"Jobs are people"! "Broadband is more important than water"! These were a few of the perceptions expressed at the DAA 2013 which took place on 19 and 20 June in Dublin, Ireland.
For this occasion the Dublin Castle opened its doors to welcome approximately 700 representatives from the industry, the European institutions, government policy makers, research organisations, NGOs, SMEs, regulators, Member States representatives and related stakeholders from the employment and cross-cutting sectors.
The DAA 2013 was an opportunity to go through the themes of the Digital Agenda for Europe review, assess the progress and challenges in implementation and seek ways to improve delivery. The main programme concept was the digital lifecycle with an emphasis on digital skills, entrepreneurship and growth. The workshops focused on ICT skills and jobs, public services for the citizen, research & innovation and technology enablers, trust & security, entrepreneurship and the digital single market.
The Digital Agenda Assembly 2013 was co-organised with the Irish Presidency of the EU Council. Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, and Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland, were also present.