European Commission: Strategy to promote data-driven economy in the EU.

July 7, 2014

Dear Stakeholders,

I am pleased to inform you that the European Commission has just adopted its first strategy to promote the data-driven economy in the EU.

This is a response to the European Council’s call, in October 2013,  for EU action to provide the right framework conditions for a single market for big data and cloud computing. The Communication describes the features of the data-driven economy, including cloud computing, and sets out operational conclusions to support and accelerate the transition towards it.

You can find the text of the Communication and Staff Working Document   HERE. (

Please have also a look at:

The press release


” The EU strategy on the data-driven economy”

“What big data can do for you?”

” Helping SMEs fish the Big Data ocean” (in 6 languages)

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Please do not hesitate to contact my team for any additional information: CNECT-G3  AT

Best regards,

Márta Nagy-Rothengass

Head of Unit, European Commission

Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, CNECT.G3 – Data Value Chain, L-2920 LUXEMBOURG

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