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Digital Assembly 2022: A closer look into the digital future

At the Digital Assembly, held on 21 and 22 June in Toulouse, the European Commission and the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union have organised a session on continued support for Ukraine's digital sector.

banner of the event showing a fibre network in the background with text Digital Assembly Toulouse 21 and 22 June 2022 and logos French Presidency of the European Council and of the European Commission

French Presidency of the European Council

This session was marked by the launch of a dedicated digital tech donations hub for Ukraine. Additionally, Ministers from Member States have signed a declaration on climate transition to reduce the environmental footprint of the digital sector, and discussed concrete actions to strengthen the EU's leading role in immersive technologies. Member States agreed to act together in these two crucial areas and request the support of the Commission to define specific targets for the ICT sector in the green transition and to develop immersive technologies in line with European fundamental values. This year's edition of the Digital Assembly was also dedicated to the 2030 targets outlined in the Commission's Digital Decade Communication, including on digital skills, digital infrastructures, digital value chain, and digital transformation. Suggestions for actions have for example been taken to reach the target for skills, in particular on how to reach 20 million ICT specialists by 2030, gender convergence, as well as increasing the number of sectoral experts using advanced digital technologies. More information is available in this joint press release by the European Commission and the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 

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