setting and interoperability, enhance trust and security, and increase European’s acces to fast Internet. Moreover the Digital Agenda wants to boost cutting-edge research and innovation in ICT in order to empower all Europeans with digital skills and accessible online services, unleasing the potential of ICT to benefit society.


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