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2024 State of the Digital Decade package

The 2024 State of the Digital Decade report tracks the EU’s progress towards a digital transformation that benefits people, businesses, and the environment.

Europe’s Path Towards Its Digital Transformation 

Every year starting from 2023, the European Commission publishes the State of the Digital Decade. The report explores the progress of the EU in its digital transformation, measured in 4 key areas: digital infrastructure, digital skills, digitalisation of public services and digitalisation of businesses. This years' report also explores key drivers and challenges, including the current geopolitical paradigm, the complex economic context, influenced by new technologies such as generative AI, and their impact on competitiveness. It highlights the need to keep people and societies engaged in an increasingly hybrid and complex context. Finally, the publication also highlights the EU’s position as a global policy innovator and discusses how to strengthen the EU’s industrial basis.

For the first time, the 2024 report evaluates the National Digital Decade Strategic Roadmaps adopted by Member States in 2023. It also provides an overview of their digitalisation efforts, offers recommendations for improvement, and monitors the application of the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles.

The 2024 State of the Digital Decade report is a wakeup call, urging Member States to make greater efforts. It identifies as main issues the lack of sufficient progress towards objectives and targets, and significant disparities among Member States. These issues are analysed in clusters, defined around their contribution to: 

  • a competitive, sovereign, and resilient EU 
  • protecting and empowering people 
  • leveraging digital transformation for smart greening 
  • harmonising digital policies and spending 

Mapping Progress

The success of the Digital Decade is paramount for the Europe’s prosperity and competitiveness. The targets emphasise not just economic growth, but also our societal well-being. The Digital Decade represents a significant opportunity for the EU to shape its future, leveraging digital technologies to drive innovation, improve quality of life, and ensure a sustainable and inclusive society.

However, the 2024 State of the Digital Decade report raises concerns about the EU’s performance in its digital transformation. Urgent actions are needed to speed up progress and ensure a coordinated approach. The EU has not yet fully achieved convergence on most targets and objectives, and the pace of progress on some targets is slower than anticipated. This is particularly true in the fields of skills, high-quality connectivity, the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics by businesses, semiconductors, and start-up ecosystems. Moreover, the full potential of the Digital Single Market is yet to be untapped, especially because the digital transition still needs to be completed.

Progress at both the national and EU levels has been inadequate, and there is still a considerable amount of fragmentation along national lines. The report highlights the necessity for Member States to collaborate and maintain the commitments they have assumed on their strategic roadmaps. 

How to navigate the different reports? 

Below you will be able to download the main report and its annexes. You will also find 2 Staff Working Documents (SWDs) and a methodological note followed by a range of supporting studies. Most of the links lead to downloadable PDF versions.








  Bulgaria Greece Poland
  Croatia Hungary Portugal
  Cyprus Ireland Romania
  Czechia Italy Slovakia
  Denmark Latvia Slovenia
  Estonia Lithuania Spain
  Finland Luxembourg Sweden


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