Internet, Digital Agenda and Economic Development of European Regions

16-09-2013

This study describes the links between investments in Information and Communication Technologies and economic development at regional level, with particular emphasis on the strategy “Digital Agenda for Europe” and the contribution of Structural Funds. It is based on an in-depth analysis of seven regional case studies, and of horizontal issues at national and EU levels. It illustrates the growth potential that may result from an appropriate articulation between initiatives at the regional, national and EU levels.

This study describes the links between investments in Information and Communication Technologies and economic development at regional level, with particular emphasis on the strategy “Digital Agenda for Europe” and the contribution of Structural Funds. It is based on an in-depth analysis of seven regional case studies, and of horizontal issues at national and EU levels. It illustrates the growth potential that may result from an appropriate articulation between initiatives at the regional, national and EU levels.